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Visible Mending Event in Piney Lakes

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to give your clothes a new lease on life and reduce the amount of clothing going to landfill!

Join us for a relaxing and fun visible mending workshop with Elise Hinkley from Hoop Hoop Hooray. Learn how to give your clothes a new lease on life and reduce the amount of clothing going to landfill!

The workshop is beginner-friendly, so come as you are, or if you are a more experienced stitcher then build on your skills. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore appliqué and embroidery techniques emphasizing repair and mending. The workshop will start by taking a look at examples of visible mending and discussing the different techniques and terminology. From there, Elise will provide a demonstration of Sashiko Japanese embroidery ‘how to’ and encourage others to try skill building exercises. Participants will then discuss mending ideas one on one and work on their garment to repair or embellish.

What you’ll get:

• All workshop materials (including Sashiko needle and thread) and notes so that you can continue mending and revamping your clothes at home.

What to bring:

• Garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers, cardigans, socks) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that need repairing.

• Embellishments (buttons, patches, fabrics etc) that are meaningful to you – not a requirement.

• Your imagination and enthusiasm!

About the Facilitator

Elise has been sewing and crafting for the past 25 + years making anything from quilts and clothes to collages. She started hand embroidery over 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back since joining the Embroiders’ Guild of WA and becoming a member of the Gen Y group (who encourage new members). Over the past 4 years, Elise has been keen to share her knowledge and has run beginners embroidery workshops with youngsters. With a background in education, she is an experienced, friendly and above all patient teacher who will show you enough to carry on this beautiful craft with confidence. Follow her creative process on Instagram @hoophoophoorayau

About us

Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is accessed via the westbound lanes on Leach Hwy.

We believe in fostering sustainable knowledge and skills to everyone, regardless of where you’re at in life, so if you’re unable to pay, please contact us and we will discuss an alternative option with you.

We also have a free community Textile Arts Club held twice monthly on a Sunday afternoon, which you’re encouraged to join.

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Bring the following items for recycling at Piney Lakes when you attend a workshop: household batteries, printer cartridges, light globes, mobile phones and chargers, writing instruments, plastic bread tags, beauty packaging, oral care products, plastic bottle lids and medication blister packets.

Head to the Eventbrite link for bookings.


Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre
555 Leach Highway
Winthrop, WA 6150 Australia