When 10:30 am – 1:30pm, Saturday 25 August

Cost $55 

About the workshop

In this upcycling workshop you’ll work with Slow Clothing author Jane Milburn to revive your unwanted clothes and make them wearable again. 

When we embrace repair as a valid and useful act, we extend the life of garments while enriching our own. The results are quirky, unique and entirely wearable.

Jane will supply needles, basic threads, patches and problem-solving ideas to give them a new lease on life.  

What you’ll get

  • A copy of Jane's book Slow Clothing: finding meaning in what we wear
  • All mending materials required provided
  • Inspiration for upcycling and repurposing surplus garments in your wardrobe
  • Afternoon tea and refreshments

 What to bring

  • A few garments that need reviving, be it a hole to fix or something that needs embellishing        

About Jane Milburn

Jane Milburn’s creative practice is grounded in natural fibres and reuse of existing resources. While Jane has always been a maker, she began upcycling in 2011 after observing fashion waste and set up Textile Beat in 2013 to share creative experiences that expand traditional thinking about what we wear. As the author of Slow Clothing, Jane believes we all can live lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of wearing and caring for clothes. Through experimentation and self-innovation, Jane enables others to explore creative upcycling using hand-stitching techniques to make, mend, adapt, refashion and repurpose garments already in circulation. 

IMAGE Courtesy of Jane Milburn, Textile Beat.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

Please note that if minimum numbers are not reached this workshop will be cancelled. Participants will be notified of cancellation a week prior to the workshop date and refunded accordingly.

Participant Cancellation Policy

Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop will be fully refunded. Bookings cancelled within a week prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Bookings cancelled after workshop has begun will NOT be refunded.



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