Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist and passionate advocate of sustainable living based in Melbourne. She specialises in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending. 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.
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> WHAT TO BRING:
- Your clothes that have stains, rips or holes that need repairing (jeans, shirts, dresses)
- Materials and threads will be supplied but you are welcome to bring any fabric you would like to use from home – cut up clothing, linen that is past repair, left over fabric from sewing projects, upholstery offcuts – this list is endless!
- And most importantly bring your imagination and enthusiasm!
The workshop will begin with some sewing basics, learning how to sew a 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.