I’m doing some workshops…

Defiance N3

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I now realise I should have used this photo to illustrate my sewing resolutions post the other day. But I didn’t think of it, and now it will simply be used to illustrate this defiance-free post.

I am getting out and about….

Next week:

Wednesday 13th January
Lecture and Demonstration
A hands-on exploration of dress trimmings from the 18th, 19th and 20th century including ruffles, pleats, braiding, applique and ribbons. Through a combination of lecture and demonstration, Ruth will explain a number of dress trimming techniques from Western and international dress.
Ruth Singer- textile /designer maker 2.00pm – 4.15pm £15.00 (Ass. £12.00)

Booking essential, numbers limited, all abilities welcome. Tea and coffee provided, café available for lunch. Contact fulhampalace@lbhf.org 020 7736 3233

I’ve just got stuck into preparing samples for this session and am totally over preparing! I could probably rustle up examples to keep us going for about 3 days. 18th century pleating, hat ribbons, applique braid….. mmm. Lovely stuff.

Exclusion Zone
And the following week I am running a workshop on Saturday 23rd January at the Geffrye Museum in London, making good old fashioned draught excluders from good, old fashioned recycled clothing.

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This here is the flat fabric before sewing up and stuffing to make it into a sausage. Flipping hard to photograph a finished draught excluder in my studio which has only one door (surrounded by rubbish) and horrible flooring. I must bring it home for photo styling. Though it is rather long and will be entertaining to carry about! I keep remembering, and then forgetting again, that I promised to make my mum one. ooops, sorry.

One thought on “I’m doing some workshops…

  1. Yes, I've found it tricky to photograph draught-excluders effectively, even with a nice doorway for styling purposes. Good luck with the workshops! They sound great.

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