Jun 1, 2011

Fabric Flower Brooch Workshop Details:

Fabric Brooch Making with Fabric Nation. To book a place on this workshop click here: Tuesday 5th July 

Date: Tuesday 5th July
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (three hours)
Level: Beginners
Teacher: Gillian Elam
Price: £20
Maximum Class Size: 10 people

Delve into Fabric Nation’s stash of vintage, upcycled and contemporary fabrics and make beautiful brooches. In this workshop you can make several pretty styles of brooch, all deceptively simple to sew. Use them to brighten clothes or bags, wear as a hair accessory or corsage, or make them as gifts for lucky friends. Pair up flowery, polkadot or striped prints, 50s barkcloth and US quilting cottons with vintage buttons, trims and felts to create unique and colourful brooches.  These brooches are deceptively simple to make, perfect for the beginner, and offer more experienced participants a chance to explore different techniques and work with a range of different materials.
Gillian will provide step-by-step tuition in different brooch making techniques and one-to-one help for those with little sewing experience.
At the end of the workshop, you will have learnt several brooch-making techniques and made a collection of brooches, hairclips and alice bands.  Participants make on average two to three brooches during a three-hour workshop.
All materials are provided, including home baked cakes.

About Gillian:

Give me a pair of flowery curtains and I will stitch & snip, glue & gather. I dream of fabrics from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. The inside of my head is wallpapered with them. Call it DIY, indie crafting or neo-craft. I love it and have done it since I needed a dress to wear to a gig that rocked. The dress became a bag, the bag became a cat, the cat became a hair slide.

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