1 DAY SWEATER WORKSHOP

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1 DAY SWEATER WORKSHOP

120.00

SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY

10:00 - 16:00

WELCOME TO BRISTOL TEXTILE QUARTER WHERE WE’LL SPEND A DAY EXPLORING SLOW FASHION, LEARNING TO MAKE YOUR OWN SWEATER. THE PERFECT WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS AS WELL AS SUSTAINABLE FASHION FOLLOWERS, WE’LL TAKE OUR TIME OVER MAKING PROCESS AND CONSIDER DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE PRACTICE.

YOUR TEACHER

KATE IS A SUSTAINABLE FASHION DESIGNER WITH 7 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE. SHE DESIGNS AND MAKES MOST OF HER OWN CLOTHES (APART FROM BUYING VINTAGE PIECES WITH CLEVER PATTERN CUTTING WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO RESIST!) KATE TEACHES CLOTHING WORKSHOPS IN THE UK AND INTERNATIONALLY, INCLUDING TEACHING PEOPLE WITH ALBINISM IN TANZANIA HOW TO MAKE SUN HATS! SHE IS ALWAYS EXPLORING ZERO-WASTE PATTERN CUTTING TECHNIQUES AND SEWING FOR MINDFULNESS AND GOOD MENTAL HEALTH. SHE ALSO LOVES WILD SWIMMING AND LIFE DRAWING.

DESIGN

A LONG SLEEVED FUNNEL NECK SWEATER WITH A SWING HEMLINE. DESIGNED TO BE COMFY AND COSY YET STILL BREATHABLE AS WE’LL BE USING WOVEN RATHER THAN KNITTED FABRIC. THE SHAPE IS FLATTERING AND EASY TO WEAR - PLUS IT’S PERFECT FOR TAKING ON AND OFF WITHOUT DISTURBING YOUR HAIRSTYLE!

WORKSHOP

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

BASIC PATTERN CUTTING INCLUDING ZERO-WASTE TECHNIQUES

HOW TO CUT CLOTH WITH INDUSTRY-STANDARD CONSIDERATIONS

HOW TO CREATE A PLAN OF WORK FOR YOUR PROJECT

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES AND SEWING MACHINE INDUCTION

FINISHING TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS

BRING YOUR FABRIC, YOU WILL NEED JUST 1 METRE OF FABRIC WHICH IS THE STANDARD 140CM WIDTH. IF YOU FIND A FABRIC THAT YOU LIKE WHICH HAS A NARROWER WIDTH (BY 10CM OR MORE) THEN PLEASE BUY 2 METRES SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THE PATTERN CUTTING AS EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE. DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TALK THROUGH YOUR FABRIC CHOICE - IT’S A CRUCIAL PART OF THE PROCESS!

IT’S GREAT IF YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN MACHINE THEN IT WILL BE EASY TO KEEP MAKING AT HOME. JUST LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED US TO PROVIDE A SEWING MACHINE, AND WE’LL WALK YOU THROUGH HOW TO USE IT.

TAKE HOME YOUR NEW SWEATER PLUS THE PATTERN AND WORKSHEET, SO YOU CAN MAKE MORE TO YOUR HEARTS CONTENT WITH YOUR NEW FOUND SKILLS.

LUNCH

THERE IS A KITCHEN WITH HOT DRINKS AND REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED, PLEASE BRING LUNCH WITH YOU.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE AND CREATING BEAUTIFUL THINGS TOGETHER!

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