Drawing inspiration from Barley Massey's upcycled designs, ‘Creative Making on the machine’ has been created for participants new to using a sewing machine, wishing to combine creative re use, fabric construction and machine sewing to transform items of old clothing or fabric remnants into functional objects. This is an ideal follow on class to the morning class ’Provisional Driving’ introduction to using a sewing machine class. A discount is offered when you book for the full day.
On completion of this class, participants will confidently be able to:
- use a sewing machine.
- understand the principles of basic pattern making, cutting and assembling
- create decoration by combining decorative stitches and appliqué
- Realise your creative ideas into a personalised cushion cover or tote style bag
All materials and refreshments provided
for more information about Barley Massey, Fabrications workshops and shop, visit the Website.
Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of Brother domestic sewing machines, overlockers and accessories.
When & Where
Created in 2000 by textile designer maker Barley Massey in a derelict shop, Fabrications shop and studio has grown into a renowned, buzzing hub of creativity located on Broadway Market, East London.
offering stylish handmade goods and gifts either made in house or by other local designers and artists. A haberdashery section with knitting and sewing supplies, books and kits. Fabrications is also an authorised dealer of domestic Brother sewing machines and accessories.
A commissioning service is also available, including Barley's sensitive 'Remember Me' service, which enables you to bring along old garments and textiles holding sentimental value to be transformed into comforting home furnishings and gifts for loved ones.
Wonder through the back of the shop into 'The Imaginerium', a welcoming eco friendly classroom built on the back of the shop where classes in a variety of textile techniques take place facilitated by Barley or one of her team of experienced makers in: Knitting, Crochet, Sewing (hand + machine), Alterations + Repair, Embroidery, Feltmaking, Upcycling, Weaving and more!
'The Imaginerium' and our team of teachers are also available to hire for your special occasion including hen parties, team building, community events, educational programmes....Please get in touch with your ideas and dates!
We spacialise in traditional textile techniques with a modern approach, upcycling, sustainable thinking, co design, making a difference and having fun!