Start and End Dates
AUTUMN TERM 2019:
Wednesday 4th December 2019, 10am-1pm OR
Saturday 7th December 2019, 10am-1pm
Free Class Content
In this taster workshop, you will be introduced to the beautiful craft of English paper piecing, an ancient way of making patchwork by hand which dates back to at least the 18th century.
English paper piecing is simply the practice of basting fabric shapes to paper, either with thread or glue, and then sewing the edges together to form patchwork of varying shapes and sizes. This slow and gentle way of making patchwork is truly lovely, and moreover it is also wonderfully sociable and stress-free.
During this workshop you will be working with 2 inch hexagon paper shapes, and you will learn the basics of:
– how to cut the fabric;
– how to quickly and easily baste it to the paper by using the glue-basting method;
– and then by using a simple whipstitch, you will learn how to sew the separate hexagons together to form a flower.
You will then be shown how to transform the patchwork flower into a lovely, unique keepsake: a lavender-filled sachet or a pin-cushion.
This class additionally will allow you to go on to work with other shapes and sizes and to create your own patchwork, as the same simple techniques are used for all English paper piecing patchwork.
All levels. This course is for adult learners (18+) with no knowledge of sewing as well as for learners who have previous experience.
Please note: cutting wheels and scissors are used by students in this class so sufficient hand dexterity is necessary to handle the sharp equipment safely.
All Sewn Up, Unit 1, The Coop Centre, 11 Mowll Street, London SW9 6BG.
Tel: 020 7840 0216
Number of Students
You will have the use of all equipment in the workroom including: large tables, cutting mats and wheels, irons & metal rulers.
All fabrics, paper shapes, threads and needles will be provided for this class free of charge. Please bring your own sewing kit if you have it (scissors, needles, etc).
How to Apply
Enrol in person, by post or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment form available online or on request (by phone or email).