Feb meet: make do and mend

Hi ladies,

Following on from our vintage hair and make up meet, particularly Issidora’s wonderful wartime make-up tips, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to make our Feb meet a ‘make do and mend’ night! We’re going to have a sewing expert to give us a presentation on basic clothes repairs such as darning and buttons, and then we’re going to have some time to try out her tips, help each other with our projects and of course, chat and eat cake! For the master sewers out there, please come ready to pass on your expertise to your fellow members.

As well as clothes repairs, there will be discussion about sewing projects you can do with old clothes or scraps of materials such as shopping bags and draught protectors! We will be providing some needles and threads, and bits and bobs to make things pretty but feel free to bring your own materials too.
Bring along:

* Clothes that need repairing / alterations / questions for our sewing experts
* Some old clothes or scraps of material if you would like to make something brand new!

Let us know if you have any ideas to add to this meeting. And yes, we will be trying our hardest to make sure everyone has chairs and cake!
Weds 17 Feb, 7.30 – 9.30pm (doors open at 7.15pm), basement room of the Borough Welsh Chapel, 90 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0EX.


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  1. I love the fact you are having fun with Make Do And Mend and the vintage hair session sounds great. Borough Belles W.I sounds brilliant!

    I thought you would like to know about my play, ‘Up the Café de Paris’, which will be on at The New Players Theatre, London from 8th-12th March 2010.

    ‘Up The Café de Paris’ is set during the Blitz in London. It follows the remarkable journey of two women, thrown together on fire watch, and how their lives were empowered and transformed by their experience of the war. It’s a period piece that celebrates the role of women during this phenomenal time of change and reaches a level of humanity that is as relevant today as it was then. It is a two hander and between us, we bring to life over 10 characters through visual and textual storytelling.

    We are performing as part of the See You Next Tuesday Festival for International Women’s Day. We really want to encourage women to come and see and share in our show.

    Take a look at our website:
    The theatre website is:

    It would be great to have local London women come along and share in our show.

    Thanks Hannah
    Joint Artistic Director Three Beyond The Sea.

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