Jane Milburn Workshop

November 11, 2018
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Sometimes we keep clothes because we love the fabric and memories attached but the garments themselves may be too big, too small, dysfunctional, misshapen or out-of-date. This is an introductory upcycling session for beginners or intermediates (advanced welcome). Bring along a few preloved natural-fibre garments/textiles, we discuss options for upcycling. We then make changes within the timeframe and with what is to hand. This session can include mending and embellishing. It can be hand-stitching, or machine sewing (please BYO). Beginner or intermediate skill level– 6 hrs hands-on

What you gain:

  • skills in stitching and upcycling
  • developing resourcefulness and a unique style
  • inspiration to use creative play for wellbeing
  • ways to reduce textile waste
  • immersion in the slow clothing philosophy

What to bring:

  • Several old garments to play with (including a surplus t-shirt)
  • Basic sewing kit (needles, threads, scissors)
  • Sewing machine (if you have one)
  • Some haberdashery items (eg elastic, bias binding, buttons, lace, fabric remnants)

Cost: $150 Full day - BOOK HERE

Check out this YouTube TEDx video for a great talk on the need for slow clothing, especially in Australia, and why you should do this workshop!!  Click the image or copy and paste the link below.

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