Rose Sinclair teaches basic hand-sewing techniques whilst reflecting on the motivations behind darning
Why do we mend our clothes, woollens and fabrics? Is it about hating waste or affection for treasured things?
This workshop will teach basic hand sewing techniques that can be used with a variety of textiles, and give you the opportunity to share stories of things you have saved through repair.
A kit and instructions will be provided to support your darning and to participate all you need is the textile object in need of mending.
Rose is a Lecturer in Design Education at Goldsmiths. She is interested in the ways in which women’s textile ‘clubs’ (for sewing, mending, knitting together) have been a catalyst for the exchange of stories and for social and economic change.
This event is part of Fixing It, Goldsmiths' contribution to this year's Being Human festival. Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy,
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