I’m running a series of workshops on visible mending at the lovely Workshop in Headingley and at the inspiring Leeds City Museum as part of their exhibition Fast X Slow Fashion: Shopping for clothes in Leeds 1720 – 2020. Visible mending is a creative way to give clothes a new lease of life.
Old clothes aren’t worn out, they’re opportunities!https://visiblemending.com/pages/whys-it-got-to-be-visible
All the workshops are two hours long, and I will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery and applique which can be used to repair a garment or accessory with holes or ripped seams. Inspired by the Japanese technique of Boro, the practice of reworking and repairing textiles through piecing, patching and stitching.
All materials and equipment will be provided but you will need to bring an item of clothing or an accessory that you would like to mend.
The first class at Leeds City Museum will run on Thursday 27 February 13.00 to 15.00, tickets cost £16.76 and can booked through Eventbrite. There’s also a weekend class on Saturday 7 March 13.00 to 15.00, also £16.76 per person booked through Eventbrite.
My classes at Workshop are on Thursday 27 February 18.00 to 20.00 and Wednesday 22 April 18.00 to 20.00. Tickets cost £15.00 per person, you can book through the Workshop website.