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STITCH: MAINE DESIGNERS ON THE RUNWAY

A FASHION FUNDRAISER BENEFITING THE MAINE CRAFTS ASSOCIATION

STITCH Runway Show will be held Thursday June 4, 2020, @ Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson Street in Portland, Maine, from 5-8pm with the Runway Show at 6:30pm. STITCH features an evening of style, celebrating Maine designers in a live runway show and offering opportunities to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and followers of design,  art & craft – all in support of one of Maine’s essential non-profit arts organizations: the Maine Craft Association.

$50 tickets ($40 for current MCA members) supported the Maine Crafts Association and included one drink, snacks, admission to the runway show, access to the style market and socializing before and after the show.

2020 RUNWAY DESIGNER LINEUP: Coming soon

STYLE MUSIC: Coming soon

STYLE MARKET: Featuring ready-to-wear designs by runway designers.

STITCH BENEFICIARY & PRODUCER: Maine Crafts Association, a non-profit arts organization supporting craft artists by providing educational, marketing and retail opportunities. Stitch proceeds will support MCA educational programming!

Prospective designers: contact Sadie Bliss at sadie@mainecrafts.org

#INDIGOEVERYTHING
ABOUT:
We all have that favorite article of clothing that’s been stained, spilled on, or just become dingy over the years – but don’t be blue, now is your chance to give it some love and a second life in your closet.. enter #indigoeverything!

Join us for a fun afternoon of over-dyeing in the sunshine at Urban Farm Fermentory, home of STITCH: Maine Designers on the Runway, and participate in one of fashions’ biggest trends right now: sustainability.

So don’t throw it away, throw it in a vat! Update your wardrobe, kitchen linens, favorite tote bag or textile in need. Think old t-shirts, shorts, dresses, napkins, table runners, pillow cases – you name it. Don’t like the current color? Over-dye it! Even if it’s new and you just want it to be blue…

LOGISTICS:
Our dye experts will be on site guiding the way and offering Shibori (Japanese folding + resist technique) demonstrations. Come watch, learn or DIY!

We will provide gloves, rubber bands, clothespins and other mark-making materials to achieve beautiful Shibori patterns, or you can simply dye your item a solid Indigo hue. We will have plain white silk scarves available for purchase on site. If you are bringing your own item to over-dye, keep in mind natural fibers will dye best. 

Bring your own: $5 / item
*No items larger than 60” square, please.

Purchase one of ours: $10 / silk scarf

2019 STITCH Image Gallery

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 STITCH SPONSORS!

Urban Farm Fermentory, our gracious host and supporter!
200 Anderson Street. Portland, Maine
www.fermentory.com

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STITCH HOST COMMITTEE
Tyler Gulden, MCA Board President
Jake Hanin, MCA Board Secretary
Shannon Richards, MCA Board Member
Maggi Blue, MCA Board Member
Sadie Bliss, MCA Director

INAGURAL STITCH ADVISORS
Thank you to these MCA members who offered their friendship and guidance to develop our first fashion show!
Roxi & Julian @ Angelrox
Jill @ Jill McGowen
Carrie @ Able Jane