Wed, 04 Oct|
Creative Mending Workshop - Sustainable Fashion Week
From visible to invisible mending, from basic embroidery to darning cashmere, we'll explore the world of creative mending this Sustainable Fashion Week at the Preloved Studio.
Time & Location
04 Oct, 10:00 – 12:00
Canons House, 19 Madeira Rd, Mitcham CR4 4HD, UK
About the event
Did you know the average lifetime of a piece of clothing is only 2 .2 years, and three in five items of clothing will be discarded within one year. British citizens alone discard a million tonnes of textiles every year! We're on a mission to bring our worn out and damaged clothes back into use at our Preloved Studio.
Join us this Sustainable Fashion Week for our morning workshop on Creative Mending. Bring along an item of clothing in need of repair and explore the many creative ways to approach mending your clothes.
Meet your workshop facilitator: Fiona Graham
Fiona has many year’s experience in the clothing and home textiles industry and has a lifelong love of sewing and making things. She worked in manufacturing, and in product development for major high street retailers. She has a wide knowledge of all garment types and sewing techniques to share!
Important Information for Workshop Attendees:
This event is for adults only (18+). Sadly, we do not have the facilities to accommodate children during the sessions.
All skills levels are welcome at this workshop, from complete beginner to advanced experienced sewer.
Sewing tools and equipment are provided by the Preloved Studio during the sessions.
Please bring only one item in need of mending.
Please clean and iron your fabrics before you bring them to the studio to work on. Some Preloved Studio fabric scraps and remnants may be available for you to use.
To get to the the Preloved Studio, head to Canons House and ring the buzzer at the main entrance.
Thank you to The Little A.R.K for organising this Workshop.
The Preloved Studio is made possible with the support of the Canons House and Grounds and Merton Council.