DIY Mending Part 2: Woven Fabric Repairs
Wed Jan 19 2022 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pmUTC+00:00
Glasgow Zine Library | Glasgow, SC
About this Event
Please note: this event will be held in person at Glasgow Zine Library.
Got a rip in your shirt or a tear in your jeans? This workshop is for learning how to mend woven fabrics, which includes jeans/denim, button down shirts, jackets, trousers or any other non-knit based fabric. Bring along something you wish to mend or learn how on material provided. No experience necessary.
All materials and equipment will be provided but participants should bring an item they wish to repair. If they would just like to learn how to do the technique then all tools and materials will be supplied.
Emily Smit-Dicks is an artist and maker with over 17 years experience in textiles and sewing. With a focus on textile repair and reuse, she works as a freelance repair technician, sewing machinist, and teacher. Her project Woolgathering transforms discarded textiles and garments into small-batch collections of patchwork quilts, home-wares, and accessories.
Ticket information for this event:
Please note: we can only issue refunds requested 72 hours before the event.
This event is suitable for ages 10+. There will be 8 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks. During this event, participants will be involved in: hands-on activities, sharing work that has been created.
This event will take place at the GZL space on Cathcart Road in Govanhill. There is step-free access to the library and is wheelchair accessible. There is a public toilet but unfortunately the toilet is not fully accessible at this time. The library space also provides tea, coffee, a variety of lighting options and comfort provisions like soft seating, blankets and space heaters.
We will provide hand sanitiser and ask that everyone maintains at least a 1m social distance from other visitors.
We want you to have a safe and enjoyable time! During your visit, we ask you to:
-Please keep your distance from others
-Use the hand sanitiser provided.
-Wear a face covering if you're over the age of 5
-Please do not visit the library if you or anyone in your household has any symptoms of Coronavirus.
When you visit the library we will ask that you scan a QR code to check in with NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect and we may share this information with the service up to 21 days following your visit.
Please be mindful of the restrictions in place for your local area and adhere to Scottish Government guidelines.
If you have any questions or access requirements, please get in touch with us via [email protected]
If you have any specific access requirements please indicate when reserving a ticket and we will do our best to meet any requests within our limited budget. We are more able to meet requests made at least two weeks in advance. We may be in touch with you directly to discuss certain requests. Events may be recorded for access reasons, but GZL or the leader will always inform participants in advance if this is the case.
In order to make our events more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£12 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your economic circumstances - you can read more about our ticketing system here: https://glasgowzinelibrary.com/ticketing.
Our ticket sales go towards running our spaces and supporting DIY makers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact us to let us know here: [email protected]
All events will adhere to our safer spaces policy, which you can learn about here.
How to access the event:
After booking a ticket, you will be sent several reminder emails from Eventbrite leading up to the event. We will also send emails that share any resources that attendees will need access to, including any required materials.
Please email [email protected] for any queries or issues.
About Glasgow Zine Library:
Glasgow Zine Library is an archive and library based in the Southside of Glasgow. It acts as a growing archive of self-published works, with an inviting and accessible area of reading in the space, as well as running a year-long programme of events to celebrate the ethos of Do It Yourself (DIY) culture.
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Where is it happening?Glasgow Zine Library, 636 Cathcart Road, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Event Location & Nearby Stays:
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