Darn it! The Art of Repair

Local social enterprise Make Mee Studio is running a fun online mending workshop in exchange for donations on Saturday 20 March 10:30 – 1200. It is part of a fundraising campaign for their Patched Together project. The project enables isolated locals to learn creative textile techniques and contribute to community patchwork quilts together during lockdown. There is no fee to join, donations welcome.

The workshop will begin with a demonstration of a selection of darning techniques and look through some inspirational images of visible and invisible mending. You may have an item to mend or you want to do some practising first. It’s up to you. Bring along your broken items and we can share stories about the items and choose the best way for you to start your slow and mindful repair. Perfect for de-stressing and switching your brain to something else!

You can join the workshop here

You will need:

Fabric to practice or item to repair

Needle with a large eye

Wool or Embroidery thread

If you would like to take part but don’t have access to materials and equipment get in touch with Make Mee Studio and they can provide them.

All donations will go towards expanding the Patched Together project, to enable more isolated, vulnerable, low-income local residents to take part in a creative activity and engage with others in the community.

Make Mee Studio has delivered over 75 free sewing kits across Lewisham so that people who are alone and can’t go out can make and decorate fabric patches. The patches will be sewn together into a community quilt, which will be shown in an online exhibition and, a physical exhibition in Deptford in April and across Lewisham borough after that.