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" Don't Trash it, Refashion it" Upcycling workshop with David A Mumford

Date: 4 June 2017 11:00 to 17:00

Creative Upcycling for Beginners and Intermediates

This workshop will inspire you to get stitching and revamp your wardrobe, why throw things away when you can turn what you already have into something exciting and original. When people ask you, ooh where did you get that? You can say I MADE IT!

Beginners will learn the basic operations of a sewing machine and create at the same time.
Intermediates will advance  the skills they have already learnt.

The class is taught by David A Mumford -  a creative and skilled fashion designer and maker. David began designing and making clothes in the early 80's. Most recently (2004 - 2013) he was one of the designers of the pioneering upcycling clothing brand 'Junky Styling'. He now runs own brand D.A.M specialising in upcycled garments and accessories available off the peg or to commission (and on sale in Fabrications shop!) as well as offering educational workshops.

A selection of d-a-m samples will be available to follow, these will vary from simple through to more complex, so there will be something for everyone, Guys and Girls.

On completion of this class participants will confidently be able to:

- Understand the basic functions of a sewing machine
- Know how to use differenet stitch types
- Use simple deconstruction & reconstruction techniques
- How to aply different trims & other customisation techniques.
- Dip into fashion styling
- Look at old clothes in a whole new way!

TIME: 11am - 5pm

PRICE: £55 / £50 conc.

YOU WILL REQUIRE: Bring along 2 men's shirts




Suggested follow on class:

- Introduction to garment alterations & Refresh your Wardrobe

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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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