Mend Your Clothes for Fashion Revolution Week 29th April 1pm – 5pm

$10.00

Hand Mending Workshop Sunday the 29th of April 1pm – 5pm
This event is part of Fashion Revolution Week (23-29th April 2018) with all funds going to support Fashion Revolution.

Join us for an hour or the whole afternoon and learn simple hand-mending skills to extend the life of your well-worn clothes. Because loved clothes last!

This month, The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling is teaming up with Circa Vintage Clothing to support the international cause of Fashion Revolution – an organisation set up to raise awareness of the human and environmental cost of fast fashion.

As the Fashion Revolution website says:
“Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.” 

Gaye will show you some visible mending stitching techniques to embellish and patch worn spots, or sit with Nicole for some old school darning to fix holes and rips like Grandma used to.

We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons.

Cost: $10 per hour with a limit of eight people per hour. All funds raised go to support Fashion Revolution.

Skill Level: From absolute beginner to advanced. Men are encouraged to attend!

Your Teachers: Nicole Jenkins of Circa Vintage has over thirty years of experience repairing and restoring vintage and antique clothing and is the author of two books, ‘Love Vintage’ and ‘Style is Eternal’. Gaye Naismith is the founder of The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling. She teaches hundreds of students every year how to make and mend clothes and homewares.

We will provide: Pins, needles, threads, scissors and a range of preloved fabrics for you to use.

Bring along: Your wardrobe favourites, vintage and op shop finds that need special mending attention. Your own sewing kit if you have one.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: Sunday the 29th of April 2018 1pm – 5pm

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

Please DO NOT pay for this workshop via Paypal as it incurs fees we would rather donate. All funds raised go to support Fashion Revolution.

Instead, select Direct Deposit as your payment option and pay when you come (cash only). 

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Mend Your Clothes for Fashion Revolution Week Sunday 29th April 1pm – 5pm

Come along to our Make Do and Mend Workshop and Mend Your Clothes for Fashion Revolution Week! Because Loved Clothes Last!

A Fashion Revolution Week Event.

This month, The Gaye Abandon School of Sewing and Upcycling is teaming up Nicole Jenkins from Circa Vintage to support the international  Fashion Revolution movement. Fashion Revolution is an organisation born out of the Rana Plaza clothing factory collapse, that aims to raise awareness and initiate change  around the human and environmental cost of fast fashion.

As the Fashion Revolution website says:
“Rather than buying new, we want people to fall back in love with their clothes, care for them for longer, and take a stand against fast fashion that ends up in landfill.”

So join us for an hour or the whole afternoon on Sunday 29th April and learn simple hand-mending skills to extend the life of your well-worn clothes.
We will teach you specialised hand mending and alteration techniques that will help to prolong the life you your favourite clothes. From Visible Mending to old fashioned discreet darning your clothes will be enhanced to live for another year. We’ll also be sharing tips on fixing seam rips, taking up hems and sewing on buttons.

 

If you want to take your mending a step further you might also be interested in our Fix Your Op Shop Finds Workshop on Saturday 2nd June

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Times:

1pm – 2pm, 2pm – 3pm, 3pm – 4pm, 4pm – 5pm

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