03/08/2018, 10:00am – 12:30pm
05/08/2018, 1:30 – 4:00pm
Lands End, 47 Warren Road, Donaghadee, County Down, BT21 OPQ
t: 079 736 2973
Learn how to make a contemporary accessory with a touch of originality in this half-day workshop. Using rescued linen which will be provided, students will be taught how to fold and hand stitch fabric to form a textile flower which can be worn either as a brooch or a hair clip.
The same techniques can be applied to different fabrics resulting in structured, soft, classic or vintage styles, depending on the materials used, so students may like to bring along any offcuts of e.g. silk, lace or chiffon, which they have to hand.
Students will need to bring sharp scissors (or a rotary cutter) and general sewing equipment such as pins, needles and thread suitable for working with their chosen materials; a thimble would be useful.
Basic sewing skills desirable but not essential. Susan Smith is a member of MaP (Makers and Practitioners) and the Makers Guild in Wales, visiting N.I. for the Linen Biennale.
This workshop is also taking place as part of the annual Ards and North Down Creative Peninsula event and is led by one of the contributing maker practitioners to the “Linen Futures 2018” exhibition at Art in the Loft, Portaferry (3rd – 26th August). Suitable for age 18+. Please book by phone or email.