SLF Visible Mending Sewing Party Fundraiser! Friday 7th February 6.30 – 9pm

$25.00

Both this workshop and our Wardrobe Makeover Sewing Bee (held the morning of the same day) are part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2019.
All funds raised will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Book both and enjoy a day of sustainable sewing and mending for a good cause!

Come along to a relaxing and fun afternoon of slow sewing and learn hand mending techniques with lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes!

Utilising a decorative Japanese stitching method called sashiko, traditionally used to patch and reinforce worn work clothes and domestic textiles, we will repair and beautify your clothing’s threadbare spots, holes and rips.

This class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced sewers. Men are encouraged to attend! This mending and sewing party is being offered at a special price as part of the Sustainable Living Festival Program.

We will provide: Pins, darning needles, sashiko thread, wool thread, scissors, and preloved fabrics for patching.

Bring along: Jeans, jumpers, socks and other clothes that have rips or holes that need repairing. Any cherished fabric scraps you would like to incorporate into your mends. Your own sewing kit if you have one.

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

When: Sunday 24th February 2pm – 4.30pm

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

Both this workshop and our Wardrobe Makeover Sewing Bee  are part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2020.
All funds raised will be donated to the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Book both and enjoy a day of sustainable sewing and mending for a good cause!

Come along to a relaxing and fun evening of slow sewing and learn hand mending techniques with lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes!

In this textile workshop, with the support of facilitator Gaye Naismith and assistants, you will learn hand sewing stitches and decorative mending techniques that you can use to
-sew and repair loved clothes and other textiles
– create small stitched works from recycled fabric remnants and textiles you already own that hold meaning or memories for you.

This workshop are suitable for both absolute beginners and more experienced sewers who fancy a relaxing evening of social hand sewing with a group of friendly people. You can join us at any time but bookings are essential.

Learning how to wrangle a needle and thread is a valuable life skill that can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! Our workshops also allow you to explore the creative  possibilities of hand sewing.

When: Friday 7th February 2020 6.00pm – 8.30

Where: At Maker’s Window Creative Community Space. 311 Barkly St, Footscray.

We will provide: All sewing equipment; upcycled, vintage fabrics for sewing and patching and handout notes.

Bring along: Any garments that need mending or enhancing by hand.Any meaningful or vintage textiles you would like to upcycle into a stitched collage such as homewares or old clothes (we will also have plenty on hand). Your sewing kit if you have one you would prefer to use.