What’s it all about? –
Do you have a favourite piece of clothing that is looking the worst for wear? In this workshop you will learn how to create one-off patches to repair them. You will be creating your own embroidered sew-on patches using recycled textiles from around your home.
Repair and individualise pieces in your wardrobe which are not getting the love they deserve. Join the sustainable fashion revolution and minimise the environmental impact of the textile industry by prolonging the life of your garments, and re-loving the clothes already in your wardrobe.
You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles.
What will we cover?
The workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers. We will begin with some sewing basics, learn running stitch, along with some other stitches and ways to apply your patches. Then it will be time to get creative and start stitching.
What to bring:
- Materials and threads will be supplied but you are welcome to bring any fabric you would like to use from home – cut up clothing, linen that is past repair, left over fabric from sewing projects, upholstery offcuts – this list is endless!
- And most importantly bring your imagination and enthusiasm!
What is provided:
- A selection of fabric and thread for creating patches