Introduction to the Overlocker
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to the Overlocker

These are 4 hour project based workshops on a Saturday.  

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. 

PRICE: £45

Have you got an overlocker that is still in the box and are itching to find out what it can do? This class will have you whizzing your way around your own overlocker in no time! We will cover troubleshooting, the best needles to use for the job in hand, the best thread choices for the fabric. Please bring your own overlocker, foot pedal, instructions and accessories to the class.  A notepad, pencil and a camera will also be useful. 

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Open Day and Taster Sessions at Colour and Cloth
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Open Day and Taster Sessions at Colour and Cloth

Colour and Cloth opens its doors on Saturday 11th November for an Open Day and FREE Taster sessions at its South Belfast studio from 10am - 1pm.  This is a drop in ticketed event.  Come when you can and leave when you must. 

If you fancy getting creative and would like to try your hand at a few techniques then please come along.  Christine who owns and runs all the Colour and Cloth classes will be there to show you the steps and answer any sewing questions you may have.  It will also give you the chance to find out more about the wide range of sewing and craft classes that she runs. 

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Victoriana Floral Winter Floral Retreat
Nov
2
to Nov 4

Victoriana Floral Winter Floral Retreat

Places are VERY limited and are booking up already, don't miss out on what promises to be an exceptional investment in your business. 
**EARLY BIRD BOOKING DISCOUNTS**
Contact kim@victorianafloral for more details

CLICK HERE TO GO TO VICTORIANA FLORAL Facebook page

How would you like to join us on our Floral Retreat at HILLMOUNT HOUSE from 2-4th November? A 3 day Extravaganza of immersing ourselves in creativity and flowers with lots of workshops along the way. In partnership with some amazing industry professionals we shall be running sessions on naturally dyeing your own silk ribbons, promoting your business using social media, styling with flowers and photographing your work. Last but not least we will be creating Floral works of art daily-particularly large scale installations all within the most fabulous surroundings.

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Yarnfolk Festival, Whitehead
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Yarnfolk Festival, Whitehead

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Ticket price includes entry in to the Yarnfolk Festival. If you have already pre purchased your entry ticket, enter code PPETCCD2when booking to receive the appropriate reduction. Please remember to bring your entry ticket with you.

I am delighted to be part of the very first Yarnfolk Festival of Wool held in Whitehead on Saturday 5th August. 

There are so many exhibitors, demonstrations and altogether gorgeousness at the festival. Alongside the Yarnfolk fest, Whitehead is also hosting their food and drink festival!

I have been natural dyeing since I was 16.  Inspired by my Granny's blackberries and the colourful patterns they made on my white t-shirts! I will take you through the process of natural dyeing,  keeping the tradition alive. 

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Pop UP-cycle your Clothes with Barnardos and Colour & Cloth
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Pop UP-cycle your Clothes with Barnardos and Colour & Cloth

We are on the road across Northern Ireland's  Barnardos stores to show customers how to re-invent, refashion and reduce clothing waste! 

We will be taking over the window displays in Barnardos stores and setting up our 'pop-up' sewing surgery.  Using shop stock and transforming styles before your eyes! From 5 minute fashion fixes to learning new sewing skills, there will be plenty of   creative ideas to make your fashion finds one of a kind.

 

Drop in and get involved!

Coleraine: Friday 21st July 11am - 3pm

Carrick: Friday 28th July 11am - 3pm

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Pop UP-cycle your Clothes with Barnardos and Colour & Cloth
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Pop UP-cycle your Clothes with Barnardos and Colour & Cloth

We are on the road across Northern Ireland's  Barnardos stores to show customers how to re-invent, refashion and reduce clothing waste! 

We will be taking over the window displays in Barnardos stores and setting up our 'pop-up' sewing surgery.  Using shop stock and transforming styles before your eyes! From 5 minute fashion fixes to learning new sewing skills, there will be plenty of   creative ideas to make your fashion finds one of a kind.

 

Drop in and get involved!

