MINDFUL MENDING workshop
Saturday 14th January 13:00 - 17:00
£38 in-person pass
Led by Lisa Matzi & Letizia Ghisletta
☕️ Tea, snacks and community chats included!
Due to popular demand, we’re hosting another mindful mending afternoon.
This workshop is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be part of an inspiring, enriching, unique afternoon where the art of mending meets the beautiful practice of meditation and mindfulness.
In this workshop, you will learn how to fix holes and worn areas in your favourite clothes and how to mend them in a way that makes them look even better than before. We will be learning two basic mending techniques. The first one is called darning and is a traditional method for repairing fabric damage or holes by creating a ‘weave’ over the damaged area.
The second method we will be looking at is sashiko-inspired embroidery. Sashiko, a Japanese repair technique, means ‘little stabs’ and reinforces worn areas with patches and embroidery stitches.
This workshop is for you if …
you want to learn how to mend your own clothes
you are interested in upcycling
you want to learn how to extend the life of your clothes
you are interested in sustainable living and slow fashion
What to bring:
– 1-2 items of clothing that have holes or worn patches (think knitwear with moth holes, cotton sweaters or t shirts, socks, tote bags, gloves, anything with a hole but no sportswear/activewear or anything entirely made of stretch fabric or polyester)
What we will provide:
needles in different sizes
thread in a variety of colours and materials
selection of patch fabric
embroidery hoops and darning tools
- Mending lab
- Yoga Nidra / Sound
Lisa is a mender and upcycler passionate about reconnecting people with the clothing they already have. A few years back she challenged herself to make her entire wardrobe ‘fast fashion free’ and turned to second hand and vintage shopping. It quickly became a passion. But buying secondhand sometimes means amendments or repairs, especially if the piece of clothing has been particularly ‘pre-loved’. Having learned the basics of sewing from her mother she started fixing and changing her own clothes – be it her favourite pair of denims or a pair of her nan’s knitted socks. Knitting, sewing and repairing are skills that usually get passed down from generation to generation and she is keen to continue the tradition by teaching as many people possible and empowering them to take care good care of their clothes and therefore the planet :) Because the most sustainable piece of clothing is the one you already have!