Repair Repurpose Restore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Explore the possibilities of natural dyeing in this workshop series looking at dyeing fabric/textiles using natural items such as local plants and kitchen scraps. Learn about the different steps in the dyeing process, how to prepare your fabric or yarn for dyeing and best fibres for dyeing. This workshop presented by Tarius MacArthur as part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.

Wednesday 5th June 12pm to 2pm | FREE — bookings are essential 

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or online

 

Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Make your own reusable beeswax wraps as an alternative to cling wrap and zip lock bags in the kitchen. Perfect for wrapping food to keep it fresh, the wraps are washable and biodegradable. Learn how to make and maintain wraps and take three wraps home. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.

Saturday 8 June 1pm-2.30pm | Cost: $20/ $15 concession

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

Produce Bags

Learn how to make a weightless crocheted produce bag perfect for a trip to the fruit and veggie store. A great way to ditch the plastic produce bags without having to wrestle loose fruit at the cash register. This workshop requires some crochet skills. Pattern and material supplied.

Wednesday 12 June 10am-1pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

String Basketry Workshop

A hands-on workshop with exploring basketry techniques with Vicki from Basketmakers of Victoria. Learn how to transform textile waste into string that can be used to make a versatile basket. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.

Thursday 13 June 10am-1pm | No Charge

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 
Repair Cafe & Roving Refills

Clothing in need of mending or taking up? Need some handyman advice? Or have an appliance that needs repairs? Or looking for some horticultural advice?

Bring items in need of repair and our volunteer fixers will help you fix them.

Joining us on the day are Melton fixers Karen and Danny from Mend It, Australia. This talented duo are passionate about repairing and reusing and we're excited to have them coming along to share their mending, fixing and repairing skills and knowledge.

Enjoy tinkering and like to share your repair skills and help build a more sustainable community? We welcome volunteer fixers with various skills. If you have a skill you’d like to share, let us know!

Saturday 15 June 1pm-3.30pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

T-Shirt Necklace Workshop

Have you got a t-shirt that no longer fits or an t-shirt for an event that was ages ago? Maybe you have one with a small hole or stain on the front, or it was your favourite once but no longer? At this workshop we will discuss different types of T-shirt fabric and how to turn them into a necklace.   Bring along 2 or 3 T-shirts for upcycling into a necklace and a sharp fabric scissors.  Workshop led by Tiffany Westphal from The Loom Room and Adore the Cloth as part of the Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.

Tuesday 18 June 7pm-9pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or online

 

Rag Rugs Workshop 

Recycle old clothes or fabric into a fantastic braided rag rug.  In this workshop you will learn how to braid your own unique floor covering that can be made to fit a small or large space. Bring along a selection of fabric in a couple of complementary colours – cotton sheets, shirts or pillowcases are ideal. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.

Wednesday 19 June 10am-1pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online