At Fabrications we offer a comprehensive range of textile based classes to help you start or progress your creative journey. All our tutors are not only practicing makers with
At Fabrications we offer a comprehensive range of textile based classes to help you start or progress your creative journey. All our tutors are not only practicing makers with a wealth of hands on knowledge in their craft, but are experienced teachers, with an understanding of different learning needs, what barriers may arise to your learning and how to empower you with your own making projects and ideas.
Please arrive promptly at 6:30pm as each teacher will give a short presentation of their work, show examples and share details of their classes. There will also be opportunity for asking lots of questions and for sewcialising! We will be providing some light refreshments.
The Teachers: (in alphabetical order!)
Aikeda Watson (Crochet & Knitting)
Aikeda’s passion to create amazing crafts from yarn was nurtured as a young child. Throughout her life she has made beautiful items to wear, for the home and as gifts, combined with teaching the skills to a range of ages and abilities. Aikeda not only teaches crochet but also the art of patience.
Barley Massey (Sewing, Dressmaking, Creative Re-Use, Mending)
Fabrications founder Barley, was introduced to textile crafts, thrift and resourceful ways of living at a young age, growing up in North Wales. It has always been her dream to lead a crafty, creative life. In June 2000 on Broadway Market, her dream was realised when Fabrications was born! Since inception, she has been weaving the strands of creativity, community and conservation that form the fabric of her practice and the ethos of Fabrications.
Milou Stella – Moody Bright Designs (Hand Embroidery, Visible Mending)
Milou Stella set up Moody Bright Designs – a project that focuses on hand embroidered customisation of second-hand items. As a trained painter (Slade school of art), she plays with contrast, colour and texture. She began “Moody Bright Designs” as a response to concerns about fast fashion and the environment, with an urgent need to slow down and appreciate the process of making something unique and of quality, whilst avoiding waste as much as possible.
Rob Jones – Romor Designs (Traditional Japanese textiles – Shibori, Katagami, Sashiko, Boro)
Romor Designs was founded in 2015 by Rob, a Japanese textiles inspired designer and natural dyer when he was made redundant from his retail eCommerce job. He’d been creating textiles and dyeing with indigo for years but it was a life changing trip to Japan in 2014 to study with Bryan Whitehead that set him on the path to becoming a full time maker and teacher. Romor Designs is founded on the Japanese principle of ‘wabi sabi’. ‘Wabi’ means quiet taste and ‘sabi’ means elegant simplicity and combined the principle embodies the idea of acceptance of beauty in randomness.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing more of our experiences with you!
TIME: 6:30 – 9pm
This event is Free to attend – we are anticipating it being popular. If you find you are unable to attend, please let us know, so we can offer your place to another. Thank You for your consideration.
TO BOOK: Contact us directly on 020 7275 8043, visit the shop or BOOK ONLINE
Please Note: The event will take place in the Fabrications studio (which is downstairs from the shop via 12 steps)
Barley MasseyTextile Designer Maker & Founder/Caretaker of Fabrications Venuebarley@fabrications1.co.uk 7 Broadway Market
Fabrications7 Broadway MarketThe workshop / event takes place in the Fabrications "Imaginerium" studio located downstairs from the shop area.