August 20th: Customising clothes – an eco-sewing workshop at the EcoHouse

Customising Clothes
Saturday 20th August 2011
Eco House, Leicester

Be eco chic and crafty! Restyle a garment from your own wardrobe by reshaping, embellishing or completely transforming it into something new.

We’ll spend the morning looking at styles, developing ideas and experimenting with techniques and you will get all afternoon to create your work of wearable art.

Some of the techniques on offer include:
·        pleats, ruffles & shirring
·        appliqué, embroidery & embellishment
·        restyling; cut & re-sew to create a new shape, style or remake

Bring a selection of garments to experiment with.  We will have some available to buy if you don’t have anything. Other materials provided including sewing machines but bring along anything special you would like to use.

£40 including materials

Other workshops coming up soon:

Learn To Sew: Saturday 3rd September, 10-1. Leicester. £20
Bespoke Lampshade Restyle: Saturday 3rd September, 2-5pm. Leicester. £20
Felt Jewellery: Monday 12th September, 6-8.30pm. Leicester. £20
Contemporary Trapunto Quilting Masterclass: Wednesday 21st September. 10-4. Leicester. £50
Couture Scarf: Saturday 24th September, 10-4. Leicester. £45

Ruth Singer is a professional textile designer, tutor and author, based in Leicester. She is the author of two internationally-published sewing books; Sew it Up and Sew Eco and has been running textile workshops for six years.
Bookings please contact Ruth Singer on 07740 345062 // 0116 224 1926
ruth AT //
50% deposit at time of booking and 50% to be paid 2 weeks before the workshop. Payments can be made by cheque, Paypal, online or cash. Please contact me to discuss payments.
Most workshops are suitable for all abilities although some require a reasonable level of sewing skill to start with. Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome. 12-16 year olds can sometimes be accommodated, please contact me to discuss.

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