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Course: Course: Visible Mending

St Fagans National Museum of History
2 November 2019, 11am-4pm
Cost £65/ £55 concession
Suitability 18+
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Needlework samples, 1887. Showing examples of stitches, patches, darning and other sewing techniques © National Museum Wales

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Knitted stockings from St Dogmaels, 1850s. © National Museum Wales


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Scrapbook showing examples of needlework techniques, 1830s. © National Museum Wales

This one-day course is a chance to try your hand at traditional techniques to mend both knitted and woven fabrics. Breathe new life into your wardrobe as you stitch some love into your worn out favourites. Under the guidance of lecturer, researcher and maker Angela Maddock you’ll gain the skills to make your own unique s'low fashion' statement.

The day will cover woven and swiss darning, as well as decorative stitching techniques for textile repairs. There’ll also be a chance to get inspired by mended textiles from our collections. This fun, relaxed course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with some experience of textile craft. 

The price of your ticket includes all materials and equipment required for the day but please bring along something knitted or woven that is holed, worn or threadbare for repair.

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Light refreshments will be provided. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch or visit our on-site catering facilities.The price of this course includes parking – collect your parking pass from the reception desk on arrival.

All tickets for this event must be purchased in advance.

Language: this course will be held in English but we are happy to provide simultaneous translation if you would like to take part in Welsh. Please choose a ticket in your language of choice, making sure you have one ticket for each person. Please book your tickets at least one week before the event.

Accessibility: our learning spaces are fully accessible but some locations are a 5-10 minute walk from the Main Building. Please contact events@museumwales.ac.uk prior to booking to discuss any accessibility requirements.

Concession eligibility: unwaged, over 60s, anyone in full-time education with NUS card, disabled.

Use postcode CF5 6XB for satnav.

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