Manchester Jewish Museum

Visible Clothes Mending Workshop
Patch it!



Learning Studio


Adults £5
Children £5
M8 Members FREE
Personal Assistant FREE

Join us as we explore creative ways of mending clothes and learn how to give your worn clothing a new life!

This family-friendly workshop is inspired by items in our collection, which belonged to a Jewish refugee called Helen, who travelled to Manchester with just 1 suitcase of belongings. Helen repaired her dress and 1 pair of socks out of necessity, but mending is also a great way to extend the life of well-loved clothes, and stop clothes going to landfill.

Helen’s dress and personal items on display in our Journeys Gallery.

During this session we will be looking at visible mending techniques, which celebrate slow fashion and make repair in to a beautiful decorative feature which tell a story.

Please bring with you any clothes that you’d like to repair. We’ll also have some additional clothes and fabric to work with. You’ll get to take them home at the end of the workshop!


This workshop is open to anyone, of all ages and abilities. Beginners and experts are all welcome – this is a space for everyone to relax and be creative!

If you have any questions about the session, please email Olivia at


Our new building includes step free access to the entrance via a ramp, a lift to the first floor, level access throughout the ground floor and accessible gender neutral toilets. Click HERE for more access information. If you have any additional needs please email Olivia at in advance so we can best support.


We are just a 15 minute walk from Victoria Station and Manchester’s Green Quarter. Both the 41 and 135 buses stop on Cheetham Hill Road within 100m from the museum’s entrance at the Elizabeth Street and Derby Street stops. Click HERE for more information on getting here.

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