The fifth theme in the series is Repair: Mending clothing as a way to heal ourselves.

Artist Alinah Azadeh 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 repair 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.”