Radical Giving - Socko Workshop
Radical Giving - Socko Workshop
Radical Giving - Socko Workshop
Radical Giving - Socko Workshop
Radical Giving - Socko Workshop
Radical Giving - Socko Workshop
Radical Giving - Socko Workshop

Reteaching The Lost Art Of Darning Workshop | February 19th @ 2pm

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Reteaching The Lost Art Of Darning Workshop | February 19th @ 2pm

***WORKSHOP TICKETS ARE EXCLUDED FROM ANY ONLINE DISCOUNTS***

Please note: We are unable to offer refunds for our workshops. We are happy to offer deferrals up to 7 days before your workshop date.

During this 2 1/2 hour workshop held at Radical Giving, we'll start with a brief history of techniques from different cultures and look at examples and tools. The majority of the time will then be practical as Socko founder Emma teaches you how to darn your own clothing.

You're welcome to bring items of your own that need mending or there'll be plenty of fabric there to practise on.

The whole session will be fuelled by bottomless tea and biscuits.

Socko is on a darning mission: This is because the most sustainable clothes are the ones we already own. If we can extend the lives of the things we own and embrace a more conscious consumer mindset, we will have a positive effect on people and our planet. Not to mention that darning is highly therapeutic, rewarding and is a commitment of care that brings us closer to our possessions.

This workshop is designed to be an introduction to darning for complete beginners. It’s suitable for all levels of textile know-how, from those who have never threaded a needle to avid knitters. The session teaches the fundamentals of how to create a secure mend and sparks inspiration for the versatility of the technique. It’s a fun, hands-on, informal session that spreads the joy of bringing life back to damaged clothing - combining form and function in a way that will serve attendees for years to come.

Emma Mathews: Emma is the founder of sustainable British sock brand Socko. She’s a life-long maker and is passionate about the positive, mindful impact craft can have on our wellbeing. Through combining her talent for craft with her love of people and planet, she identified her business idea. Socko launched its very first pair of sustainable socks at the end of 2018 and workshops started at the beginning of 2019. Emma lives in north-east London with her partner and their sausage dog Alan.

All levels and abilities welcome.

    Workshop details:

    • Time - 14.00pm - 16.30 pm (2.5 hours approx)
    • Location - Radical Giving Store, The Needlemakers, Lewes BN7 2NZ
    • All materials provided
    • Ticket price includes a complimentary drink
    • Attendees receive 20% discount in the Radical Giving store along with 20% off all food and drink at The Needlemakers Roundhill, an award winning 100% plant based cafe, situated next door to our workshop space and store.
    • Please note: Tickets are sold per person 

    T&C's:

    Please note: We are unable to offer refunds for our workshops. We are happy to offer deferrals up to 7 days before your workshop date.

    Tickets are sold per person. We do not send out a physical ticket, your email confirmation is your ticket. Please contact us via email info@radicalgiving.co.uk if you need any further info. 

    All of our workshops aim to start promptly. With this in mind we politely request that you arrive 10 minutes before the workshop starts. If you are running late for the workshop, please let us know via email.

    Covid-19 Info:

    There will be a maximum of six people per workshop. Each participant will have their own workspace. Hand sanitiser will be provided. Please do not visit if you have symptoms or are feeling unwell.

    Our workshops are open to anyone over the age of 18.