Working with Silk

    This full-day class will teach you how to deal with tricky fabrics and how to make a camisole top and a pair of knickers from silk scarves and clippings.


    Sewing class hosted by Fabrications

    Beginners welcome

    6 hour class

    Fabrications, E8


    What you'll learn

    This full-day class will make you a silky-smooth (pun intended) maestro when dealing with tricky fabrics. Fabrications' founder, Barley Massey, will guide you through the process of making a pretty camisole top and a pair of knickers from silk scarves and clippings.

    In this class

    This full-day class will make you a silky-smooth(pun intended) maestro when dealing with tricky fabrics. Fabrications' founder, Barley Massey, will guide you through the process of making a pretty camisole top and a pair of knickers from silk scarves and clippings.

    By the end of this class, you will be confident in using silk learning how to use multiple stitch functions and up-cycle everyday silk scarves into something beautiful.

    Materials and refreshments are included - but if you want to bring your own silk fabric or scarves please feel free.

    Now you can

    *confident in handling, sewing and cutting silk *learn how to cut a simple pattern and assemble pieces on the machine *become a (silky) smooth operator!

    Keep

    You will make a camisole top and a handmade pair of knickers to take home with you.


    Did you know?

    Silk became a prized export for the Chinese. Nobles and kings of foreign lands desired silk and would pay high prices for the cloth. The emperors of China wanted to keep the process for making silk a secret. Anyone caught telling the secret or taking silkworms out of China was put to death - woah!!


    Class location

    Fabrications, Hackney

    7 Broadway Market, Hackney

    E8 4PH

    London



    About your host, Fabrications

    Fabrications - an East London based creative hub!

    Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.

    Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 16 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.

    Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.