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    Kintsugi for Clothing with High Tea with Mrs Woo

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    Heading into winter Australian Design Centre presents a series of workshops designed to make space for healing through making. A fast paced world with a relentless news cycle can feel overwhelming. Making may be the antidote you need to change pace. In this workshop participants will learn new skills for slow making by hand.

    Borrowing from the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold alloy, High Tea with Mrs Woo have developed a kintsugi for clothing practice to cherish and extend the life of cherished clothing by visible mending with gold thread.

    This kintsugi mending practice is not about achieving a perfect result. The gold threads are not used to embellish but to do the effective and symbolic work of darning and honouring a broken moment. When you apply kintsugi practice to daily life, you’ll find yourself having more meaningful relationships with your belongings, your environment, yourself and the people around you. Acknowledge and treasure the creases and cracks as signs of strength rather than flaws and defects.

    Bring in the clothes you want to heal, and we will supply a mending kit. The size of the repairs should be no larger than a 20c coin so that you can complete some mends in this 1.5-hour session.

    About High Tea with Mrs Woo
    Celebrating 20 years of Slow Fashion High Tea with Mrs Woo carefully crafts clothing and accessories for modern thoughtful living. Natural fibre fabrics, ethically made, responsible design.

    Image: Portrait - High Tea with Mrs Woo, Photo: Alex McIntyre

    Australian Design Centre is delighted that this series of events is supported by MakeShift. MakeShift’s new book Creative First Aid: the science and joy of creativity for mental health will be able to purchase during July from Object Shop with a discount available for workshop participants.

    Image top: Kintsugi Mending, Photo: High Tea with Mrs Woo

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     This event will be documented with photography and/or video and the images/footage may be shared online. By attending the event you understand that you may be photographed/videoed and you give permission for the images/footage to be shared online for promotional purposes.

    There is a ramp at the side entrance of ADC (Palmer St) and wheelchair-accessible toilet on the lower gallery level. Access to the lower level is through the main entrance off William St. Please ask our friendly staff for assistance. A full gallery Access statement is available to download from the ADC website.

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