Coming up in 2018
22 July: I'm helping out at the Darebin Repair Cafe, offering free mending guidance.27 July - 14 September: I'm teaching an 8-week mending masterclass in Thornbury; learn patching, darning, needle felting and embroidery. I'm super excited.28 August: I'm teaching a mending workshop in Daylesford; sign up to my mailing list for news.24 November: I'm teaching a mending workshop in Bendigo; sign up to my mailing list for news.
29 September: I'm demonstrating visible mending live on stage at the Royal Melbourne Show, in the Spotlight Makers Pavilion. It's that time of the year when I get to wear a headset and pretend I have my own mending show on the telly (I wish!).
I have 20 years of journalism experience, most recently as editor of Slow magazine. I produce nice words, photographs, videos, newsletters, social media posts, websites and brochures for corporates and not-for-profits, but my best trick is editing other people's content and making it sparkle.
Note: I'm at full capacity with my copywriting and editing work and not taking on any new clients in 2018.
View my CV here and some of my handiwork here:
I've been making and mending clothes since childhood. I'm passionate about visible mending — beautiful, colourful repairs that start conversations about our relationship with stuff — and making things better than new. Read more about my mending practice:
Meet the Re-Maker, Jake + MayaShop less, mend more: making more sustainable fashion choices, The GuardianThe rise of the tinkerers: how DIY activists are making their own way, The Age
You can hire me to visibly and creatively mend your clothes or other textiles; email me with a photograph of your item for a quote. Follow me on Instagram to see new mending commissions, or search for #remadebyELF to see previous examples.
I teach workshops, too; view my schedule to see what's coming up and subscribe to my mailing list to hear about new workshops first.
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