Japanese-inspired denim mending

Japanese-inspired denim mending

By Slow Hand Creative Studio


Saturday & Sunday


10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 15:30


Slow Fashion Alley
Duration: 1hr
Take your tired old jeans to the next level in this mindful sewing session, where you will learn about the Japanese art of ‘boro’, an age-old art of mending textiles that originated in the 17th Century and is exhibited in museums and on catwalks alike. You will receive a square of remnant denim to sample the technique and choose from a selection of patching materials and specialist sashiko thread. You will be guided in mapping out your decorative stitches, attaching your patching fabric securely, and building up running stitches to create a distinctive, original, and resilient mended patch! This can then be taken home to sew onto a garment (or perhaps even to frame), and you will also receive a link to online instructions to use this technique on your own wardrobe. Suitable for 12yrs+ and ideal for beginners.


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