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Tom of Holland

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Tom van Deijnen from Holland is a self-taught textiles practitioner based in Brighton. Tom has a deep understanding of fabrics and their characteristics and traditional techniques used in mending them. Working primarily with wool, he favours the old and imperfect over the brand new, as it brings to light the relationship between garment and wearer that has developed over time, creating a piece of clothing that is as unique as the history that created it.

Tom provides mending inspiration, skills and services to people through his Visible Mending Programme. He also runs work shops and takes repair commissions for anyone, leading to people wearing their existing clothes for longer.

 

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