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TEXTILES | SUSTAINABILITY | VISIBLE MENDING

with Tamara Russell

Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat(Private Dates Available)
2 hours 30 mins
Group Size: 8 - 10

Description

Come along to a relaxing and fun workshop and learn how to make the clothes you love last. You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again using embroidery, appliqué and patching techniques. We cover both visible and invisible methods of mending to ensure you can repair all your clothes.


Stitching is a great life skill which can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles. Your Grandparents would have known how to make things around the home and their clothes last by repairing and remaking. In this workshop you will be shown traditional repair skills which enable you to add contemporary flair when patching your clothes. Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration as well as saving money and reducing the amount of clothing going to landfill.

Bring along  a garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that needs repairing, that have rips or holes that needs repairing and your imagination and enthusiasm.


Your Teacher 

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 https://karhina.com/ or follow her on Instagram @Karhina03 and @tamararussellart

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What you will learn

  • A relaxed, creative and fun filled workshop.
  • You will learn how to use embroidery, appliqué and patching techniques to mend your clothes

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again.
  • Tools and materials including fabrics, threads and buttons are available to use in the workshop
Parking Info

Unit 4, Level 2, 67-73 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000. 

You can opt to go to 200 Queen St Melbourne Secure (Guild of Objects will not shoulder this parking option) for more parking space. 



What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!


Guild Of Objects

Vendor since 2019

In the not so distant past we were able to explore and engage in a creative space within the boundaries of our domestic environment. More recently with the advent of mass produced furnishings and readily available home decor, coupled with a trend toward apartment living and the rise of the dual income family then this space for the creative endeavour within the domestic sphere has all but disappeared.

In recognition of this the Guild of Objects is a space that supports and holds space for all to pursue, source or explore their own innate creativity. The Guild provides a space for artists, craftspeople and makers to sell their products. The Guild runs workshops in a beautiful home like environment that gives everyone the opportunity to explore their own creativity and finally the Guild organises and runs design, craft and art tours to Japan, Bali and France in order to provide a forum to explore the world through a creative lens. 

The Guild is a space that honours the notion of Connection through Creativity

Connections with ones creativity, connection with ones self and connection to others through mutual pursuit.

Come and visit us at 67 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Anna
15 November 2020TEXTILES | SUSTAINABILITY | VISIBLE MENDING
Fabulous visible mending course. The teacher was really prepared and she had a book of all the techniques to show us. She also had a vast range of threads and materials for us to use. It was simply amazing. I would recommend it to anyone.
Karen
15 November 2020TEXTILES | SUSTAINABILITY | VISIBLE MENDING
This hands on workshop exceeded my expectations. The warmth and generosity of Tamara and Janine made me feel I really can do this. I haven't picked up embroidery thread and needle for decades but I love colours and fabric. I prefer hand sewing to machine sewing and my feeling of confidence in being able to add life of treasured but a little dilapidated clothing has soared. I'm never comfortable with disposing of things, and seeing them become something new rather than a patch up of something old, is really energizing. There was plenty of time and attention for the most basic of skills, and instruction on the practicalities of more complex designs. Thank you so much. Karen.

Refund Policy

The Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop in the event of insufficient participants. 

In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified before the commencement of the workshop and you will be offered a transfer into a future class or a full refund.

If you are unable to attend your workshop, the following applies.

7 days notice - refund (minus administration fee) or transfer into a future class. 

72 hours notice - refund (minus 50%) or  transfer into a future class 

Less than 72 hours notice - transfer into a future class

Less than 24 hours notice - we are unable to offer a transfer or to refund

Our classes are dependent on bringing together teachers and booking space.  Late cancellations mean that we are unable to allocate your place to someone else and in some circumstances, this may make classes not financially viable for us to run.  It is for this reason that we put implements these cancellation policies.



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Terms & Conditions

You may be photographed at this event. Please advise us in writing prior to the workshop via email to objects@guildofobjects.com if you do not wish to be photographed prior to the Workshop taking place. 

Cancellations - Guild of Objects reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop. In the event that the Guild of Objects cancels a workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or the opportunity to transfer into the next class. 


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) RESPONSE

The Guild of Objects has put together an action plan to mitigate the risks from coronavirus (Covid-19).

The Guild of Objects acknowledges the health risks of people gathering together but sees events such as workshops are a vital part of our community and can continue to be a place of safety and enjoyment if everyone plays their part.

The objective of the Guild is to support Artists, Makers and Craftspeople and as such our workshops provide financial support for the artists who work with us.

At all our events we will be putting in place additional hygiene measures in order to help minimise the possibility of contamination. This will include hand washing facilities and an increase in the frequency of cleaning of shared spaces.

We have limited the number of participants at each workshop to 12 as this will ensure that we can maintain the recommended social distance between participants.

If you are ill or have been placed into home isolation the Guild will allow you to transfer into a later workshop or if you give us 48 hours’ notice we will provide a refund.

For all clients whom we are currently mentoring, we will continue to work with you.  If, however you are unwell or have been placed in home isolation then we will look to using   Zoom as a means of continuing your mentoring.

While we have put hygiene measures and increased our efforts to minimise contamination, attendance at our workshops is at your own risk.

We value your continued support in helping keep the Guild going during these difficult times.

Please remember that our online store remains open and will work tirelessly to ensure that there are no delays in dispatching your orders.

We will continue to update and change our policy as more information is known. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.



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