Online workshops

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.

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What you’ll get from this course

  • NEW LIFE SKILL

    A craft that serves a purpose. Extend the life of your clothing for years to come.

  • Step-by-step

    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.

  • Illustrations

    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.

  • Socko certificate

    Recognise your achievement with your own Socko certificate on completion of the course.

What's included in this 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)
  • Troublshooting
  • Bonus: Advanced end sewing
  • Further techniques
  • Wear and Care (5 quiz questions)
  • Care Symbol Guide
  • Sharing your mends
  • And finally... (5 questions)

Meet your instructor

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.

Choose your kit

Frequently asked questions

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.

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