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Visible Mending Workshop Presented by Tamara Russell

  • Karhina Studio Brunswick Australia (map)
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Come along to a relaxing and fun series of two workshops and learn how to make the clothes you love last. You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again.

Week one you will learn how to use embroidery, appliqué and patching. Week two we will cover darning and needle felting.

Stitching is a great life skill which can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles.

Join the sustainable fashion revolution – We need to buy less, buy better and keep asking questions about the realities behind what we’re purchasing. We need to love the clothes we already own more and work harder to make them last.

Your Grandparents would have known how to make things around the home and their clothes last by repairing and remaking. In this workshop you will be shown traditional repair skills which enable you to add contemporary flair to patching and darning your clothes. Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration as well as saving money and reducing the amount of clothing going to landfill.

The two workshops run Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 August from 2.00pm – 5.30pm – you can come along for one or both. Workshops are $95.00 each or $180 for both.

The workshops are suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers and are running as part of the Craft Cubed Festival of Handmade.

Some tools and materials will be provided along with a handout for further repair projects.

Workshop dates:
Sunday 11 August. Sunday 18 August.
2:00pm - 5:30pm

What to bring:

* Garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that needs repairing,

* Any fabrics for reconstruction, applique or patching,

* Embellishments (buttons, patches, etc),

* Any thread you would like to use (embroidery thread, yarn, wool, etc),

* Personal sewing kit (scissors, pins and needles)

* Your imagination and enthusiasm