Visible Mending



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.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments will be available during the class. A delicious lunch will be served supplied by one of our neighbouring independent businesses. You will be contacted ahead of the course date with menu options.


Jon Tutton at Atelier Beside the Sea
165 Kings Road Arches
East Sussex

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


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

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