• Nov 22, 2020 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: Community Art Works, 81 Achilles Ave, Nelson
  • Categories: Whole-Forum
  • Latest Activity: Nov 18

Come along to our second repair cafe for clothes and more

Making the most of our resources

Tackle your mending pile

Revive neglected pens

Make toys out of scraps

When: Sunday 22 November 2020 from 1pm to 3.30pm

Location: Community Art Works, 81 Achilles Ave.

Cost: koha to support CAW (plus any test and tag charge)

RSVP essential: Please let us know if you can come and if you are coming with things to repair or to help with repairs, or a bit of both. Also please get in touch if you have any other questions or suggestions around repair. Message me on Ning or email: ntcf.resources.waste@gmail.com.


The Resources and Waste group of the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is partnering with Community Art Works (CAW) to host this second repair cafe to share our skills and resources.

This month we will have sewing machines again to help with any clothing repairs and also more options: including sharing tips on getting dried up pens working again and making toys like this elephant from an old hiking fleece.

[** UPDATE ** - sadly the electrician can't join us on Sunday now, although he has offered to pick up any items for testing and tagging from CAW next week and return when done] An electrician will be present to test and tag appliances (charge of $5 to cover the tag), to check they are working and safe. This is useful if you are unsure and thinking of buying a replacement. Also useful if lending to someone else eg. through the rent/lend platform Mutu (www.mutu.co.nz). He can also assess whether & how something might be able to be repaired.

You can read about our first repair cafe at: nelsontasmanclimateforum.ning.com/welcome4/first-repair-cafe-event-a-great-success.

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  • Hi Julie Thank you for inviting me. I've got a plan on the day so can't make it for the second repair cafe. I'll try to email pics of stitches on my jeans and my darning works. Cheers Kumi

  • Great to see this event continuing, and in expanded form :-) 

    Just one queston - what is the motivation behind requiring an RSVP?  I only ask because it could become a barrier to some people attending. 

    • Thanks Michael - and very good point - agree that a RSVP can be a barrier.

      For something new, was a bit of concern about having more people turn up than we could fit in so wanted to make sure we knew approximately how many to expect. Given the experience of the first cafe, seems this is not a problem, but I kept for now. Certainly something we should look at for the future.

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