Darn it ! with Tom of Holland.

Tom of Holland is a very talented stitcher.
I had the best time yesterday at Hope & Elvis. A ‘make-do-and-mend’ retreat with the wonderful Tom of Holland  and his ‘Visible Mending Programme’.
Tom of Holland

Darning and Mending

The day was filed with darning, mending and learning the finer points of Swiss Darning – a very woolly time. It was a truly enlightening workshop and gave me the opportunity to use a vintage wooden mushroom and Speedweve from my mum’s sewing box.

Tom of Holland workshop

Tom of Holland Stitchery

Tom of Holland demonstrated darning on a darning mushroom.

Tom of Holland workshop
Tom of Holland workshop


The class was filled with many creative ladies including  Rachelle Blondel of Ted and Agnes and the delightful Lemonade Kitty.

Louise had kindly laid on the most delicious spread of soups and goodies to keep us all going,  laid out on her beautiful vintage china.

Tom of Holland workshop
The Hope & Elvis studio is a joy to behold. I find a day at Hope & Elvis a complete retreat from the distractions of the outside world and always leaves me with my creative batteries recharged. Thank you Tom and Louise for a superb day.

4 Replies to “Darn it ! with Tom of Holland.”

  1. Hello, just found your lovely blog. Didn't we have fun that day learning new skills and sewing with like minded people, I'm off to H&E in June for the Jessie Chorley workshop. X

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