As usual we'll have a computer helper and a sewing helper on hand to assist with your laptop and mending problems. Coffee, tea and biscuits also available (small donations welcome).
There wont be an organised activity this week, but you're welcome to bring unfinished projects from previous weeks (or finished ones - we love to see the results). I'll be bringing in my handbound notebook from last week to put the finishing touches on it.
Next week (June 5th) you can learn to crochet using recycled yarn.
Remade is taking part in a new series of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Repair Roadshows, organised by City of Edinburgh Council, bringing repair workshops and advice to the following local libraries:
Fountainbridge Library - Tuesday 21st May 2-4pm * Currie Library - Thursday 23rd May 3-5pm Colinton Library - Friday 24th May 2-4pm * Wester Hailes Library - Friday 31st May 2-4pm * Oxgangs Library - Friday 7th June 2.30-4.30pm
We'll be showing members of the public how to patch their jeans, and how to decorate patches with simple embroidery stitches. At the events marked * we will also provide computer expertise, so bring along your laptop for a quick overhaul.
This week at our Wednesday evening drop-in, as well as our usual sewing and computer help, there will be the opportunity to have a go at making your own hand-bound notebook using recycled materials, including pre-used leather (vegetarian options also available!)
Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own paper, plain or decoratvie, cover materials, and ribbon or tape.
There will be small charge of £2.50 for this workshop, to help towards the cost of materials and overheads.
After two whole years of weekly Friday morning repair drop-ins, we are now putting all our efforts into the Wednesday evening drop-in, giving us a breathing space on Friday mornings to do other things at Guthrie Street.
The shop will still be open to the public between 10am and 12 noon on Fridays, for enquiries, and for booking of classes and workshops. Our volunteers are all welcome to drop in - please check the volunteer website for details of what repair or development work you could help out with. Volunteers may also use the premises for trying out projects that may be suitable for workshops, or for doing their own repairs. We hope this will be a chance for some real skill-sharing.
Thanks to everyone who's helped out along the way with the Friday drop-in - especially to Julie and to Random, who stuck with it all the way from our early days at South Bridge.