Monday, 24 February 2014

Remade in Edinburgh - Jam Jar Pin Cushion

A couple of weeks ago I popped in to Remade in Edinburgh for their Wednesday drop-in and I created this little jam jar pin cushion in their workshop. 

Remade in Edinburgh are a community led initiative which aims to create a reuse and repair centre in Edinburgh.  They have a premises just off the Cowgate where they have shelves stuffed with trims, threads and fabrics as well as computers and tools for all sorts for repairs. The run a series of reasonably priced classes and work shops as well as the free Wednesday drop in session where people can use the resources and knowledge of the volunteers on hand to fix and repair just about anything.

When I was in making my pin cushion the workroom was a hive of activity with folk making lots of repairs. There was a gentleman sewing a button back on to his suit jacket, a lady sewing up a tear in the lining of a jacket she had recently purchased in a thrift shop and even someone reupholstering a computer chair with some leather salvaged from an unwanted sofa. It was really nice just chilling out for a couple of hours with a cup of tea and a chocolate bourbon whilst listening to everyone's remake stories. 

All in all I had a lovely evening and managed to save a jar, some fabric, wadding, ribbon and lace trim from the recycling bin or landfill. I believe the drop in that I went to was I trial run for a class which may run later in the future. The class will include a jam jar pin cushion as well as a needle case, so keep checking the website if your interested.

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