July’s repair café

was a fairly quiet but we still got a fair few things fixed…

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This lovely vintage vanity case needed a bit of TLC.IMG_9780

The lining was re – glued where it had come away from the case (due to the age of the glue).
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Another vintage item, brought in by Ruth was this lovely leather jacket

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which had its buttons sewn back on.IMG_9773

A draw which had its handle come loose IMG_9762

was glued back on by Babs using two-part epoxyIMG_9763

One chap brought in a temperamental hedge strimmer for some adviceIMG_9752

along with his own tools.IMG_9754

With some guidance from Mattia the device was taken apart to access the switch.IMG_9758

After a bit of a struggle to get to the right part it was fixed.IMG_9757

It will be tested in action to see if the problem is totally resolved.IMG_9750

Eva brought along her radioIMG_9748

Mattia diagnosed that the capacitor was the problemIMG_9767

and went about replacing it.IMG_9768

I brought along a favourite cardigan that had a frayed sleeve.IMG_9769

Blue wool had been used to prevent it from fraying further.IMG_9770

Tom went about showing me how to reknit it with orange woolIMG_9778

to create this lovely visible mend.IMG_9783A quick fix at the end of this session on one chaps blend left him rather chuffed.IMG_9784

We love it when people bring in their handmade projects to show us
& this is hand knitted Noah’s ark was no exception.
IMG_9759The lapping waves at he bottom of the are an especially nice detail!

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