Saturday, 19 March 2011

Recycled Fabric Accessories - couple of workshops

I have run this workshop twice in a week and once more to go in Reading next week, some really really nice results, Took a lot to edit it down to these. The workshop in Reading will be at the MERL, contact them to book 0118 378 8660 it's sat 26th March 11-4

Wire Drawings Year 3 pupils

A recent project that I have been working on in Maidenhead, working with year 3's and wire. They were doing a project on the olympics and various sports... the drawings and sculptures show these sports. They sis really well with the tools, I was pretty impressed for such young children

Workshops at the Studio

A couple of photos from the workshops that I have been running at the studio, felt making and applique purse - (sewing for Improvers workshop). Been going well, Will hopefully offer some more in May / June time

Sewing for Improvers - applique purse workshop

Thursday, 17 March 2011

New classes at Bristol folk House - Summer Term

Coming soon to Bristol Folk House... Booking opens on Tuesday 22nd March, please do not try to book before then, contact them on  0117 926 2987, or visit (from that date) for more information (Or ask me for further details). If you are a Bristol Folk house Co-op member booking opens on Monday.

Day Workshops:
Print Making: 30th April 10.00 - 4.00 
Skirt in a Day: 7th May 10.00 - 4.00 
Felt Making: Friday 20th May 10.00 - 4.00
Sewing for Beginners: 18th June 10.00 - 1.00 
Sewing for Improvers: 18th June 1.30 - 4.30 
Lino Printing: 2nd July 10.00 - 4.00 
Recycling Fabric Accessories: 9th July 10.00 - 4.00 

Weekly classes:
Felt Making: Tues 10.30 - 12.30 start 26 April - 5 weeks *New*
Felt Making: Tues 4.00 - 6.00 start 7 June - 5 weeks *New*
Free Machine Embroidery: Tues 4.00 - 6.00 start 26 April - 5 weeks *New*
Free Machine Embroidery: Tues 10.30 - 12.30 start 7 June - 5 weeks *New*
Print Making: Tues 1.30 - 3.30 start 26 April - 10 weeks *New*
Recycling Fabrics: Wed 7.45 - 9.45 start 27 April - 10 weeks
Retro Sewing: Wed 5.30 - 7.30 start 27 April - 5 weeks
Fabric Manipulation: Wed 5.30 - 7.30 start 8 June - 5 weeks

Felt making - Learn the basics of felt making, or improve your skills, we will be begin in 2D and work upto 3D shapes and objects.
Free machine embroidery - learn to use a sewing machine to draw, combine this with applique and create wonderful designs for your own projects
Printmaking - learn a variety of print techniques including lino, press, mono and collagraph prints, build up the techniques over weeks and learn to combine whilst working on your own projects.

Cloth Magazine

Just to let you know about a magazine I often recommend to students in my classes, full of easy sewing ideas and got a very up to date fashion angle, worth a browse.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Skirt in a day place just come up

A place has just come up for tomorrows popular 'Skirt in a day' class in Bristol, call Julie on 07890 443705 for details if you would like to come along...

Saturday 12th March               Skirt in a Day                                                 10am-4pm       £30
Be the envy of your friends and make a simple unique wrap skirt in one day. You will learn how to alter your own pattern to fit and this can be taken away to make more in the future. This is suitable for all levels including beginners. You will need to bring your own sewing machine and fabric, details will be provided.