Tom of Holland
Tom van Deijnen is a self-taught knitter and mender from The Netherlands,
who now lives in Brighton, UK. Technique, tradition and narrative inform
much of his work. By using traditional techniques to make or repair
contemporary objects, he highlights links to the rich textile history of the UK.
Tom seeks to create a greater awareness of sustainability, environmental and
social concerns through his work by questioning where textiles come from,
exploring motivations for repair, and shifting the emphasis from the new and
perfect to the old and imperfect. Tom’s slow craft practice focuses on the
hand-made, in which the creation and mending of textiles are in constant
conversation with each other.
Tom regularly runs Darning Master Classes at a variety of venues, including
yarn shops, galleries, and events such as Wool House at Somerset House, as
part of his Visible Mending Programme. He also volunteers at the monthly
Brighton Repair Café, a community initiative to help people repair their broken
objects and garments.
Tom of Holland Darning Techniques Workshop
Fri 16th January 2015
13:30 – 16:30
Fully booked, email firstname.lastname@example.org for waiting list