Mending Session on June 6th

To those who came from the World Science Festival, thank you for visiting!  Please join us tomorrow (June 6th) for a Mending Session on darning at the verysweetlife studio from 7-9 p.m.:

320 Dean Street (between 3rd & 4th Ave.), 2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Bring a CLEAN item to mend.   Sweaters, socks, a scarf or a blanket are perfect candidates for darning.

Please come early so you’ll have time to learn how to darn.
(Already know how to darn? Fantastic! Come share your skills.)

We have darning needles and yarn on hand for your mending needs!
$6–$10 donation suggested.

One more time, please clean your items to be sure they get the attention they deserve.

See you on Thursday, June 6th!

Fixing Session in two days (May 16th)

For this Thursday’s Fixing Session, we’ll have a video crew from the WNYC show $9.99 and Under with Dave Evans.    We’re looking forward to seeing them!   Just to repeat the details for this Thursday:

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Proteus Gowanus:

543 Union Street
Corner of Nevins Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Enter through the wrought-iron gates on Nevins Street, walk about 50-60 feet, and after you’ll pass Kabinet’s doors, you’ll see double doors on the left adjacent to a private parking lot.

MTA Subway- R to Union St or F/G to Carroll St (Carroll Street is a little further, but you get to walk over the Gowanus Canal!). Go to mta.info for updates on any (un?)scheduled service disruptions.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Please come early so we’ve time to get that fix done!

We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed, but no one will be turned away.

Want to let us know what you’re bringing (especially if it’s from a previous session)? Want to help out and fix and help shape the future of the Fixers Collective? Please contact us:

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… and we look forward to your visit!

May Fixing Session in one week (May 16th)!

We want to thank those who have signed up after meeting us at the Westport Mini Maker Faire and the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Streetfest.   Welcome!

Please join us on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Proteus Gowanus:

543 Union Street
Corner of Nevins Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Enter through the wrought-iron gates on Nevins Street, walk about 50-60 feet, and after you’ll pass Kabinet’s doors, you’ll see double doors on the left adjacent to a private parking lot.

MTA Subway- R to Union St or F/G to Carroll St (Carroll Street is a little further, but you get to walk over the Gowanus Canal!). Go to mta.info for updates on any (un?)scheduled service disruptions.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Please come early so we’ve time to get that fix done!

We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed, but no one will be turned away.

Want to let us know what you’re bringing (especially if it’s from a previous session)? Want to help out and fix and help shape the future of the Fixers Collective? Please contact us:

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… and we look forward to your visit!

Just a reminder to visit us on Saturday, May 4, 2013!

Please come visit us at booth #26 and bring something to fix!

New Museum’s IDEAS City Street Festival
Saturday, May 4th 11 AM – 6 PM
Around the Bowery and Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Lower East Side, New York City

http://www.ideas-city.org/

Want to let us know what you’re bringing? Send us a Private Message here! Fixing Sessions happen every 3rd Thursday of the month at Proteus Gowanus and at various other places when possible. Want to help organize Fixer Sessions and volunteer with the Fixers? Send us an e-mail! Fixers Collective address

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We look forward to seeing you!

Fixers Collective at the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Streetfest!

After visiting Westport, CT, and Paris, France, we’ll be back in the New York groove at the New Muesuem’s IDEAS City StreetFest.   Please come visit us ive at booth #26 and bring something to fix!

Saturday, May 4th 11 AM – 6 PM Around the Bowery and Sara D. Roosevelt Park Lower East Side, New York City http://www.ideas-city.org/

Want to let us know what you’re bringing? Send us a Private Message here!

Fixing Sessions happen every 3rd Thursday of the month at Proteus Gowanus and at various other places when possible.

Want to help organize Fixer Sessions and  volunteer with the Fixers?  Send us an e-mail!

Fixers Collective address MS Paint

We look forward to seeing you!

April Fixing Session this Thursday!

Please join us on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Proteus Gowanus:

543 Union Street
Corner of Nevins Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Enter through the wrought-iron gates on Nevins Street, walk about 50-60 feet, and after you’ll pass Kabinet’s doors, you’ll see double doors on the left adjacent to a private parking lot.

MTA Subway- R to Union St or F/G to Carroll St (Carroll Street is a little further, but you get to walk over the Gowanus Canal!). Go to mta.info for updates on any (un?)scheduled service disruptions.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Please come early so we’ve time to get that fix done!

We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed, but no one will be turned away.

Want to let us know what you’re bringing (especially if it’s from a previous session)? Want to help out and fix and help shape the future of the Fixers Collective? Please contact us:

.Fixers Collective address MS Paint

… and we look forward to your visit!

March “Madness” gets Fixed this Thursday!

Please join us on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Proteus Gowanus:

543 Union Street
Corner of Nevins Street
Gowanus, Brooklyn

Enter through the wrought-iron gates on Nevins Street, walk about 50-60 feet, and after you’ll pass Kabinet’s doors, you’ll see double doors on the left adjacent to a private parking lot.

MTA Subway- R to Union St or F/G to Carroll St (Carroll Street is a little further, but you get to walk over the Gowanus Canal!). Go to mta.info for updates on any (un?)scheduled service disruptions.

7:00-10:00 p.m. Please come early so we’ve time to get that fix done!

We suggest a $5 donation for each item fixed, but no one will be turned away.

Want to let us know what you’re bringing (especially if it’s from last month)? Want to help out and fix and help shape the future of the Fixers Collective? Please contact us:

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We’ll see if this address image will deter the unsolicited e-mails.

Please visit us and say hello!

Patching Session on Wednesday, March 13th!

Verysweetlife Studio, in collaboration with Fixer’s Collective, is hosting a special mending session on Wednesday, March 13th: Patches!

Bring a CLEAN cloth item with a hole (up to 3” wide) to mend and any good fabric for a patch. We’ll have extra patching fabric on hand. Blankets, pants, jackets, skirts…we’ll show you how to make functional and personalized patches to extend their wear. If you already know how to sew come share your skills.

Verysweetlife Studio
320 Dean Street between 3rd and 4th Ave,
2nd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

6:30-8:30 p.m.  Please come early so we’ve time to get that patch done!

$6 donation suggested.

Verysweetlife Studio is building a community of seamsters-for sustainability’s sake!

Fixer’s Collective: working together to fix the things in our lives.

How easily our missions mesh! Come join our two organizations as we host this special event.

This session is conveniently located a few blocks from Proteus Gowanus, Film Biz Recycling, and the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s Gowanus location. Feel free to drop by after the session for some hands on healing for your garments! Our door will be open from 6.30 p.m.-8.30 p.m.