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Mindful Mending with Molly Martin

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Playground London

30A Balls Pond Road

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N1 4AU

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

"Nothing is finished, nothing is perfect and nothing lasts" – A Japanese proverb

Join textile repairer Molly Martin for a day of slow stitching and mindful clothing repair. In this workshop you are invited to bring your most beloved and broken garments and repair them yourself using traditional hand sewing and patching techniques, inspired by Japanese boro repair.

During the class Molly will share her extensive knowledge on the history of repair and discuss the mindful and meditative aspects derived from these ancient practices. You will each have a small linen patch to work on first as a sample and then we will move on to the garments that you’ve brought along. You can bring anything from your wardrobe such as a favorite jacket or pair of jeans; a silk dress or even your favourite bed linen or pillow case.

Learn the skills you need to repair and restore your most treasured textiles and enjoy them for many more years to come. Taking these useful and mindful skills home with you forever.

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A large selection of fabric, embroidery thread and cotton thread will be available to use on the day.

Please bring along:
Any materials you have at home that you’d like to use. Sewing threads, needles, pins, scissors etc. The more choices you have, the better Please DO NOT bring anything knitwear: This requires wool for darning, which is a different type of mending process. Boro and Sashiko repair is for woven fabrics: e.g cotton, linen, jeans, hemp etc.


ABOUT THE MAKER
Molly Martin works as a professional textile repairer, specialising in delicate fabric restoration and Japanese boro repair. She has taught numerous workshops on the art of mending throughout the UK, working closely with slow fashion brands such as egg and Toast. Molly hopes to encourage more people to mend their clothes in an attempt to make a small difference in the ever wasteful fast fashion industry. She says that ‘mending can be a tonic; igniting a mindful appreciation of being in the moment.’ She believes that mending by hand encourages us to slow down and by doing so, the process can help us to reconnect to ourselves and the clothes that we wear.’


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Playground London

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