May 31, 2011

Machine Embroidered Cup Cake Brooch Workshop Details:

Cupcake Brooch: To book a place on this workshop click here: Tuesday 5th July

Date: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 3.00pm to 5.00pm (two hours)
Level: Beginners (although some previous sewing machine experience required)
Teacher: Tugba Kop
Price: £20
Maximum Class Size: 10 people

This workshop will introduce you to machine embroidery. You will learn how to embroider simple designs by machine and make a fabulous leather brooch!

Tugba will do a demonstration and then let them you pick your fabrics and leather and try it out for yourself.

You will also hand sew this fabulous little drawstring gift bag to keep your brooch safe.
At the end of the class, each person will take home their very own handmade cupcake brooch and bag.
All materials will be provided and there will be shared use of the sewing machines.

About Tugba Kop:

Howdy! I am a BA (Hons) Illustration graduate from Kingston University. You can find me and my sewing machine in the outer suburbs of London.
My work is very textile based, but everything starts with the good old fashioned pencil and paper! Observational drawing is at the foundation of everything I do. I particularly enjoy drawing people and reportage work.
The textile element of my work comes from having parents working in the textile industry as I was growing up. This meant that I had access to an industrial sewing machine, and bag fulls of unwanted fabrics and haberdashery to experiment with. I eventually combined my sewing abilities with my passion for drawing and this is what happened! My work plays on the boundaries between art and craft.

May 30, 2011

Hand Embroidered Felt Slippers Workshop Details:

Hand Embroidered Felt Slippers: To book a place on this workshop click here: Tuesday 5th July

Date: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm (three hours)
Level: Beginners
Teacher: Alys Davis
Price: £48
Maximum Class Size: 10 people

Want to brush up on your hand sewing skills and make a special item or gift in the process? Come along to this class and learn a few basic embroidery stitches and see how they can be used to create super chic individual objects.

In this class you will start by learning basic sewing and embroidery stitches, practice and use them to create your own design. If you prefer you can use the one supplied.

You will then cut out your felt slippers & embroider the cut pieces using your own unique pattern. Finally your exclusive slippers will be sewn and completed using hand stitching techniques.

You will take home a pair of slippers (& the skills to complete at home if necessary) approx size: 28cm length (5-8) – red or grey option (please advise when booking the class).
We will provide the pattern, felt, threads, needles, pins & full instruction sheets
You just need to bring yourself.

About Alys:

Nine years ago after the birth of her son Alys Davis went looking for funky children’s clothes.  Unable to find anything she liked she decided to make her own.  Drawing on her skills as a fashion designer she created the Sidney brand, Sidney being her son’s middle name.
Alys Davis spent 14 years working for Mary Quant, starting in product design and then specialising in knitwear; becoming a mother gave her the inspiration to start designing for herself.  Alys has always been interested in vintage designs and fabric and decided to use her own collection of materials to make children’s clothes.  She used these fabrics to illustrate children’s t-shirts and the Sidney brand was born.
“I wanted to dress my son so he looked cool and I had a huge collection of materials cluttering up my house, so I thought why not use vintage materials to make modern clothes”.
Following on from the success of the t-shirts Sidney now produces a range of goods: hats, bags, purses, underwear and even greeting cards.  They all share the original values of the brand in that they are all hand made one off pieces using vintage fabrics.

Summer Boutique Designers:

We are please to announce that the following designers beautiful handmade work will be stocked at our Summer Boutique:

  • Matty Lane