Make Do and Mend – Repairs

Event Date: 02/02/17

Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Venue: The Castle Study Centre, Shirehall building

Cost: Adult £8, Conc £7.50, Museums Pass/CTA £7

Come along for an opportunity to look at and learn about the Norfolk Museum Costume and Textile collections examples of repairing and mending wears, tears and rips on clothing to prolong the life of the garment as well  examples of historical practice pieces of ‘plain ‘ sewing seen in samplers.

Take part in a practical taught session on how to patch by hand, by machine, with iron on vilene and how to embellish and disguise tears with embroidery on clothes. Stitches to be used include chain, lazy daisy and buttonhole or spider stitch. Holes in woollen sweaters will be mended by using a decorative embroidery or a dry needle felting technique.

The session ends with a Sewing Surgery where participants can discuss items which they find problematic.

To book your place please call 01603 495897 or 493625