Repair, Make, Mend

Darning events with Hikaru Noguchi

Darning was once- and still remains in many households across the globe- a necessity. With the advent of fast fashion it became cheaper (and more stylish) to buy new clothes rather than spend the time fixing those we have. But more and more of us switching on to the fact that this behaviour is not sustainable and we need to reconsider the way we consume. Artists like Hikaru Noguchi are changing the way we view darning by bringing us techniques of visible mending that can be worn as a mark of pride, showing that you can literally wear your values on your sleeve.

Darning: repair, make, mend, Hikaru Noguchi ISBN 9781912480159, £19.00

Here are some events coming up where you can learn more about Darning from Hikaru herself and other associated artists mentioned in the book…

Book Launch: Darner’s in Conversation with Hikaru Noguchi, Rachael Matthews and Celia Pym. Wednesday 27th November 6.30pm, Loop London (sold out)

Mending and Darning Circle with Katy Bevan of Hawthorn Press and Kat Child of Atelier, Last Monday of the month 7- 9pm, Atelier Stroud, Oct 28, Nov 25.

Darning and Embellishment Workshop with Hikaru Noguchi, Friday 20th October, 10.30-12.30pm, The Garbstore London

Stroud Darning Launch Stroud Book Festival, Wednesday 6th November 5.00- 6.30, Atelier Stroud

Mending with Celia Pym Stroud Book Festival, Wednesday 6th November, all day workshop at Atelier Stroud. Tickets £75 includes materials and lunch.

Bespoke personalisation with Hikaru Noguchi. Friday 20th October 4pm – 7pm, The Garbstore London