Friday 18 September 2020: Mending Mayhem is back from their Summer break. Katrine discusses this week’s visible mending collage and the basics of mending.
Use our #mendingmayhem and your mending have a chance to be featured next week.
Here are the Mending Mayhemmers for 16 September 2020:
🧵@lorenz.cherry for amazing and well done tapestry circle on the back of a coat 🧥 ⭕❤️
🧵@judymerrillsmith for a much patched hoodie, it’s just gorgeous Judy 💕 😍
🧵@dithyramber for making waves with a sailboat ⛵ mend on jeans 👖 it’s such a brilliant mend Heather 👏 ❤️
🧵@eseartstudio Eric always comes up with creative solutions. We just love the dragonfly keeping your much loved hat together 🎩❤️
🧵@ruthannsmalley mending the back of a denim shirt 👚 with a gorgeous dandelion ❤️nice stitching Ruth 👌❤️
🧵@swoodsonsays despite her love for patches Stephanie went for a embroidery mend this time. We love your flower 🌸, good choice 👏❤️
🧵@alexonver for very colourful and fresh darning denim 🌈❤️you work with the darning loom is amazing Alex 👌
🧵@schneckstein Uli are impressing us with her beautiful bike 🚲 mend on socks 🧦 ❤️
Well done everyone 🎉💫🎉
Thank you all for using our #mendingmayhem and for contributing to the mending community ❤️
Keep up the good work.
Hope over to the Mending Mayhem podcast post for great darning information.
Friday 11 September 2020: September has many sustainability challenges on Instagram and Illaria or Ilaasiam is an Australian local that has a sustainability hashtag you might want to learn more about #sustainablestylesept.
Tricia of Morrissews is currently ensuring we all know the variety of sustainability challenges that are happening right now with her daily IG posts such as #septtextilelove
@seam_collective #sewsustainablefabric #sewsustainablefabric #sustainablestylesept
Friday 4 September 2020: On the Sewing Save Series, Margot is back talking us about her coat save which is now owned and proudly worn by her niece. The coat using wool with with silver fleck and alpaca is 70 years old.
The coat is over 70 years old. The buttons were purchased from Harrods when there was a haberdashery department when she was visiting the UK in the 70s and the new lining was purchased online this year.
She’s also given us her technique to refresh the coat fabric without ruining it.
Sewing Save Series: Part 2 with Katrine and Suzie is about mending and cherishing memories. The mending examples that Katrine and Suzie discussed in part 2, clearly link mending to wonderful memories. Making sure we avoid adding to landfill is top of mind when mending but the mending driving force for Katrine and Suzie is all about saving wonderful memories.
Every item has more than one life and mending is an everyday part of their lives.
Every item has more than one life and mending is an everyday part of their lives. You don’t have to be skilled to mend and if you’re thinking of starting have a look at Mending mayhem.
Sewing Save Series 14 August 2020: This week Des talks about her joy in creating a christening dress from a bridal gown. That catch was that the bridal gown was supposed to be kept for future use by the next generations. Hear how she made this work.
Sewing Save Series Friday 7 August 2020: Des is most happiest with a needle in her hands. You’ll hear how her sewing journey began and understand why sewing brings her joy.
Des is able to sew great projects through saving garments and furniture. You’ll find out how Des does this in her contribution to the Sewing Save Series.
Series 3, Episode 2: Sue is back to tell us about how she saved a vintage linen table cloth. Sue is an avid op shopper and saving or reusing existing items are her speciality. You can read her blog post about more linen refashions too.
Sue shares her natural dyeing methods and her proven process for bringing vintage pieces back to a more useful life.
Series 3, Episode 1: Sue Stoney is a creative crafter and is an educator, hence we’re excited for Sue to start this series where you can get to share your sewing saves with our listeners.
Like many of us, Sue loves remnants and using pre-loved items. The dilemma is remnant fabrics are often too small for what you thought they could become. Each episode Sue will give us the back story behind each project/s.
What you will get out of these sessions is you can ask Sue for her ideas of how to make your remnant work for you.