darning classes and workshops
27 February, 2016, Atelier Textile Craft Club and The Museum in the Park, Stroud. A darning class at Atelier in the morning, and a talk at the museum in the afternoon. You can buy tickets here (please note, there’s an error in the title of the event, the workshop and talk are on 27 February, not 27 January.)
6 March, 2016, Yarn and Knitting (YAK), Brighton. A trial run of my new class offering on how to mend big holes. I will be ironing out a few wrinkles, and would really appreciate feedback from the attendees, so Kate has kindly agreed to offer this class at a discounted rate. You can book it here.
11 March, 2016, Cultures of Repair Past and Present, Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths, University of London. Cultures of Repair Past and Present, is a free one-day workshop to accompany the exhibition A Remedy for Rents: Darning Samplers and Other Needlework from the Whitelands College Collection. Through morning presentations and an afternoon of ‘hands-on’ darning led by Tom of Holland, the workshop will explore the mending, maintenance, reuse and recycling of textiles from historical, design, fashion, art and craft perspectives. Throughout, the emphasis will be on interaction and the exchange of ideas and practices between audience and speakers. Free workshop, but limited places, which you can book here from 10 February onwards.
18 March, 2016, Edingburgh Yarn Festival, Edinburgh. I’ll be running two different classes: in the morning, 10:00-13:00h, I will teach my darning master class (you will learn two techniques: Swiss darning (a.k.a. duplicate stitching) and stocking darning.) In the afternoon, 14:00-17:00h, I will teach a new class, where you will learn how to deal with large holes. More details here.
10 and 11 September, Ja, Wol, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. A weekend special at Rotterdam hippest yarn shop Ja, Wol. On 10 September 10:00-13:00h a darning master class (you will learn how to do Swiss darning and stocking darning,) You can book it here. On 10 September 14:00-17:00h and 11 September 14:00-17:00h a specialist darning class: repairing big holes. You can book here, and select the date on the page.
If you want to invite me for a talk, then contact me on tomofhollandATgmailDOTcom for more details.
Want to host a darning master class or a Visible Mending one-day workshop?
If you are interested in hosting a darning master class or a one-day workshop, then please contact me on tomofhollandATgmailDOTcom for more details.
Brighton Repair Café
I volunteer at the Brighton Repair Café. We meet once a month and help you repair your stuff, ranging from garment repairs to small electrical goods, bicycles, and more. To find up-to-date information about venue and date of the next Repair Café, please check their blog here.
I currently have no exhibitions planned.