Duplicate Stitch & Ladders Personalise your Knit Workshop


Radical Giving, Needlemakers, West Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2FQ

Tel: 07446884703

Darning a monogram patch


Socko brings you a workshop to teach knitters and sewists a technique that can be used to personalise or repair your knitwear.

During this 2.5 hour workshop, Socko founder Emma will start by explaining what a duplicate stitch is, where it can be used and pass round examples. We'll then get hands on, working on the rhythm of the stitch before applying it to repair dropped stitches.

The main task will be to select a letter and yarn to monogram a swatch of your own. Groups are kept small so you will have plenty of one-to-one time. You will take home the swatches you have worked on, handouts to refer back to and a needle and needle threader.

This technique is the perfect stepping stone between our Beginners' Darning course and the more advanced technique of Swiss darning.

The whole session will be fuelled by the obligatory bottomless tea and biscuits.

Socko is on a darning mission: This is because the most sustainable clothes are the ones we already own. If we can extend the lives of the things we own and embrace a more conscious consumer mindset, we will have a positive effect on people and our planet. Not to mention that darning is highly therapeutic, rewarding and is a commitment of care that brings us closer to our possessions.

Emma Mathews: Emma is the founder of sustainable British sock brand Socko. She's a life-long maker and is passionate about the positive, mindful impact craft can have on our wellbeing. Through combining her talent for craft with her love of people and planet, she identified her business idea. Socko launched its very first pair of sustainable socks at the end of 2018 and workshops started at the beginning of 2019. Emma lives in north-east London with her partner and their sausage dog Alan.

Attendees receive:

20% discount in the Radical Giving store full of amazing wellness and homeware goods. Receive 10% off the incredible cafe/restaurant Squisito that is situated next to our store. Workshop details:

Date - Saturday April 6th Time - 14.30pm - 17.00pm (2.5 hours approx) Location - Radical Giving Store, The Needlemakers, Lewes BN7 2NZ All materials provided Tickets are sold per person Please note: We cannot provide refunds or exchanges for workshop cancellations.

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Adult£50.00 per ticket

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