Mending Club

Practice the resourceful skills of mending and altering your clothes.

About this experience

2nd Monday of each month, Mar-Dec: 6pm-9pm

This is an opportunity to join others in a warm and welcoming environment to sew and repair your much loved clothes. Be resourceful and come along to enjoy the art of mending, either through machine sewing or by hand, and get more out of the clothes you love.


Please bring a project and matching thread if possible. We will provide needles, irons, scissors, some threads, etc. and some sewing machines. Please bring your own sewing machine if needed.

These sessions are for people who already have some sewing skills (1-on-1 tuition is not provided). 

Please note: Bookings for each club night are essential, including for those that have already purchased an annual membership.



Bookings are Non-refundable 

If for any reason (this includes illness, COVID, travel delays and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking
Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.

Your Host

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Since 2016, Diana Duncan has been developing her weaving practice with locally grown and foraged fibres. Having studied fashion design and worked in clothing repairs and alterations, Diana has always enjoyed creative design and problem solving. Her desire to tread lightly on this earth and conserve its resources has found a natural fit with the materials she grows and forages. More recently, Diana has turned her attention to willow growing and weaving. Diana is teaching frame basket, foraged tray, wreath, and floor mat, and is hosting monthly weaving club sessions and mending club sessions.

Bella Roake specialises in textile craft. She has a special interest in handmade objects using slow intentional processes including growing her own natural dye and pigment garden, weaving, stitching and spinning. She aims for quality in all
things she makes and believes slow creation is important in a world that moves at great pace, always endeavouring to create enduring pieces with an emphasis on storytelling, resourcefulness, and care. Bella is teaching darning and felt bowls, and hosting some of our mending club sessions.