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BASIC TEXTILES WORKSHOPS
If you have something knitted that needs repair, bring it along and learn how to make it good to go. Or if you want to learn the basics of knitting or crochet, come along and we’ll get you going.
14th March, 7:30-9:30pm - Rag Rugs
Learn how to make a cosy or useful rug from scraps, using methods our ancestors used to keep their toes off the chill floors. It’s very simple and satisfying. Bring some old colourful tee shirts to use, and get something started to finish at home.
21st March, 7:30-9:30pm - Revamp & Repair
Bring an item of clothing that needs mending or altering and we will help you to do it. There will be a couple of sewing machines, learn how to use one. We will also have ideas and inspiration for revamping clothing that you’re tired of - challenge us!
4th April, 1:30-3:30pm - Accesorize!
Have fun turning scraps and waste packaging into bags, hats, wallets, belts and other accessories. No sewing required. A fun thing to do with the kids in the Easter holidays - but all children must bring their own adult!
Then after Easter, dates still to be confirmed
Basic Pattern Making - We come in all shapes and sizes but patterns don't! Make a pattern for a simple garment or adjust a pattern to fit you perfectly.
ALL SESSIONS ARE FREE, but we are happy to accept donations.