Hold the date!!

We are in the studio getting ready to screenprint the posters for our 1st birthday party…


BRC Studio printing
so put the evening of the 8th of March in your diary and get your glad rags ready for a big celebration!

Poster & details coming soon.

Watch this space.

This Saturday…


The venus for this Saturday’s Repair Cafe is the new community café in the Crypt of St George’s  Church in Kemp Town… The Seven Bees Café.

Please feel free to share/print & hang this poster to help us let more people know about the repair café

Summer break

We are on a summer break until late September when we will hold our next repair cafe at a new venue…

Join our  mailing list to recieve updates of future events by entering your email address on the right hand side of the screen or watch this space for details.

Radio Interview

At yesterday’s very successful and productive repair café two of the organisers were interviewed by Radio Reverb.


Listen to the interview by going to www.radioreverb.com and clicking on the ‘Listen Online’ button on the left of the screen.

The first airing was today at 5pm but it will be repeated on Monday 29th April at 11am and again on Wednesday 1st May at 1pm. Tune in and let us know what you think!

Here’s the podcast: http://oneworldcommunityshow.podomatic.com/entry/2013-05-03T12_08_19-07_00

Saturday’s Repair Cafe

Last Saturday’s Repair Cafe was great fun. We met lots of new faces some of whom came along having seen this in The Argus:


Izzie our jewellery expert showed people how to fix their necklaces and bracelets


Helping Hannah add new beads in with the remains of a necklace which had exploded to create a lovely new bracelet.


Whilst in darning corner…


Tom of Holland showed others how to mend the holes in their clothes:


Hedvig mended the elbow of her sweater


Irene repaired a moth hole with a lovely contrasting colour of thread


And Susanne used a red to pick out and match some of the colour details in her sweater


I learnt how to use a combination of blanket stitch and feather stitch to darn up moth holes in a favourite woollen dress to create a second layer of pattern over the dresses pattern.


The sewing machine was put to good use as usual


And Izzie won Fred’s heart through helping him to mend his pockets!