Visible Mending: Colourful Sashiko at SPARKS

Sashiko, meaning 'little stabs', is a traditional Japanese stitching technique, used to mend and reinforce worn-out garments. In this mending workshop you'll learn this traditional Japanese method of repairing and repair one of your fave clothing items that needs some love.

The beauty of this technique is that Sashiko encourages us to make our mends visible and wear them with pride! While traditionally done in indigo and white, we’ll use colourful threads and patches to make your mends stand out. Bring a piece of clothing to repair and all other materials are provided.

What to expect:

  • Learn the Japanese art of Sashiko mending
  • Learn beginner-friendly repair skills
  • Repair a well-loved item of clothing

Sashiko mending is best for holes and tears in woven fabrics and perfect for denim!

Age restrictions: 18+

Adult £25

How to get there


  • Toilets

On the day

  • Meet Meret in the fashion department workshop space at Sparks Bristol (it’s the yellow corner next to the rework atelier). Bring an item to work on.
  • If you’re unsure which would be the best workshop for mending your item, please message the host.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Meret Faerber (She/Her)

Hi. My name is Meret and I love sewing and sharing my skills. I am a sustainable fashion workshops facilitator, hosting workshops all things mending and upcycling!

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