Play & Mend Masterclass with Adriana Torres – 2 June 2024


The Artist

Adriana Torres, artist, illustrator and founder of Miga de Pan studied architecture and graphic design at the University of Buenos Aires.  (Instagram:  @soymigadepan)

Her label was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be part of the national pavilions at 100% Design London, Maison & Object Paris, and Pitti Bimbo in Italy representing Argentine design. She received the first prize in the national contest of artisans organized by the “National Fund for the Arts”, part of the Cultural National Secretary of Argentina in the category "Contemporary Textile Doll Making".

Adriana has taught several embroidery workshops worldwide.

She participated with her embroidery artworks at several collective art exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Paris and Leipzig.


The Workshop

Students will receive a silk screened fabric showing a chair with sweater design. During this session they will break, cut, damage the cloth, playing a game led by Adriana. Then it will be time to fix!

Adriana will explain simple mending techniques before the game with more complexity afterwards. One of the techniques is the Brussels stitch that is not usually applied to mending but is one of Adriana’s favourite stitches and is perfect for repairing holes.

Participants will receive a printed fabric, yarn, needles and booklets. Feel free to bring any materials like yarn in colours you love and tiny scraps of fabric to make a more personal work.

Open for all skill levels including beginner stitchers. No previous knowledge is required.

Each student will mend according to their skill level.

1 day workshop - 2 June 2024
10 - 4.30
£99 includes all materials & refreshments - please bring along lunch or alternatively visit one of the two Cafes on site or the  award winning farm shop.