Learn the lost art of Darning ?✨ < Let's GoDo - Let's GoDo

Learn the lost art of Darning ?✨

from £50
Hosted by Emma
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Experience Category

  • Classes & Workshops

About the experience

Experience Duration : 2 hrs 30 mins
Experience Summary:

Learn a timeless skill that'll breathe new life into your wardrobe! At our darning workshop, beginners will master the art of repairing clothes, from threading a needle to completing a seamless mend. With small class sizes, you'll enjoy plenty of one-to-one attention in a calming, meditative atmosphere. Walk away feeling empowered to extend the life of your garments for years to come.

Detailed description:

Embark on a journey through the history and technique of darning in our immersive workshop. Delve into the cultural significance of textile repair, from the Japanese art of Boro to the Indian tradition of Kantha. Led by Emma, you'll explore vintage and modern tools before diving into hands-on practice. Learn to create a classic woven darn on a swatch of knitted fabric using horizontal stitches, followed by vertical stitches that weave into them, then apply your newfound skills to your own clothing. Located in the vibrant community space of Florentia Clothing Village, our workshop promises a nurturing environment for learning and creativity.

About the host

Driven by a passion for sustainability and craftsmanship, our workshops are led by Emma, the founder of a sustainable sock brand. Inspired by the idea that the most sustainable socks are the ones you already own, Emma embarked on a mission to revive the lost art of darning. With over 200 people taught in person and online, Emma's expertise stems from a lifelong love of knitting and a commitment to sharing valuable skills. Expect a warm welcome, endless tea, and personalised guidance to ensure a comfortable and engaging experience for all participants.

Additional information


What the Host will provide
  • Swatch of knitted fabric with a hole in it
  • A needle
  • A needle threader
  • Yarn to sew with
  • Printed instructions
  • Tea
  • Biscuits
What the Host requires you to bring
  • Reading glasses if you wear them
  • Any holey items you would like advice on


  • Who can come Adults
  • Activity level not much
  • Skill level beginner


Primary Language : English
Secondary Language : French

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 2
Private groups maximum size : 10

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message


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Meet Up Location : Harringay Warehouse District, London N4 1TD, UK, (N4 1TD),

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