Visible Mending & Creative Repair with Lizzie David | 22 August 2024

Tutor: Lizzie David 

Date: 22 August 

Time: 10.00- 16.00 

Location: Messums Studios, Chilmark

 

Course Fee: £110 

 

In the morning, the participants will learn how to mend knitwear by hand using woven darning and blanket stitch darning. Techniques demonstrated: English darning (darning using running stitch) and honeycomb darning (darning using blanket stitch).  

The afternoon part of the course will be dedicated to learning how to extend the life of denim and workwear garments by hand. Explore a variety of useful mending stitches such as running stitch, seed stitch and chain stitch, as well as those learnt in the morning session and apply these to repair, cover stains, strengthen and personalise your garment through stitching and appliqué. 

Participants bring a knitted garment, such as a sweater or socks in need of repair for the morning session and a denim or cotton twill garment to repair in the afternoon session, as well as scraps of fabric they would like to use for patching. All other materials will be provided (examples for inspiration, denim practice swatches, thread, needles and some patching materials). 

 

Lizzie David is a textile repair specialist and creative mender living in Bath. A fine art graduate who loves textiles and colour, she has been darning knitwear and woven textiles since 2020. She finds the practice of mending the antithesis of consumer culture, a mindful way of creatively connecting with our clothes, and a means of reducing our environmental impact. She has been artist in residence at Berdoulat Interior Design, has collaborated with the French Workwear Company and undertakes private mending commissions. She shares the joy of mending through her workshops in London and the South West.  

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