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A hole new story! #jeans

1-4-21 19:30 - 1-4-21 21:00
Online

The second workshop in our Reflow project, aimed at promoting the circular use of textiles in Amsterdam: do not let your textiles go to waste! In this workshop, you will learn how to repair and redesign your broken jeans. You will be sent a DIY kit and you join the online workshop on April 1st from 19:30 to 21:00 hrs.

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Are your jeans falling apart?


This second Reflow workshop will provide the necessary knowledge to repair and redesign your broken jeans by passing down some tricks from the ancient craft of mending!

Focusing on each single part: back, crotch, button hole, belt rings, pockets, etc.
 you will learn how to hide holes or how to design colourful visible solutions that emphasise your past adventures.

You will mainly explore two techniques: hand darning, a sewing technique for repairing holes or worn areas in fabric or knitting using needle and thread alone and sashiko, a type of traditional Japanese embroidery or stitching used for the decorative and/or functional reinforcement of cloth and clothing.



As part of the workshop, you will receive at home a kit with all the tools necessary to follow the exercises.


- 1 Wooden embroidery hoop
- 1 Wooden darning mushroom
- Set of 100% cotton embroidery threads
- Set of sashiko needles
- 2 Chalk pencils
- Set of mixed needles and metal pins
- Sheet tracing paper

Please note that the kit can be delivered in The Netherlands only.

After the workshop you will have a good base to pursue these techniques at home to revalue and give your clothes a new life! 

Unfortunately, tickets are sold out, but keep an eye on our website to be able to re-watch the workshop and to register for the third workshop within the Reflow project.