Lake Macquarie's first Repair Cafe was huge success with about 25 people enjoying a Saturday afternoon of repairs and socialising at the Hub in Toronto.
We were busy making new friends, chatting and creating over wonderfully delicious savory and sweet afternoon treats.
Over 22 sewing repairs and clothing repurposing was completed; and more than 15 tools were given new life. We helped each other fix a bunch of items including a leather vest, children's dress ups, various clothes, and even the inside lining of some ice skates.
This local project is a collaboration between the Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, the Warners Bay Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group, The Women’s Shed on the Lake and Upcycle Newcastle.
The next Repair Cafe is scheduled for 16 June at the Willows Uniting Church in Warners Bay.
Follow the Warners Bay Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group's Facebook page to keep up to date.