Textile Lab:

Visible Mending

with Bronwen Jones

20 Jul 2024

Come and learn the art of darning, a time-tested technique for repairing holes in your favourite garments. Bronwen practices this technique visibly as a way to reclaim and celebrate our beloved garments from being thrown away. Explore the sentimental and emotional value we attach to our clothes, encouraging you to share stories as we mend together.



Repaired garment with darning mending technique - by Bronwen Jones Bronwen Jones

What you will do

You will learn all the basics of darning — a technique of interweaving yarn to repair holes. We will begin with a small introduction of Bronwen’s practice, she will show some examples of visible repairs she has done to inspire your own repairs. Then we will begin to practice together, you will learn about the best materials and tools to work with and begin practicing on scrap fabric. When you feel ready you can start repairing your own garment(s). There will be enough time for everyone to get one-to-one help on their own garments.Feel free to practice your mending skills, whether you prefer a visible or invisible approach. 

**Please bring a garment to repair. It is easiest to practice on thick knits or woven material, such as a sweater, scarf, thick socks, blanket, but it is also possible to darn finer materials. There will also be scrap material to practice on.

All other materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

Bronwen Jones

Bronwen Jones is an artist and textile repairer. In her practice she mends clothes for/with the public as a community-based practice which initiates conversations on care, intimacy, value, and ownership. She aims to preserve textile craft techniques and encourages people to consciously relate to their belongings and surrounding environment with empathy. She is from the UK and has been living in Amsterdam for the last 7 years where she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2020.


Full price: 60€| *Discount price: 42€

*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.


Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Attendance is limited to 8 people. We maintain a minimum of 4 participants.

Please note that this workshop will be held in English.

For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

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