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Visible Mending :Introduction to Darning Workshop : 12/09 10.30-1pm



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Visible Mending :Introduction to Darning Workshop : Sat 12th Sept 10.30-1pm

Visible mending is a great way to repair your old clothes, and turn holes into design features in a creative way.  

This workshop will focus on visibly mending knitwear - ideal if you’ve had moths, a chewy puppy, or worn through areas over time! 

This 2.5 hour introduction to darning workshop will cover colourful approaches to darning and Swiss darning on knitwear. Learn how to repair your knitwear with practical and decorative darning methods, and learn how to reinforce worn areas with Swiss darning.

A knitted piece of fabric for each person to work on will be provided, plus yarns in a suitable weight for it for you to work with. There will be examples of how these techniques can be used to look at and discuss, and feel free to bring your worn knitwear along if you would like! All materials and equipment provided. No previous experience necessary. 

Flora Collingwood-Norris is a knitwear designer based in the Scottish Borders. After studying textiles at Heriot Watt University, Flora worked freelance creating catwalk pieces for Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran and House of Holland, among other knitwear projects, before starting her own label Collingwood-Norris in 2016. With a strong interest in ethical fashion and reducing the environmental impact of the fashion industry, Flora has started using her creative skills to creatively repair knitwear. She also offers a visible mending service!

Course materials provided, including drinks & biscuits.

You will also be entitled to 10% discount in our shop "The Fluff-a-torium" on the day of your Visible Mending course!

Please note : By booking one of our courses you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, which are as follows:

Booking a place on one of our courses is similar to booking a seat at the theatre. It is not possible to swap and cancel and the "the show must go on". Therefore should you need to cancel your place on a course for any reason, the cancellation charges are as follows: Cancellation within 28+ days of course date = 50% of course fee payable unless place is re-filled. Cancellation within 0-27 days of course date = 100% of course fee payable unless place is re-filled. Sometimes courses are over subscribed so we hold a waiting list and MAY be able to re-fill a place, but if you are unable to attend you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please let us know your replacement's name, phone number and email address as soon as possible before the course date.

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