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Sat, 07 May


1st Floor, nr Wagamama, Angel Central

Make and Mend Festival

Learn to upcycle and decorate your own clothes with a group of talented makers and menders.

No tickets required (except for workshops)
Just turn up!
Make and Mend Festival
Make and Mend Festival

Time & Location

07 May 2022, 11:00 – 17:00

1st Floor, nr Wagamama, Angel Central, London N1 0PS, UK

About the event

Ever wondered how to sew up a hem? Wind a bobbin? Attach a patch?

Islington Climate Centre, @tessathedresser and The Seam are teaming up for a Mend and Make Festival.

  • Join a Visible Mending workshop and learn basic hand embroidery skills and how to with fix on hand-made patches with @Tessathedresser 
  • Find out how to thread your sewing machine, change stitch, position a needle, wind a bobbin and more on one of our handy on-site machines.
  • Ask one of our BRILLIANT makers and menders to sew on a button, mend a seam or fix a hem.
  • Swap old clothes for other (BEAUTIFULLY looked after) old clothes at our Swap Shop!
  • FINALLY, learn how to block print beautiful designs of nature onto a t-shirt, sweatshirt or canvas bag.

WORKSHOP TIMES WITH TESSA THE DRESSER (max 8 participants per session)

11.30 – 13.00 (book here)

15:00 - 16:30 (book here)

PLUS our guest speaker, George Hardinge-Rolls from the phenomenal Changing Markets Foundation will be speaking at 3pm on greenwashing, plastic fashion and how we move the industry away from the buy, wear and chuck model to something more planet-friendly!

Background: The fashion industry produces 100 billion pieces of clothes every year; up to 85 per cent of them will end in landfill or incineration after no more than a few wears. The waste of natural resources is incalculable. As the planet enters the climate and ecological emergency, we need to take better care of the planet. Using what we already own, repairing and caring for it, is just one of a host of responses. Featuring talks, workshops and a swap shop (bring one good quality item of clothes, take another one back), the Islington Climate Centre's talented makers will teach you new skills to make your clothes last longer and save money on your wardrobe.

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