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Join us for a workshop on Boro patching and Sashiko stitching by textile artist, illustrator and author Molly Martin!
Molly is also teaching The Art of Repair Darning Workshop in the morning on both dates.
Boro Patching and simple Sashiko
Boro is derived from the ancient Japanese term ‘boroboro’, meaning something tattered or repaired, and refers to the practice of using little scraps of fabric to patch and mend worn, torn textiles to extend their life. In this workshop Molly will teach you this fantastic patching technique, which is both beautiful but also incredibly strong and effective.
Basic simple Sashiko stitching will also be introduced.
Dates and times:
Sunday July 25th 2-4:30 (2.5 hours)
Tuesday July 27th 2-4:30 (2.5 hours)
Bring your broken beloved clothes from thinning pyjamas, silk shirts, broken jeans and worn-out pillowcases.
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 Tulip or Clover Sashiko needles and some threads for stitching. Please bring your own selection of fabric scraps to use as well, especially if there is a specific look you would like to achieve with what you bringing on the day.
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.
*Photographs here are for reference only and courtesy of Molly Martin.
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 the fabulous 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 in March 2021 and looks at the philosophy, history, and techniques of textile repair.
From Molly's book, The Art of Repair:
‘With illustrations and inspiring photographs throughout, this beautiful hardback explores the origins of repair and what it means in the world today. It includes ancient and traditional techniques - from Indian Kantha stitching to Japanese boro repair - plus personal repair stories and helpful tips on how to do simple stitches yourself.’ - Short Books
‘To repair something (anything) in the modern world is a defiant act, which flies in the face of consumerism and what it stands for. The Art of Repair offers an antidote to our increasingly disposable lifestyle by encouraging us to contemplate the positive and powerful effects we can gain from preserving the broken, and ultimately to reconnect with ourselves and the world we live in.’
* There will also be an opportunity to buy a signed copy of Molly's book 'The Art of Repair' which we will dip into and discuss throughout the workshop! The book will be 10% off on the day if taking part in one of Molly's workshops.
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.
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.
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