CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP: ‘Make Do & Mend’ with Georgina Faulkner-Bryant
Saturday 27 April 2019
A chance for children to learn a skill for life taught in a fun and engaging way by textile designer Georgina Faulkner-Bryant.
Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth but the clothing industry is one of the environments biggest polluters. Clothes are frequently sent to landfill because of a missing button or damage that is repairable. Georgie will show children how to repair their clothes using an embroidery hoop and sewing handmade patches onto the holes, rips or tears in their favourite things as well as how to sew on a button. Each child will learn a skills for life aswell as how to embellish and individualise their own garments.
There will be the chance to use one of a fleet of eight vintage hand crank sewing machines dating from 1877 to 1945. These machines are not only beautiful and a perfect example of how things used to be built to last, they do not require electricity to operate them which means anything sewn with them has a zero carbon manufacturing footprint. If you believe in sustainable fashion then this workshop is an opportunity not to be missed.
Georgie teaches a variety of workshops for adults and children from her textile studio in Shaftesbury focusing on sustainable fashion. She has run a sustainable event decoration business for 12 years renting 1000s of metres of bunting to festivals made from vintage and recycled fabrics and trims. Georgie regularly designs decorations for TV sets such as Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and other programmes.
Please bring an item of clothing for repair. Minimum age 6+ years.