PechaKucha Presentation

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Stephanie McCullough

Director of Community Engagement, Mayor's Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement in Nashville, TN

Sewing Relief


My "designer hobby," sewing, is a skill I learned from my mother, and the way I stay sane and fashionable. Sewing is something I truly love to do, and in partnership with my sister, I have decided to share it with the world. 

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Emily Sue Laird

@ VOL 14 ON OCT 14, 2014

Emily Sue Laird is an installation artist, sculptor, and set designer living in Nashville, Tennessee, with her two cats. Here she shows her various designs and projects.


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Sewing Secrets

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

Anya Baker used to sew instead of socializing but now does both. As an emerging museum professional with an interest in textiles and fashion history, she talks about how sewing helped her from coming apart from the seams - and makes her look good too!

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Adventures in Extreme Sewing

@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

"When we told [our production methods] to some producers, they didn't believe us. This is the sewing machine we bought ourselves to figure out how to do it."

In Adventures in Extreme Sewing from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 129, Swedish furniture designer Fredrik Färg of the design studio FÄRG & BLANCHE wows us with his daring feats of EXTREME SEWING as he pushes the envelope of industrial production methods using experimental materials to produce uniquely expressive pieces of furniture.

家具デザイン、工業デザイン、アートなど、多岐にわたるクリエイティブフィールドにおいて実験的なアプローチで次々と作品を発表し、世界中のデザイン関係者から注目されているスウェーデンのデザインスタジオFÄRG & BLANCHE。メンバーのFredrik Färgさんが、近作のユニークな縫製家具が生まれた背景を明らかにされています!彼らの制作プロセスは必見です!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, November 20th, 2015. 

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Färg & Blanche

@ VOL 55 ON FEB 09, 2016

Fredrik Färg, Designer, Färg & Blanche speaks about his and Emma Marga Blanche studio Färg & Blanche in Stockholm. They work with furniture and art projects - projects concerning crafts and innovation. They're pushing the limits of what you can do with differnet materials.

Fredriks presentation is about sewing machines. Färg & Blanche wanted to do something new, something that the industry didn’t do. They used their hands and the making of the hand. They did something that nobody belived they could manage, to stitch in wood. 

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Restoration from the Rubble - Medic Samaritan

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

In this presentation Chad Becker discusses the efforts of Medic Samiratan, which was established to offer medical support in Haiti for mission teams and the residents they served following the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010 which devastated the already impoverished Third World country.  Evolving from its founding objective, Medic Samaritan now enters into healthcare concentrated endeavors that facilitate access to shelter, education, and clean water within the rural mountainous communities of Beloc, Camatin, and Decouze, Haiti. The Medic Samaritan SEWing Sustainability model (Shelter, Education/Engagement, Water), focuses on empowering Haitians through projects that promote long-term, community health development and sustainability.

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Quilting and I

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

“There is a human cost to what we wear."

In "Quilting and I" from PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 8, Nur Ahmad urges us to reconnect to the forgotten creative skills of sewing through quilting (it's just squares and straight lines - a good place to start!).  She hopes that will eventually lead us to the merrier path of knowing what we wear, understanding the real cost of our fashion choices and hurry us along to finding alternative sustainable textiles.

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حواف مطرزة

@ VOL 5 ON APR 16, 2016

مشاعل فقيه, فنانة تطريز

فن وإبرة وخيط  كل ما إحتاجته لتبدأ مشوار الإبداع

فتقودها الهواية نحو الفن

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Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes

@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

In Size Doesn’t Matter When You Make Your Own Clothes at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20, Owner Burke Brewer shares how sewing transformed her love of her body, forced her to consider the consequences of buying clothing, and finally why everyone should take up the art of garment sewing. 

Modern Seamstress was created to empower women - to teach them to love their bodies and delight in dressing their bodies. Women fight a war every day for healthy body image, and most of the stress comes from the fashion industry and mass produced clothing. 

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The Family of Jin, A Master-level Costume Presentation

@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Stace Feldmann, owner of Strange Land Costuming and founder of the Madison Area Costuming Society, presents a breakdown of the five-month build on four complicated costumes for competition, created and worn by two other members of MACS. These award-winning costumes show the range of skills and techniques learned by this group of hobby cosplayers, as well as the challenges of bringing characters to life.