Discover a world of sustainable fashion and interiors at the Revive and Thrive Village

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

  • Revival’s Revive and Thrive Village will stage a joyous schedule of workshops, demonstrations, exhibitions and talks, using sustainable ‘Make Do and Mend’ approaches of post-war Britain to breathe new life into pre-loved belongings
  • Learn to sew, stitch and salvage second-hand treasures this Second-Hand September

We are delighted to announce the stellar line-up of workshops, demonstrations, talks and exhibitions taking place at Goodwood Revival from Friday 16 – Sunday 18 September within the brand new Revive and Thrive Village.

Built around a community of artisans and experts, this new event area will present a modern take on the post-war ‘Make Do and Mend’ ethos as an antidote to today’s disposable culture.

Discover the heritage skills contemporary artists use to repair, repurpose and restyle in our Craft Cabins, featuring furniture and textile designer, Zoe Murphy; Bargello author, Nerrisa Pratt; quilting expert, Miesje Chafer; embroiderer, Flora Colchester; scrap model artist, The Rag and Bone Man; upholsterer and star of Interior Design Masters, Micaela Sharp, and Macramé artist, Isabella Strambio. The Writer’s Shed will play host to a series of book signings, with authors of books on vintage and sustainable crafts.

The Sewing Tent will offer a schedule of sewing workshops across the weekend, in association with PFAFF™ and designer deadstock fabric studio, New Craft House. These are now available to book online at

The Revive and Thrive Stage will offer a series of free talks across the weekend, taking in taking in sustainable fashion, interiors and craft.



Each workshop lasts 1 hour and costs just £12, which will include all materials. Participants must be 16 years of age or over.

10:00 Make a reusable face wipe with PFAFF™

Reduce daily waste by making your own reusable face wipe, with the industry leading PFAFF™ sewing team. You’ll learn about the different fabrics that can be used and how to batch sew, so you can make plenty for yourself, your friends and your family. It’s a quick, easy and therapeutic class for beginners and pros.


11:15 Craft your own vintage-style headband with The New Craft House

With The New Craft House – London’s top sewing studio and designer deadstock fabric shop – you’ll learn the simple sewing techniques required to create a Revival-ready accessory within the hour. Everyone can have a go - even if you've never used a sewing machine before, you'll be able to make something beautiful to wear at the festival.


12:30 Quilt a Mug Rug with PFAFF™

The perfect project for a taste of quilting, this is a great way to use up scraps of fabric. Once you’ve mastered how to assemble your pieces, you’ll learn some decorative quilting stitches to finish this reusable coaster, with ample room for both for your tea and biscuit!


13:45 Create a Bargello wall hanging with Nerrisa Pratt          

The ultimate authority on this vintage tapestry technique – especially popular in the 1960s – ‘Bargello’ author, Nerrisa Pratt will help you create your very own retro wall hanging.


15:00 Master darning and visible repairs with PFAFF™ and The New Craft House

Repair time-worn favourites with these essential sewing skills. You'll learn creative visible mending techniques, including darning and embellishing, empowering you to give second-hand clothes a new life. Suitable for complete beginners.






Dandy Wellington

The Black Girl Knit Club

Suzi Grant

Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

Karolina Zebrowska

Emma Slade Edmondson

Lydia Bolton

Mars Dilbert

Emma Jane Palin

Hill House Vintage

Charlotte Jacklin

Lydia Finney

Forge Creative

Bee Townsend

Juliet Uzor

Death by Deco

Rebecca Butterworth

Hannah Rochell

Anita Bhagwandas

Loma-Ann Marks

Vanessa Jacobs

Micaela Sharp

Dom Chinea

Lynne Lambourne

*Provisional line-up, may be subject to change




Notes to Editors:

Goodwood Revival, Friday 16 - Sunday 18 September.

Tickets and packages
Tickets start from £64 and are now limited for the Goodwood Revival, with Saturday tickets sold out. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Ticket Office on +44 (0)1243 755055.

For an extra special Revival experience, hospitality packages are also available and can be organised by emailing or calling +44 (0)1243 755054.

Our Ticket Guarantee means that if Goodwood is required to cancel an event based on latest UK Government advice, you will have the flexibility to transfer your booking or apply for credit.

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About the Goodwood Revival
The Goodwood Revival is the world’s greatest historic motor race meeting, and the only sporting event of its kind to be staged entirely in a period theme. More than just an unrivalled weekend of historic racing, it is an immersive celebration of a less disposable world, where “make do and mend” was a way of life rather than a casual slogan.

The Revival is, at its heart, a celebration of craftsmanship and sustainability, from an age when possessions were made to last and be cherished. It promotes a thoroughly modern ethos – to “reduce, reuse, repair, restore and recycle” – in the most authentic way possible. All the cars are original, having been lovingly maintained since new, many of the outfits have been handed down through generations, and even the retailers specialise in pre-owned artefacts – everything from clothes and accessories to automobilia and books.

It is, proudly, the world’s biggest and most glamorous second-hand event.

About PFAFF™

PFAFF™ is celebrating 160 years of creating premium sewing machines, as sewing has evolved from a necessity to a form of creative expression. Known for their sophisticated design and faultless stitch results, PFAFF™ machines make easy work of the most complex sewing projects, so you can go from from pupil to pro in seconds.


About The New Craft House

The New Craft House is a sewing studio and fabric shop based in Hackney, East London. Founded by childhood friends, Rosie and Hannah, the studio offers a wide range of sewing workshops for all abilities, and all of the fabric they sell is true designer deadstock - essentially the leftovers when a designer has finished a collection - and would otherwise go to waste.


About Nerrisa Pratt

Nerrisa Pratt is the creator of The Bargello Edit - a brand dedicated to the unapologetically bold vintage tapestry method that celebrates colour and geometric patterns – and the author of ‘Bargello’. Nerrisa creates kits and workshops for both beginners and confident crafters to create stunning homewares and accessories with real retro vibes.