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You Can Darn It workshop – Saturday May 15th

May 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Learn to care for and repair your favourite knitwear. With the cold weather approaching, now is the time to pull out those winter woolies and have them looking amazing for the winter season. Simple hand darning techniques are easy to learn and beginner friendly. These skills are not just for your grandma – they are as relevant and modern as they have ever been.


Visible mending is a growing movement where mending becomes a feature. The techniques are simple and easy to learn. Darning is an age old practice being revived in our current times. It’s simple to learn and so much fun!





What Will I Learn? This is a hands-on class. You will learn two basic types of darning – the plain weave darn and the swiss darn (duplicate stitch). We will also practice mending a pair of socks. The techniques learned can be used to repair all kinds of garments including knitted jumpers, beanies, scarves, socks as well as other types of clothing.


What Do I Need? Just bring yourself and a sock! Any sock, new or old, will do.

All the supplies and tools needed for the workshop will be supplied. You will take home a knitted square darning sampler and printed class notes so you can practice the techniques at home.


Where Can I Use These Techniques? The stitches taught in this course can be used for many different mending tasks – darning is not just for knitted garments, it can be used to repair denim and other non-stretch fabrics too.


Is This Class For Beginners? Yes absolutely. No previous knowledge or skills required.



How does it work? This is a 2hr in-person workshop help at the Further Doings Studios 568 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn. The workshop is part of The Reinvented Fashion Exhibition currently being held at the Further Doings Studio. $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to Fashion Revolution NZ to continue the important work they do in advocating for a fairer fashion industry.


How Much Is the Workshop? The workshop is $65 NZD.


What Time Is The Workshop? 2-4pm Saturday May 15th.



Why is mending important?

We are hearing so much about the impact of over-consumption. Landfills are straining under the weight of our cast offs. There needs to be another way.

Learning to mend is a great place to start. It not only teaches valuable hands-on skills, but also helps us to begin to value and appreciate our belongings.

When we desire and appreciate the things we already own, we can turn away from mindless consumption and begin to feel truly content.



I’m Renee, a passionate teacher and clothing repair advocate.


I’d love to help you begin on your Visible Mending journey – this creative endeavour is hugely rewarding.

The techniques are beginner friendly and achievable even for those who have never sewn before.

I invite you to join me & grab one of the limited spaces in this workshop.


May 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Further Doings Studio
568 Great North Rd
Grey Lynn, New Zealand
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