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A Book Talk with Flora Collingwood-Norris

FRIDAY, April 12, 2024

14:00 - 16:30pm


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Coffee, Cake & Inspiration

Flora will give a talk about Visible Creative Mending, with a focus on repairing knitwear.

Flora will share her journey into repairs, examples of the different techniques she uses and her approach of design led mending. Often the garments she repairs have a lot of sentimental attachment for their owner, and she’ll share some of the stories behind them.

Join us from 2pm for coffee and cake, followed by Flora's talk at 3pm. 

Flora will bring samples of her repairs within her own wardrobe to look at, and copies of her book and some mending yarns will be available for sale afterwards. We'll be all 'stitched up' by 4.30pm.

Flora started her own label, Collingwood-Norris, in 2016 after years of working freelance, creating catwalk samples for the likes of Christopher Kane, Jasper Conran and House of Holland, as well as designing hand knit patterns and teaching.

In 2017 Flora started exploring the possibilities of visible mending, as her large collection of second-hand sweaters needed some tender loving care. Flora now offers visible mending workshops, video tutorials, and materials to help others to never throw a sweater away due to a hole again, and offers a visible mending service when she has time. Her repairs have been featured in Vogue, Country Living, Financial Times and the Guardian among others.