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In-person attendance is full, register here to attend via Zoom.


Join the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center for our Repair Hub Workshop: Darning Clothing and Textiles.

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.  All materials will be supplied.

This workshop will include:

-Brief history of mending and mending techniques

-Discussion of the environmental impact and importance of repair 

-Overview of darning tools and picking the perfect yarn and needle 

Attendees should bring an item to work on in the workshop—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 or garments made of delicate fabrics.    

We have limited capacity for this indoor event and registration is required.  We will also livestream the workshop through Zoom. If you care to join us through Zoom register here and we will send you a link the day of the event.

For online attendees joining on Zoom, there will be a limited supply, first come first serve darning kits available for pickup at the Greenpoint Library starting April 2nd. You may call ahead to check for availability at 718-389-4394.

For those who plan to purchase their own tools (highly recommended!), please review this supply list

This workshop is led by Repair Shop, a Brooklyn-based duo developing learning experiences and research around maintenance, craft, and design.


BKLYN Incubator is supported by generous funding provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation

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