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Create / Events & Workshops / Mending with Celia Pym

Mending with Celia Pym Conference Suite
18 May
11.00am - 4.30pm

Join textile artist Celia Pym for a one day workshop in The Lighthouse on Saturday 18th May from 11am-4.30pm. Celia Pym's work is currently on display in the 'Woman's Hour Craft Prize' in Gallery One. 

This workshop costs £10. Pre-booking is essential, please call 01412765365 to book. Places are limited. 

A light lunch of soup, sandwiches and tea/coffee will be provided. Please let us know any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

About the Workshop

Mending is a workshop that explores textile repair, how you do it and why you do it. It considers the tenderness and care of mending. The aim of the workshop is to practice mending techniques on woolen garments like sweaters and socks. You will learn and develop skills in woven and ‘knitted’ darning. There will also be an opportunity to work on repairing any garments that you own and that have holes. Please bring along any damaged items that you would like to discuss repair options for. Darning materials will be provided. However if you have any favourite yarns at home that you would like to try darning with – please bring them along and we can have a play with them! No previous darning, knitting, needle based experience is necessary.

Participants will be introduced to a selection of artists who work with repair or have documented repair for example – Vladimir Arkhipov, Quilts of Gees Bend, Annemor Sundbo, Boro. Followed by a discussion on what participants are hoping to get out of the session and what their experiences of darning have been. We will look at the garments that have been brought and the holes that need fixing, then examine woven darning and show examples of ‘knitted darning’.

Depending on experience participants can then begin with woven or ‘knitted’ darning sample before moving on to their own garments.


Participants should bring their own garments/items that need repairing if possible. 

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