25 responses to “… My local engagement with a Repair Café …

  1. I totally can relate to mourning your trousers. I walk a great deal and the hems of my trousers are becoming shredded and threadbare. I used to make my clothes, but my sewing machine died years ago. Then it became cheaper to purchase my clothes than to buy the material. Finding an excellent repair shop definitely is a blessing! Congratulations!

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    • A blessing indeed. There are many people who love sewing. I used to have an old treadle sewing machine, which did not have the zig-zag facility, a real drawback. In any case, my patience with needle and thread is limited, which is why I was awed by Sheila’s skill today, irrespective of our animated conversation.

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  2. Serendipity see! A hole repaired but not the one you thought!

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  3. I smile at your friendly resonance with objects. Your car, your washing machine…., I have a similar way and am often asked if I am not soon going to get a new ….
    The story from the Repair Cafe is just great. Such a wonderful atmosphere. and positive people. To top it you are getting free promotion.
    Well done😊
    miriam

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  4. that is such a lovely thing in these days of not very lovely things. I love your ‘writing trousers’ I wish I had some also!

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    • Funny thing, the term came from the man who was taking photos in preparation for the website. It struck me as perfect, since that’s exactly what they were, my writing trousers. And now they have another life.

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  5. I know how you feel about your trousers. I had some like that, but unfortunately they wore out in a place that was impossible to repair. i still miss them. Good luck with yours!

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  6. Extraordinary coincidence, Ashen. We’re in Venice with a friend, who happened to mention her local repair café yesterday. Dx

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    • Wow. Repair Cafes seems to take off. Brilliant.
      I love Venice, It’s magical, I visited there many weekends with my parents. We also went camping at Jesolo – way before the camping places round there became cities in themselves.

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  7. There’s something special about repairing a valued item – as well as not going along with the tendency to throw things away when they are no longer ‘new’. Enjoyed this thanks Ashen 🌺

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  8. Jenny

    I love to go tothe repair cafe . .wonderful place :))

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  9. Hmm… a few of my items unfortunately could not be repaired, but I do understand the need for comfort while writing 😀

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  10. Yeah!Ashen, I’m glad you’re writing trousers are back in full working order and can empathise with your attachment to them and other items. I’ve worn certain clothes until they fall apart…maybe the Repair Cafe could have fixed them. Wow! What a brilliant concept and run by such a warm and loving group of people…I hate throwing clothes away. Great promotion for your book and for the Repair Cafe too! 😃❤️

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    • Yeah : Best idea in a long time. I guess the project deserves patience, since all the people who offer their skills are volunteers, and often hold down jobs. I guess this goes for promotion as well. They are not marketeers for others or themselves. It’s more based on the slow building of relationships, an exchange that gives deep satisfaction.

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  11. PS. I just followed your link on the Repair Cafe and see there is one in my closest town!! I never knew but will definitely remember for future reference. Just great. 😃

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