Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fixit Clinic CLVI (156) Gilroy Library

A beautiful Saturday morning drive down US 101 south of San Jose leads to the majestic Gilroy Library and our latest Fixit Clinic triumph. We're quickly adding a fabric and textile repair to our repertoire, we had an even complement of both electronics coaches and fabric coaches today.

This girl sewed her own skirt:

In addition to the full complement of electronics repairs there were lots of other fabric repairs such as this:
And this:

See all the photos from Fixit Clinic CLVI (156) at Gilroy Library on Google+ here: https://goo.gl/photos/2Pd776mnbV7YiFdb6

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fixit Clinic CLI (151) Albany Swap & Sew

The quarterly Albany Clothing Swap looks like it's becoming a regular venue for us. We worked with Pam Tellew, founder the quarterly Albany Clothing Swap to re-brand it as a "Swap & Sew" where people could come to repair items as well. (See the listing at http://www.albanyca.org/index.aspx?page=14&recordid=12412)

This woman learned how to hem her dress:


These Singer Featherweights are in big demand these days, we tuned hers up after years of non-use:

The handle of her luggage broke on her last trip and would no longer extend, she fixed that.
See more photos of Fixit Clinic CLI (151) on Google photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/DgrnSK7ovRXNP5D87

As always, everyone had a great time!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Orange County Fixit Clinics Flyer

The Department of Public Works in Huntington Beach, CA is sending out this flyer in the water bills to all 48,000 rate payers. Holy Cow: they're going to be busy at these three events!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Fixit Clinic CXLVI (146) - San Francisco

Back to the City by the Bay, our beloved San Francisco for our third Fixit Clinic at the Richmond District Neighborhood Center, and our second event here with the Bay Area Bike Mobile providing bicycle repair services.

Roy quickly noticed that the wifi switch on this laptop was iffy and fixed it in a jiffy:


Kelvin's heater had the classic issue we see over and over again: a blown in-line thermal fuse.

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 Luckily it was easy to get to and replace.


CC's tune up of a old Singer "Featherweight" sewing machine drew a crowd

See all the photos from Fixit Clinic CXLVI (146) - San Francisco here: https://picasaweb.google.com/111525193946026734520/20160410FixitClinicCXLVI146SanFrancisco?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Fixit Clinic CXXXIX (139) Oakland Public Library

One of our favorite venues, the Temescal Branch of the Oakland Public Library is also the Oakland Tool Lending Library.


It was a productive afternoon of fixing with all sorts of household items seen and fixed.

We're working on a long-term project to hold Fixit Clinics at numerous branches of the Oakland Public Library, with Oakland-based Fixit Coaches serving as the core organizers. Several Branch Managers from different branches attended to observe the festivities.


More photos from Fixit Clinic CXXXIX (139) Oakland Public Library can be seen here: https://picasaweb.google.com/111525193946026734520/20160206FixitClinicCXXXIX139OaklandPublicLibrary?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fixit Clinic CXXXVIII (138) Albany Clothing Swap

Really more of a "Mini Fixit Clinic", we're doing outreach to local clothing swaps to recruit sewing coaches so we can offer textile and fabric repair at upcoming Fixit Clinics.


Sarah helped this woman repair the strap on her bag.

She got this boombox and a VCR fixed.
We had a great time just hanging out and catching up.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Wildly Successful Launch of San Diego Fixit Clinics

The San Diego Public Library held the inaugural Fixit Clinic in San Diego yesterday. The photos and press coverage show that it was a phenomenal success.





Thanks to everyone who made this such a big success!

The library's photos are on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sdplcentral/posts/1108208882522595

Debbie Killey's photos are on Picasa: https://picasaweb.google.com/111525193946026734520/20160109FixitClinic137SanDiego?authuser=0&feat=directlink

Here's the San Diego Tribune's coverage: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2016/jan/09/fixit-clinic-library/

Heartfelt thanks to Laura Anthony and her team for all of their hard work.
Laura plans on holding monthly Fixit Clinics on the second Saturday of each month.

We're really excited!