We are really excited to have Skye from @slowstitchclub on board as a tutor at Millie Moon. We are keen to promote slow fashion and to save clothes from landfill. Repairing clothes in this creative way is a fantastic way to give old clothes new life!
Get started with visible mending:
Slow stitch club teaches the art of visible mending using simple sewing techniques to repair clothing in a creative, visible and intentional way.
In this two hour workshop we will look at the best ways to repair particular pieces of clothing and fabrics using techniques such as darning, patching and Sashiko and I will be on hand to share tips and tricks about the processes as we mend along together.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and sewing enthusiasts alike.
All materials are provided: just bring your own item of clothing to mend or decorate.
⚠ It is recommended that you bring an item that has a small area to repair to start with or something that you are happy to practice on ⚠
About slow stitch club:
slow stitch club is all about making visible mending accessible for everyone.
Whether you’re a stitching wizard or have never picked up a needle and thread before, I want to share the skills you can use to extend the lives of your clothes and keep them from landfill.
After studying fashion design at university, I graduated with a very different view of the industry, and wanted to push against it. From that point on I continued to learn and educate myself; about the vast quantities of clothing that is sent to landfill, the devastating environmental impacts of textiles production as well as the horrifying truths about garment workers and their lack of rights.
The importance of caring for and extending the lives of the clothes that already exist in the world became hugely important to me, and I set out to help teach others about learning to fix their clothing through the practice of visible mending.
Mending is a hugely creative and intentionally slow and therapeutic skill, and the community surrounding it is super inspiring. I hope you’ll join us to learn a new skill and be a part of the change to fight against fast fashion whilst taking care of the clothes you love.
The next workshop with Skye is Sunday 20th March 2022 11-1Pm To book call the shop or pop in. Alternatively you can book on the website here
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