Monday, 21 July 2014

Applique Demo!

This week’s Wednesday night Repair Surgery will be host to a special Applique demo! Perfect for upcycling and breathing new life into old items, applique is a sewing technique that allows you to layer fabric as a way of enhancing your pre-loved items. Come along between 7-9pm and learn how to embellish a cushion, bag, or garment by stitching on a small motif. Kate will have examples of both hand and machine techniques, and you can have a go too!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

New fabrics from old!

This week at the Wednesday Repair Surgery Sarah will be showing us how to layer scraps of thread and cloth to make interesting new fabrics - ideal for bags, tablet cases etc. The idea comes from Coloricious, an inspiring arts and crafts website.

We'll have everything you need to have a go yourself - but feel free to bring any fabric scraps you'd like to incorporate into your piece. The sewing machine plays a vital part in this project, but don't worry if you've not used one before - we can show you how!

As usual our sewing and computer volunteers will also be on hand to help you fix your stuff. See here for full details of the Repair Surgery. See you there!