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SU:STAIN Mind over matter/Mindful over Material: The Interrelations of Text...

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Eldon Building

Winston Churchill Avenue

Portsmouth

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Designer, Artist and Educator, Georgina Hooper from SU:STAIN will be leading a thoughtful and creative session encouraging us to bring consciousness to our making and consumption choices. See Instagram for more information on SU:STAIN

Places are limited and tickets are free but we suggest a £10 donation to Fashion Revolution.

An instant ‘knee-jerk’ reaction might be to think “Why should we go to the effort of
mending a garment when it is so much easier and almost certainly; well definitely
cheaper to buy new?”
Technically true no matter how not-true this should be. What mending does is so
much more than reconnecting cloth to cloth to allow continuation of ware.
Mending allows us to realise and become aware of the concept that clothing can
have a soul and a memory and therefore should be treated with respect.
A daily routine or caring for the cloth we clothe ourselves in; our garments, fashion
statements, wardrobe essentials...could almost become ritualistic. It could
eventually become a cathartic activity, relaxing and calming as we, launder, iron,
fold, button up, patch up and when needed stitch our thoughts and dreams into
them. Investing in them. Re-investing in them.

The key focus of the workshop is “Mind over matter/Mindful over Material: The
Interrelations of Textiles, Repair and Mindfulness"
In the workshop we will explore and experiment with a range of mending
techniques, some of which have been retranslated from traditional methods
into contemporary and alternative approaches to mending such as:
• Darning – visible mending/surface weaving
• Sashiko patchwork
• Boro method of re-sustaining fabric
• Securing exposed rips, holes and tears
• Utilitarian embellishment – embroidery crossover
• Opportunistic button holes
• Fusing fabrics together by melting, bonding, gluing
• Taping cloth together
• Punk inspired fixes – bull dog clips, safety pins, staples, velcro
• Knots – instant crochet and macramé as amending method
There will lots of examples of each method to look at, handle and explore
and the workshop will be a carousel of different techniques which can be
tested out and samples on a broken garment that the participant has brought to
the workshop ideally, but there will pieces to test out available on the day as
well.

Equipment:
• Embroidery floss
• Embroidery needles
• Long darning needle
• Wool – any type – any colour
• Scraps fabrics anything from fabric bins if you have them
• A broken garment that needs mending – with holes, tears or/and rips in
it ideally
• Gaffa tape/strong electrical tape
• Safety pins
• Bull dog clips
• Stapler and staples
• Crochet hooks
• Bonda web
• Fabric glue/glue gun

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