Visible mending is so on trend and popular and this is the perfect opportunity for you to ﬁnd out why and have a go. Inspired by Japanese Boro, it involves hand stitching, few rules and the opportunity to slow down and be in the moment. Visible mending celebrates the wear and tear that your clothes can acquire, and adds character. It also takes the pressure oﬀ trying to make your mends invisible.
Boro is a Japanese patching technique that was used to extend the life of domestic textiles. Clothes, quilts and futon covers were patched and repatched many times using simple patches and running stitch. You will learn how to use diﬀerent patching methods and the joy of slow stitching and how rewarding mending can be. You don’t need lots of space or specialist tools for successful visible mending.
You will need:
Something that needs patching - jeans with holes in the knees or thin areas are perfect, (NOT stretch denim jeans or knitwear/socks).
If you don't have clothing which needs repairing you can learn the techniques on a sample of cloth.
A selection of threads - embroidery, sashiko, cotton perle, traditionally BORO uses cream, white, blue and grey threads but you can use any colour and make your mends as individual as you! Threads will be available in the workshop but please feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Fabric scraps for patches - we will have fabric available in the workshop but bring along your own if you wish.
Please bring a thimble if you prefer to stitch with one.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Christine Green
Class size: 10
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