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Sew Thrifty: Embroidery & Book Cover Course

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Join artists Maud Barrett & Veronica Rowlands in this special edition of Sew Thrifty. Spend the day embroidering your own upcycled fabric then turn your thrifty stitching into a unique book cover!

Embroidery & Book Cover Course

10am-1pm: Sew Your Own Book Cover with Maud Barrett 

Join Maud and spend the morning session make a charming and unique book cover using your embroidered fabric. Maud will teach you how to measure and cut your fabric to fit your book’s dimensions and will guide you to make the book cover using machine and hand sewing techniques.

2pm-5pm: The Embroidery Lab with Veronica Rowlands

After a quick lunch break, your afternoon will be spent with Veronica where participants will be introduced to a range of hand embroidery stitches and techniques, creating their own sampler and finally learn how to applique your embroidery onto your cover.

* If you can’t make the full day course, you can just come to either the embroidery or book cover making session instead for £12 / £10 conc. Click though to checkout to select the session you’d like to attend.


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 and Veronica will guide you through step by step. If you’re a confident sewer, you’re welcome to go off piste!


Teacher Profiles

Maud Barrett

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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.

Veronica Rowlands 

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Veronica is London based Artist, Illustrator, Surface Pattern Designer and Educator. She creates original artworks, Ltd Edition prints, cushions and large-scale community outreach projects and hoarding designs/murals which add a splash of colour and childlike charm to interior and exterior spaces.

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