The art of Japanese visible mending workshop

The Art of Japanese Mending - Shashiko

Learn the art of Japanese mending and stitching

Over 10 people have attended this class


Got a hole in one of your beloved pieces of clothing and can't bear to throw them away? Then we have the perfect course for you! Come along to a relaxing and fun workshop and learn how to give your clothes a second life with talented Japanese sewer, Maoko Carroll.

Bring along a much loved clothing piece in need of repair and Maoko will show you how to carefully and beautifully mend them. Take some time for yourself to sit, share stories, sew and learn together.

Space2b is an art and design social enterprise supporting newly arrived migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum.   All income supports our training support programs.


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What you will learn

  • Learn the art of Japanese mending and stitching
  • Learn repair techniques

What you will get

  • Embrace the flaws of your clothing
  • See true beauty through stitch, repurposing and reusing
  • Take home your mended piece of clothing

What to bring

  • A much loved old piece of clothing in need of repair

What to wear

Casual clothing

Appropriate for

All sewing abilities welcome

Space2b Social Design

(61 Reviews)

Space2b Social Design is a non-profit social enterprise supporting newly arrived migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum to become financially independent.  We do this by connecting people; assisting in their creative enterprise; facilitating workplace training and business mentoring; we support our participants to thrive. 

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5.0 (9 reviews)
Louiserated it
17 Feb 2023
Maoko is a calm, kind & skilful mentor Space2B East St Kilda is a perfect venue The time together in a small group is a lovely & creative break from outside responsibilities Will continue with Shashiko in a drop in sewing group, at Space2B facilitated by Maoko :)
Juliarated it
17 Feb 2023
Loved this workshop so much! Our teacher was an inspiration. Very generous with her sharing of knowledge and ideas. Time spent sewing in such a beautiful space with such big hearted people was soul food. I highly recommend
Belindarated it
16 Feb 2023
This was a great class! It was great for people with different skill levels, from beginners to experienced, even people who have been before. Maoko Carroll was an excellent tutor, very supportive and knowledgeable, who helped everyone get the most out of the class.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

No refunds on ticket purchases at this stage unless we cancel an event. If we cancel an event we will refund you your ticket purchase or you may put it towards another of our events if there are tickets still available. 

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