Crafternoon for Adults > Visible Mending with Tamara Russell

Crafternoon for Adults > Visible Mending with Tamara Russell
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Do you have a favourite pair of jeans that are looking a little worse for wear? Make the clothes you love last in this exciting workshop inspired by this year's Design Fringe theme of sustainability and waste. Join Textile Artist Tamara Russell in this hands-on crafternoon and learn how to fix your clothes, making them a delight to wear again. 

Upcycle your materials through the art of stitching, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment. Explore the possibility of hand stitching, learning techniques that offer a range of creative possibilities for repairing and enhancing your clothes and household textiles. 

Come along and join us for an afternoon of mending. Bring along your old, worn out clothes and make sure to book as spots are limited. 

WHEN > Saturday 24 September
TIME > 1PM - 4PM
VENUE > Linden Workshop, rear 26 Acland Street, St Kilda
COST > FREE, limited spots, bookings essential 

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    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.

    For more information on Tamara and her work see:

    Instagram: @karhina_textileart


    • 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.

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