JUNE UPCYCLING : RE-design, RE-invent, RE-make Awesome Upcycling

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JUNE UPCYCLING : RE-design, RE-invent, RE-make Awesome Upcycling

40.00

Saturday June 16th 10am - 2.15pm

Maximum in class: 5 students. Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the class to run.

All levels are welcome, although some sewing experience would be preferable.

Workshop length: 4 hours with a 15 minute break.  Refreshments provided.

 

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Saturday June 16th 10am - 4.15pm

Maximum in class: 5 students. Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun.  There must be a minimum of 3 bookings for the class to run.

All levels are welcome, although some sewing experience would be preferable.

Workshop length: 4 hours with a 15 minute break.  Refreshments provided.

This workshop is for those who are very curious about clothes.  The transformation can be as simple as the change of a button.  We will take Up-cycling your wardrobe to another level and don our creative hats to look at clothing differently, not only for the purpose for which it was intended.  Turning garments inside out, upside down and creating individual styles.

Please bring a few items of clothing from your wardrobe that you wish to  reinvent into a new style. This workshop will combine hands on and demonstrative skills. 

Why learn to repair and reinvent?

In today's throw away society,  learning to sew is lifelong sustainable skill set that can both save us money and make us money.  Reinventing and redesigning allows us to dress individually and find our own style.  Owning something that no-one else has. By investing time to look after, launder and repair our clothing, rather than replacing it, we return to having an emotional connection with our clothes.  It helps to consider the journey our clothes make;  from the farmer planting the cotton seed, the weaver weaving the cloth, the pattern making, the stitcher and the point of purchase.  Our clothes are our second skin and they should be respected.

Materials required at first class: Please bring a selection of garments that need mended or you would like altered / upcycled in some way.   A notepad, pencil and a camera will also be useful. 

Equipment: All sewing machines and sewing equipment is provided. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you wish. A notepad, pencil and a camera are recommended.

 

About your tutor: Christine's mum taught her to sew when she was six, which means she has been sewing for over 36 years! She has over 25 years experience in fashion, film costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland. She teaches with patience, passion, enthusiasm and encouragement at every step.  Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. Since 2008 she has taught more than 2000 students.

The Venue: Classes are held in Christine's quirky up-cycled home studio which has been featured both on television and in magazines.  This gives Christine access to her wardrobe where she can show students every seam, zip and different design that they will be learning. 

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