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Visible Mending- Fix your Clothes

Do you live in the city of Merri-bek and want to learn or brush up on your clothing mendings skills?

Make the clothes you love last! Join us in this FREE 1.5 hr in-person workshop and learn the art of basic clothing repair.

Registrations are essential.

Register now:

When is it?

10th September 2022 from 2.00 pm until 3.30 pm

Where is it?

Merlynston Progress Hall, 1 Novian Street, Coburg North, Victoria.

The cost?

It's free, but you must register. Due to limited seats, the event is only available to residents who live in the Merri-bek municipality.

What’s it all about?

Do you have a favourite piece of clothing that is looking the worst for wear? In this workshop, you will learn how to make the clothes you love last. You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again. Stitching is a great life skill that can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles. What will we cover? We will begin with some sewing basics, learn sashiko running stitch, along with other stitches and ways to apply patches. Then it will be time to get creative, repairing, applying beautiful stitching and/or patching to your denims. The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers.

What is provided:

• A selection of fabric for patching

• Thread – sewing thread, embroidery thread, crochet cotton

• Pins and needles

• Scissors

What to bring:

• Your clothes that have stains, rips or holes that need repairing

• Feel free to bring any fabric, thread or embellishments you may like to add too

• And most importantly bring your imagination and enthusiasm!

Who will be teaching?

Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending based in Melbourne. She has been making her clothes and mending since a teenager. Loving to personalise her wardrobe with visible mending, embroidery and embellishment. Tamara enjoys teaching various forms of mending and embroidery. She also happily accepts commissions to mend your old favourites. Visit or follow her on Instagram @karhina_textileart and @tamararussellart

Moreland City Council acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional custodians of the lands and waterways in the area now known as Merri-bek, and pays respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, as well as to all First Nations’ communities who significantly contribute to the life of the area.


Merri-bek City Council
Merri-bek City Council, Merri-bek City Council
Phone: 83114364

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