Rags to Bags – a creative upcycling workshop

Thursday 3 September, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: All levels - but basic sewing machine experience is required

Price: £60

Rags to Bags is a textile art workshop with a difference. A gorgeous and unique evening bag from a pile of fabric scraps? This is textile upcycling at its most glamourous.
This workshop is a spin-off from the extremely popular ‘Rags to Riches’ except you get to make a gorgeous little evening bag too.

Artisan Stitch won a Certificate of Excellence in 2019 and is rated ‘Best sewing classes in Edinburgh’. Tutored by Jen Skedd who is a lifelong sewist, degree-trained textile designer, and member of the Embroiderers Guild.

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.
• make a lovely little evening bag in your choice of two styles offered.


Fabrics for the background of the decorative panel are provided but if you have any scraps of fabrics, ribbons, trims, or old clothes you’d like to use, then please bring them along, particularly if you have a specific colour scheme in mind. Small colourful print patterns work well, as do satins, velvets, lace and brocade to add a touch of luxury. You will have to bring a small amount of fabric for the main body of the bag and the lining. Your new textile panel can be further embellished by couching on ribbons, or cords, and adding beads. This technique is perfect for creating a ‘memory cloth’ so your bag can have special significance. The fabrics also make lovely cards, jewellery or to cover gift boxes.

You must have basic sewing machine experience, and be able to wind bobbins, thread up and use the machine confidently by yourself.

Early booking essential, please go to : https://www.artisanstitch.co.uk/rags-to-bags/

Enquiries to jen@artisanstitch.co.uk or 0773 939 7369

 

Location

Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House,
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road

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