“Mendology” incorporates the art, science, history, theory, and practice of mending in order to forge connections and spread the mend! Format for the evening: 6:30pm: Doors Open / Drinks / Sewcialising 7:30pm – 8:30pm:
“Mendology” incorporates the art, science, history, theory, and practice of mending in order to forge connections and spread the mend!
Format for the evening:
6:30pm: Doors Open / Drinks / Sewcialising
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Heart to Heart conversation with Kate Sekules, Bridget Harvey & Barley Massey, chaired by Emma Mathews, followed by some brief mending advice/ideas.
(Feel free to bring along an item of clothing in need of repair to the event)
8:45pm: ‘Mend’ Book signing with Kate upstairs in the shop and winding down!
9 – 9:30pm: Bye Bye’s
Please Note: The refreshments and conversation will take place in Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps) Your ticket includes wine / soft drinks.
Kate Sekules is the author of “MEND! A Refashioning Manual and Manifesto.” She teaches fashion history at Pratt Institute Brooklyn, a new course, “Mending Fashion” at Parsons School of Design NYC, while completing her doctorate at the Bard Graduate Center with a dissertation titled “A History and Theory of Mending.” She is the founder of the crowd sourced world mending map visiblemending.org and MAWG, the Mending Archives Working Group, to make mends legible and searchable in museum contexts. She hosts regular surgeries as Dr Mend, as well as workshops and #mendmarch on instagram.
Bridget Harvey uses making to ask critical questions, generating new understanding and adding meaning through craft. She embraces interdisciplinarity, using found objects and materials like fired ceramics, wood, and textiles. Examining ideas like pace, repetition, and playfulness. Since 2013 she has focused on repair within multiple disciplines. As 2018/19 Victoria and Albert Museum Artist in Residence, she examined the relationship of repair to conservation through artefacts. Her practice-based PhD can be read here: Repair-Making: Craft, Narratives, Activism. Bridget has exhibited her work internationally, including most recently “Repair Revolution” (Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich) and “Eternally Yours” (Somerset House) and more locally is one of the Hackney Fixers organisers and regularly volunteers as a “Repair Specialist” at Restart Events / Repair Cafes.
Barley Massey is the creator, crafter and care-taker behind Fabrications. Barley started sewing at a young age, thanks to both her grandmothers and just hasn’t stopped! A textile graduate of Golsdmth’s University, Barley went on to work in costume for film & TV before establishing her own textile studio and shop (Fabrications) where she has been championing upcycling, mending and “Cradle to Cradle” principles for over 25 years. Alongside producing one off upcycled pieces, offering her “Remember Me” service, Barley hosts regular classes and events at Fabrications and also free-range!
Emma Mathews is the founder of sustainable, unisex sock brand Socko. Socko’s socks are made from ‘waste’ and manufactured by a 4th generation family run factory in Leicestershire. Each pair of socks is accompanied with a mending kit. Socko is also on a mission to extend the active life of clothing by re-teaching the lost art of darning. Emma has taught over 200 people to mend, both in person and via Socko’s online workshops. Emma’s first book “How to Quit Fast Fashion” was published in October 2020, giving practical tips on things we can all do to have more sustainable wardrobes.
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Barley MasseyTextile Designer Maker & Founder/Caretaker of Fabrications Venuebarley@fabrications1.co.uk 7 Broadway Market
Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.