Learn to darn with Tom van Deijnen, aka Tom of Holland, best known for his Visible Mending Programme, then go on an exclusive behind the scenes tour in the Pitt Rivers Conservation Lab. Tom will teach Swiss and stocking darning techniques alongside his inspiring darning showcase, and talk about why repairing clothes is important to him. The Museum's Head of Conservation will then show the group round the Conservation Lab, where you will have the opportunity to look more closely at a range of objects repaired by originating communities before they came to the Museum, from darned lace handkerchiefs to ivory armlets. You'll take home a comprehensive handout, two darning needles, skills to tackle any holey sock or thinning elbow and a beautiful darn as a badge of honour!
Darning Masterclass with Tom of Holland
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 14:00 to 18:00
Pitt Rivers Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PP