Shwop & Sew

M&S, 78 Broadmead, BS1 3DS

Friday 19 June 2015 – Saturday 20 June 2015

M&S hosts ‘Shwop and Sew’ lab as part of BIG Green Week 2015
Free workshops in upcycling, alterations and repairs

Want to learn a new skill, do something green and save yourself money while you’re at it? During Bristol’s BIG Green Week, M&S will launch a pop-up ‘Shwop & Sew Lab’ on 19 & 20 June, offering local people the chance to sharpen their sewing and upcycling skills, with free workshops, challenges and ask-the-expert sessions on offer.

The ‘Shwop & Sew Lab’ - located in the Bristol Broadmead M&S store - will teach visitors how to repair, alter, upcycle and re-fashion a variety of garments, with guest appearances from the Great British Sewing Bee’s Tamara Melvin, Claire-Louise Hardie and Matt Chapple.

M&S is also encouraging shoppers to ‘Shwop’ any unwanted garments at any of its Bristol stores during BIG Green Week. All those who Shwop in-store on 19 / 20 June will be rewarded with a M&S money off voucher.

Workshops on offer including jeans hemming, ask-the-expert sewing surgeries, learning how to upcycle unwanted clothing into something new, and an alteration challenge competition open to amateur sewists.

The event is open to everyone free of charge, from those with no experience to skilled sewers. It takes place in the Broadmead M&S store from 12 – 7pm on Friday 19 June, and 10:30am – 7pm on Saturday 20 June. Places are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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