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Learn to Mend Your Woollens (Yarra Junction)

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Event description

Learn how to darn and needle-felt your woollen clothes with Zero Waste Victoria and Tamara Russell from Karhina Textiles. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers - 10 years and up. Tools and materials provided.

During this FREE workshop, you will learn:

  • How to prepare your woollen clothes for repair
  • Different types of darning and the art of needle-felting
  • How to add colour to your woollens for a visible repair
  • How to colour match wool to repair as invisibly as possible

What to bring: 

  • Your woollen clothes that have stains, rips or holes that need repairing
  • Fabric, thread or embellishments you’d like to use (optional)

What you’ll get:

  • Tools and materials to use during the workshop, including darning mushrooms, needle felting tools, yarn and wool roving
  • New skills to mend and embellish your clothes
  • Specific advice and guidance on how to mend the clothes you bring along
  • A starter Needle Felting Kit to take home


Tamara Russell is a Textile Artist specialising in free machine embroidery, hand stitching and mending based in Melbourne. 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.  Visit or follow her on Instagram @karhina_textileart.

This event is proudly funded by Yarra Ranges Council Grants for Community program.

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