A stitch in time- saves a mattress? not quite the same ring to it! Our Repair Cafe is in full swing for 2020. The Repair Café movement started in Amsterdam in 2007, and there are now more than 1300 cafés worldwide. The principle behind the repair café is simple: why throw it away when it can be fixed? In our Vol Week we saw fan cages and a basket get repaired with string by tim. The life and shine given back to the a hall doors, a continuing mission, and an outdoor seat new life. This morning, giving our mattresses a little well deserved maintenance by airing them in the sun we noticed a hole in one of the mattresses . Whipped out the needle and thread and using blanket stitch ( yes the only other stitch I know apart from tacking!) 3 mins later no hole. Success! This is a great way to reuse and recycle, save money and help save the planet along the way. It took me a while to feel confident in this area, I have learnt from the people around me. We hold Repair Cafes most Volunteer Weekends and invite people to bring clothes, tools and some other household things to repair.