Sashiko thread on top of examples of visible mending on muslin.
Sashiko thread and beeswax on top of examples of visible mending on muslin.
Close up of visible mending on muslin fabric.
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Visible Mending Workshop In the Park


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Join fashion designer and mending enthusiast, Nandi Duszynski, for this fun and interactive workshop that combines hand embroidery and sashiko techniques to mend your clothes. 

Join Nandi (rhymes with blondie) in the park near Foster Beach! The focus of this class will be for woven garments. 

Nandi will demonstrate a couple darning techniques for repairing woven garments (think jeans and button down shirts). I encourage you to practice the skill on a scrap or an item of clothing you don't mind practicing on. There will be lots of time for questions and feedback on repair projects you need help on. Bring something you'd like to repair. 

Some materials provided. Bring your own needles and thread. If you want a specific fabric/darning color, bring your own. 

To take part:

  • First, purchase a ticket from Add to Cart Button, above
  • Meet in the parking lot near Foster Beach, we'll then find a place to sit under the shade of trees
  • Detailed instructions will be emailed once you register
  • Bring your own blanket or chair to sit on
  • Please wear a mask
  • Weather permitting - may be rescheduled due to weather
  • We'll meet under the warmth of the sun and the shade of a tree
  • Three person minimum - class will be rescheduled if class size is not met
  • Six person maximum

Bring Your Own Materials:

  • A selection of fabrics to work on for practice - or if you’re feeling confident, you can work directly on an item that needs repair. Nandi recommends starting with a practice piece so you can practice your stitching skills.
  • Patching fabric - match the fabric patch with whatever you're mending - i.e. cotton with cotton / linen with linen (never use fabric that is stronger than the item you’re mending, rather choose something that matches or is lighter in weight).
  • Embroidery cotton thread (contrasting or matching)
  • Sewing machine cotton thread
  • Selection of needles
  • Pins

Optional Materials:

  • Darning needle- be sure to get the size that matches your yarn. For example, smaller for finer wool.  used for knit fabrics
  • Darning wool (wool to match your socks or sweater, for example) - remember to try to match your materials in kind (wool with wool) and thickness for the best results.used for knit fabrics
  • Darning mushroom (or egg) - used for knit fabrics
  • Shashiko thread is a specific kind of cotton thread that is slightly different than embroidery thread. It is a little bit stronger and unlikely to separate like embroidery thread does. You can also find Shashiko needles that are longer than regular sewing needles. - used for woven fabrics

Or Add a Material Kit:

  • Sashiko thread
  • Sashiko needles
  • Straight pins
  • Beeswax
  • Fabric for practicing

Workshop Policies: Please review policies below before committing to a workshop

  • If BLISS JOY BULL needs to cancel a workshop, we will notify you 24 hours before the class and give you the option of refund or reschedule. 
  • If you're unable to attend the workshop, email us 48-hours before the class starts. 
  • Materials are included in the fee if you select Materials Included. 


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