Mending Circle with Mary Heath

Date: 19/8/21

1pm – 4pm

Price: $25

Bring along ‘that busted thing’ that you have in your wardrobe, the textile that you still love dearly and would mend if only you knew how.

In this workshop you could darn worn socks, repair holes in knits or wovens, fix a hem, sew on buttons or mend and reinforce your jeans with bold, visible running stitches.

Spend a few hours slow stitching with fellow good folks + cups of tea with our experienced and dedicated mending-mentor, Mary Heath.

Mary brings a lifetime of mending experiences to share with us which all happens to fit quite nicely within her commitment to sustainable textile practices. #stitchitdontditchit

No previous sewing skills are required, but please bring along your own garment/s and anything that you might like to use to mend it with, such as a piece of fave fabric to use as a patch or some just-right thread, or the button you saved to sew back on!

We’ll also have a stash of fabric and threads to choose from, an ironing station and a sewing machine on standby.

The workshop fee includes expert tuition and a mending kit with treasures from Mary’s collection of haberdashery and a plant-dyed, hand stitched needlebook, access to our stash + cups of tea and treats.

More about Mary can be found at Mary’s blog Local & Bespoke.

This workshop will take place in the Blanket Room Foyer space at Fabrik. Look out for directional signage on the day.

If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact Fabrik’s Public Program Officer, René Strohmayer via email on

Participants are asked to comply with all State Government COVID-19 restrictions and requirements applicable at the time of the workshop. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell.

Close up of stitched material in two different colours.
Image courtesy Mary Heath