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Sun 24th May: Creative Mending with Embroidery

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  • Sunday 24th May 2020: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

    Creative Mending Workshop with Flora Collingwood-Norris

    This workshop will focus on using Embroidery and Swiss Darning to repair holes in knitwear and turn them into decorative features.

    The workshop will equip you with a range of embroidery stitches you can use to cover stains, turn small holes into focal points, and add texture and colour to you knitwear to customise and rejuvenate.

    We will also cover Swiss Darning, a technique you can use to reinforce worn areas and add pattern to knitwear and then work on top of.

    This class is a perfect follow on to the Darning & Invisible Mending Workshop, if you'd like to attend both. But you can take this class alone too.

    Please feel free to bring your worn knitwear along if you would like!

    All materials and equipment provided.

    Some experience of Basic Swiss Darning would be advantageous but not essential.

  • Class Duration:
    2.5 hours, starting 3:30pm sharp. Please arrive promptly.

    Skill Level & Prep Work:
    No previous experience is necessary, although some experience of basic swiss darning would be advantageous not not essential. Students are encouraged to bring knitwear that need fixing.

    Class Materials:
    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.

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