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Learn basic sewing and repair your own clothes

2 hours of discovery with Rachel

Knowledge in upcycling

Your new repair skills

£29

per person

The workshop in detail

  • 2h
  • 1 to 12 participants
  • 15 years min.
  • Welcome to Rachel's workshop where your garments are given new life.

    Rachel will start by introducing herself and explaining her approach to sewing and upcycling. She's passionate about sustainability and believes in giving old fabrics a new purpose.

    During the workshop you can either bring your own item to repair or choose from Rachel's collection of vintage fabrics. She will teach you basic repair techniques such as sewing, patching and replacing buttons to help your garments last longer.

    Rachel will provide tea and coffee. You are welcome to bring your own drink.

    You'll also learn how basic darning, a technique for repairing holes and worn areas to give your garments a unique touch.

    By the end of the workshop, you'll be ready to put your new skills into practice!

    Workshop location

    Accessible by public transport

    This place is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

    Additional information

    Language of the workshop

    English

    Wecandoo - Meet Rachel

    Meet Rachel

    Seamstress

    Meet Rachel, the vibrant artisan who brings vintage fabrics back to life with her expertise in embroidery and upcycling. Initially introduced to sewing and crochet by her mother and grandmother, Rachel drifted away from the craft in her teens. However, in her twenties she rediscovered her passion for needlework and fully embraced it.

    What sets Rachel apart is her unique approach to her work. She enjoys the playful aspects of embroidery, preferring a style that's whimsical and not overly precise. Rachel values sustainability and supports local initiatives. She takes discarded fabrics and transforms them into something beautiful, giving them a new purpose.

    Eccentric, creative and fun-loving, Rachel loves learning and teaching and she's a social person with a great sense of style. Her workshops are not only about learning a skill, but also about connecting with others and promoting sustainability through mending.

    1 comment

    Glenys B
    GB

    Glenys B

    5/26/2024

    I had problems with my phone and struggled to locate the correct building, but Rachel took the time to find me. The experience itself was relaxing and directed by my pace and needs.  Rachel was very attentive and gave me clear, patient guidance on how to sew my garments. This is a brilliant space to improve one's sewing skills.

    £29

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