Dates for your diary:

Repair: Sundays 3-5pm at The Welsh Mill Hub

Swap: Saturdays 10-12 at Frome Town Hall

Sunday 20 October: Repair Cafe +

Upcycled fabric Community Bunting

Saturday 23 November: Swap shop

Saturday 18 January: Gift Exchange

Sunday 23 February: Repairs + Upcycling

Sunday 15 March: Repairs + Upcycling

SHARE:Repair & Swap events

Autumn-Spring 2019-20

Thanks to Frome Town Council and Lottery funding we’re looking forward to hosting a season of Repair Cafes and Swap events across town venues.

Repair Cafe: our team of volunteers share their skills mending items including electronics, textiles & clothing, bikes, small furniture, crockery & toys. We also offer upcycling activities and demos at each event. For October we’ll be taking part in the Community Bunting Project for Frome Town Council. Bring along your fabric, thread and sewing kit and get making!

How it works – collect up one or two items that need mending:

Electrical repairs – please bring 1 portable item only as we have limited time for these.

Clothes and textiles – We’ll have sewing machines ready and people to help you learn how to darn a jumper, hem a skirt or fix a patch on your jeans!

Also – bikes, toys, small furniture

Please note – The Welsh Mill Hub venue is upstairs

Just turn up with your item! or email in advance if you have a specific query, as we cannot guarantee every item can be fixed

Swap Shop and Gift Exchange: Take stock of your stuff! Bring along and swap good quality items for reuse and resale. November: bring items that can be used for gifting and in January you can swap any unwanted gifts

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>> We’re looking for more fixers! If you’ve got what it takes to unpick, deconstruct, host events, repair or upcycling skills and can help out at one or more of our events, please get in touch with Aliss

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>> >> We’d like to keep our event free, relying on donations to help it continue. If you’re able to offer help in any way at all, please get in touch or donate using the link below, many thanks!

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Repair Cafe

SHARE:Repair & Upcycle events

During 2018-19, Frome and the wider community got involved with [email protected] for tea, cake, popcorn and plenty of fixing! We’d like to thank everyone who’s taken part, especially our dedicated team of fixers for repairing, as well as those bringing stuff along to fix. We inspected over 200 items, weighing nearly 400kg and saving over £9000 if these broken items had to be replaced new.

Thanks to funding from ITV People’s Projects, SHARE:Frome hosted a year of monthly Repair and Upcycle events at Remakery:Frome @ The Welsh Mill Hub.

During our events, our team of volunteers shared their skills mending items including toasters, vacuum cleaners and plenty of clothes!

 >> We’d like to keep our event free, relying on donations to help it continue. If you’re able to offer help in any way at all, please get in touch or donate using the link below, many thanks!