About this event
In the run-up to International Women’s Day, we’re inviting you to join us for an online workshop that hopes to remove the shame from caring for and repairing your clothes and bedding after your period stains them. We’re donating £10 from the sale of each ticket to the charity Bloody Good Period and joining them in saying #NoShameHere.
This online workshop will take you through a few practical skills to help you care for your textiles after they are stained by your period. We’ll cover the best way to wash them to prevent staining, how to replace the inside lining of your underwear when it’s too stained and decorative patching and stitching techniques that celebrate your repair rather than hiding it.
Your ticket will include a sewing kit that we will send in the post to you in time for the workshop. This will include: – a selection of patches of cotton and jersey fabric, two coloured sewing threads, a paper template and 2 needles. You will need to supply your own scissors, safety pins/dressmaking pins, a pencil and A4 sheet of plain paper.
The workshop will be held over Zoom, we will send the joining details for the workshop to you via email before the workshop.
Bloody Good Period provides menstrual products to asylum seekers, refugees and those who can’t afford them. We’ve worked with more than 100 partnering drop in centres, women’s groups and food banks throughout the UK. We also provide a burgeoning education programme which works with those groups to establish excellent menstrual, sexual and reproductive health literacy in refugee communities.
Fast Fashion Therapy is a sewing workshop that encourages the repair, upcycling and remodelling of used clothes, looking to break our habit to always buy new. A collaboration between Eleanor & Sarah, the original idea for the name came from creating a workshop space that acted as a practical therapy for our collective addiction to fast fashion. The workshop also offers a therapeutic space for slowing down and taking a more mindful approach to fashion.