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Sun 2nd Feb: Classic Darning Class with Tom of Holland

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  • Sunday 2nd Feb 2020: 10am - 1pm

    Learn To Darn with Tom van Deijnen, aka @tomofholland.

    Best known for his Visible Mending Programme, Tom will teach you the following darning techniques:
    - Swiss darning
    - Stocking darning
    - Scottish darning

    Discussion will include hints and tips for repair and care of knitwear, advantages and disadvantages of different darning techniques, discussion of repair approach for items brought in by students, demonstration of the Speedweve (a vintage darning gadget).

    Tom will also bring along his darning showcase for plenty of inspiration, and talk about why darning and repairing clothes is important.

    You'll take home a comprehensive hand-out, two different darning needles, and the skills to tackle any holey sock or thinning elbow, and the ability to wear a beautiful darn as a badge of honour!

    All practice materials provided.

  • Class Duration:
    3 hours, starting 10am sharp. Please arrive promptly.

    Skill Level & Prep Work:
    No previous darning or knitting experience is necessary. Students are encouraged to bring some things that need fixing

    Class Materials:
    All class materials will be provided, including handouts, yarns, threads and practice swatches. Please bring your own water bottle/drink, pen for note taking and scissors.

    We are sorry but we cannot offer refunds on classes if you are unable to attend for whatever reason, unless we are able to refill your spot.
  • About Tom van Deijnen:

    Tom van Deijnen is a self-taught knitter from The Netherlands, who now lives in Brighton, UK.

    Technique, tradition and narrative inform much of his work. Under the moniker @tomofholland, he explores these aspects of knitting and shares his enthusiasm with other knitters through exhibitions and workshops.

    Hand-knitting has also raised his awareness of the meaning behind garments and his relationship with the clothes he wears. This has led to the Visible Mending Programme, through which Tom provides mending and repair inspiration, skills and services.


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