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Trade School Digbeth: Clothing and textiles; repair, remake, remodel

Join Alison Clawley for a session on how to repair, remake and remodel clothes!

Love fashion and hate waste? This Trade School class will show you how to repair, re-style, adapt, embellish and alter your clothes, or make something completely new from re purposed textiles. The class is suitable for all experience levels, from complete beginners, the classes will be tailored to suit the participants aims and skills.

Barter Items to bring for Alison:

Trade school runs on barter and rather than a monetary exchange. Alison, the teacher of this class has requested one of the following. 

  • Interesting fabric scraps
  • Buttons, threads, ribbons, zips, lace
  • Old clothes or household textiles in any condition
  • Fashion magazines that can be cut up
  • A patchwork square or piece of embroidery
  • Cakes, fruit or biscuits to share with the class


A little more about Alison:

Alison is an artist and play worker, specialising in textiles, print and early years creative play.



About Trade School

The Trade School network is a collective of self-organised barter-for-knowledge schools across the world. Trade School began in January 2009 as an experiment by a group of artists in New York City who wanted to celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Trade School Digbeth is a local chapter of this initiative driven by the Impact Hub Birmingham community and friends. For more info and other upcoming Trade School classes, click here.

Share your thoughts via @TSDigbeth #TSDigbeth

If you can’t make it to a class in Birmingham, there is always something happening at Trade School Dudley, so do check out their programme!

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Date & Time

August 20, 2018 | 10:00 to 12:00


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Members: Free

Cost for Non Members: Free

Updated on 20 June 2018