Photograph by Ciara Callaghan
Wednesday 11 August 2021
We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course.
We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.
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Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for any level of experience.
What will be covered in the class?
Join artist leader Ciara Callaghan for this four-hour exploration into traditional techniques for mending textiles, suitable for those with any level of experience in mending.
Using your own garments, Ciara will guide students through various patching techniques including the Japanese practices of boro and sashiko mending which have been in existence in Japan for thousands of years. These are practices of reworking and repairing textiles through piercing, patching and stitching, in order to extend their use.
Students will leave with their mended garment and knowledge of how to practice these techniques at home. Please note this workshop is not suitable for knitwear.
What will I need to bring?
All materials are included. Students will have access to thread, needles, beeswax, fabric scraps and pins. Students are encouraged to bring any fabric scraps and tools of their choice, but this is not required.
Please bring 1–2 garments of your own to mend.
Art Room, only accessible using stairs.
Ciara Callaghan is a fibre artist based in Milton Keynes. She uses needlework and natural dyeing to explore themes around female empowerment, dream imagery and fluxes of reality.