What you will do
3 hour workshop
Come and beat the January blues with this New Year Crafty Pick-Me Up Workshop - it is a miserable time of year so a great chance to learn something new! This would also be a fabulous Christmas present for someone!
Ginette will welcome you into the lively workshop space with tea and coffee and teach you how to update old clothing that you might be bored with, so that you don't throw it away and add to the ever rising fabric landfills but instead give it a new look and learn to love it again. This is a super opportunity to create and add another layer of sustainability to your life.
During the three hour workshop you will learn:
- How and when to use an embroidery hoop
- How to thread a needle
- How to manage embroidery threads, and split off a single ply
- Choosing the right stitch for the effect you want
- Simple applique - adding scrap fabrics to your background
- Securing and neat finishing
and the stitches you will learn are:
- Running stitch
- Back stitch (this stitch can also be used for making repairs!)
- French knots
- Chain stitch
- Couching/wrapped stitches
- Satin stitch
At the end of the session you will have started and maybe finished a transformation of your item of clothing that you can wear straight away or carry on working on at home. You will also leave with the skills you need to create embroidery art on a hoop for display and gifting. Best of all, you can save money and have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference to the environment by loving your old clothes instead of throwing them away!
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Box and Roll
Ginette has been working with her hands - focused mainly on sewing and textile crafts - since she was a child, creating gifts for family and friends and most recently selling at local markets in her home town London. Her love of knitting was passed on from her mother but the desire to create with fabrics came from within, with Ginette sewing her first pair of trousers in Liberty fabric when she was 11. She still has expensive taste in fabrics!
Having worked in Human Resources, specialising in training within customer service and management, Ginette decided to combine her love of teaching with her love of craft and as well as her workshops, she has her own business selling hand-crafted goods for travel and home including leather bags and accessories.
If you have any questions, please contact her using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page and she will be pleased to respond to you.
Ideally, please bring an item of clothing that you would like to update, preferably made of denim/'stiff' cotton. Please avoid stretchy t-shirt fabrics - these are difficult for beginners to work on. Pashmina style scarves are great, as are soft hats, towels & facecloths! Don't worry if you don't have anything, there will be some scrap fabrics you can use. It is important to please think of designs you would like to embroider and bring sketches/screenshots. Pinterest is an inspirational place to look for ideas! Threads, needles, scissors and a hoop are provided to be used on the day, so you do not need to bring any. You will be given a hoop to take away with you, along with a needle and some threads needed to finish a small piece of embroidery if not finished during the class. If you have a special scrap of fabric you would like to sew onto your item of clothing - bring it with you and we can look at how to incorporate it into your work! Tea & instant coffee are provided.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.