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Fixing It: Why Mend Textiles?
14 November, 2020, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This is a socially distanced in-person event.
Rose Sinclair teaches basic hand-sewing techniques whilst reflecting on the motivations behind darning.
Why do we mend our clothes, woollens and fabrics? Is it about hating waste or affection for treasured things? This workshop will teach basic hand sewing techniques that can be used with a variety of textiles, and give you the opportunity to share stories of things you have saved through repair. A kit and instructions will be provided to support your darning and to participate all you need is the textile object in need of mending.
Rose is a Lecturer in Design Education at Goldsmiths. She is interested in the ways in which women’s textile ‘clubs’ (for sewing, mending, knitting together) have been a catalyst for the exchange of stories and for social and economic change.
This event is part of ‘Fixing It: Repair as Resistance’ project organised by Goldsmiths, University of London.
In partnership withTelegraph Hill Community Centre
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