Mend your way to a more sustainable wardrobe
Learn the lost art of darning with our online workshop course. A curated step-by-step video tutorial that you can learn at your own pace. Available in three options, choose the right package for you.See kit options
NEW LIFE SKILL
A craft that serves a purpose. Extend the life of your clothing for years to come.
Work through the bite-size lessons at your own pace in your own time.
10 video modules
Over 40 minutes of video to take you from threading a needle through to your finished mend.
20 unique diagrams spread across all of the course included in a downloadable PDF.
Wear & care
Explore methods for caring for your clothes and reasons why it’s important.
Recognise your achievement with your own Socko certificate on completion of the course.
- About this course (3mins)
- Who's it for?
- Kit options
- How to Workbook
- Meet the maker (2 mins)
- Getting to know you (5 questions)
- Getting the most out of this course
- History, Sustainability, Inspiration (9 mins)
- What you'll need (1 min)
- Choosing the right yarn (3 mins)
- Identifying the cause
- 10 Top Sewing Tips for Mending
- Threading your needle (2 mins)
- Horizontal rows (6 mins)
- Jumping the hole (4 mins)
- Vertical rows and weave (9 mins)
- Sewing in the ends (6 mins)
- Bonus: Advanced end sewing
- Further techniques
- Wear and Care (5 quiz questions)
- Care Symbol Guide
- Sharing your mends
- And finally... (5 questions)
EMMA MATHEWS, SOCKO FOUNDER
Emma is the founder of sustainable British sock brand Socko. She's a lifelong maker and is passionate about the poisitive, mindful impact craft can have on our wellbeing. Socko launched its very first pair of sustainable socks at the end of 2018 and workshops started at the beginning of 2019. Since then Emma has taught over 200 people who want to treasure the things they own and how to extend the active life of their clothing through repair.
It was a fantastic workshop. Everything just right -Not too big a group, clear instruction, a fun, relaxed environment to learn and play and enough assistance when required. I came away happy and with a new Life Skill. Well worth it!
I loved Emma's darning workshop. She made everything feel really do-able and I left confident to do some darning from home.
Learning to darn with Emma was brilliant! She is a fabulous teacher with clear and friendly instructions. I look forward to taking another Socko class soon.
My mother knitted me a hat which is now darned and being worn with pride ..take that you pesky moths!
I loved this workshop! Emma is a great tutor and her passion for sustainable fashion is contagious. I haven’t stopped darning since!
All levels of sewing know-how are welcome. From those who have never threaded a needle through to proficient knitters and tailors.
No! You will have lifetime access to the course and support.
With all kits you will be able to access the online content right away. We offer free first class shipping to the UK and your kit will be sent the next working day after you place your order. International postage will be calculated at checkout and your kit will be sent via Royal Mail International Standard.