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Introduction to Hand Sewing Repairs (woolens) with Barley Massey

A comprehensive hand sewing repair workshop focusing on common woolen garment repairs. The workshop is not only very practical, but also enjoyable!
£40 pp
2hrs 30min
What happens in this class?

Fabrications are regularly asked if they undertake repairs and alterations to various items of clothing. With Hackney's moth epidemic on the increase, it should come as no surprise that the most popular requests are for repairs to woolen jumpers.

Although they do not undertake garment repairs they usually offer those enquiring two options for repairs. The first option they recommend is that the person try using a dry cleaners to undertake the job. However, they always point out that this can often work out as an expensive option. Along with that option they always try to encourage the person…

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Things to remember

The class includes a starter darning kit and swatches to practise on but you are also welcome to bring along items of clothing to work on directly.

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Flexible cancellation policy

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

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 20 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…

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Class Location
7 Broadway Market, Hackney
E8 4PH