Visible Mending for Denim Workshop IN-PERSON
February 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm$75.00
Visible Mending for Denim Workshop
Have your absolutely favourite jeans developed a hole?
Have you seen visibly repaired jeans and are keen to learn more?
Join me and learn simple techniques to create striking repairs on your favourite denim
Visible Mending for Denim is a 2 hour workshop, suitable for all levels – including beginners.
In this class, we will learn:
- 2-3 simple hand stitches
- how to mark out and plan your repair
- patching techniques
- specific tips for repairing buttons, belt loops, pockets and more
All the tools and supples will be provided. We will begin the class practicing our stitching techniques on a sampler. This is a great way to build confidence before embarking on repairing your clothing.
Bring: a piece of denim clothing in need of repair. If you don’t currently have one, don’t worry – these techniques can be used on many types of garments (non-stretch), practice on a sampler during class and take your skills with you to use when your jeans do wear out.
If you’re keen to learn new skills, personalise your clothes and reduce your environmental impact – this is the class for you!
There will be light snacks and tea/coffee provided. BYO alcohol (glasses provided.
Accessibility: the workshop space can only be accessed by stairs, without prior arrangement. If you require wheelchair access, please let us know prior to the workshop and we’ll happily arrange this.
What is visible mending?
It’s simply mending that is not trying to hide! Visible mending is simple to learn and doesn’t require any special equipment. It also looks really cool – we can even make our garments look better than they did to begin with.
While repair is important from an environmental perspective, there are also other less considered benefits as well. Repair is creative, mindful and helps us to slow down. It increases our sense of self-reliance and helps us to make a greater connection with our belongings.
Renee is a clothing repair advocate and mending enthusiast with more than 10 years experience. She teaches clothing repair skills both in person and online. She also advocates for greater understanding of the impact of fast fashion on our environment.
She has learned how a mending practice can help us to connect with our belongings and to appreciate the resources, time and energy that go into creating our clothes. It is this understanding that can help put the importance of repair into perspective.