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Repair Workshop: Visible Mending

November 20, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Don’t throw it out! You can save torn garments and get further wear out of your clothing.

In this workshop we will show you how to mend those garments that you would otherwise send to landfill. Repair and recycle clothing such as jeans, jackets, scarfs, socks and even upholstery using your own creativity.

Although mending can be achieved quickly with a sewing machine, not all of us always have a sewing machine on hand hence in this workshop all that is required is needle, thread, scissors, and scrap fabric to mend clothing.

The workshop will give you the basics to get started. We will show some simple Boro, Lace, Applique, Weaving and embroidery techniques to make your older worn garments look brand new.

Workshop Materials List

We will provide Beginner Kits in the workshop however you will also need:

 Scissors
 Ruler
 Thimble (optional)
 Bees Wax (optional)
 Chalk pencil or lead pencil
 A few pins and safety pins (Applique pins preferred)
 Fabric and thread if you prefer to chose your own colours (Stranded, Perle 8, 12wt and sashiko threads are our preferred threads)

Please feel free to bring a garment to the workshop and we can give you some advice for mending!

Workshop Terms and Conditions
By registering for our free workshop, you understand and agree to the following:

  • During the workshop venue, you must stay with the will follow the guidelines provided by the workshop facilitator or other designated Port Macquarie-Hastings Council staff member at all times.
  • Port Macquarie-Hastings Council reserves the right to:
    – cancel a workshop. If this is necessary, we will do all that is reasonable to provide as much notice as possible
    – ask individuals or groups to leave the site immediately if any action or behaviour is deemed unsafe

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November 20, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
(02) 6581 8111

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