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Repurposed Remnants

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.repurposed remnants quilts

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.


Working Bees 

Knowledge & Learning Hub/Te Huinga Wai, Waipukurau

Monday's Fortnightly  - 10am-2pm

Waipawa Library

Thursday's Fortnightly - 10am-2pm

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For inquiries please contact;

-Karen Tobin at CHB District Libraries on 06 858 9154 or 06 857 8123 chb community op shop

-Christine Renata at Warm Homes CHB on 06 857 8060

-CHB Community Op shop, 5 Cook Street, Waipukurau 

-The Sustainable Ewe on Facebook  suslogo


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