Make Do and Mend – Illustrated Talk

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Make Do and Mend – Illustrated Talk

Thursday 21 October, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


With Amanda Sutherland

Part of our “Green Sewing” series.

Reuse, recreate and restyle your wardrobe – finding flattering styling with eco and recycling elements in mind.

Amanda Sutherland will show fabulous garment recreations that can be achieved from charity shop finds and old keepsakes, with simple yet effective methods.

She will demonstrate various ways of adapting everyday clothing ,including worn and badly fitting garments, into exciting and unique fashion pieces.

Amanda will show examples of clothing hacks which are easy to recreate, giving us a talk full of tweaks, surprises and repurposed fashion ideas.

Amanda will also be bringing along her gift shop for you to browse at the end of the session!

Discounted to £6 for EHA members!

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    Thursday 21 October
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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    Amanda Sutherland


    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.


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