The beauty of imperfection, according to the Japanese
wabisabi philosophy is the starting point.
During the workshop we will get familiar with
those Japanese techniques but also with crossovers
based on old Dutch craftsmanship.
And I will introduce you to the tools and techniques
used in the traditionally thriving handicraft culture of
Boro(JP) or Darning (ENG) is a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting using needle and thread alone. It is often done by hand, but it is also possible to darn with a sewing machine. Hand darning employs the darning stitch, a simple running stitch in which the thread is "woven" in rows along the grain of the fabric, with the stitcher reversing direction at the end of each row, and then filling in the framework thus created, as if weaving. Darning is a traditional method for repairing fabric damage or holes that do not run along a seam, and where patching is impractical or would create discomfort for the wearer, such as on the heel of a sock.
Darning also refers to any of several needlework techniques that are worked using darning stitches:
We start workshops: for beginners in groups during the lockdown individual
(max 1 person)
In the group we learn how to repair the fabric of clothing.
We only work with natural materials such as wool
silk and cotton.
In this workshop you will learn everything about the
their advantages, and of course how to use them.
How it works:
You bring your own items of clothing that you want to repair.
Needle and thread, repair materials and tools are available.
And we do everything by hand.
The location of the workshops is in the heart of Amsterdam,
just behind Dam Square.
Price is 65 euro
Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: this is not about replacing zippers
or attachingbuttons, but purely about repairing
the material and fabric.
What you’ll need
-Moth-eaten or damaged knitwear (hole:bigger the better)
(we work on some test material first)