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Sew Thrifty: Bias Edged Scarf

Sew Thrifty, Maud Barrett, Poplar Union, sewing workshops, bias edged scarf, upcycling, Tower Hamlets, East London, workshops, Poplar, Things to do
Sew Thrifty, Maud Barrett, Poplar Union, sewing workshops, bias edged scarf, upcycling, Tower Hamlets, East London, workshops, Poplar, Things to do

If you’ve been meaning to dust off that old sewing machine and learn new skills, Sew Thrifty workshops are just for you! Give old garments and textiles and new lease of life, focusing on a new upcycling project each month.


Bias Edged Scarf Workshop

Learn how to make a gorgeous light-weight scarf this Spring!

Bring a 1×1 meter piece of light cotton of your choice and, with guidance from local textile artist Maud Barrett, transform into a bias edged scarf.

Maud will show you how to make bias tape and how to apply the bias onto your scarf. Get creative and add some pompoms or tassels to complete your design.

All the materials and equipment will be provided however, please bring in fabric to suit your style and preference. And if you would like to use your own sewing machine, bring it along.


Fabric

These classes champion upcycling so you are encouraged to bring along any unwanted clothing or fabric lying around the house. Not to worry if you don’t have anything; you are welcome to use the fabric provided.

Donations of fabrics are always welcome so drop any unwanted materials off at the Poplar Union office or e5 Roasthouse.

Sewing Machines

Sewing machines will be provided. If the classes are fully booked, you will work in pairs with one sewing machine between two of you. You are welcome to bring your own machine if you’d prefer.

All abilities welcome

You will work from a general template that Maud will guide you through step by step. If you’re a confident sewer, you’re welcome to go off piste!

Sewing Lab

Each session will incorporate a sewing lab aspect. This is where those who came to the previous session can come along and finish off their project. Maud will be on hand to support, but be aware that she will be focusing on that weeks class and project.

Teacher Profile

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Maud studied Product Design in Paris and spent the first years of her professional life working in fashion. When she moved to the UK, she started practising as a textile artist, working on community projects, exhibiting in galleries and running a wide range of art workshops.

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Sun 26 May 1pm-4pm

£15 / £12 conc.
Age range: 16+

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