Clothing Repair Cafe with Jane Milburn

Join RGQ and Jane Milburn (Textile Beat) as we upskill and update our Spring wardrobes.
 
We invite you to drop in to meet the growing community of repair enthusiasts and bring along those cherished items of clothing that are in need of some TLC and receive hands-on advice from Jane that will help bring your garment back to life. Learn about mending techniques such as patching, stitching and creative disguise. Say no to 'fast fashion' and learn how to increase the lifespan of your lovingly curated wardrobe.
 
If you'd like, please bring some along to show the group over tea and light refreshments.
 
As always, no sewing machines will be used - it's all about slowing down and enjoying the craft of hand sewing.
 
SLOW CLOTHING
 
Jane will also introduce participants to the ideas behind the slow clothing movement and the true cost of cheap disposable fashion. Slow clothing is about learning the skills to extend the life of good quality garments, making smart choices when purchasing and choosing natural fibers that have a longer wearable lifetime.
 
This is a free event, however bookings must be made to reserve your spot.
Date: 
Sat, 2018-10-13 13:00 - 16:00