Visible Mending: Darning with Robyn

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What’s it all about? 

Being able to mend our clothes is an important skill that serves us throughout life. Whether it’s repairing that denim jacket, darning some woolly socks, reinforcing elbows or the dreaded crotch mend! It gives our favourite items of clothing extra life and longevity. And memories. 

Sometimes subtlety is key, but sometimes go big or go home! That is, why not mend visibly, colourfully, playfully and beautifully. Without a doubt when other’s see your embroidered or darning repairs, they’ll ask how you did. It’s not that tricky, and well worth learning.

What will we cover?

This class has been designed to show you different methods and styles of repairing clothes, starting with darning, which is particularly great for a holey socks and elbows.

All tools provided, but bring in an item to get to work on! Or learn and practice with sample fabric if needed.


Wheelchair Accessible Venue

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Quiet Spaces

Discounted Early Bird Tickets

Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees

Robyn Bunting

Who will be teaching?

Robyn Bunting is a reuse, repurpose and remake enthusiast who is the owner of : The Nicholas Building called ‘Harold and Maude‘ on level 2 of the Nicholas Building that focuses on recycling, repurposing and remaking. She has spent 35 years working in Theatre, film and television industry making all sorts of things using sewing technique of all types.

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Photos ‘Mending’ by Fiona Dix on Flickr.

Any questions or other accessibility needs we can help you with? Feel free to email Maddy (she/her) at