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WINTER IN RED: 'DIY' workshops for adults / 9.2.-1.3.2024.

During February and March, from February 2 until March 1, 2024, every Friday afternoon we organize DIY workshops with the aim of educating participants and promoting recycling, repairing and repurposing objects. The culture of repair was extremely widespread in Croatia and Yugoslavia, as a social phenomenon that has its roots in the era of non-consumer society, and which lost its popularity with urbanization and the development of consumerism. Nevertheless, today we are becoming more and more aware of the importance of reducing the waste we create, and one of the ways is to repair or repurpose the items we own. "Older people" will remember that once, in the 70s and 80s, the magazine "Uradi sam" was published in Yugoslavia, while younger people will be more familiar with the acronym DIY from various YouTube channels. As a tribute to that magazine, we named our workshops "Do It Yourself", and what better way to spend February in Dubrovnik mastering new and old skills. This year, we are learning the basics of sewing and the basics of electricity at 4 workshops. All workshops are free, the number of places is limited to 15 (for sewing) and 12 places (for electricity), and registration is mandatory at

We organize the workshops in cooperation with the Technical Culture Association Dubrovnik / DNŽ Technical Culture Association Dubrovnik under the leadership of Tea Dilberović, IT club Futura (electricity) and with the guidance of Carmela Grgurević, FilluArt (sewing) and with financial support:

The city of Dubrovnik

Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia

Dubrovnik Tourist Board

Croatian National Tourist Board


Basics of sewing I / Februray 9, 2024 / 5 PM

Basics of sewing II / Februray 16, 2024 / 5 PM

Host: Carmela Grgurević - Filluart Two manual sewing modules intended for adult beginners. Groups of up to 15 participants Description of workshops: We will learn various stitches of hand sewing: - How to patch - How to hem by hand - How to narrow down We will learn to sew various types of buttons. Students will also learn about the various necessary tools that will be shown to them at the workshop (needles, threads, patching mushroom, squeegee, threader, etc. All materials and tools will be provided, also if the participants want to repair a piece of their clothing, they can bring it to another workshop and we will do it together.)

Basics of electric current I / Februray 23, 2024 / 5 PM

Basics of electric current II / March 23, 2024 / 5 PM

Host: Teo Dilberović

Two modules intended for adult beginners. Groups of up to 12 participants

Description of workshops: At the workshops, participants will first be explained in the theoretical part of the workshop how electricity is produced in power plants and how electricity reaches homes. They will be shown what the household electricity distribution looks like, how it is divided and what protections we use. They will also be shown a home wiring diagram and how to read it. In the practical part of the workshop, the participants will connect alternating switches, a light bulb and a plug on a mock-up made of a wooden base with a main distribution box with three fuses and a feed switch and three ordinary distribution boxes.

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