Maoko will share her skills and culture in a 3-hour Sashiko workshop bringing new life and unique design to old clothes.

Sashiko is the Japanese art of combining hand stitches to create dramatic, unique designs, embracing imperfection. The art has been practiced for thousands of years by rural women to prolong the life of their tattered garments. Born out of necessity, the art has now become fashionable and decorative.

Participants will mend old clothing with colourful fabric offcuts, creating unique designs.

The aims of the workshop are to encourage the mending of garments rather than throwing them away, teaching a new cultural art form, Japanese Sashiko, reusing old fabric rather than throwing it away, showcasing and celebrating Australia’s unique culturally diverse art community, and creating a more accepting and inclusive society.


Maoko Carroll was born and raised in Yokohama, Japan and now lives with her husband and two children in Kangaroo Ground, Australia, where she finds constant nurture in nature. Maoko first learned to sew at her mother’s feet. She finds the creation of beautiful things an essential outlet in life and crafts each treasure with the thoughts of its future owner. She believes anything handmade is blessed with a little magic and hopes it will smile on you. Website


Space2b is an art and design social enterprise supporting new migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum. Website

Art of Visible Mending
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Thu 16 / Feb 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Space2b Social design
144 Chapel Street, St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia


Concession TICKET: $20

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