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Make and Mend Cafe @Metal Chauffeurs Cottage

Opening: 16/09/22 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Free

Friday 16th Hosted by Linda Genever

11am – 4pm

Pop into our Make and Mend Cafe for textiles and fashion, where an experienced textile artist will be present to help advise, from fixing items to demonstrating how to use a sewing machine. Like the premise of the popular repair café, people are welcome to bring along items of clothing and or textile that they would like to repurpose or mend.

Each afternoon people will be invited to come along with their items and be able to utilise the knowledge from a textile artist, bookable 1:1 surgery, or a chance to share your own skills with others.  A great opportunity to make, chat and share your own skills.

If you have a more lengthy enquiry, you can also book a 1:1 slot with our textile expert. We have a small selection of 1:1 chats at the following times:

  • 11:30am – 12pm
  • 12:30pm – 1pm
  • 2:30pm – 3pm

To book a slot email jack@metalculture.com. These are are on a first come first served.

Book: Free, drop in (1:1 surgeries / slots available)


About Linda Genever 

Linda Genever is a self taught sewist of over 50 years and loves the process of turning a 2D piece of fabric into something 3D that makes you and other people happy. Linda says:

“It’s a kind of magic! Sewing is also a meditative process-you have to slow down and focus on the here and now, and that’s got to be good for your health and wellbeing. Over the years I have sewn items ranging from baby clothes to prom dresses, toys to dog beds and everything in between.”

Linda believes that if we can find a way to give something a new lease of life then we not only save money but we help save our planet and that’s got to be a good thing. She is looking forward to working with new sewists to help them on their sewing journey.

About Sustainable Fashion Week

Running from the 15th – 22nd September Metal will be hosting a week-long series of activities around sustainable fashion, to learn more, have discussions and build new skills to proactively move towards a more sustainable future.

In partnership with Shado, Pluto Press and The Reading Room, these activities are part of a series of events happening across the UK as part of a wider program ‘An anti-capitalist fashion week’.

Drawing inspiration from Tansy E. Hoskins’ book ‘The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion’ and coinciding with London Fashion Week. The wider program seeks to uncover the roots of extractivism in the fashion industry and to celebrate the organisations shaping alternatives and building a different future.

Events will include a pop-up Mend and Mend Cafe, workshops in repurposing clothes and using natural dyes, as well as profiling sustainable fashion and creative businesses throughout the week.

To see the full program click here. 



Metal Chauffeurs Cottage
St Peters Road

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