Learn how to mend clothes at the Belco Arts Workshop hosted by Canberra Textile Artist Kirandeep Grewal | Canberra weather


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You go into your closet and pull out your favorite shirt to find it has a hole in it. What are you doing? You may be able to go to the tailor to fix it, but more often than not it gets thrown in the trash. But how many people would know how to fix it? This is something Kirandeep Grewal wants to change. The textile artist is organizing a series of Mindful Mending workshops at Belco Arts. The six-week course covers everything from basics and mending techniques to reusing and recycling fabrics in the home. “For me, as an artist, it’s about being part of the process of reviving old traditional points that unfortunately aren’t taught in schools here. So it’s about getting back to basics and reuse and rework fabrics, which we would normally put in charity bins or in the wheelie bin, “says Grewal.” I know for myself personally, I realized during the pandemic that we need to be more sustainable. And we have to be in a position where we can take care of ourselves, even when it comes to sewing the button on our shirt, for example. “The workshop runs Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm until August 18. To book, go to belcoarts.com.au. Participants are encouraged to bring any items from their own closet that need extra attention. ‘be fixed. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:



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