Sunday 29th Mar 2020: 3pm - 5:30pm
Introduction to Darning Workshop with Flora Collingwood-Norris
Visible mending is a great way to repair your old clothes, and turn holes into design features in a creative way!
You only have to perform a search for #visiblemending to see how wonderfully creative you can get... This workshop is taught by the brilliantly talented Flora Collingwood-Norris (recently featured in The Times for her supreme mending skills.)
This two and a half hour introduction to darning workshop will cover colourful approaches to darning and Swiss darning on knitwear. Learn how to repair your knitwear with practical and decorative darning methods, and learn how to reinforce worn areas with Swiss darning.
There will be examples of how these techniques can be used to look at and discuss, and feel free to bring your worn knitwear along if you would like!
All materials and equipment provided.
No previous experience necessary.
This workshop will focus on visibly mending knitwear- ideal if you’ve had moths, a chewy puppy, or worn through areas over time.
2.5 hours, starting 3pm sharp. Please arrive promptly.
Skill Level & Prep Work:
No previous experience is necessary. Students are encouraged to bring knitwear that need fixing.
We will supply class materials including a sample of knitted fabric to work on, and a variety of yarn in the right weight to work with, etc. 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.
This workshop will take place on the 1st Floor with access via a spiral staircase.
About Flora Collingwood-Norris:
Flora Collingwood-Norris is a knitwear designer based in the Scottish Borders. After studying textiles at Heriot Watt University, Flora worked freelance creating catwalk pieces for Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran and House of Holland among other knitwear projects before starting her own label Collingwood-Norris in 2016.
With a strong interest in ethical fashion and reducing the environmental impact of the fashion industry, Flora has started using her creative skills to creatively repair knitwear, and offers workshops as well as a visible mending service.