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Joyful Mending: The Art of Visible Mending Workshop

April 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm




Ages 16+  |  MAX. 10 participants

$80 + HST

In this one day workshop we will celebrate the mends and embellishments that bring new life to old clothes and favourite textiles to create “beautiful scars for the loved but torn”. Let’s mend that favourite T-shirt, pair of jeans or blanket! It takes 2,700 litres of water to produce ONE T-shirt. Let’s repair our wonderful textiles instead of buying another or adding them to landfill.

There are so many methods of mending various woven and knitted fabrics. Explore all of these with Dianne and let her share with you her favourite embroidery, sashiko, and darning stitches.

You will create a sampler of stitches and then continue onto working on individual mending projects and/or create a selection of patches that can be used in future repairs or embellishments.

If you don’t have anything to mend, Dianne will show you how to make wonderful patches that you can use in the future or even frame as a little piece of art.

What to Bring:

  • something you’d like to patch, repair or embellish.
  • scissors
  • sewing needles for embroidery
  • a variety of embroidery floss and/or yarn to repair your piece
  • fabric and or squares of felt for making patches
  • 5”-6” embroidery hoop

If you do not have any of the above, Dianne will have lots of yarn, floss, fabric etc. available for purchase.

She will also have a variety of mending tools you can experiment with during the class.

About the Instructor

Dianne Kennedy Cruttenden has been creating woven tapestries and clothing since 1970. She has honed her skill over the decades, often carding, dyeing and spinning her own yarn. Dianne has taught weaving over the years throughout North America, from the Canadian Arctic to the United States.

@dkcweaver (IG) @Dianne Kennedy-Cruttenden (FB)




Health & Safety

To ensure the health and safety of staff and participants, daily cleaning and masking will be in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Participants will be asked to complete a COVID-19 Liability Waiver. If classes are cancelled for any reason due to Public Health concerns, refunds will be given in full.

More Information

Please contact us for more information.



April 30, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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