Art of Mending with Liadain Aiken | Darning | 9th April Schull 2023
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The Weave Stitch Workshop
This 2.5 hour workshop is an introduction to darning on knit fabrics mainly using the weave stitch technique. In modern society we seem to have lost the beautiful art of mending our clothes. Knitwear designer Liadain Aiken is a keen darner and feels that mending adds new life and appreciation to a preloved garment.
This will be a relaxed and friendly workshop with the aim to empower you to start mending your knitwear in a creative and colourful way.
Where: Arran Street East, Main Street, Schull, West Cork
What you need to bring:
Bring at least one well loved woollen in need of repair to the workshop for discussion. We will examine the wear & tear, and work out the best approach for that specific garment, taking into consideration its function, where the hole is, the type of yarn and stitch.
The class will cover:
On the day we will focus on learning the weave stitch. This is the easiest approach, works for most garments, is quick to perform and has lots of room for a creative mend. Liadain will provide a knitted square to practise on.
All yarn and darning needles will be provided. Each participant will go home with a basic darning kit of a needle and a bunch of threads.
Liadain Aiken is a knitwear designer based in Ballydehob, West Cork. Liadain believes that a quality woollen garment is something that should be treasured for years, even generations. Her belief in longevity extends to the philosophy of their designs. Liadain finds her muse in that which is universal, timelessly beautiful and emotive; inspired by the rolling landscapes of her native Ireland, or playful, irreverent colours that are sure to produce smiles!
Is there an age limit for the Workshop? This course is generally for people aged 18 and above. A teenager may attend if they are accompanied by an adult. Please let us know in advance.
Accommodation: If you are visiting Schull and looking for accommodation, Schull Harbour Hotel offer 10% off their quoted price to anyone doing an Arran Street East course in Schull. Please mention this to the staff at the hotel at the time of booking! www.schullharbourhotel.ie
Is my booking transferrable and what is the cancellation policy? You may transfer your booking into someone else's name - please just let us know before they attend.
Where can I contact you with any questions? You can email us at email@example.com.