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SLG Skills: Creative Mending
WED 06 - 27 OCT 2021
Past event

Untied Workshops

Join Untied workshops for this four week Creative Mending & Darning course at the SLG. Learn hand stitching techniques that offer a variety of creative possibilities for repairing and embellishing clothes and textiles.  

 During the sessions you’ll be introduced to:  

  • stocking darning  
  • patches  
  • Sashiko running stich  – traditional Japanese craft
  • Boro-style repairs – traditional Japanese craft
  • embroidery  
  • Swiss darning  

Tools, scissors, samples for practising and a range of threads and wools will be provided.  

The course is taught by Michelle Urvall-Ashraf and Ieva Hofmane from Untied workshops. 

This course is suitable for complete beginners to sewing and darning as well as those with some experience. 

SLG Skills: Creative Mending is part of the programme for this year’s London Craft Week. 


Michelle Urvall-Ashraf and Ieva Hofmane started Untied workshops with a shared dream of a slower pace in the fashion industry. The practice of mending helps us reestablish an emotional connection with clothes and Untied considers it as a way to protest against the throwaway habits of fast fashion.