Mend and Make Fab!

Your Grandma probably knew a thing or two about making things last. Join Ilka White for a one-day workshop that honours those skills and adds a contemporary twist to patching and darning your favourite textiles. Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration,alongside saving money and reducing landfill. Earn yourself some serious sustainability street cred on the quest for zero waste! Some tools and materials will be provided. Bring along your own worn clothes and home cloths for a special dose of creative TLC.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field

 *Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" which are already discounted

Image: Paul Allister, courtesy of the Local Wisdom Project.

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Class Schedule

This workshop runs from 10AM to 3PM

What you will learn
  • Simple mending techniques
  • Creative inspiration
What you will get
  • Knowledge and skills to confidently repair garments

What to bring
  • Worn clothes. Garments to decorate
What to wear




Vendor since 2013

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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