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Visible Mending Workshop


Visible Mending Workshop with Lauren Kenney

When: Sunday, April 14th from 1-3pm
Where: Our Studio-Shop at 1231 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto
Bring: A garment or two in need of repair (all other materials provided)

No prior sewing experience necessary!

Have you ever torn a hole in your favourite shirt? Worn a hole in the knee of your best jeans? Not long ago, it was the norm to mend those garments. These days, much of the world’s clothing production has become fast, cheap, and nearly disposable. Mending and prolonging the life of our garments sits in direct opposition to fast fashion—and its impact on the planet.

Join Lauren for a cozy afternoon to learn visible mending skills, and engage in conversation around mending philosophy. In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn how to visibly mend garments by hand, using beautiful Japanese Sashiko patterns. No previous sewing skill is necessary!

P.S. All participants are encouraged to bring a garment or two in need of repair. Woven fabrics with minimal stretch are easiest to work with; like jeans, button-up shirts, and cotton fabrics. All other materials will be provided.

About Lauren Kenney

Lauren Kenney is a designer, illustrator, and repair enthusiast. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Fashion Communication from Toronto Metropolitan University and a Masters of Arts in Art History and Visual Culture from The University of Guelph. She loves snail mail, wandering through new cities, and being outside. You can see more of her work on her website, or check out her designs for Gotamago here.

Please Note:
We can accommodate 10 participants for this workshop. If fewer than 6 participants register, we will cancel the workshop and offer a refund of the full ticket price. In all other instances, workshops are non-refundable. If you cancel with a minimum of one week's notice, we will provide a store credit for the amount of the ticket. If you find that you can’t make it with less than one week’s notice, please feel free to send someone in your place.