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Introduction to Visible Mending

Sat July 25 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Introduction to Visible Mending
When: Saturday 25 July 2020
Time: 2.00–4.00pm
Location: Bespoke & Co Bathurst
With Lani Stanistreet from Notanotherhat
Cost per person: $115.00

2 x hours of tuition – two visible mending techniques: simple darning and sashiko stitching
1 x 5-pack of limited edition upcycled mending yarn (2 x cotton 3 x wool)
1 x pre-loved sweater to practice darning (holes, no extra charge) yours to take home afterwards, should you wish
Denim swatches to practice sashiko stitching
Paper sashiko pattern templates
2 x needles (1 for sashiko and 1 for darning)
1 x handmade upcycled needle book
1 x pair of thread scissors
1 x orange for darning (all will be revealed)
Afternoon tea
Lots of inspiration

Come and join us for an afternoon of mending – socially distanced, of course. Mending is practical but it’s also creative and fun, some might even say visible mending is a new artform. During the workshop you’ll be introduced to two valuable mending techniques: simple darning and Japanese-style sashiko stitching. Lani will start you off with basic techniques that you can practice during the workshop on materials provided. As part of your workshop fee you’ll receive approximately $50 worth of mending tools and materials. In addition to the basic skills instruction, Lani will also introduce you to some of the wonderful ways these simple, time-honoured skills can be applied in today’s world. Just add imagination and colour, and hey presto, Visible mending! You’ll go home with all you need to continue your visible mending journey, and hopefully a head full of ideas about how to apply the skills you learn.


Bespoke & Co. Bathurst
23 Keppel St
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia


Bathurst Region

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