Bev: ‘make and mend’- the story continues!

Circular Cambridge is a season of events that celebrates progressive ways to design, manufacture, access, repair and reuse the things that we want and need in our lives. 

We had another great evening at my house last week, enjoying a bring-and-share meal and sharing tips about mending clothes. Even though it was still August and a lot of people were away, five of us met. Fiona showed us the beautiful long dress she has nearly finished, made out of a sheet bought for 10p, and she finished off a bag she for someone’s Christmas present! I got some advice on how to mend really bad rips under the arms of a much-loved silk shirt (put backing material behind the rents) and we got some mending done in a companionable way. (But I must admit there was more eating- and talking-time than sewing time!) We looked at a couple of useful books: “Grandmas’s Ways for Modern Days” and “Sew your Own” (a man this time!).

I love these sociable get-togethers where we can do perfectly ordinary things that a lot of us have got out of the habit of in last few affluent decades. And, Pippa, thanks for those greengages from your garden – my treat of the week!


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