Ginn Downes

Make Do and Mend Talk – Sewing the Seeds for Change!

12pm SAT

The talk will include:

  • A brief look at vintage items for upcycling tips
  • Upcycled garments
  • Methods and techniques


Sewing,Textiles and Art have shaped my life both as a career and a hobby. My mantra has always been “creativity feeds the soul” and it is this passion for the Creative Arts that inspires me to teach.

I was trained in Fashion and Textiles and over the past 35 years, I’ve been fortunate to teach students of all ages. For 11 years I ran the Textiles Department at Hereford 6th Form College but now run my own workshops, which include Art, Textiles and Sewing.

Teaching people to sew and to ‘Make Do and Mend’ gives me great pleasure but also a sense of urgency to help tackle the ‘throw away’ culture of our modern age.

 It is time to Sew the Seeds for Change!