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    Mending and Rag Roping (back to back workshops)- CoW Sustainable Communities Workshop Series

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    These no-cost, in person, back-to-backΒ workshops are the eighth in theΒ City of Whittlesea's Sustainable Communities Workshop Series.Β 


    Pick your preferred workshop and time,or attend both as these will run back-to-back.


    Lunch will be provided, so please note any dietary needs when you register.Β Both workshops will be facilitated byΒ A Fitting Connection.Β 

    This workshop is open to those aged 16 and over.


    10:00am-11:30 am- Mending

    Do you have clothes or textiles that need mending but you have no idea where to start, how to do it or even the tools to even attempt to mend them?

    If you answered yes, this workshop is for you.

    We will cover:

    • repairing a button
    • sewing a patch into clothes
    • visible or tonal mending
    • discuss the must-have items to have handy to be able to mend at home
    • tips to reduce your footprint when it comes to your textile consumption

    All attendees will receive a travel sewing kit and reference materials to take home. We will also discuss the fast-fashion industry and how the system creates so much unnecessary waste and steps you can take to avoid good fabrics from ending up in landfill.


    11:30am-1:00pm- Rag Roping

    Do you have old sheets with stains or are thread bare in some areas? Do you have lots of fabric scraps left over from past projects that you don’t know what to do with but can’t throw out?

    If you answered yes to either of these questions then you should come along and learn how to turn these textiles into a rag rope that could then be turned into a rug or bowl.

    In this workshop we will cover:

    • how to create a rag rope
    • how to turn it into a rug or bowl
    • colour combos
    • best fabrics to work with
    • tips to reduce your footprint when it comes to your textile consumption

    All attendees will receive a travel sewing kit and reference materials to take home. We will also discuss the fast-fashion industry and how the system creates so much unnecessary waste and steps you can take to avoid good fabrics from ending up in landfill.

    This workshop is open to those aged 16 and over.


    The CoW Sustainable Communities Workshop Series aims toΒ up-skill City of WhittleseaΒ community members in the art of sustainable, climate-resilient living and community-building.Β 

    Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions to be entered into a prize drawing at the series' end. Every workshop participant will also receive a certificate of recognition for their participation and have the opportunity to share their learnings and creations at the celebration showcase in November 2023.

    Contact lisa.conley@whittlesea.vic.gov.au with questions or to view the full series schedule.

    The City of Whittlesea CouncilΒ acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Wurundjeri Willum ClanΒ and Taungurung PeoplesΒ and weΒ payΒ respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.


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