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Green meet – Sashiko mending workshop

Join Restoration London and discover the Japanese art of mending textiles!

Every year, the UK produces 206.456 tonnes of textile waste each year. Rather than discarding damaged textiles, join Restoration London and discover Sashiko — the Japanese method of mending.  Sashiko is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching that started out of practical need during the Edo era (1615-1868) in Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer.

This two-hour workshop will provide you with an introduction to the Sashiko embroidery method using beautiful fabrics as patches to fix any holes in your clothing and to create beautiful traditional designs. Choose your design, practise your stitching with careful guidance and learn a new skill to help you fight textile waste.

Plan to arrive early to enjoy the green meet celebration. 

This workshop is for ages 14+.

Please note: this workshop is part of our green meet event and does not include general admission.