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.
Woman smiles up at camera. Behind her a work table with thread, scissors, sewing accessories, and visible mending examples are on the table.

Visible Mending Workshop


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

Join Nandi (rhymes with blondie) at Rewired Cafe! 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). We will practice the skills on scrap fabric, provided. You can also bring 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. 

Materials provided. If you want a specific fabric/darning color, bring your own. 

Date & Time | Saturday, July 31, 2:00 - 4:00PM

Location | Rewired Cafe1100 W Thorndale Ave, Chicago 60660

| Rewired Cafe is located in Edgewater near the Thorndale Red Line stop. Masks are required for non-vaccinated people. I trust that you'll use your best judgement here. I'm fully vaccinated and won't be wearing a mask inside. If the weather is nice, we can sit outside. 

The Following Materials will be Provided:

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

Bring Your Own Materials (Optional):

  • 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
  • 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. 

To take part:

  • First, purchase a ticket from Add to Cart Button, above
  • Meet at Rewired Cafe - 1100 W Thorndale Ave, Chicago 60660 on Saturday, July 31 at 2pm
  • Detailed instructions will be emailed once you register
  • Three person minimum - class will be rescheduled if class size is not met

    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, listed above, are included in the fee. 

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