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* MORNING CLASS * Introduction to garment repairs & alterations

Date: 26 February 2017 11:00 to 13:30
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The 'Introduction to garment repairs & alterations' has been developed for those fairly new to using a sewing machine and hand sewing techniques and is a good foundation class before working directly on your own clothing, which takes place in afternoon class 'Refresh your Wardrobe'.
If you have never used a sewing machine before, we recommend attending our 'Provisional Driving' - introduction to using a sewing machine class.

The class will consist of a series of hands on excersises and demonstrations by Barley, giving you the basic practical understanding in how to tackle simple sewing alterations, repairs and 'upcycling'. There will also be a collection of transformed garments to inspire and inform.
The session is taught by 'Fabrications' Barley Massey who will share a variety of techniques, tips and tricks she picked up during her 15 years of working freelance in wardrobe for Film and TV and through her own textile upcycling practise of over 20 years.


On completion of the class participants will confidently be able to:
- Prepare a garment for modifying from trying on, measuring, pinning and best approach for sewing
- Understand how to take seams in or out
- Know how to lift or extend a hem.
- Apply darts, pleats, gathering and elasticating to reduce volume and shape to your body
- Use useful hand stitches such as invisible / slip stitch, back stitch and button hole stitch
- Apply different ideas and techniques to patch holes in garments ( subtle or also as a means to embellish / enhance)
- Darn holes in woollens
- Look at old clothes in a whole new way!


TIME:
11 - 1.30pm

PRICE: £30 / £25 Concessions or £50 / £45 when booking for the FULL DAY (Introduction to Alterations - Lunch Break - Refresh your Wardrobe) Includes additional materials and refreshments.




Suggested follow on class:

- Refresh your Wardrobe

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MEET THE TEAM:


Barley Massey
Fabrications creator and recently described by the Evening Standard as "London's Eco Queen' 



Katherine May
Contemporary quilt maker and teacher. Katherine has worked with Liberty, The V&A, Fashion & Textiles Museum and Fabrications!



Sue Russell
has dedicated her life to practising, promoting and sharing skills in low impact living and keeping traditional textile skills alive.



Rosie Martin
Inspiring and encouraging a new generation of stitchers to make their own clothes through her book 'DIY Couture', workshops and events.



Ayda Anlagan
brilliant teacher and creator of design company 'Monstify' - anatomical crochet parts to animate everyday objects!



Stephanie Bescoby
Milliner, teacher, clever upcycler and baristar. There are no limits to Steph's talents!



Laura Lees
Time out recently described learning machine embroidery from laura is like learning piano from Chopin!





 

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