The Garden of Aspirations

“The Garden of Aspirations” is a craftivist art installation of and for the people of Waltham Forest East London. It is composed of a number of elements, all made with and by local people in reflection about what would improve

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The Garden of Aspirations

“The Garden of Aspirations” is a craftivist art installation of and for the people of Waltham Forest East London. It is composed of a number of elements, all made with and by local people in reflection about what would improve

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Updated Mending Introduction

Hi Everyone, Just thought I’d do a quick post to let you know that Edenette, my fellow blog writer, has written a short piece about her thoughts when we set out putting together MenDING Month, which I’ve added to the

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Updated Mending Introduction

Hi Everyone, Just thought I’d do a quick post to let you know that Edenette, my fellow blog writer, has written a short piece about her thoughts when we set out putting together MenDING Month, which I’ve added to the

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Volunteer Voices: Paul

Hello, everyone! Here’s a MenDING Volunteer Voices from our bookkeeper, Paul.     What do you do at Significant Seams?   At the moment, I am the Bookkeeper. I do this in a voluntary capacity, as well as being the

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Volunteer Voices: Paul

Hello, everyone! Here’s a MenDING Volunteer Voices from our bookkeeper, Paul.     What do you do at Significant Seams?   At the moment, I am the Bookkeeper. I do this in a voluntary capacity, as well as being the

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LC:M – An Introduction to Menswear Fashion Week

”A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” – Oscar Wilde Hello Significant Seams readers, My name is Shamal and I recently started volunteering at Significant Seams after dropping into the hub on a chance visit. I was

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LC:M – An Introduction to Menswear Fashion Week

”A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life.” – Oscar Wilde Hello Significant Seams readers, My name is Shamal and I recently started volunteering at Significant Seams after dropping into the hub on a chance visit. I was

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MenDING: An Interview with Neil Coles

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Neil Coles. Neil kindly donated four of his Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines to Significant Seams and has been a firm friend to the company ever since. Neil is now the CEO

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MenDING: An Interview with Neil Coles

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr Neil Coles. Neil kindly donated four of his Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machines to Significant Seams and has been a firm friend to the company ever since. Neil is now the CEO

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Tutorial: How to Shorten an (Old) pair of Jeans

Most of us have an attachment to a favourite pair of jeans, and when they wear along the bottom hems we often wish we could give them a new lease of life. As some of you may already be aware,

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Tutorial: How to Shorten an (Old) pair of Jeans

Most of us have an attachment to a favourite pair of jeans, and when they wear along the bottom hems we often wish we could give them a new lease of life. As some of you may already be aware,

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Newsletter 25 June 2014

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   Summer happenings. See you in the sunshine! View this email in your browser Out and About Plans! Hi *|FNAME|* We hope you managed to enjoy the Art Trail. For us it has marked the beginning of a creative summer with

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Newsletter 25 June 2014

*|MC:SUBJECT|*   Summer happenings. See you in the sunshine! View this email in your browser Out and About Plans! Hi *|FNAME|* We hope you managed to enjoy the Art Trail. For us it has marked the beginning of a creative summer with

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MenDING: It Ain’t Easy…

    This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a group of like minded young men, who all have a passion for clothing. Collectively they have merged their vibrant personalities and love of statement catch phrases, in order to

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MenDING: It Ain’t Easy…

    This week I had the pleasure of interviewing a group of like minded young men, who all have a passion for clothing. Collectively they have merged their vibrant personalities and love of statement catch phrases, in order to

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Tutorial: Sewing On a Button

Today we bring you a tutorial on sewing buttons by our wonderful mending expert Kaye. This is an extended version of the guide we handed out on our flyer for local DJ Auntie Maureen’s ‘Mens-Affair’ Men’s vintage clothing fair a

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Tutorial: Sewing On a Button

Today we bring you a tutorial on sewing buttons by our wonderful mending expert Kaye. This is an extended version of the guide we handed out on our flyer for local DJ Auntie Maureen’s ‘Mens-Affair’ Men’s vintage clothing fair a

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Book Review: Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know

Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know, by Sarah Williams is aimed at helping men become better at household management. It has four sections covering ‘Craft and Make-do,’  ‘Housekeeping,’ ‘The Kitchen,’ and ‘First Aid.’ My Grandmothers would have

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Book Review: Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know

Darn it! Traditional female skills every man should know, by Sarah Williams is aimed at helping men become better at household management. It has four sections covering ‘Craft and Make-do,’  ‘Housekeeping,’ ‘The Kitchen,’ and ‘First Aid.’ My Grandmothers would have

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