Thread Republic

Thread Republic A Local Textiles Practice and Community

Thread Republic is a textiles practice offering workshops, socials and events with a focus on sustainability, creativity, community and wellbeing. It is a collaborative project from the hearts and minds of four local women working in textiles & fashion - Holly Carr (pocket), Kim Searle (Darn it! Workshops), Nicola Thompson (Nicola Twynham) and Julia Roebuck (Upcycle Fashion).

We are an affiliate of Mend Assembly (Totnes, Devon) along with Stitch Department (Ryde, Isle of Wight). Each group takes a local approach, working in our communities to offer alternatives to clothing consumption, use and disposal. Our shared knowledge will enable us to collaborate, explore and implement solutions to address issues of textile waste, lack of basic sewing and mending skills and clothing over-consumption.

We are combining our joint expertise to build a community of like-minded makers, upcyclers, artists, crafters, alteration experts, menders and teachers who want to create and innovate together. We aim to provide goods and services which offer an alternative to the traditional linear lifecycle of our clothing and textiles. By celebrating the art of making, repair and repurposing we can ensure pieces stay in our lives for longer to be cherished and used frequently.

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Visible Mending Demo with Darn It! Workshops / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-03-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26 Mar 2022</span>Visible Mending Demo with Darn It! Workshops / Sat 26 Mar 2022

This week Kim Searle of Darn It! Workshops will be demonstrating hand stitching techniques that celebrate and highlight the repair process. Kim runs a...

Mending Matters / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-03-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 Mar 2022</span>Mending Matters / Fri 25 Mar 2022

FREE clothing repair workshop for Asylum Seekers, Refugees & Migrants. We will teach you some hand sewing skills for garment repair - useful skills...

Clothing Love Stories Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2022-03-25T00:00:00Z">Fri 25 Mar 2022</span>Clothing Love Stories Exhibition / Fri 25 Mar 2022

What's your clothing love story? Do you have a cherished item of clothing that was given to you by a loved one? Or something that reminds you of a sp...