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20 June 2020

Join STORE Store for an online Mending Workshop by Celia Pym and learn a simple woven darn technique for sweaters and socks. Please bring along any damaged wool and knitted items that you would like to discuss repair options for. During this workshop you will explore textile repair on knitted and wool textiles. The aim of the workshop is to practice mending techniques on knit. You will learn and develop skills in woven and fake ‘knitted’ darning. No previous darning, knitting or other needle based experience is necessary


About the artist:
Celia Pym is an artist living and working in London. Most recently her work has been included in exhibitions like Woman’s Hour Craft Prize, V&A Museum and Loewe Craft Prize, COAM, Madrid and 21_21, Tokyo. Celia Pym has been exploring mending since 2007 with extensive experience of small everyday holes, at heels, elbows, in pockets as well as working on more dramatic damage, from water damage, animal nesting and moth issues. Celia’s interests are around the evidence of damage – through repair you look closely at where garments and cloth have got worn down and thin. In clothing this wearing is often to do with use and how the body moves. Celia says “she likes that darning is often small acts of care and paying attention to where things fray and wear out.”


The workshop is open to a maximum of 12 participants (age 16+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £15 with all proceeds supporting the After School Club for local state school students.


Materials list:
• Device with webcam and Zoom account (downloadable for free)
• Sweater or socks with holes in – moths holes or wear and tear holes – any and all holes are welcome holes
• Or sweater or socks with no holes in but you are happy to practice on
• Some wool yarn – heavy or light weight
• Darning or sewing needles
• Darning mushroom or egg – if you don’t have these a smartphone or piece of fruit like a lemon are good
• Scissors
• Pencil and paper


We’d love to see and share your creations in order to continue to innovate and evolve this group learning project together. Please tag us in social #storestoreworkshops @storeprojects @coaldropsyard @celiapym or email us at [email protected] include pictures and a description of your piece in under 100 words.


To book click here


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