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Sew Thrifty: Women of the World inspired Doll Making

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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.


Women of the World inspired Doll Making

To celebrate International Women’s Day, this Sew Thrifty will be all about making dolls that are based of the women who inspire you most.

After drawing your doll on paper you will learn how to turn into a pattern, transfer onto fabric and cut. Using basic sewing machine skills you will sew the body and design some funky clothes for her!

Bring some pictures of the women you want to base your doll on, and some fabric scraps or unused garments.

All the materials and equipment will be provided however, feel free to bring fabric to suit your 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 17 March 1pm-4pm

£15 / £12 conc.
Age range: 16+

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