Make Mend: DARN.

Friday, September 10 at 11:00am to 3:00pm

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Watt Hall (WAH), Courtyard
850 Bloom Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Wabi-Sabi Workshop Series

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the link below.


All guests must complete the Trojan Check health screening on the day of their visit to campus. Trojan Check verification must be presented at the event check-in.

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese concept of “flawed beauty,” or beauty in imperfection. Many of the art and craft practices associated with wabi-sabi include everyday techniques and skills to elevate or showcase broken or damaged objects and highlight their flaws. Such mending and reflecting on repair can bring with it healing and acceptance of imperfection or transience.

Make Mend is a series of wabi-sabi workshops presented by the USC Roski School of Art and Design that will explore fixing or improving what is damaged, broken, or torn, with respect towards the handmade and creativity as a wellness practice. Participants are invited to bring items that need repair, embellishment, or altering, and all skill levels are welcome.

At the “DARN.” hour-long workshops, join Dean of USC Roski Haven Lin-Kirk and members of the USC Roski faculty and staff in a sewing circle for demonstrations of visible stitching, Sashiko (slow stitching), and darning techniques. Kits will be provided to participants, who will repair and elevate their damaged clothing through patching, mending, and visible sewing, and promote sustainability on a personal level.

Limited materials and space available per hourly session.

Related events:
Make Mend: I’m DYE-ING to Make That!
Wabi-Sabi Workshop Series
Monday, December 6, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art Courtyard
For more info, click here.

Make Mend: Kintsugi Hack
Wabi-Sabi Workshop Series
Friday, April 15, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
USC Fisher Museum of Art Courtyard
For more info, click here.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Co-sponsored by the USC Fisher Museum of Art and the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

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Event Type

Arts, Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Faculty/Staff


Art & design




Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative
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