Bring life back to your wardrobe by having your clothes mended!

In our Repair-a-thon mending workshop by the GingerHeads we will explore the techniques of darning and embroidery mending. Come by with clean clothing in need of small repairs, not more than 2-3 per person, as the embroidery mending techniques are time consuming. We will help you choose the design and technique of mending most appropriate for your garment and help you with the execution.

We will focus on the techniques of needle weaving which can be applied to both woven and knitted fabrics, mending embroidery and Sashiko; a Japanese creative embroidery technique applied mostly to stiff fabrics and denim.

Needle weaving:


is a drawn thread work embroidery technique that involves darning patterns into warp or weft thread. Like with weaving, you begin with embroidering vertical warp threads and continue with weaving through the warp threads with horizontal weft threads. The results can be monochrome or resemble a tartan pattern.

Mending embroidery:


Is a decorative embroidery technique in which you restore part of the broken fabric by embroidering on top of it. In some instances we need to first sew a fabric swatch on the broken garment, to fix the damage, then embroider on top of it. The the designs used are virtually limitless and depend on the embroiderers skill and imagination.



Is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching (or functional embroidery) from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique is often used for purely decorative purposes in quilting and embroidery.