We will be offering help with repairing bikes, electrical goods, gluing, darning & sewing.
We will also have the amazing Pocket Science Festival with their Mind Mangler Machine.
Bring your kids along!
Michael helped Perry and Megan fix their outdoor solar lights which had accidentally been snipped through with gardening shears.
He re-combined the wires and secured them with electrical tape.
Mattia was set with the challenge to fix a laptop. The top line of the keyboard has ceased to work. Both he and Michael had to take the laptop completely apart before they could diagnose the problem. Dirt had accumulated in the recess between the keys. Beatricia used a tooth brush to remove it. Michael had the daunting task of putting the computer back together. With help from Izzie, Valerie took the hem up on a pair of her son’s jeans.After trying many, many different screwdrivers Kate found one that would fit the unusual star shaped screw head. Once she got in it was relatively easy to fix her glue gun.Victoria fastened the belt loop back on to her maternity jeans
was a fairly quiet but we still got a fair few things fixed…
This lovely vintage vanity case needed a bit of TLC.
Another vintage item, brought in by Ruth was this lovely leather jacket
A draw which had its handle come loose
One chap brought in a temperamental hedge strimmer for some advice
along with his own tools.
It will be tested in action to see if the problem is totally resolved.
Eva brought along her radio
Mattia diagnosed that the capacitor was the problem
and went about replacing it.
I brought along a favourite cardigan that had a frayed sleeve.
Blue wool had been used to prevent it from fraying further.
to create this lovely visible mend.A quick fix at the end of this session on one chaps blend left him rather chuffed.
We love it when people bring in their handmade projects to show us
& this is hand knitted Noah’s ark was no exception.
The lapping waves at he bottom of the are an especially nice detail!
and also helps Alan diagnose the problem with a Mitre saw, of which the switch component is broken. Attempts are made to glue the broken part, but as it is very small and the glue not strong enough, a new component will need to be sourced before it can be fixed.
With help from Tom, Natalia shortens and hems the sleeves on a cardigan using visible herring bone stitch.Ruth darns a Christmas jumper and mends the waistband on her vintage skirt,whilst Ali adds a new wooden foot to her sewing box.Ali modifies another of Betty’s chairs to make it easier for her to sit on, by shortening the legs. All in all, a good day of repairs at the Bevy.
We will have volunteers on hand to show you how to repair your broken electrical goods and things that need gluing, as well as any clothing that needs sewing or darning.
Sadly no bikes, furniture or jewellery this time. Unless anyone would like to offer their skills?
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with a spot of darning.
It proves great for machine darning.Father John’s cushions were brought in for some TLCafter they were chewed by his dog!and are restored with hand and machine sewing.Alan shows Emma how to fix her fairy lights
& bypassing the broken ones in the circuit.