Coleraine: Friday 21st July 11am - 3pm

Carrick: Friday 28th July 11am - 3pm

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Cushions and Coffee with Linen & Latte
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cushions and Coffee with Linen & Latte

After selling out our first cushion class in June 9th and due to lots of requests to run it again...we are delighted announce that we are back with another Cushion making workshop in the company of Linen & Latte.  Colour and Cloth is on the road this summer and our first stop is this gorgeous cafe and lifestyle store in Glengormley. Linen & Latte have just been awarded with the title of 'The Best Coffee Shop in the North'. That's some accolade!

This is a one - off event and runs from 6- 9pm (3 hours) ... although if it proves to be popular we may come back for more!

LEVEL:  All levels are welcome...from Beginner to beyond

Workshop size:  We have room for 8.

Price: £40 

This 3 hour evening workshop is the perfect way to settle into some soulful sewing. Combining machine and hand stitching techniques we will use Irish linen cloth to make 'The Button Cushion' as featured in the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book.  

 

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Cushions and Coffee with Linen & Latte
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Cushions and Coffee with Linen & Latte

We are delighted to bring you this one-off Cushion making workshop in the company of Linen & Latte.  Colour and Cloth is on the road this summer and our first stop is this gorgeous cafe and lifestyle store in Glengormley.

This is a one - off event and runs from 6- 9pm (3 hours) ... although if it proves to be popular we may come back for more!

LEVEL:  All levels are welcome...from Beginner to beyond

Workshop size:  We have room for 8.

Price: £40  

This 3 hour evening workshop is the perfect way to settle into some soulful sewing. Combining machine and hand stitching techniques we will use Irish linen cloth to make 'The Button Cushion' as featured in the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book.  

 

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Introduction to the Overlocker
May
27
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to the Overlocker

These are 4 hour project based workshops on a Saturday afternoon, Each week a different project is embraced. The workshops are priced individually.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. .

PRICE: £45 BOOK HERE

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT.  We will be running this popular class again in September.  Please sign up to our mailing list to be notified of the next event.

Have you got an overlocker that is still in the box and are itching to find out what it can do? This afternoon class will have you whizzing your way around your own overlocker in no time! We will cover troubleshooting, the best needles to use for the job in hand, the best thread choices for the fabric. Please bring your own overlocker, foot pedal, instructions and accessories to the class.  A notepad, pencil and a camera will also be useful. 

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Open Day and Taster Sessions at Colour and Cloth
May
20
1:00 PM13:00

Open Day and Taster Sessions at Colour and Cloth

Colour and Cloth opens its doors on Saturday 20th May for an Open Day and FREE Taster sessions at its South Belfast studio from 1 - 3pm.  This is a drop in ticketed event.  Come when you can and leave when you must.

If you fancy getting creative and would like to try your hand at a few techniques then please come along.  Christine who owns and runs all the Colour and Cloth classes will be there to show you the steps and answer any sewing questions you may have.  It will also give you the chance to find out more about the wide range of sewing and craft classes that she runs. 

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The Saturday Session: Awesome Upcycling :  Re-THINK, Re-DESIGN, Re-MAKE
Apr
1
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Session: Awesome Upcycling : Re-THINK, Re-DESIGN, Re-MAKE

These are project based workshops on a Saturday afternoon, Each week a different project is embraced. The workshops are priced individually.

Level:  Either attended The Saturday Session: Make Do and Mend / Intro to Up-cycling course or have practical hand and machine sewing skills.

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

Price: £ 45   

This afternoon workshop is a follow on for those who have attended the 'Make Do and Mend and Intro to Up-cycling' class.  Its also 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.  

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The Saturday Session : Alterations and Intro to Up-cycling
Mar
25
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Session : Alterations and Intro to Up-cycling

These are project based workshops on a Saturday afternoon, Each week a different project is embraced. The workshops are priced individually.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. 

Workshop length: 3 hours

Price: £35  

If you find yourself spending a fortune at the alterations shop, leaving hems in to be shortened or lengthened, then this is the class you need.  Once you have the basics up your sleeve you will save yourself a fortune! Learn how to make simple alterations and essential Sewing Survival Steps and you will be sewing on buttons in no time, replacing zips and mending holes before they even appear. 

This class will give you what you need to know for mending and altering your clothes.  We will also be introducing some awesome up-cycling ideas on how to reinvent your clothing.

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The Saturday Project : Introduction to the Overlocker
Jan
28
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Project : Introduction to the Overlocker

These are 4 hour project based workshops on a Saturday afternoon, Each week a different project is embraced. The workshops are priced individually.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. .

