Repair Cafe opens March 4 and March 11


Special FREE Repair Cafe Workshop On April 8, 10am- 1230pm… Bookings essential, see below


Repair Café Sydney North Workshop- Kids welcome (but not essential) Workshop

Come along to this FREE all ages workshop and
using recycled materials. The boxes make great gifts or can be used to organise your home. Bring spare magazines and boxes from home.

Morning Tea provided.

When: Sunday April 8/ 10:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Living and learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Parking available in Market Square Car Park

Bookings essential.

or ring Fiona 99113699










Visit the Repair Café Sydney North for free repairs!!!

With the recent gusty strong winds causing havoc, no wonder we had 4 umbrella repairs for our January 14 Repair Café Day! Above are 2 photos of successful repairs in progress and one comment from a happy owner:

It is a tricky job. I actually did not think it was capable of fixing but Lee made magic. He applied lubricant on the different parts and hey presto, it is as good as new again. I used it when I went home in the strong wind and it was working very well. I also learnt from Lee how to gradually open it – even if the mechanism gets stuck somewhere. So, thank you v much Lee. Where else would I learn this?”

BROKEN ITEMS we fix for FREE includes: jewellery, ceramics, shoes, toys, clothes, bags, household battery operated items, sharpening knives, secateurs, pruning tools.
Anything not mentioned, please contact us to see if we can help.

FREE tea and cappuccino and home made cakes

Location: Living and Learning Centre, 180 Longueville Road
Date: Feb 4 and Feb 11 (always first and second Sundays of the month)
Time: 2pm to 4pm
All are welcomed to Free repairs
For more information: contact: Wendy 94204884 or 0410280912
Website: or

Please Note: On Sunday Feb 11, repair work is carried out as usual with a slight deviation of an official launch of the Repair Café by Lane Cove Mayor, Pam Palmer. All are welcomed!







Darn Proud!

darn proud 1!darn proud 2


The socks were, in the words of the owner, old enough to vote. But they were well-made, hand-kitted, warm for cool toes, and perfectly wearable.Except for a thin patch under the heel. With the help of a wooden darning egg, some heritage know-how, and skilful hands, they can be worn again. Mum would be proud.

At the Repair Café, well-loved items can be darned, re-stitched, re-glued and tweaked back to useful life. Watch and learn, try your hand at repairing, and enjoy a cuppa/home made snacks in good company. We help fix and pass on repair skills whenever possible be it a home gadget, jewellery, piece of clothing , shoes or sharpening of knives and tools including common landfilled items such as broken umbrellas, backpacks and cooler bags. If unsure, please contact us

1st and 2nd Sundays of each month
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Place: Church Hall, corner Mowbray Rd and Pacific Hwy


Grandma came in with a pot lid missing a knob and grandson had a problematic spinner. The Gadget’s Station gave a fix to the spinner in no time and the Jewellery Station had the perfect metal bead to wire on a new knob in a jiffy. The smiles told the happy ending of their quest!


An elderly visitor who could no longer sew had the hook of her trousers fixed. Our sewing repairer had to unpick the waistband to gain access to the hook then used pliers to extract the hook, moved the hook then re-stitched the inside of the waistband.


The problematic blender was no match for our Gadget’s Station. A little WD40 loosen the stuck blade and further investigation by our two skilled repairers diagnosed and fixed the rest of the problem. The visitor returned the following week to tell our folks the blender is now running like a dream!


At the Shoe Repair Station, a pair of well used runners with stick-on soles that were coming off were soon put back firmly in place through clever use of contact adhesive


At the Gadget’s Station the problem of this toy car was identified but this is one good example to demonstrate we are not always able to fix the object to the desired outcome sought. A couple of loose battery connections were fixed. The car improved in its performance somewhat. It soon became quite obvious the problem could be the child has out grown the capacity of the car!

For more information: ring Wendy 0410280912 or email:

Repair Cafe opens March 4 and March 11

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