REpair and REwear, Photo: Reverse Garbage

REuse and REpair

As the experts in creative reuse since 1975, Reverse Garbage’s mission is to inspire everyone to make reuse their first choice. One of the ways we do this is through our creative workshops which teach the skills needed to rescue resources for reuse. Join us at our new maker spaces for our Sydney Craft Week workshops.

REpair and REwear: Celia will teach you a range of basic stitches to darn or mend torn or worn clothing. While Celia is a big fan of visible mending which honours the resources used to create the garment in the first place, her stitches can also be used for invisible mending. Bring an item from your wardrobe, or we’ll supply a tear for you to repair. We will supply a selection of cotton and wool embroidery threads and needles, but please feel free to bring any that you have in your stash at home.

Chunky patch stitching: Bec will teach you stitching techniques to make your own statement mending patches. Use them to cover holes, or to bring new life to old wardrobe staples. We will supply a selection of cotton and wool embroidery threads and needles but please feel free to bring any that you have in your stash at home. Also on hand here will be a selection of base fabrics to embellish.

Proddy rug making: Nicole will teach you how to upcycle your unwanted clothes and textiles into floor rugs or wall hangings. It’s amazing what you can create with a hessian coffee sack, old t-shirts and a crochet hook.

Details: REpair and REwear, Thursday 13 October, 10am – 12.30pm; Chunky Patch Stitching Saturday 15 October, 1pm – 3.30pm; Proddy rug making Saturday 22 October, 1pm – 4pm

reversegarbage.org.au/workshops/events

Workshop

Change Maker, Community, Fibre Arts, Sustainable, Textiles

REpair Socks, 2022 Photo: Reverse Garbage

REpair_jeans, 2022. Photo: Reverse Garbage

Frances Ingram, Proddy Rugs, 2022. Photo: Courtesy Reverse Garbage

Top Images (l-r): Proddy Rugs Reuse T-shirts, 2022. Photo: Reverse Garbage. REpair and REwear Stitching, 2022. Photo: Reverse Garbage.