£45 BOOK HERE

Did you join the queue and get a shiny new Singer Overlocker from Lidl and are itching to find out what it can do? This afternoon class will have you whizzing your way around your own overlocker in no time! We will cover troubleshooting, the best needles to use for the job in hand, the best thread choices for the fabric. Please bring your own overlockerfoot pedal, instructions and accessories to the class.  A notepad, pencil and a camera will also be useful. Please also bring 4 cones or spools of good thread. Please bring a selection of fabrics that you intend to use in your practise.

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The Saturday Project : Getting to grips with your new Sewing machine
Jan
21
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Project : Getting to grips with your new Sewing machine

This is a 3 hour project based workshop on a Saturday afternoon, Each week a different project is embraced. The workshops are priced individually.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. 

£33  BOOK HERE

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and if you are reading this you were perhaps a lucky enough to find a new sewing machine in your Christmas stocking!  If it is your first machine, or maybe an upgrade from a previous machine and it is still sitting in its box, you need to book yourself an afternoon at this class.

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The Saturday Project: Introduction to the Overlocker
Nov
26
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Project: Introduction to the Overlocker

These are 4 hour project based workshops on a Saturday afternoon, Each week a different project is embraced. The workshops are priced individually.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME. .

£45 BOOK HERE

Did you join the queue and get a shiny new Singer Overlocker from Lidl and are itching to find out what it can do? This afternoon class will have you whizzing your way around your own overlocker in no time! We will cover troubleshooting, the best needles to use for the job in hand, the best thread choices for the fabric. Please bring your own overlockerfoot pedal, instructions and accessories to the class.  A notepad, pencil and a camera will also be useful. Please also bring 4 cones or spools of good thread. Please bring a selection of fabrics that you intend to use in your practise.

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Introduction to the Overlocker
Nov
23
5:30 PM17:30

Introduction to the Overlocker

This is a 4 hour project based workshop.

Did you join the queue and get a shiny new Singer Overlocker from Lidl and are itching to find out what it can do? This evening class will have you whizzing your way around your own overlocker in no time! We will cover troubleshooting, the best needles to use for the job in hand, the best thread choices for the fabric. Please bring your own overlockerfoot pedal, instructions and accessories to the class.

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The Handmade Christmas Wrap & Stitch Session
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

The Handmade Christmas Wrap & Stitch Session

Colour and Cloth is delighted to welcome London based Papermash to Belfast and together we have planned a 'Wrap & Stitch up Christmas Session'.  Working with various papers, twines, tapes,  stamps and stitching techniques, we will inspire you with festive ideas, and give you the freedom and guidance to create your own gift tags, Christmas wrapping and cards.  By focusing on the slow, handmade, recycled and crafted techniques and materials we will create one of a kind gift wraps made with love, and joy.  

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Open Day and Sewing Taster Sessions
Nov
12
12:30 PM12:30

Open Day and Sewing Taster Sessions

Colour and Cloth opens its doors this Saturday for an Open Day and FREE Taster sessions at its East Belfast studio.

If you have been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and would like to try your hand at a few techniques then please come along.  Christine who owns and runs all the Colour and Cloth classes will be there to show you the steps and answer any sewing questions you may have.  It will also give you the chance to find out more about the wide range of sewing and craft classes that she runs. 

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The Saturday Project : Awesome Upcycling :  Re-THINK, Re-DESIGN, Re-MAKE
Oct
22
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Project : Awesome Upcycling : Re-THINK, Re-DESIGN, Re-MAKE

This afternoon course is a follow on for those who have attended 'The Sewing Surgery : Make Do and Mend and Intro to Upcycling'.  Its also for those who are very curious about clothes.  The transformation can be as simple as the change of a button.  We will take Upcycling 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.

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The Saturday Project : Sewing Surgery and Intro to Upcycling
Oct
15
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Project : Sewing Surgery and Intro to Upcycling

If you find yourself spending a fortune at the alterations shop, leaving hems in to be shortened or lengthened, then this is the class you need.  Once you have the basics up your sleeve you will save yourself a fortune! Learn how to make simple alterations and essential Sewing Survival Steps and you will be sewing on buttons in no time, replacing zips and mending holes before they even appear. 

