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

  • Colour and Cloth 140 Roslyn Street Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT6 8JL United Kingdom (map)

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. 

£ 50   BOOK HERE

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 yourwardrobe to another level and don our creative hats to look at clothing differently, not only for the purpose for which it was intended.

Please bring a few items of clothing from your wardrobe that you fancy reinventing into a new style. This course will combine hands on and demonstrative skills. 

In todays 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.   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.

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step. Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland. Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

 

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

FREE on street parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 

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.  

A notepad, pencil and a camera will also be useful.

Christine teaches with patience, enthusiasm, encouragement and experience at every step. Our N.I Sewing Bee Angeline Murphy was once one of her dressmaking students. She has over 25 years experience in fashion, costume, and self employment in Northern Ireland. Her mum taught her to sew when she was 6. 

Class sizes are limited to 5 people so that learning is focused and fun. 

FREE on street parking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Awesome Upcycling and Reinventing - 6 week course

  • Thu, Feb 25, 2016 6:00pm 18:00
    Thu, Mar 31, 2016 8:30pm 20:30
  • Colour and Cloth140 Roslyn Street Belfast, County Antrim, BT6 8JL Northern Ireland
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  • ririp it up and start again

    foraged fabric

    eco sew

    recycling

    salvaged vintage fabrics

    use the charity shop or your own fabric stash

    renovate rather than replace.  remakes and reinventions for your wardrobe.

     

    YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN OUR AWESOME UPCYCLING AND REINVENTING FOR THE HOME COURSE. (LINK)

     

     

     

    dissecting a garment. to understanding how it is made and how it can be remade.

ririp it up and start again

foraged fabric

eco sew

recycling

salvaged vintage fabrics

use the charity shop or your own fabric stash

renovate rather than replace.  remakes and reinventions for your wardrobe.

 

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN OUR AWESOME UPCYCLING AND REINVENTING FOR THE HOME COURSE. (LINK)

 

 

 

dissecting a garment. to understanding how it is made and how it can be remade.