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Mending Online Workshop

STORE STORE x Barbican

Woman with needle fixing salmon pink jumper

Learn how to repair textiles on knitted and wool clothing guided by artist Celia Pym. 

Participants in this two-hour online workshop will practice mending techniques on knitwear. You will learn about artists working with repair and learn to develop skills in woven and fake ‘knitted’ darning. This is an opportunity to work on repairing any sweaters and socks and wool accessories, that you own and that have holes. No previous darning, knitting, needle based experience is necessary.

This online event has a limited capacity of 15 participants.

The workshop will last approximately 2 hours.

This event is suitable for ages 16+

What you'll need

  • Device with webcam and Zoom
  • Sweater or socks with holes in - any holes will do
  • Or sweater or socks with no holes in but you are happy to practice on
  • Wool - heavy or light weight
  • Darning or sewing needles
  • Darning mushroom or egg - if you don't have these a smart phone or piece of fruit like a lemon are good
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and paper - for taking notes or making drawings

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