This class will give you what you need to know for mending and altering your clothes.  We will also be introducing some awesome upcycling ideas on how to reinvent your clothing.

Please bring a few items of clothing from your wardrobe that need repairs and also a garment that you would like to be changed into something else.  

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The Saturday Project : Get to know your machine
Oct
8
12:30 PM12:30

The Saturday Project : Get to know your machine

Did you join the queue and get a shiny new Singer sewing machine and are itching to find out what its 32 different stitches can do? You could read the manual of course, but what fun would that be! This afternoon class will have you finding your feet, selecting your stitches and whizzing your way around your own machine in no time! We will cover troubleshooting, the best needles to use for the job in hand, the best thread choices for the fabric. Please bring your own LIDL machine in store August 2016 , foot pedal, instructions and accessories to the class.  

 

 

 

 

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Fashion on Film at the CFT : Moulin Rouge
Sep
30
8:00 PM20:00

Fashion on Film at the CFT : Moulin Rouge

As the nights draw in and our long hot summer draws to a close, Colour and Cloth is delighted to announce a new series of once a month film events at the 'CFT' (Christine's Film Theatre). These events will run in September, October and November with a Christmas break.  

Each film will be selected for its costume design. 

Seating is available for up to 6 people.  This is a BYO event.

Donations are welcome and each month will be for a chosen charity. September will be for AWARE.

BOOK HERE

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Sew-a-thon for the Soul : Creating Touch Quilts for Dementia
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Sew-a-thon for the Soul : Creating Touch Quilts for Dementia

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This week is Dementia Awareness week and on the 18th May a wonderful post came onto my Facebook feed.  It was about a lady called Grace MacNab who has been making 'Touch Quilts' for those living every day with Dementia and Alzheimers.  She discovered that the special 'sensory' appeal they had appeared to soothe and calm.  These quilts are large enough to cover the lap while sitting.

Dementia invited itself into our home last year and this article really made me want to do something practical that really seems to be making a difference.

I am opening my home for a special 12 hour 'Sew-a-thon' to create as many of these wonderful Touch Quilts as we can.  We can also make this a Sponsored 'Sew-a-thon' so extra funds can be raised as well as making the quilts. Both the quilts and any sponsorship will be donated to Alzheimer's NI  after the event.

Please read through this article that Grace has written on the quilts CLICK HERE.  Sewing skills are not necessary! If you can cut, pin, iron then your skills will be in high demand.The main aim is to bring everyone together and to sew every stitch with love (as Dolly would say).

I will have lots to fabric to sew, but if each person could bring a good selection of suitable fabrics ( see Grace's article for suggested fabrics) we will be able to create so much more. Quilting is all about using scraps of fabric, so any scraps you have will be useful.  

I have added a small ticket price to this event to cover the cost of quilt batting / wadding and backing fabric.  

Making will start at 12 noon on 17th June and end 12 hours later at MIDNIGHT on 17th June. You are welcome to stay as long as you wish.  Whatever time you can give will be all appreciated whether it be 1 hour or more.

All machines, cutting boards, scissors equipment will be provided. 

If you are staying more than 5 hours please bring something to eat.  Bottomless Tea, coffee and juice will be provided throughout the event.

With advance thanks,

Christine, Colour and Cloth

 

 

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Open Day and Sewing Taster Sessions
May
21
11:00 AM11:00

Open Day and Sewing Taster Sessions

Colour and Cloth opens its doors this Saturday for an Open Day and FREE Taster sessions at its East Belfast studio.

If you have been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee and would like to try your hand at a few techniques then please come along.  Christine who owns and runs all the Colour and Cloth classes will be there to show you the steps and answer any sewing questions you may have.  It will also give you the chance to find out more about the wide range of sewing and craft classes that she runs. 

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North Down Craft Collective Fair
May
14
10:00 AM10:00

North Down Craft Collective Fair

On Saturday 14th May Colour and Cloth will be heading to Holywood to be part of the North Down Craft Collective Fair.  This beautiful artisan market is held in Holywood Old School.  The 14th May event will be raising funds for the Alzheimers Society.  I will be bringing lots of hand made and carefully selected designs to this event which I am very happy to be part of.

 

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