Learning visible mending (Staff and students only)

Campus Centre Atrium
22/03/2024 (10:00-13:00)

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Learning visible mending: The catalyst of ecological and individual wellbeing 

The fashion industry is responsible for about 10% of the world’s CO2 emission and 20% of water wastage. It also creates 92 million tonnes of waste annually. Just heightening consumers’ awareness does not seem to be enough to affect behaviour. In some individuals, this awareness only induces anxiety and helplessness.

Creative activities like revamping old clothes fulfil the desire for novelty and change among fashion consumers without depleting environmental resources. Self-made garments often hold greater personal value to the owner, thus leading to prolonged use. Training in creative activities contributes to individuals’ well-being as competence development is an innate human need that directly contributes to well-being.

Join us for this half-day workshop on visible mending methods, hosted by a professional instructor, Katharine Wright https://leicestershirecraftcentre.co.uk. You will learn Japanese Boro Stitching - a traditional art form that embraces upcycling and repurposing, making garment repairs visually appealing and prominent by adding beautiful fabrics and stitches.  

You will also learn to do visible mending with Embroidery Stitches - looking at some of our traditional English embroidery stitches that can be used to repair and enhance clothing and give them a new lease of life.

If you have any questions please contact eventsoffice@dmu.ac.uk.




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