In 1943 the Ministry of Information started a campaign called ‘Make Do and Mend’. As clothing was rationed during the 1940s due to the Second World War, people were encouraged to repair, reuse and reimagine their existing clothes.

With prices rising ever higher these days, maybe it’s time to look at how they did things in the past to save us some money today.

Join us for a taster session and learn about different techniques to ‘Make Do and Mend’ your wardrobe.

  • Learn about darning mushrooms vs speedweve.
  • How to mend holes in denim
  • Have a go at darning and Japanese sashiko.

All materials are included.

Complimentary tea and coffee is available.

Purchase through the ticket link or drop into the museum and pay at the welcome desk. Places are limited so buy in advance to secure your spot.

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Tel: 01462 474554

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North Hertfordshire Museum

Brand Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JE

01462 474554


Opening times

Museum: Tue-Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 11am-3pm

Hitchin Town Hall: Mon - Fri, (Closed Bank holidays)

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