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25 November 2017

Make your own piped cushion using Ella Doran fabrics with Ella Doran herself!

Date: 25 November 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Join leading designer Ella Doran for a special sewing class using her signature, digitally-printed fabrics. There will be a variety of pre-cut fabrics to choose from. Then you can personalise your cushion or pillow with appliqué and/or piping, assemble and stuff with recycled wool! A lovely gift for your home or someone special! This will be a fun and creative sewing session and a great opportunity to chat to Ella about her design practice and philosophy.


Ella Doran is a multi-talented designer, who uses her own photography, mark-making and textile design skills to create a wide range of outcomes, from products and fabrics to large-scale environmental graphics. Her work includes commissions for The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Royal Society of Arts, Kew Botanic Gardens, Tate, The John Radcliffe Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Paloma Picasso and Portmeirion. Alongside her commissioned pieces, Ella runs her highly-successful ‘Ella Doran’ homewares brand at www.elladoran.com


All levels are welcome for this class. We will go straight into the making process. If you want to learn how to set up the machine and all about the different stitch functions, we do cover this in our morning ’Provisional Driving’ introduction to using a sewing machine class.


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

- have fun using a sewing machine and assembling cloth panels

- create decoration by combining decorative stitches and appliqué

- insert piping to give a decorative edge

- create a simple hemmed 'overflap' opening for your cushion or pillow.

- make a stylish 3d functional object

TIME: 10am - 1pm or 2 - 5pm

PRICE: £45

Includes stylish fabrics from Ella Doran's studio. 


Sew your own 'Sculpural Bucket Coat' with Tree from Stitchless TV

Date: 4 February 2018 11:00 to 04 February 2016 17:00



Fabrications is very happy to welcome back Tree from Stitchless TV for one of her one of a kind  classes. Tree has a brilliant YouTube chanel teaching how to make all of kinds of stylish items that any level of sewer can make. Her philosophy is to take high end catwalk looks and show us in easy, no fuss steps how we can make our own versions in our front rooms!

Tree has recently branched out into creating patterns from her designs and tutorials - hot off the press is her brilliant 'Sculptural Bucket Coat'. During the class, Tree will guide you through cutting the pattern, piecing together on the machine and the finishing touches.. Here is her video tutorial for a sneak preview, but there is nothing better than spending time with Tree live and direct, and being able to ask lots of questions and get feedback on your sewing.


All levels of sewer are welcome but being able to thread up a machine / have used a machine before is advisable.



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

- Work with a paper pattern, layout & cut out your cloth pieces.

- Assemble fabric panels on the machine

- The coat is not lined and we will be using an overlooker to finish the inside seams.

- Apply a bias binding to embelish and finish a raw edge (more experienced sewers)

- Create your own stylish unlined scultural coat

TIME: 11am - 5pm

COST: £90 (includes your own paper pattern worth £15)

YOU WILL NEED: Bring your choice of fabric for making your bucket coat - you can pretty much use anything for this design (except stretch fabric or anything too fragile/that frays easily) or choose from our selection of suitable fabrics.
150cm: 2m 65cm
115cm: 4m

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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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