Dr Rebecca Collins, Deputy Head of Department and Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Deborah Wynne, Professor of 19th-Century Literature, both from the University, and Holly Kirby from the National Trust, will host an event on Saturday November 19 exploring ways of breaking through our unsustainable relationships with garments in the 21st century.
An Archive of Stitches – The Living Histories, Geographies, and Biographies will be held from 11am to 3pm at The Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC) Gallery, in the Forum Shopping Centre, Northgate Street, Chester.
Come along to this hands-on garment repair workshop and explore ways of breaking through our unsustainable relationships with garments in the 21st century. ‘An Archive of Stitches’ promotes the value of garment making and mending skills and you will be encouraged to join discussions about the lives, histories and geographies of your clothes.
The workshop will be led by Dr Rebecca Collins of the Pop-Up Patch Challenge Team, who will be on hand to help you learn simple garment repairs. Assistant Curator Holly Kirby will also give a talk on caring for a major historic costume collection at the National Trust’s Attingham Park.
Join ‘An Archive of Stitches’ to celebrate the value of remaking, repurposing, and repairing clothing in many different contexts.