SLF Visible Mending Sewing Party Fundraiser! Sunday 24th February 2pm – 4.30pm (SOLD OUT!)


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

SLF Visible Mending Sewing Party Fundraiser! Sunday 24th February 2pm – 4.30pm

Do you have a favourite item of clothing that you’ve worn to an inch of its life but can’t bear to part with because its become like a second skin? Don’t despair – in this Visible Mending Workshop we can make it strong again and even better looking! Rather than trying to conceal the wear and tear that is the mark of a much loved piece of clothing, we will make a feature of our mending by highlighting and embellishing these signs of age.

We will begin by drawing on the Japanese tradition of mending known as boro (a term used to describe garments that have been patched many times) which utilises a simple decorative stitching method called sashiko. Through creative application of this technique we will repair, reinforce and beautify your garment’s threadbare spots, holes and rips.


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