Repair Shop Workshop: Artful Darning for Knits and Wovens at the Ace Hotel

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Repair Shop Workshop: Artful Darning for Knits and Wovens at the Ace Hotel

Repair Shop works to build a culture of repair by extending the life of what’s already owned and marking histories of wear.

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Ace Hotel New York 20 W 29th St Hotel Room Loft Suite New York, NY 10001

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Come learn artful darning with Rachel and Sam of Repair Shop at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan.

In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, attendees will learn how to repair textiles using darning — a mending technique for fixing damaged knits and wovens. We’ll focus on creating visible mends that celebrate a garment’s history of wear and the repairer’s creative labor.

The workshop will include:

  • Brief history of mending, mending techniques, and environmental impact/importance of repair
  • Overview of darning tools and picking the perfect yarn
  • Step-by-step darning demonstration and darn-a-long
  • Time to work on your project and get 1-on-1 help

Our workshop is capped at 12 people with 2 instructors to ensure one-on-one attention.

Supplies needed:

  • This is a hands-on workshop, and attendees should bring an item to work on—we recommend looking for small holes or very worn/thin areas in socks, sweaters, hats, and wool shirts or flannels. We don’t recommend jeans, t-shirts, or garments made of delicate fabrics.
  • The Ace will provide some yarns, needles, and tensioning tools to choose from, but please feel free to bring your own materials to suit your preferences.

After purchasing your ticket, you'll receive a list of more specific supplies recommendations if you wish to bring your own or buy some after the workshop. Look under "Additional Information" in the Eventbrite confirmation email.

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  • The workshop will be held at the Ace Manhattan (20 W 29th St.)in the Hotel Room Loft Suite. Please meet in the lobby by the front desk when you arrive and we'll help you find your way.

Additional Notes:

  • If you can no longer make the workshop, please email us at least 24 hours in advance to receive a credit for an upcoming workshop.
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