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.

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