Sept. 29, 2010

Fixit Fest!

 

Everything old is new again in Waverley with the launch of Fixit Fest, a series of workshops and events to show you how to reuse, repair, and reinvent your old stuff and help our environment too.

Taking place in and around National Recycling Week, Fixit Fest includes four free workshops and the Fix Share Repair Day.

The Fix Share Repair Day will be a fun and relaxed event open to everyone at Bondi Pavilion Courtyard on Saturday 13 November, 11am– 3pm.

 

Fix Share Repair Day

Listen to live music and enjoy free “nanna and grandpa skills” workshops in knitting, darning, seedsaving, patchwork, green cleaning and chemical free gardening. Reuse and sustainability groups such as The Bower and Seedsavers will be there to answer questions on repair, reuse and reinvention. Melbourne based neighbourhood sharing group The Sharehood is also planning to be there.

Workshops run for a maximum one and a half hours, and it’s first come, first served, so come and connect with like-minded people and learn some fun skills in the process.

Fix Share Repair Workshop Timetable

  • Patchwork: 11am-12pm
  • Darning and sewing skills: 11.30am-1pm
  • Green cleaning: 12pm-1pm
  • Seed saving:  1pm-2pm
  • Presentation from The Sharehood: 1pm
  • Knitting: 1.30-3pm
  • Chemical free gardening: 2pm-3pm

Workshops are free, but places are limited so arrive early to secure your spot!

 

All Day Workshops

We also have some special, intensive workshops. The ‘Funk up your wardrobe’ workshops from 9.30am-3.30pm on 6 and 7 November will teach locals how to breathe new life into old clothes and create something new. Each workshop runs for six hours.

The Upscale Your Upholstery workshops held on 30 & 31 October were fabulous. See the great photos here

To book email eleanorr@waverley.nsw.gov.au

More info?

To find out more about Fixit Fest and the Fix Share Repair Day click here or contact Eleanor Raftery on eleanorr@waverley.nsw.gov.au or 9369 8242.

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