Craft in Common: Online Workshop 5 - REPAIR

Wed 20 January 2021

About Craft in Common: Online Workshops

Craft in Common is a series of five creative online workshops, led by artist Alinah Azadeh, to help us to get through these difficult times by making together. It has been co-commissioned by MAC and  Craftspace  for a forthcoming national touring exhibition We Are Commoners. 

Each workshop is themed to relate to a human value or experience such as; courage, care, connection, loss and emotional repair. Alinah invites you to make these objects for yourself or to gift to someone else. 

Share your makes and stories with us on social media using the hashtag #WeAreCommoners - and be sure to tag us @mac_birmingham.

If you are interested in showing objects you make alongside the exhibition, please email Craftspace at or call 07394 745 865. 

Find out more about this project and the We Are Commoners exhibition here.

Online Workshop 5: REPAIR
Mending clothing as a way to heal ourselves   

Alinah invites you to do visible repairs to clothing that means something to you and give it new life.  

In times of crisis we have been affected in many ways; physically, emotionally or financially. Life changes, we can feel wounded but we get through. Strength can come from others and also from our own creativity. Worn clothing bears the marks of our joyful and painful life experiences. The process of repair and skills used are symbolic of how we might renew ourselves and our community.  

“By doing a visible repairs to clothing we don’t hide a tear or a ‘wound'. We show what it’s been through, making it stronger and part of who we are.”