Gabriola Arts Council

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woman with short gray hair wearing a flower crown created in a workshop on Gabriola Island

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sun jul 3, 2024 | 4:00 pm

Mending is more than the practical act of sewing on a button, or stitching up a torn seam, or darning a hole in a sock – it is evidence of our care, attention, patience and resourcefulness. It can be an effective act of resistance to fast fashion and relentless consumerism, it slows our heart rate and improves our mood as we stitch slowly, over and over.

This workshop will introduce some basic mending skills: threading a needle, “loving” your thread, making a tailor’s knot, working a running stitch, and weaving with your needle. All supplies will be provided, just bring a garment that needs some TLC.


  • Date & Time: Sunday April 2nd @ 4pm
  • Location: Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre
  • Ages: 12+
  • Cost: $60