A series of workshops over three days, this is a chance to try out lots of different textile and craft projects. We’ll be making felted flowers and beads using natural wool, having a go at tie dye, block printing, and bleach designing with stencils, and there is also the opportunity to sew your own customisable denim duffle bag! Also an amazing opportunity to have a go at making glass beads at the flame with Rebecca Weddell in her studio (age 12+ only I’m afraid).
Students need to bring a packed lunch each day and are advised to bring a set of old clothes to wear while dyeing/bleaching – (every care will be taken to avoid getting messy, but some people are just the messy sort!)
By the end of the workshop you will have your own uniquely designed denim duffle bag, a selection of tie-dyed and block printed bandana scarves and T-shirt, a bleach stencilled T-shirt, felted wool flowers, and a set of beads made into a necklace or keyring.
Dates: 3-day Workshop – Monday 31st July/Tuesday 1st/Wednesday 2nd August
Cost: This course is £200 for all three days (with an additional £40 if you opt to do the glass bead making) or, if your child only wants to attend one or two days the cost is £70 per day, and includes all materials. Suitable for ages 10+, boys and girls are welcome at all of our workshops. Students will be divided into groups according to their age. *Please note – you will not be able to do all of the activities above unless you pick all three days.
Our schedule of activities:
Mon: Tie Dye and Block Printing
Tue: Bleach Stencilling and Felting
Wed: Duffle bags
One day workshop
A great workshop for anyone who’s a little shy about making clothes. Create your own appliqué design using a range of techniques and then turn it into a cushion or a tote bag. Brilliant for both boys and girls of all abilities.
Cut a pattern and mark up your fabric
Wind a bobbin, thread and use a sewing machine
Cut and apply bondaweb using an iron
Freehand machine embroidery
Sew on buttons
Sew a zip or a pocket (depending on what you choose to make)
Dates: Monday 24th July
Cost: £65 including all materials.
One day Workshop
This one day workshop is a great opportunity to dip a toe into the world of making your own clothes. Suitable for complete beginners or the more experienced. In this class you will make either a pair of classic PJ bottoms or a pair of festival style pom-pom shorts.
This workshop is suitable for all abilities, boys and girls are welcome at all of our workshops, ages 10+
Dates: Wednesday 26th July, Wednesday 23rd August
Cost: £60 plus the cost of your fabric. (You can either choose from our selection or buy your own in advance).
Three day workshop
Over three days you will get to design your own short playsuit or dress.
We’ll teach you how to adapt your pattern to include your own design features, maybe pin-tucks, a collar, ruffles, colour block panels, or perhaps add sleeves or pockets. You can then make your own design in a cotton fabric of your choice and finish it off with buttons, a zip, appliqué, and trims. The perfect course for a budding fashion designer, your opportunity to design a unique one-piece all on your own.
This is the course that started it all for Jade (Great British Sewing Bee Contestant 2016) back in 2012. #sewingbee
Here are a few finished designs from previous workshops…