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Kitchen Table Forum
Sat. 29 April 2017, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm AEST
Restitch Upcycling Studio invites you to join others around the kitchen table and engage in a discussion and workshop about seeing the potential in discarded clothes.
The present system of producing clothes that are made cheaply, and intended to be discarded after only a few washes, is unsustainable and we all need to move to a better model, where we value our clothes and re-learn how to make, mend and upcycle them. We also need to move away from clothes made from synthetic fibres, that are bad for the environment, and back to clothing made from natural fibres- cotton, linen, wool, silk, hemp, bamboo, etc.
Around the kitchen table we will discuss upcycling techniques and share ideas about potential alterations. The Nest Haberdashery will be open for the first hour of the forum, so any necessary purchases can be made, if required.
The rest of the time will be spent in the sewing room where a number of sewing machines will be available for your use.
Learn how to upcycle clothing that no longer fits or suits you. Try adding new elements to old clothing (like buttons and decorative accents). Learn basic sewing skills and use them to create your own unique style!
You don’t need to know how to sew to attend this forum as help will be available, but a willingness to experiment will come in useful!
- Selection of clothes to mend, cut up, add to or upcycle
- Scissors, needle, thread, tape measure
- Pen and paper to take notes
- Tea and coffee
- Sewing supplies and fabric will be available from The Nest Haberdashery Shop on the day
These workshops are designed for ages 17 and over. The scope of the workshop will not cover dress-making alterations as this is different from up-cycling and requires the services of a professional dress-maker.