free sewing skills Workshops funded by tsl small grants funding
Based in Kirklees, Thread Republic, works with communities to collaborate, explore and implement solutions to address issues of textile waste, lack of basic sewing and mending skills and clothing over-consumption.
Throughout March, the organisation has been running free clothing repair workshops, funded through the TSL Kirklees Open to All small grants funding.
The “Mending Matters“ project has invited individuals and families with a migrant background to sign up to a workshop with the idea to provide useful skills to mend everyday wear and tear. Each participant receives a mending kit so that the techniques taught at the session can be replicated on other clothing items requiring repair, no matter where they are living.
The project aims to improve confidence and wellbeing, and help people make friends. It also provides participants with practical skills, removing the need to buy new items, and brings with it a sense of achievement and pride.
The sessions have taken place across Huddersfield at the Sanctuary Clothing Project & The Chestnut Centre, and will end with a final workshop at Focal Community Centre in Lindley on 25th March.
You can find out more about the project here https://www.threadrepublic.co.uk/event-details/mending-matters-2022-03-25-13-00