- Molly Rooke
- Social Media
- Hand mending
- Self-taught mender. Hand sewn repairs are a speciality, mainly knitwear and denim.
I’m an artist, educator and self-taught mender. I set up Darn Good after teaching myself to darn during the 2020 lockdown, and found a real joy and love for mending and repair.
I believe in celebrating the changes our clothes go through and focus on visible, colourful mending to tell their stories.
The ethos behind Darn Good is a focus on sustainability and giving clothes a second life, rather than sending them to landfill. It is about making a conscious decision to repair and restore, and to rethink our consumption of fashion and textiles.
I not only repair other's clothes but I also teach workshops in visible mending, swiss darning, sashiko-inspired stitch and core mending skills.
- Born in 1987 in Somerset, U.K. My background is contemporary Fine Art, with a BA and MA in printmaking. I taught myself to darn in lockdown and set up Darn Good in 2022.
- Accepts commissions
- City or Region
- Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
- Item sets
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