Classes at Fabrications 2017

Updated 9 May 2017

Get inspired, learn new skills and build your confidence with Barley Massey and her team of textile professionals. There is lots on offer to suit all levels – beginners knitting, crochet, patchwork quilting, and with support from Brother you can do your Provisional Driving’ – learning to use a sewing machine, ‘The Mighty Stitch’ – machine embroidery or perhaps a ‘DIY Couture’ scater skirt! Fabrications offer many creative classes in their purpose built ‘Imaginerium’.

Fabrications Workshop Space

Fabrications Workshop Space


NEW FABRIC STOCK!  Come and feel the beautiful new Ikat weaves and organic jersey prints from Offset Warehouse. We are also now stocking a lovely selection of high quality plain jersey,  , sweatshirting, denims and Liberty cotton print suitable for use in our classes and your own projects! We have found a great supplier up North who buys up end of production rolls from the fashion industry, so not only is it not going to waste but we are getting high end fabrics at reduced prices!

SILVER LININGS PROJECT Every other Wednesday from 1st February – 27th September, 1- 3pm (FREE)
I have been invited to facilitate a ‘Crafting for a Cause’ over 50’s group in conjunction with Groundwork London, Hackney Council & Connect Hackney. During the sessions you will learn new skills (last week we did needle felting ), meet fellow Hackney residents and design and make items that will benefit others. This is an evolving volunteering project with the group deciding on the direction of the project and it’s beneficiaries. For more details:

Calling all budding upcyclists! The sewing directory has launched a competition in conjunction with Jenni Taylor (of Sewing Bee fame) Love Sewing Magazine, Korbond & Search Press. Lots of lovely sewing prizes availabl;e in exchange for your creativity! For more info:  I have also written an article about textile upcycling with inspiration and tips for their site which will be published online once it goes out in Love Sewing magazine!


Crocket Class by Ayda Anlagan at Fabrications

Crocket Class by Ayda Anlagan at Fabrications


(For more detailed descriptions of each workshop  visit the website CALENDAR or e-mail me, call me or visit the shop! )

LEARN HAND APPLIQUE EMBROIDERY & stitch an ‘Arpilleras’ of Peru with Bella Lane
Saturday 13th May, 10am – 1pm (£55 or £95 2 SESSIONS)

LEARN HAND EMBROIDERY & stitch an ‘Andean’ rose with Bella Lane
Saturday 13th May, 2 – 5pm (£55 or £95 2 SESSIONS)

Sunday 14th May, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

Sunday 14th May, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

MAKE A JUMPSUIT or TROUSERS with Barley Massey
Saturday 20th May, 11am – 5pm (£65 / £60)

PROVISIONAL DRIVING – introduction to using a sewing machine with Barley Massey
Sunday 21st May, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

CREATIVE MAKING – applique cushion or lined tote style bag with Barley Massey
Sunday 21st May, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

INTERMEDIATE SHIBORI (recreate traditional designs) with Rob Jones
Saturday 27th May, 2.30 – 5.30pm (£45)

IMPROVERS SEWING (zips, buttonholes, bias bindings & make a ‘utility roll’) with Barley Massey
Sunday 28th May, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

Sunday 28th May, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS CROCHET (part 1) with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 3rd June, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS CROCHET (part 2) with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 3rd June, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

DON’T TRASH IT! REFASHION IT! shirt upcycling with David A Mumford
Sunday 4th June, 11am – 5pm (£55 / £50) BEGINNERS WELCOME!

You can also …..

BOOK Fabrications for special events, crafty hen parties, team building, educational projects, community events ,product launches  …. feel free to e-mail any enquiries or check out the pages within the ‘WORKSHOP’ section of my website. The space (only) is also avaliable to HIRE (especially during week days) for your own events

FOLLOW FABRICATIONS ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM for news, inspiration, community yarn, spontaneous events & happenings

Knitterscrocheters & yarnies! Check out our RAVELRY group . Please share your projects created following our classes or using the yarn you purchased here! It’s always wonderful to see the items you create. We are also using the group as a forum for any questions, observations, socialising alongside our fortnightly Craft Club. I’m also sharing lots of your creations and inspirations on Fabrications FB & Twitter pages (addresses at bottom of page!)

Upcycling Patchwork at Fabrications

Upcycling Patchwork at Fabrications

This takes place every fortnight on a Thursday evening, 6 – 9pm.
Next One: 18th May and sew on!

The club is a friendly, supportive and creative evening.
Bring along your own projects (whether it be knitting, crochet, sewing, patchwork etc).
It’s an ideal follow on to our classes for continuity or extra guidance.
Come with friends or make new friends.

£5 includes tea & biscuits, use of facilities. JUST TURN UP! *

* If you’d like to use a sewing machine please BOOK IN
as machine places are limited. Basic sewing skills required.


Thank you for taking the time to read this far!

* Most classes include materials and use of equipment.
If you need to bring additional materials this will be specified on the website workshop calendar

* Payment in advance required to secure your place.
If we need to cancel the class we will offer a full refund or credit note to use on another class or in the shop

* If you are unable to attend a class, please give at least 1 week’s notice.
We will offer to re schedule to another date or give a credit note.
Failing this you are welcome to send someone else to take your place!


 * ONLINE on our website CALENDAR > click on day with workshop of choice > scroll down description to find link

* E- MAIL by return indicating the class(es) and date(s) you are interested in with your contact telephone number

* TELEPHONE Fabrications – Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5.30pm, Saturday 10 – 5.30 and Sunday 12 – 5pm

* VISIT THE SHOP – which is always nice!

* FAX – only joking!!


7 Broadway Market
London E8 4PH

Tel: 020 7275 8043

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