Intro to Visible Mending – Coming soon

Visible Mending – Fix Your Clothes

Saturday 6 August 10am – 1pm – Canceled now

Future workshop to be advertised.

Maker Community Inc, 70 Saxon St Brunswick

Do you have a favourite pair of jeans that are looking the worst for wear? In this workshop you will 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.

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Visible Mending – Fix Your Clothes

Saturday 6 August 10am – 1pm – Canceled now

Future workshop to be advertised.

Venue: Maker Community Inc., 70 Saxon St, Brunswick

 

What’s it all about? 

Do you have a favourite pair of jeans that are looking the worst for wear? In this workshop you will 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.

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.

What will we cover?

We will begin with some sewing basics, learn sashiko running stitch, along with other stitches and ways to apply patches. Then it will be time to get creative, repairing, applying beautiful stitching and/or patching to your denims.

The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers.

What you will need:

  • Your clothes that have stains, rips or holes that need repairing (jeans, shirts, dresses)
  • Materials and threads will be supplied but you are welcome to bring any fabric you would like to use from home – cut up clothing, linen that is past repair, left over fabric from sewing projects, upholstery offcuts – this list is endless!
  • And most importantly bring your imagination and enthusiasm!

Who will be teaching? 

Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist and passionate advocate of sustainable living based in Melbourne. She specialises in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending. She has been making her clothes and mending since a teenager.  Loving to personalise her wardrobe with visible mending, embroidery and embellishment. Tamara enjoys teaching various forms of mending and embroidery. She also happily accepts commissions to mend your old favourites. Visit karhina.com or follow her on Instagram @karhina_textileart and @tamararussellart

 

Workshop cost

$50 full price

$30 MCI member