Happy New Year! 1st Repair Cafe of 2017

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We have our work cut out but let’s make 2017 all about restoration and fixing. Our new years resolution is to mend more and buy less. What’s yours?

We will be holding our next repair café on Saturday 28th January from 12-3pm at our regular home FIELD Brighton, FIELD HOUSE, Preston Barracks, Lewes Road, BN2 4GL

Bring along anything that needs sewing, electrical goods, bikes and furniture and our lovely volunteers will try their best to help you fix them.

Who needs Black Friday, we have Repair Saturday! Tomorrow 12- 3pm 25th November at Field Brighton

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If you are at a loose end and have been meaning to repair something for a while, come to FIELD this Saturday  between 12-3pm

There will be volunteers to help with electrical and electronic goods in addition to sewing, darning and gluing.

 

Join us tomorrow – Saturday 29th October for Brighton Repair Café 12-3pm at Field Brighton

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If you are at a loose end and have been meaning to repair something for a while, come to FIELD this Saturday 29th October between 12-3pm

There will be volunteers to help with electrical and electronic goods in addition to sewing, darning and gluing.

 

August Repairs…

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Shirley cleverly revitalised a silk top by adding a new piece of fabric.

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Sugru came to the rescue of a broken hoover and guitar tuner.

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Tom’s favorite shirt and braces are resuscitated by Shirley and Sam

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Always safety first! Alan attends to the faulty safety switch on Rachel’s kettle.

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Comfort returns as Shirley sews the tabs back on Felix’s cushion.

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Two generations of Teddy owners await Tom of Holland’s master darning techniques. Felix awaits the renovation of his pal.

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A quiet but productive day at the July Repair Café on a very rainy day…

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Tom of Holland was able to join us and helped Jonathan visibly mend his jumper with a swiss darn…

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Nick of Old Tree Café brought in his bike. The front wheel was wobbly and the breaks needed realigning. Dan was able to solve both problems.

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Amy from Old Tree Café brought in her bike too. Dan repaired the rear tire which was as flat as a pancake and tuned the breaks and gears.

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Louise brought in an anglepoise lamp. The lamp had come away from the frame…

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So Michael fashioned a new bracket out of an old key and fixed it back together!

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Oliver deduced that the capacitor on a lawn mower was not working by using a multimeter.

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A new capacitor was found on line later to be installed by the owner of the lawnmower.

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Mattia and Oliver fixed Sam’s neglected old lamps that had been sitting in a cupboard for several years. IMG_2136

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Alan fixed the fan of an old laptop by extracting an accumulation of dust!

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Tom of Old Tree Café brought in a range of garments to repair and was shown the art of darning and sewing on buttons by Tom of Holland.

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