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Upcycling Fashion session (2 of 4)- Knitwear & T-shirts
Sat 13 May 2017, 13:30 – 16:30 BST
These sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to make great use of and update worn out clothing or soft furnishings and bedding. We will have examples, pieces to inspire you and visuals for you to get inspiration from. We will concentrate on 4 key areas: Denim, knits, outerwear, and footwear and bags. We will go through a variety of techniques with lots of inventive ways to up cycle. As always there will be the suggested "bring along" and the end of session information "takeaway".
In this workshop we will look at how to re-invent these items that are maybe too small, worn out or not "in fashion" - let's give them a new lease of life.
We could: remake them into - a different style-loads of varieties for t shirts, a cat or dog bed, draft excluders, leg warmers, wrist warmers, neck warmers, cup warmers the list of warmers is endless... We can rejuvenate them by adapting them , adding home made ( but really lovely! ) motifs and embellishments, make slippers, mittens, hats, and skirts.
*The "bring along* : old/shrunk sweaters or cardi's, t shirts, any other worn out garments you'd like to try to incorporate and if you'd like to try the draft excluder or pets bed an old clean pillow, duvet or sleeping bag.
Have a look at our examples and start to visualise and make yours.
We'd love to see you at our sessions - if you are able to attend more than one you'll see that although they are all structured individually they all link up over the year - they are repeated so if you can't get on to the first set of sessions try to book ahead to make sure you get onto the next one scheduled. We are sure the sessions will help, encourage and inspire you to reduce, reuse and re cycle as much of your clothing and textiles as possible!