Visible mending with Sarah Elwick



During this relaxed session, Sarah Elwick will demonstrate a range of techniques used in visible mending. These techniques are specifically aimed at mending or darning knitwear rather than woven garments. Garments can be hand or machine knitted. Working with your own garments she will help you plan an approach to mend these to revitalize it into a beautiful original work of art. With a mindful approach and a passion for sustainability, Sarah will host this session trading tips, techniques and anecdotes about her textiles career. Sarah Elwick is an experienced and creative textile designer specialising in knitwear, upcycling, embroidery and visible mending. She currently works as a Senior Lecturer in Textiles and Business studies at the University of Brighton. Sarah has in-depth experience in leading workshops across a number of subjects including her specialism in knitwear design. With a passion for sustainability, Sarah’s work now focusses on using waste materials, mending, and upcycling garments.

What's included in the price?

A selection of yearns are available for use, as is general mending equipment including needles, scissors and shears. Refreshments will be available during the class.


2 hours (2:00pm to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts



Atelier Beside the Sea

with Craft Courses since 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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165 Kings Road Arches, , BRIGHTON, East Sussex, BN1 1NB

Booking options

Morning Session
11:00 - 14:00
£45.00 See dates
Afternoon Session
14:00 - 17:00
£45.00 See dates