THE BIG MEND WITH SCRAPIANA

April 30, 2012 2:24 pm

On the April the 24th, the Peachey sisters and I attended Scrapiana’s Big Mend event at Crockadoodledo, Larkhall.

The Big Mend is a monthly event that ‘aims to get Bath… mending its ways.’ As we entered the cosy Crockodoodledo shop, the Peachey sisters (Lisa and Natalie) and I were greeted with drinks and nibbles – I embarrassingly scoffed down more than my share; I was terribly hungry in my defence.

Once we all got acquainted we sat down to show Scrapiana, Mistress of Mending, what we had been meaning to repair days, months and sometimes even years ago. This event was just what we needed to make some time to finish these tasks.

I took a jacket that I had ripped that morning – just in the nick of time I thought. Scrapiana is actually fostering it until the next event. It got torn on the back, right down the middle as I was swinging my arms to make extra room for my shoulders. I was having a thin day, or so I thought.

Everyone in the room had a very interesting story behind the garment they brought in. And their ‘life stories’ were just as intriguing.

The Big Mend had a wonderful atmosphere and the Peacheys and I are definitely returning next month for another mending session.

If you’re from Bath or beyond and have something to repair that you just can’t make time for, join the Big Mend – I promise not to eat all the nibbles.

Keep up to date! Find out where and when the next Big Mend is by following Scrapiana on Twitter.

 

Happy mending!

Yours truly,

Nina

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I bought the Mend It Better book that features Scrapiana’s (Eirlys) apron mend

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4 Comments

  • Lovely write-up, Nina! Thank you! I’m still scratching my head about what can be done with your jacket – may have to consult all my garment gurus on that point! Anyway, the venue will be changing to somewhere more capacious but I’ll keep you posted on that.

  • That looks like you all had great time :) I wish I could join :) Great blog Nina, thank you for visiting mine and lovely comment. I will be checking your space more regularly

  • An update, Nina: the next session of The Big Mend will take place on Wednesday 30th May, 7-9pm, at the Museum of Bath at Work. It’s in Julian Road, Bath, BA1 2RH, not very far from the Assembly Rooms, if you know where they are. Just head up Russell Street, turn right onto Rivers Street, cross Julian Road, and you’ll find it tucked behind the big church (Christ Church). Easy. We’ll have plenty of space, lots of light etc. Hope to see you there! Oh, yes, and I still have your jacket! :)

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