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Those who are already skilled or keen-to-be a little handier with a needle and thread are invited to secure one of 15 places at Devon Air Ambulance’s first mending workshop at Okehampton Charter Hall during Sustainable Fashion Week 

Both beginner and keen menders are invited to meet to learn and share sewing techniques that will help to give much-loved and pre-loved donated garments a new lease of life.  

What does the workshop involve?

Some of the mended items will go on for resale in our local charity shops as part of our Mishap Fashion range; part of our project to help fashion go further for local people and for the planet.  

Menders can either bring a garment that they would like to repair themselves, or to receive advice about repairing, or they can come along and practice their skills using donated items from our Mishap Fashion range (donated items in need of small repairs for resale).  

Attendees are also invited to bring their own garments that need repair, though a range of garments will be available from the rail. 

There will be a focus on hand-mending holes in knitwear, replacing buttons, using patches to cover marks and scuffs.  

All mending techniques will be explained by Devon Air Ambulance retail team hosts and menders, Eliza and Isabel, who are looking forward to sharing skills, hints, tips and inspiration with the group. 

There are just 15 spaces available for the 3-hour session which can be secured for just £10 per person. The cost for the workshop includes mending supplies and refreshments. The minimum age for participating is 13 and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. 

We look forward to you joining us soon!

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