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Sew Thrifty: Christmas Edition

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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.

Christmas Stockings

The weather is getting chilly, Mariah is back on the radio and the smell of hot chocolate is filling the air; that can only mean one thing… Christmas is nearly here! And what better way to get into the festive spirit than by making some beautiful handmade stockings to decorate your home.

Join textile artist, Maud Barrett and give your Christmas decorations a colourful twist! With Maud’s guidance, you will use different materials and fabrics to create your own personalised Christmas stocking. A unique gift for a loved one, or just keep it for yourself!

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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 9 December 1pm-4pm

£15 / £12 conc.
Age range: 16+

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