I’ve been developing some new classes with Workshop, a cafe and creative space in Headingley, Leeds. As well as selling delicious coffee and cakes, Workshop offer a range of creative classes from printmaking to macrame, there’s something for everyone.
There’s still time to book on to my visible mending class on Sunday 13 October, you can book tickets here.
In this two-hour workshop, I will guide you through the basics of hand embroidery and applique which can be used to repair a garment or accessory with holes or ripped seams. Inspired by the Japanese technique of Boro, the practice of reworking and repairing textiles through piecing, patching and stitching. All materials and equipment will be provided but you will need to bring an item of clothing or an accessory that you would like to mend.
Don’t worry if you can’t make it this weekend, the workshop will be happening next year too. Join me on Thursday 27 February 6pm to 8pm to find out more about this exciting and sustainable craft.
Festive Hexie Wreath
I know it’s October but I’m going to mention the C word! With Christmas just a couple of months away, join me on Sunday 24 November for a festive hexie wreath workshop.
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn the traditional craft of English Paper Piecing to create your own unique hand stitched festive wreath. I will guide you through the basics of patchwork, using cotton fabric to create your wreath design. You can then add a touch a festive sparkle with embellishments like buttons and beads. All materials and equipment are provided.
If you’re new to the world of craft you can join me on Sunday 1 December for a hand embroidery workshop.
In this two-hour workshop, I will guide you through some hand embroidery stitches including blanket stitch, feather stitch and stem stitch. Using these decorative stitches, you will create a unique design. This workshop is suitable for beginners and all materials and equipment are provided.