Ealing Repair Cafe announces new dates

Ealing Repair Cafe – Next event : 21 June 2021

Ealing Repair Cafe encourages people to mend and repair clothes and textiles, aiming to help create a circular economy for clothes, and a move away from fast disposable fashion. It runs monthly gatherings around Ealing and posts suggestions and samples of repairs done by it and its regulars.

At sessions, its members help by lending sewing equipment, threads and fabric for patches, and offering advice on how to mend by sewing, embroidery, visible mending, patching, boro and sashiko stitching.

Events are planned for the following days: Mondays, 7.15-10 pm, at Dickens Yard on 24 May, 21 June, 12 July, 20 Sept and 18 Oct. All events are dependent on Covid restrictions. Facemasks will need to be worn as it’s inside; everyone will be socially distanced.

More details and information about forthcoming events can be found on Ealing Repair Cafe’s Facebook page and its website.

Restart party in Uxbridge on 19 September

The Rubbish Diet Team will be in Uxbridge tomorrow, Saturday, 19 September, to host Hillingdon’s first-ever restart party.

Come join the team in the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Chequers Square, Uxbridge, UB8 1LN from 11am-2pm and learn to fix your broken electronics, bikes or clothes. Mend your broken ceramics, toys and much more at the Sugru table.

Got skills and knowledge? Could you come help others learn to repair?

Or just come and celebrate repair and meet others who like making do and mending.

The event is part of the Festival of Repair taking place in West London this month.

And don’t miss this week’s makedoandmedhour conversation on twitter, where Jen Gale from Make Do and Mend will be asking people to share their favourite place to repair.