Stitch in Time
Stitch in Time, TTK's monthly sewing workshop, has moved several times and taken several breaks since it started in 2009, but is now happily based upstairs at The Circulatory in Berrylands. Covid-19 put a halt to regular activities in 2020 - 21. as helping each other with sewing projects and using sewing machines is essentially an indoor activity and tends to involve close contact.
We restarted in June 2021, and hope to keep going on on the first Thursday of every month. See Events for up-to-date info about place and time. We expect stitchers to bring and work on their own sewing repair/upcycling/alteration projects - we don't do the sewing for you but will show you how to mend or alter or renovate. We have lots of fabrics, thread, buttons, bits and pieces and sewing equipment and sewing machines, but if you need a particular item, e g, a zip, please bring that too.
Here's something we could make if there are no repairs to do - https://morsbags.com/get-involved/pattern-download-links, or we could start a big patchwork project or any other creative project that makes use of materials that would otherwise end up in the waste system and will help participants learn or refresh their skills.
Helpers who can assist other people with their sewing projects and/or who understand sewing machines and/or who can teach us new skills are always welcome. Our experience is that everyone who comes along learns something as we all know different things!
On the right is a photo of a typical skill-sharing session at the old Kingston Environment Centre, where we started.