Unveiling the Art of Visible Mending: Revive Your Wardrobe
Get ready to transform your tired clothes into trendy treasures.
Ever wondered what to do with those worn-out clothes in your closet? We are very excited to have local upcycle legend, Carys Heydd who will guide you through the art of reviving your wardrobe favourites. In this session, you'll be supported to achieve whatever you need, weather it is mending, adding buttons or hems, zips or patching up those annoying holes and rips. Got a pair of jeans that have seen better days? Or a favourite shirt that needs a little love? Bring them along, and Carys will show you how to breathe new life into your cherished piece.
In our fast-paced world of disposable fashion, the art of mending clothes seems to have taken a back seat. However, there's something inherently satisfying and meaningful about repairing a torn seam, replacing a missing button, or patching up a hole. Beyond the practical aspects of saving money and extending the life span of your wardrobe, mending clothes is a mindful practice that carries numerous benefits for both individuals and the environment.
Sustainability at its Core
One of the most compelling reasons to mend clothes is its positive impact on the environment. The fashion industry is notorious for its waste, but every mended garment is a small victory against this trend. By repairing clothes instead of discarding them, we reduce the demand for new items, decreasing the overall carbon footprint and conserving valuable resources.
Mending clothes encourages creativity and resourcefulness. When you repair a piece of clothing, you have the opportunity to experiment with different stitches, fabrics, and colours, turning a mundane task into a creative outlet. You can transform a simple patch into an artistic statement, adding unique character to your garments and making them truly one-of-a-kind.
Valuable Life Skills
Learning to mend clothes equips you with valuable life skills. Basic sewing techniques are not only practical but also empower you to take control of your wardrobe. Being self-sufficient in small repairs not only saves you money in the long run but also fosters a sense of independence and self-reliance.
We often form emotional connections with our favourite clothes. Mending these items reinforces our attachment to them, preserving the memories associated with each piece. Instead of replacing a beloved jumper or pair of jeans, mending allows us to continue the story, turning the garment's imperfections into symbols of care and creativity.
In the age of fast fashion, mending clothes promotes mindful consumption. By valuing and taking care of what we already own, we shift away from the constant urge to buy new things. This change in mindset not only saves money but also promotes a more sustainable approach to fashion, encouraging others to follow suit.
JOIN CARYSS HEDD AT Y STIWDIO, HERMON TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER, 10 am - 1 pm
PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD: FREE / £5 / £10
This session is open to everyone aged 16 and above, and you don’t need to be a mending expert to join in. Plus, the session will be delivered bilingually, in Welsh and English ensuring that everyone feels right at home.
Y Stiwdio is very grateful to Community Foundation Wales for generously funding our 'Upskill and Upcycle' season of workshops. We are excited to get going with workshops with a core if sustainability. To make these workshops accessible to all, we’ve adopted a sliding scale of payment. You get to choose the ticket price that aligns with your personal situation, so there’s a spot for everyone, regardless of your budget. Click the link above to book your place and let’s embrace the art of visible mending together! 🧵✨