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Visible Mending


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Description

Come along to a relaxing and fun workshop and learn how to make the clothes you love last.  You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again.

You will learn how to use embroidery, appliqué and patching. 

Stitching is a great life skill which can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles.

Your Grandparents would have known how to make things around the home and their clothes last by repairing and remaking. In this workshop you will be shown traditional repair skills which enable you to add contemporary flair to patching and darning your clothes. Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration as well as saving money and reducing the amount of clothing going to landfill.

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers. 

What to bring:

  • Garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that needs repairing,
  • Any fabrics for reconstruction, applique or patching,
  • Embellishments (buttons, patches, etc),
  • Any thread you would like to use (embroidery thread, yarn, wool, etc),
  • Personal sewing kit (scissors, pins and needles)
  • Your imagination and enthusiasm
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What you will learn
  • You will learn how to use embroidery, appliqué and patching
What you will get
  • You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again.

What to bring
  • Garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that needs repairing,
  • Embellishments (buttons, patches, etc); Any thread you would like to use (embroidery thread, yarn, wool, etc), Personal sewing kit (scissors, pins and needles); Your imagination and enthusiasm
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


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Karhina Designs

Vendor since 2019

Karhina Designs – Original Sustainable Textile Art and Creative Craft Workshops to learn new skills and inspire you to create.

I specialise in mending, hand stitching and free machine embroidery using the needle as my paint brush and am always exploring new possibilities and ideas. I create unique and distinctive designs in wall art, handbags and jewellery.


I offer Creative Workshops in Melbourne or further afield when invited. The workshops include visible mending, clothing reconstruction, hand embroidery, machine embroidery and creative sewing. I will teach you new skills and give you ideas inspiring you to create more. The workshops offer a fantastic creative experience, are value for money and lots of fun.

I have been making my clothes and mending since a teenager as I love to personalise my wardrobe through embellishment and visible mending.  We all know that fast fashion is not sustainable so we need to love the clothes we already own and work harder to make them last. By mending our clothes we create a bond with them ensuring we wear them longer.  I am happy to accept commissions to mend your old favourites.  Feel free to get in touch with me to discuss your individual piece.

The majority of my products are made incorporating up cycled, recycled or reclaimed materials. Wherever possible additional materials are 100 percent natural, produced sustainably and sourced locally.


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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations –  

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know 4 days or more before your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than 4 working days' notice is given but we are happy for you to earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your friends.

Karhina Designs reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and refunded the fee or offered a credit note to use at a later date.  All other deposits and class payments are non-refundable but will be held and transferred to another class of your choice (assuming there is a vacancy) for a term of 12 months from date of payment.

Email hello@karhina.com to organise a refund or transfer.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to hello@karhina.com if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place.

Cancellations – Karhina Designs reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill. In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date. 


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04 November 2019 • Visible Mending

This was a great beginners guide to mending! My friend and I had bags of clothes we wanted to get someone to mend for us and I came across this workshop. We were overdue for a catch up so it was a great way to spend some time together and we learnt lots of basics on mending things on garments that we can use in the future and save ourselves money in the long run. Tamaras workshop was great value for money she was very friendly and knowledgeable i would totally do another workshop to upskill in the future. She even let us take home things we would need to get our sewing kits started like thread/needle etc. thank you Tamara. River