This community initiative all began with a chance conversation between The CHB Libraries, CHB Community Op Shop and Sustainable Ewe.
Repurposed Remnants has a job for just about anyone. Used clothing is bagged and sent out to volunteers to be washed and dried. The bags are then available to take home - or volunteers can get together at the Sustainable Ewe room in Racecourse Rd - for the unpicking process.
The unpicked fabric is then ironed and cut into A4 size blocks - or half or quarter A4. Then it's sorted into boxes and then the pinning and sewing begins.
Volunteers can put their hand up for any job from washing and drying to cutting and pinning. Sewing can also be done at home or on sewing machines that are available at Te Huinga Wai - The Knowledge & Learning Hub in Waipukurau.
No experience is needed. The sewing is in straight lines only and people will be available to teach sewing skills. As the garments are deconstructed the buttons, zips and fastenings are being sorted and saved, and will be available for reuse.
Once sewn, the quilts will be filled with used blankets or duvet inners and backed with old sheets or duvet covers - anything of the right size will be repurposed.
Te Huinga Wai in Waipukurau
Mondays fortnightly - 10am-2pm
The Waipawa Library
Thursdays fortnightly - 10am-2pm
-Karen Tobin at CHB District Libraries on (06)8589154 or (06)8578123
-Christine Renata at warm homes CHB on (06)8578060
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