Course Description

Through practical studio exercises, students in this course will learn to repair woven and knit textiles in order to extend their lifespans. Mending techniques reduce a textile’s environmental footprint. Repairing, altering, and updating textiles are powerful ways to gain more value from the resources invested in creating them. Using hand techniques, minimal tools, and accessible materials, students will develop skills in patching, darning, and Swiss darning. Visible and invisible repair techniques will be discussed with an emphasis on functionality as well as the art and design potential of textile repairs.


  • Create functional patching, darning, and Swiss darning,
  • Explore the importance of repairs as a sustainable practice,
  • Identify types of damage, including potential future damage, in textiles and choose appropriate repair techniques,
  • Articulate personal art and design aesthetics for repairs.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Sustainable Textiles Repair Studio
6:30PM to 9:30PM
Jul 25, 2024 to Aug 29, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
In-Person [Evening]  
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $500.00 Click here to get more information
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Section Notes

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