Hi, I'm Skye.
I’m based in Frome, Somerset and am the face behind slow stitch club.
After studying fashion design at university, I graduated with a very different view of the industry, and wanted to push against it. From that point on I continued to learn and educate myself; about the vast quantities of clothing that is sent to landfill, the devastating environmental impacts of textiles production as well as the horrifying truths about garment workers and their lack of rights.
The importance of caring for and extending the lives of the clothes that already exist in the world became hugely important to me, and I set out to help teach others about learning to fix their clothing through the practice of visible mending.
Mending is a creative and intentionally slow and therapeutic skill, and the community surrounding it is super inspiring. Teaching workshops brings me so much joy and it's been amazing to see clothing repair become an exciting challenge for everyone who comes along. I hope you’ll join us to learn a new skill and be a part of the change to fight against fast fashion whilst taking care of the clothes you love.
Over the last few years I've worked with brands such as TOAST and The Seam repairing clothing and teaching workshops for wearers all over the UK. I worked alongside TOAST and Somerset House in July 2022 to teach a virtual darning workshop as part of their Eternally Yours exhibition and have been featured in the press by The Frome List, The Bath Chronicle and The Times.
I love talking all things visible mending so if you want to chat or have any questions please email me.