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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Clothing repair workshops

Makers Unite Foundation - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
1,5 hours
€ 17,50
Minimum age:
12 years
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

The minimum age is 12 years. 

Language: English.


Got a broken piece of clothing? Let’s extend its life by repairing it. We will teach the participants new skills to mend their clothing during the workshop. We test these new skills on a piece of dead stock test fabric supplied by Makers Unite. The participants will be guided step by step and learn how to sew on a button and repair a seam. When the participants are familiar with basic sewing skills, they can repair their personal items and shift the mindset of discarding towards a mindset of repairing.


We want to offer our participants a repair workshop, where they can acquire basic knowledge on how to repair their clothes and also get some clothes repaired in the learning process. Participants can bring their clothes to repair, and in the workshop, they will learn basic repair techniques.


Our repair workshop is a unique experience where the facilitators are newcomers who become part of our community after graduating from our Makers Unite Creative Lab program. They bring creative talents to the host society and the knowledge to make the repair workshop a unique experience.


Santa, one of our facilitators from Latvia, is creative, passionate about art and craft, and loves nature. Samin, our facilitator from Iran, has worked as a Makeup Artist, fashion designer and journalist for over 20 years. He has a keen eye for detail and is ready to transmit his knowledge about embroidery.


“With everything I make, I aim to connect creativity and function. I put lots of positiveness, care and love in everything I do, and I truly wish that through my work, people can feel my good intentions and love and, in turn, share this with others” (Santa).


Makers Unite’s mission is to support newcomers with access to the job market through the collaborative design and production of sustainable products, in the process shifting narratives around migration globally.


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