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Sashiko and Visible mending Workshops with Skye from @Slowstitchclub

We are really excited to have Skye from @slowstitchclub on board as a tutor at Millie Moon. We are keen to promote slow fashion and to save clothes from landfill. Repairing clothes in this creative way is a fantastic way to give old clothes new life!

 

 

Get started with visible mending:

Slow stitch club teaches the art of visible mending using simple sewing techniques to repair clothing in a creative, visible and intentional way.

In this two hour workshop we will look at the best ways to repair particular pieces of clothing and fabrics using techniques such as darning, patching and Sashiko and I will be on hand to share tips and tricks about the processes as we mend along together. 

This workshop is suitable for beginners and sewing enthusiasts alike.

All materials are provided: just bring your own item of clothing to mend or decorate.

⚠ It is recommended that you bring an item that has a small area to repair to start with or something that you are happy to practice on ⚠

      

 


About slow stitch club:

slow stitch club is all about making visible mending accessible for everyone.

Whether you’re a stitching wizard or have never picked up a needle and thread before, I want to share the skills you can use to extend the lives of your clothes and keep them from landfill.

After studying fashion design at university, I graduated with a very different view of the industry, and wanted to push against it. From that point on I continued to learn and educate myself; about the vast quantities of clothing that is sent to landfill, the devastating environmental impacts of textiles production as well as the horrifying truths about garment workers and their lack of rights.

The importance of caring for and extending the lives of the clothes that already exist in the world became hugely important to me, and I set out to help teach others about learning to fix their clothing through the practice of visible mending.

Mending is a hugely creative and intentionally slow and therapeutic skill, and the community surrounding it is super inspiring. I hope you’ll join us to learn a new skill and be a part of the change to fight against fast fashion whilst taking care of the clothes you love.

 

Skye

 

 

Links: 

https://www.instagram.com/slowstitchclub/

https://www.slowstitch.club/

 

The next workshop with Skye is Sunday 20th March 2022 11-1Pm  To book call the shop or pop in. Alternatively you can book on the website here

 

Capacity and pricing:

8 people per workshop, £35 each for a two hour workshop including your own Visible Mending starter kit.

 

 

 

 

                                                          

 

 

 

The Great BIG GREEN week in Frome 18th-26th September 2021

Great Big Green Week is a nationwide event celebrating how communities across the country are taking action to tackle climate change and protect green spaces. Frome has a fantastic range of events lined up from art exhibitions and guided walks to performance poetry and foodie events.

 Everyday there are activities taking place around the town. Composting, bat walks, river walks, siren poets, kids bike ride, film screenings, healthy eating and even plastic free tea in the park. For more information on events taking place go to the Frome Council Website,

https://www.tickettailor.com/events/frometowncouncil/557084

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At Millie Moon we are keen to do our bit for the environment where we can. One of the biggest goals in sustainable or ‘slow‘ fashion is to buy less and use things longer. By repairing and adapting clothes, and using recycled materials where possible we can help towards reducing the impact of production, and ultimately disposal of clothing and it’s impact on people and the environment. Did you know we sell Gutermann recycled sewing thread, recycled toy stuffing and a selection of ribbon made from 100% recycled material?

We are holding a Mending & Alterations workshop on Thursday 23rd September. This provides an opportunity to get help and advice on altering and extending the life of clothing with professional dressmaker Anna Vickery.

4.30pm-6.30pm – Millie Moon – £20

Bring along a selection of un-loved, once-loved, handed down or just not quite right clothes and see what’s possible.

The workshop will cover a combination of hand and machine sewing, whichever is most appropriate for the task – you’re welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use the ones at the shop, extra materials/ haberdashery if required will be available to buy on the day. *this does not include materials. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount.

BOOK NOW

(Booking essential with minimum numbers needed to run)

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COVID Safety :

  • small groups of 6 people (depending on current restrictions)
  • Machines and equipment available to use but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
  • Mask to be worn (depending on current restrictions)
  • no refreshments provided, but you are welcome to bring a drink and snack
  • all equipment and surfaces are wiped and cleaned each class
  • maintain social distancing where possible