Images from the 5/6 Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

The Sewing Rebellion Anti-Fashion & Trade Show at Mess Hall, Chicago, May 6 2007:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Preparing the table for the demonstration of the Synchronized Sewing Squad:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Some of the re-made garments:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Demonstration of knitting socks:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Some of the socks that were made:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Made in China re-making it in USA:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Made in China – Trade Statistics:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Made in China- preparing to pour porcelain slip into a mold of a plastic tray made in China:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Made in China:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Reprinting with Silk Screen over Commercial logos:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

The rack of re-made garments and the civilian clothing made from copying patterns of US Military garments but using non camouflage fabrics:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

The Revolution takes to the streets! Participants parade around the block in their re-made garments:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Group shot of the Sewing Rebellion:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

“Stop shopping! Start sewing!” chant the returning Sewing Rebellion:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Ellen Rothenberg and participants bundle up camouflage clothing into tight wads which will be used in her installation, “Stealth”:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

The Synchronized Sewing Squad perform for 25 minutes of garment production:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Synchronized Sewing Squad Demonstration:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Re-Dressing NOLA:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Redressing NOLA – Plans for the Portable Garment Reconstruction Unit/Pedal Powered Sewing Machine (PGRU/PPSM):

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Christening of the Portable Garment Reconstruction Unit/Pedal Powered Sewing Machine (PGRU/PPSM):

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall

Operating the PGRU/PPSM:

Sewing Rebellion at Mess Hall