With the gloomy forecasts for the economy continuing for the foreseeable future, it's no surprise that consumer confidence is low and people are being more careful with their money. There is also a growing awareness of how unsustainable our culture of throw-away fashion is.
There's a feeling of thriftiness in the air, which harks back to the days of 'make do and mend' in the 1940s and 50s. Cottoning on to this is the gallery/boutique Fabrications based in Broadway Market.
Along with a variety of knitting classes for people of all abilities, Fabrications is holding a 'Mending and Darning Party' on Sunday the 1st of February. The session will turn a chore into something sociable and fun, and mending, adjusting and customising will give old items a new lease of life.
To find out ticket prices and availability call 02072758043, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the website www.fabrications1.co.uk