The Forgotten Art of Sock Darning

Saturday February 11th, 12:30 PM – 2:30PM

Detroit Institute of Arts (Kresge Court)

Are your socks developing unwanted ventilation holes? Join me for a celebration of the ancient art of sock darning. Meet me in Kresge Court (Inside the DIA) for a sock repair workshop, a snack and conversation.

Bring with you:

  • a pair of socks (or a sweater) in need of some love
  • 1 small spherical object like a: tennis ball, lightbulb, apple or orange

Optional (but suggested)

  • yarn or perhaps some notions for sock bedazzling (a currently under appreciated art form)
  • A needle large enough to use with the yarn you brought

I’ll have a couple different yarns and some spare needles too, so don’t let a shortage of supplies stop you. Remember only small (purse sized articles) are allowed in the museum, so travel light. ALSO, after I send out the invite for this event I realized that the DIA is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration this Saturday and Sunday, so lets check that out with our newly repaired socks on! Hell, if you think sock darning is dumb but wanna shoot the breeze, you’re still invited. Do it, darn it.

Find the event on facebook here. (no RSVP required)