This first workshop will be all about Mending clothes ... the virtuous frugality of Make Do & Mend will also help save our environment. Think of the amount of water* and energy it takes to make a T-shirt.
Learn how to get a few more years from a favourite jumper ...
Manage very nearly almost completely invisible mends in knit fabrics and woven.
|Can you see the mend?|
Hide those mends that are visible - and turn an "Opps!" into a "Design Feature".
|Underneath those pretty flowers lurk glue stains|
|Hem? What hem?|
Learn how to fix a hem so it doesn't show
and how to sew on those buttons so they don't fall off again!
We'll even learn what you are meant to do with one of these :-)
For more information about this and the following workshops:
Marrickville Council website
City of Sydney website
The Watershed on facebook
phone: 9519 6366
Shop front 218 King Street Newtown - hours: 10am-4pm Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-7pm Thursdays.
* Cotton T-Shirt ... takes a whopping 400 gallons of water to grow the cotton required for an ordinary cotton shirt. (source: TreeHugger.com)