In this calming and creative mending workshop, Nadien invites you to unwind and dip into the art of slow stitching. You’ll be introduced to the art of Japanese Sashiko and how to visibly repair your beloved garments.
You explore and practice the Sashiko running stitch with your chosen pattern template on a fabric swatch before starting the repair on your damaged garment.
You don’t need any prior sewing experience and all mending equipment will be provided along with some refreshments and a warming cup of tea. You’re welcome to bring a damaged item that you would like to discuss repairing.
“When we make time to re-work and mend clothes, we strengthen our connection to the garment and the people we experience and share the creative process with.” – Nadien K – Wild Clothes Alchemy
Date: Thursday 22nd February
Time: 12.00 - 2.00 pm
Rouge Shop, 158 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7JL
Nadien K. - Wild Clothes Alchemy was born from a desire to create a sense that each of us can contribute to positive change, a sense of value, and empowerment. With her work, Nadien wants to showcase the nuances of handmade, crafted for the individual, weaving together the history and memories of garments and fabrics. She connects people, and clothes in creative sewing workshops, and re-works garments from already existing materials to break the hegemony of sameness, challenging the system of fast fashion and helping people to work towards a more sustainable wardrobe.