REPAIR workshops 2021

For our repair workshops is the beauty of imperfection, according to the Japanese 'Wabi Sabi' philosophy is the starting point.

During the workshop we will get familiar with those Japanese techniques but also with crossovers based on old Dutch craftsmanship. And I will introduce you to the tools and techniques used in the traditionally thriving handicraft culture of Eastern Europe.

We start with two workshops:

(During the lockdown we give more basic individual workshops)

WORKSHOP BORO for beginners in groups (max 4 people) 

WORKSHOP KINTSUGI for Cashmere for individual participants.

In the group we learn how to repair the fabric of clothing.
We only work with natural materials such as wool, silk and cotton.
In this workshop you will learn everything about the different techniques, their advantages, and of course how to use them.

This includes:

- darning

- mending

- repair

- strengthen

- speed weave

- knowledge of materials and colour scheme

You bring your own items of clothing that you want to repair.
And we do everything by hand.

Needle and thread, repair materials and tools are available.

Individually there is the possibility to do a workshop 'kintsugi for cashmere and silk'.
Kintsugi is the Japanese technique in which porcelain is repaired with gold.
We do the same with gold thread for the recovery of precious materials such as cashmere and silk.

This includes:
- composing and designing the repair palette
- mapping and designing damage
- determining the size and ratio of the repair patch
- composing a fabric palette

- stitching zigzag with gold thread.

During the lock down in early January there will be additional individual workshops Kinsugi with broken ceramics to get acquainted with the art of imperfection and the satisfaction of repairing.

The location of the workshops is in the heart of Amsterdam, just behind Dam Square.

Please note: this is not about replacing zippers or attaching buttons, but purely about repairing the material and fabric.

What you’ll need:

-Moth-eaten or damaged knitwear 
-A pair of sewing scissors