‘Patching and Repairing your Clothes’
With @madsdoandmend

During this 2 hr workshop we will look at different mending techniques that are designed to help you keep the clothes you already own lasting longer and out of landfill. We will learn some basic patching techniques, as well as repairing frayed edges, dealing with tears as well as a simple sashiko stitching to add some flair to your repair! We will focus on hand sewing and hand skills (no machine sewing) so this course is suitable for people with some experience as well as complete beginners. 

Mending is a great practical skill and also a relaxing craft, that we can easily do at home, and unwind from the busy lives we lead, whilst also being more conscious of our clothing choices, and a part of a more sustainable approach to consuming. 

During this workshop Madeline Tanoto from @madsdoandmend will teach you about patching and repairing those items, that you’ve been meaning to repaid for ages… The workshop will provide practical instructions as well as explore the different tools and materials you can use to keep practicing this skill at home. 

All mending materials will be provided for the workshop and you will receive a mending kit with some materials for patching and repairing to take home.  However you will need to bring a suitable item from your wardrobe at home to mend by hand. This could be a pair of jeans, torn skirt, missing buttons, a jacket with a rip or shirt sleeve that is frayed at the edges! I’m bringing in some leggings that have rubbed on my slightly chunkier post covid thighs

The workshop starts at 7pm

And will take place at the shop - 7b Harefield Road, Brockley, SE4 1LW

19th January 2022

Clothes Mending Workshop