Hello Stitch-O-Mat followers.
Due to the current Level 4 Lockdown, we have needed to close Stitch-O-Mat until further notice. We hope you all stay well and safe during this time and we look forward to getting back into the swing of things once we return to a Level by which we can do this safely. In the meantime, we thought we would update our website while we are away from the physical site, and also move our content to be 100% online. To do this we have started a YOUTUBE channel. You can find us here:
but we will also be uploading these onto our Facebook page. So keep an eye out for our video tutorials.
We all here at Stitch-O-Mat look forward to seeing you all again soon.
Every year in Christchurch we send almost 13,000 tonnes of textile waste to landfill, it makes up a whooping 6.2% of our total waste. The fashion industry is the worlds second largest greenhouse gas emitter. Millions of people work in conditions that equate to modern day slavery to feed our fast fashion addiction.
It's time to make a change. Join our panel of resident experts to see how they and you can be part of a global movement to revolutionise the fashion industry. Follow this up with a Clothing Swap, an in house repair café and a few local up-cyclers sharing their wares.
6.30-10.30pm Wednesday 30th October
Level 1, Craft Beer and Coffee Bar
1/217 Marine Pde, New Brighton
Get into those drawers and get out your best but no longer worn quality fashion items. Shoes, belts, bags and hats welcome in the mix.
*IMPORTANT! items must be in good condition (No rips, tears, no stains, piling etc) Pass your items on clean and well folded so they look great once hung and on display at the swap market.
*You will get tickets of the total number of items you have dropped off. Bring these on the Swap Market night so you can exchange your tickets for the same amount of items. (One ticket per item to exchange on the night for a swap item). Drop off prior to the night - 1/217 Marine Parade LEVEL ONE Craft Beer and Coffee Bar.
* Get ready to relax mingle and shop - it's also Open Mic night, the Bar and Cafe are open until late!
Nothing New November Itinerary
See below for Stitch-O-Mats month of madness. We are excited to see you all throughout the month on November for these fantastic workshops and sewing sessions.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 3:30 PM – 5 PM
Next week, dress your bike for the big night with panache – a word of French origin that carries the connotation of flamboyant manner and reckless courage!
Artist Bridget Allen has organised this pre-Rainbow Rave event and has lots of ideas and even a few bits and pieces to help you bling your bike! Come along to Bizdojo Events Space, 150 Lichfield Street.
Panache for your bike – yeah baby! “Moley, moley, moley!” Bedeck that bicycle! 🚴🏽💎🚴🏽💎🚴🏽