What you will do
2 hour workshop
On Thursday 9 November embellish a cushion cover with textiles designer Rebeckah Kemi Apara and founder of Embellished Talk. Get in the festive mood and learn how to hand sew using embellishments in the lovely homeware store West Elm. During the 2-hour workshop Rebeckah will teach you how to add textures and design using beads and sequins. We’ll practise on plain fabric to begin with so you initially get the hang of embellishing and once you feel confident you can stitch onto your own West Elm cushion. As we're approaching Christmas why not gift the cushion to a loved one or treat yourself!
The workshop is aimed at beginners but all other levels are welcome and all sewing equipment and cushion covers will be provided.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
About your host, Embellished Talk
Embellished Talk is a space to explore textiles through digital content and creative workshops. Founded in 2016 by textiles designer Rebeckah Kemi Apara. Rebeckah graduated with a degree in Fashion Textiles from the London College of Fashion in 2007 and specialised in silk screen printing. After graduating Rebeckah taught herself how to hand sew using embroidery and embellishments.
With her platform, she has collaborated with the not-for- profit organisation GURLS TALK, founded by fashion model Adwoa Aboah and hand embroidered their t-shirts to raise money for The Baytree Centre. She runs hands on creative workshops where attendees learn the craft of embellishment and embroidery.
Previous workshops have taken place in London Fields Primary School, WAH Nails, West Elm, WeWork, Second Home, Boxpark Shoreditch, Warehouse and the perfectly pink café Palm Vaults. Rebeckah likes to run her workshops in exciting, inspiring and approachable venues.
Rebeckah teaches all levels from beginner to advanced.
What else is included in the workshop you ask?A goody bag of sewing treats (embellishments, needles and thread) to continue your new skills at homeA West Elm cushion coverDrinks and light snacksA break away from your phones and busy schedules. Using your hands to create is therapeutic, confidence boosting and good for your well-beingAn opportunity to learn new skills in an intimate setting that you can develop in your own time and add new personalised life to your clothes and/or interiors
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.