Events - 4 Oct 18

Trains of Thought

Trains of Thought

Friday 28 September - Friday 12 October
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

An informative and interactive exhibition and series of Innovation Stations centered around People Know How to celebrate their 5 year anniversary.

Come and learn about their methods, research and projects, and see how you can take part. See below for more details of individual events.

Innovation Stations bring together stakeholders connected to our projects. We will share our learning and involve them in the next steps.

Register here: trains-of-thought.eventbrite.co.uk

Rags to Riches creative textiles

Thursday 4 October
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Rags to riches is a real stash-busting workshop. Find out how to use up all those fabric scraps and make them into unique new fabrics. Bring any pieces of fabrics and trims you have; the glitzier, the better.

We will:
• repurpose old clothing, household textiles, and scraps of trimmings,
• use the utility stitches of a basic sewing machine for decorative effects
• learn how to use metallic transfer foils to add a bit of bling.
• use free-motion embroidery to make a gorgeous quilted fabric
• gain ideas how you can use your new fabrics as cushion panels, evening bags, book covers or even for clothing.

6 Week Dressmaking Class

Thursday 4 October
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spend 6 weeks in the studio creating your own bespoke design and sewing your made-to-measure creation.

Learn pattern cutting techniques as well as fitting zips, button holes and other sewing skills to finish your garment for a professional and polished look.

Must have a little sewing experience – i.e. able to thread a machine and can sewing in straight and curved lines or have attended a beginner’s sewing class.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3596349

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 4 October
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Beginners Sewing Course is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

I’ve been sewing since I was a child and that’s a lot of years experience. During that time, I’ve made every mistake in the book and learnt how to avoid them. Now you can benefit from my mistakes and learn to sew like a pro as I share my expert tips. I wish I’d known all this stuff when I started to sew.

What will I learn?

Boogie Bounce

Thursday 4 October
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Boogie Bounce Xtreme programme is FAB, FUN, FUNKY AND FAT BURNING. It is a complete exercise programme on a mini trampoline, with a safety bar, choreographed to chart-topping inspiring music which includes an extremely effective cardio section, and really powerful bums, tums and thighs section too! Every muscle in the body is worked. EVEN THE FACIAL MUSCLES!

Boogie Bounce uses High-Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T) techniques to maximise the most effective fat burning process in the cardio section, whilst using the pliable surface of the mat to perform a range of core stability exercises, thus engaging more of the deep core muscles. The programmes have been a hit since 1996 with countless success stories from regular attendees amazed at the ‘all over’ health and fitness results achieved.

Our 45/50 minutes classes are designed to promote a fun, party-like atmosphere with inspiring music. Our instructors are all qualified and understand the different fitness needs of an individual and want to encourage all shapes and sizes and all walks of life to our classes. Our instructors tailor their classes to suit their attendees and are highly motivational in helping individuals achieve their long-term fitness goals.

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