Sustainable Textile Teach-In: Mending with Patches

Mending Series




This Fall, our Sustainable Textile Teach-Ins are taking on the theme of Mending. This series coincides with the launch of our new Textile Learning Hub and Reuse Program which are all about providing accessibility to education and materials for sustainable textile practice. Take on some new skills through this online workshop series, then reserve a ticket to visit us in person and find deals on reused maker materials for your future projects!

In Mending with Patches, join Public Programming Assistant Allie Davis to learn a variety of introductory techniques for repairing clothing with hand sewing. In this virtual workshop, we will focus on sashiko stitch inspired mending; Allie will be demonstrating the technique on a favourite pair of jeans with a large hole, patching with a second-hand gingham fabric.

All skill levels and ages are welcome. Class size is limited, registration is required.   

You will receive the Zoom meeting access info in a confirmation email upon registration for this program.  A reminder email with complete details on required and optional preparation will be sent out in advance of the Teach-In. 

Type: Program

Date: Oct 13, 2021, 4pm - 5:30pm


If you plan to follow along and try some mending techniques during the Teach-In, please have the following materials ready to work with. (If not, feel free to watch and listen, then try the techniques out later!)


Sewing Needle

Thread (sewing weight)

Embroidery floss or Sashiko thread


Stitch Ripper

Scrap fabric AND/OR garments in need of fixing


Chalk or washable marker to mark fabric with

Pins to hold fabric in place

Wax or waxed thread (optional)

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