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The Art of Repair - Darning Workshop with Molly Martin

Join us for a workshop on the art of repair taught by textile artist, illustrator and author Molly Martin!

Molly will also be teaching a Boro patching and Sashiko stitching workshop in the afternoon on both dates.

To celebrate the release of her book ‘The Art of Repair’ Molly Martin will be joining us at Loop to teach some inspiring traditional hand repair techniques to last a lifetime

In this workshop Molly will share her expertise on textile repair, looking at why it's so important to mend the things we love the most. There will be plenty of repair examples from her own repair collection to inspire on the day! During the workshop you will have the chance to repair your own beloved textile, while Molly shares her expertise and can help you with any questions you might have. 

The day will start with a look at some of Molly’s darning examples, with swiss and traditional darning styles followed by some demonstrations of techniques.  You will then begin to repair yourself on the garment you have brought along for the class. 

For the rest of the class you can relax into this slow stitch repair class, while we talk about sentimental textiles and repair stories.

There will also be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Molly's book 'The Art of Repair' with a 10% discount on the day.

The workshop will last 2.5 hours 

Sunday 25th July 10:30am-1pm (2.5 hours)
Tuesday 27th July 10:30am-1pm (2.5 hours)

Please bring: Broken socks, blankets, soft toys, cashmere and, woollen sweaters and repair them beautifully by hand either invisibly or visibly (depending on the darning colour)

Materials to bring from home :

Darning threads

Knitting wool (for larger knit garments)

You won’t need any patching material as darning requires only darning wool or embroidery cotton.

Loop will have a small selection of fabrics and threads for you to use on the day but please bring your own sewing kit to include a variety of needles such as Prym darning needles or Clover Chenille embroidery needle no.18 or 22 and some threads for embroidery or thin wool. 

DARNING : Darning is a technique designed to repair holes and areas of wear using simply a needle and a length of thread, or wool. With a bit of practice, a good darn can last a lifetime! Perfect for either knitted or woven textiles.

About Molly

Molly Martin is an artist, illustrator and professional textile repairer based in London. Specialising in traditional hand sewing techniques. She has worked as the sole clothing repairer for slow fashion company egg and works in continuous collaboration with TOAST as their repair specialist and ambassador. Her first book ‘The Art of Repair’ was published on the 4th of March 2021 and looks at the philosophy, history and techniques of textile repair.  

100% deposit is required at registration.

* Please email the shop or give us a ring if you would like to be added to a waiting list when classes sell out. We will let you know if spaces become available.  Please also note that our waiting lists do not roll over to the next scheduled classes.  You will need to let us know for each class you are interested in. 

Cancellation policy
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out if its' control.



The Art of Repair - Darning Workshop with Molly Martin
The Art of Repair Workshop
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