Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

This workshop is sold out. To join the waitlist contact

Join HCCC and fiber artist Molly Koehn to explore the art of visible mending!  Learn simple stitching techniques using contrasting yarn, scrap fabric, and stitching motifs to breathe new life into even the dullest items. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to practice darning and patching and learn basic repairs, such as adding buttons. Darning prolongs the lifespan of garments and promotes responsible consumption by discouraging throwaway culture. By repairing clothes instead of discarding them at the first sign of wear and tear, we can reduce textile waste and minimize our carbon footprint. So, before you toss out that beloved sweater over a hole or missing button, bring it back to life in this repair workshop!

Please note: Each participant can bring up to three clothing items in need of repair. If your items don’t require the specific techniques taught, you can practice on scrap fabrics instead. The workshop will be held in person inside the HCCC building with limited space for a maximum of 15 participants.

$55 for HCCC members
$65 for Non-Members

This class is for adults aged 18+ or children aged 13+ accompanied by a parent or guardian. No experience is necessary. Pre-registration is required and includes instructor, basic materials, tools and administration fees. Registration closes on September 15, at 12:00 PM.

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is canceled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.