visible mending darned patches on a toast shirt by slow stitch club

summer workshops round up

It's been such a great summer for workshops this year and I’ve loved meeting so many new people to help them get started on their visible mending journeys.

trowbridge museum weaving looms

I started off the summer with an introduction to visible mending at Trowbridge Museum which was a great workshop location and a really special place to share some sashiko and darning techniques. It really is incredible and you should definitely head there for a visit if you are ever in the area; the looms and machinery, the threads, the history - swoon! 

toast renewal repairs workshop by slow stitch club

I then ran a virtual darning workshop with TOAST as part of their ‘Eternally Yours’ exhibition at Somerset House. This was a really special event for me as I spent so much time at Somerset House during my uni years and it felt really cool to be able to be a part of an event with them and TOAST that so aligns with my values. Everyone who took part did such a great job with their darning and were also so friendly!

I’m running out of time to see the exhibition for myself but I’m planning a day out for it really soon, so I’ll be sure to share a blog post on that later.

visible mending sashiko and darning workshops by slow stitch club

Millie Moon has quickly become one of my favourite workshop venues here in Frome and I ran two back to back workshops with them at the end of July. Becki and Rachael have been so welcoming to me since I moved to Frome and I adore their shop - mending surrounded by all the fabrics and notions you can think of is pretty cool! I spent the morning teaching sashiko and the afternoon on darning (which is a pretty great way to spend a Sunday if you ask me) and as always I was blown away with everyone’s repairs. I've also just shared two new workshops at Millie Moon for the end of October - you can book tickets here

It’s such a good feeling seeing people connect and pick up the techniques that they need to get started with visible mending and it’s so fun for me to hear about all the clothes that people then plan to go home and start repairing.

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