Hackney Fixers Skill-share workshop - Sewing machines and textile repair

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Hackney Fixers Skill-share workshop - Sewing machines and textile repair

Time: January 23, 2016 from 11am to 1pm
Location: Redmond Centre
Street: Kayani Avenue N4 2HF
City/Town: London
Website or Map: https://maps.google.co.uk/map…
Event Type: restart, waste
Organized By: Friends of the Earth Hackney & Tower Hamlets / Sustainable Hackney
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2016

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We are holding a skill share on sewing machine maintenance, with a textile mending bonus, from 11am-1pm on 23 January. This will be an event by Hackney Fixers, the Restart Project, Traid and special guests Bridget Harvey and Jennie Caminada, so we'll definitely have a large aray of skills in the room.

It's open to all but registration is essential! Please secure your place here: http://www.meetup.com/Restarters-London/events/227670277/   

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Comment by Diana Weir on February 8, 2016 at 18:45

Thanks, James. I must have misread it slightly...!

The WIki article at https://therestartproject.org/wiki/Sewing_machines looks like what I was hoping for. Aside from the perennial problem of keeping my 40+-year-old one going properly, there's been a flurry of rehoming sewing-machines on Streetlife.com lately and I'm going to put the link in there - as well as recommending Restart parties all the time. Anything to avoid duplication - not to mention the effort involved in hauling heavy old machines around town!

Comment by James Diamond on February 8, 2016 at 10:34

Yes, that is the write-up.  There's now also a link to the sewing machine Wiki page on there. 

Comment by Diana Weir on February 7, 2016 at 19:03

Thanks, James. Is this the write-up promised at the end of the item you've linked to your comment? I'd read that promise as covering more than the names of the facilitator and best source for parts....

Comment by James Diamond on January 29, 2016 at 9:20

Here's a write-up on the Sewing Machine skillshare event by the Restart Project

Comment by Diana Weir on January 25, 2016 at 20:49

Thanks, James. Either I didn't see it or I didn't read it fully, not expecting you to be running another additional fixing event so soon after the Big Fix. I don't suppose anyone took any notes of what was covered...?

Fortunately, although I got asked for help to solve sewing-machine problems yesterday, the only good bit of advice that I've ever picked up from a Singer repairer turned out to be exactly what was needed! Hope that was covered on Saturday.

Comment by James Diamond on January 25, 2016 at 12:54

Hi Diana, 

I'm sorry to hear that.  It was in the Hackney Fixers newsletter which came out 9th Jan.  I'll check the mailing list and add you if not there.


Comment by Diana Weir on January 23, 2016 at 12:25

I wish I'd known that this was happening, sufficiently in advance to get there - and to tell other folk about it!

All that seemed overtly to be going on there today was a standard Restart party.

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