Mending Workshop

Learn to give old garments new life with mending expert, Carlyn Clark

  • Starts Jul 29

Service Description

This workshop will explore hand stitching and embroidery techniques emphasizing textile repair and mending. Garment repair has become much more than a chore. Add pattern and texture through embellishment as seen in Indian Kantha and Japanese Boro traditions. Instead of throwing away a torn or damaged piece of clothing or fabric participants will be shown how the damage offers the opportunity to create a new surface design enhancing the beauty of an object while creating a story relaying it's history. During the workshop we will take time to think about and explore the versatility and strength of embroidery for mark making, emphasizing the slow, meditative rhythm of hand stitching and the pleasure of having time to make and mend. NOTE: Please bring something to be mended as well as any textile scraps / patches you'd like to use.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 224 E 11th St, Los Angeles, CA, USA