Mani D'oro / Golden Hands
My great-grandmother (Bisnonna) had "Mani D'oro", which translates to "Golden Hands" in English. She used to be able to make and repair almost anything, with the power of these hands of gold.
The work of hands is what I have been called to do in this life as well, and my focus is to honour the labour of cloth - both its makers and the cloth itself. To ensure that these precious materials stay out of landfills and continue to serve us in their beautiful & poetic ways.
“An object that gives in is actually stronger than one that resists because it also permits the opportunity to be oneself in a new way.”
— Max Kozloff
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
(Upcoming) Learning Mending Through Sampling - Mending Workshop - FLOURISH Festival - Fredericton, NB - June 2021
(Upcoming) Mending Clinic - Nuit Blanche Independent Projects - Toronto, ON - October 2021
(Ongoing) Mending Club - Host of bi-weekly mending gatherings - Toronto, ON, Guelph, ON - 2019 - Present
Mending a Hole: Knit Garments - Mending workshop - Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, ON - 2019
Mending a Hole: Learning a Practice of Repair - Mending workshop - Gladstone Hotel - Toronto, ON - 2019
Mending a Hole - Mending workshop - The Tare Shop - Halifax, NS - 2019
DIY Clothing Repair - Gladstone Hotel - Collaborative - Toronto, ON - 2017
Community Mending Workshop - Take Time - Guelph, ON - 2017
Sliding Scale Pricing
As a part of expanding the accessibility of mending practices, Mani D’oro mending services are offered on sliding scale hourly rate system. I recognize and respect that there are significant wage disparities in our community, and welcome you to choose a rate that feels comfortable for you and the financial situation that you find yourself in at this moment.
I’ve created four rates based on some favourite wild plants. All of these plants are equally important and beneficial to our earth & ecosystem. I hope they help remind you that any rate you can pay is completely valid and honoured.
Click on the image below to review my rate card.
I am based in Guelph, ON and can arrange for local pickup/drop-off. I am also happy to accommodate mail-in mending projects. Just get in touch to iron out those details with me.