WORKSHOP NEWCASTLE - Kintsugi for Clothing: Mending with Gold Threads

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Book in for a kintsugi for clothing mending workshop with the sisters from High Tea with Mrs Woo.

Borrowing from the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold alloy, this workshop shows you how to practice kintsugi for clothing as a way to cherish and extend the life of your loved garments by visible mending with gold threads.

This workshop is not aimed at teaching a perfect craft. It is to explore kintsugi for clothing as an applied, philosophical practice to inspire a better, slower approach to life. It provides a space for you to make an action, to spend time with your clothes in the company of others, to explore the values and expressions of new and old clothing, and what it means to care for them.

COST $30 (workshop and shared materials only, option to purchase kits on the day)

SESSIONS SUN 24 September, 3-4:30pm

LOCATION High Tea with Mrs Woo x Studio Melt store - Shop 6/18 Wolfe Street, NEWCASTLE

Space for this workshop is limited to 10 people. In this 1.5-hour session, you will be shown a kintsugi for clothing mending technique to repair a hole in your favourite garment.

PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE The basic skill of sewing on a button with needle and thread.

BRING Bring a few of your own garments with small holes that you’ve been wanting to mend. We advise for the size of the repair to be no larger than a 20c coin so that you can complete some mends in this 1.5-hour session.

WORKSHOP INCLUDES Use and share of sewing needles and snippers, wooden darning mushrooms (or you can bring your own), golden-coloured fabric pieces and Japanese gold embroidery threads.