Join our sewing repair workshops, where you can learn the basics of sewing repairs and get acquainted with interesting people. All required materials (apart from what you want repairing) are included in the workshop. During the workshop, you will learn the basics of sewing theory and learn basic repair techniques as well as being able to drop stuff in for professional repairs.
Your workshop hosts; Carmel and Gemma
Activist, full of beans and mighty craic!
Gemma is a local legend and environmental advocate, here she is pictured on a snowy Spring day in the community garden poly tunnel in Westport alongside one of the trusty volunteer gardeners. Gemma is leading the workshops with her friend Carmel and together they will be on hand to answer any questions, help fix up your garments of offer advice, all in the cosy Gallery workspace.
ROAR - Repair, Optimise, Ask, Renew
R - Reduce / Repair: Instead of discarding items that are broken or damaged, take the time and effort to repair them. This can help extend the lifespan of products, reducing waste and saving money.
O - Optimise: Before considering replacing an item, try to find ways to optimise its use or function. This could involve cleaning, organising, or finding new ways to utilise it.
A - Ask: Ask yourself if the product in question can be avoided, i.e. don’t buy it in the first place, ask yourself or the people producing, selling or distributing the product or service, about its ecological footprint, inform yourself and then make a planet-first decision about it.
R - Renew: When items reach the end of their useful life, consider ways to renew or up-cycle them. This could involve repurposing them into new creations or giving them a new lease on life.
By adopting the ROAR principles, we can all contribute to a lifestyle that creates a more positive impact.