Classes at Fabrications – March & April 2017

Updated 14 March 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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 HACKNEY FIXERS RESTART EVENT Saturday 18th March, 12 – 3pm (FREE)  Shoreditch Library, 80 Hoxton Street, N1 6LP
Bring your tired and broken electricals along for repair and I will be running a sewing ‘Refresh your Wardrobe’ station (bring along a couple of items of clothing for advise and skill sharing) all materials provided. For more info: http://sustainablehackney.org.uk/events/hackney-fixers-restart-party-8

ECO SEWING PARTY Tuesday 28th March, 6.30 – 9.30pm (£5) at Fabrications
Join Fabrications and Offset Warehouse for a fun and creative evening in the crafting company of our 2 guests of honour – sewing bloggers Clare Szabo of ‘Sewn Sustainably’ & Sew Dixie Lou and Fiona Parker of ‘Diary of a Chainstitcher’. Sewing demos, have a go yourself, sewcialise, drinks & nibles & your £5 entry can be redeemed against purchases of ‘Offset Warehouse’ fabrics on the night. Booking essential as places are limited! (more details on the website calendar)

SPRING RECYCLING / UPCYCLING SEWING WORKSHOPS Thursday 13th – Saturday 15th & Monday 17th April, 10am – 5pm (FREE) Lewisham Shopping Centre,Central Square,SE13 7HB
We will be running daily (except Easter Sunday) clothing repair and upcycling demos and workshops. Bring along some of your old clothes for a creative makeover, learn some skills & sewcialise! All additional haberdashery, sewing machines etc provided. We will also be doing some family friendly upcycled accessory making.

You can also bring along unwanted clothing and electricals to donate to ‘Shelter’ and be in with a chance of winning £200 worth of vouchers. This is FRESH INFORMATION (!) so details are not up on their website yet! https://lewishamshopping.co.uk/

BROTHER SEWING MACHINE DAY Thursday 30th April, 10.30 – 5pm (FREE)
Thinking of buying a sewing machine? Why not come along to our open day to test drive ‘Brother’ ‘s range of sewing, embroidery and overlocker machines. Join Barley & Rachel (Brother’s rep) for a hands on experience and an opportunity to ask lots of questions and learn some tips! Special offers and promotions on purchases of certain machines on the day including free Fabrications workshop vouchers. Book your slot with us!

Crocket Class by Ayda Anlagan at Fabrications

Crocket Class by Ayda Anlagan at Fabrications

 

X X X OTHER NEWS X X X

NEW FABRIC STOCK HAS ARRIVED! Alongside the ethical fabrics from ‘Offset Warehouse’ we are now stocking a lovely selection of high quality 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: http://www.groundwork.org.uk/Sites/london/pages/silver-linings

UPCYCLING COMPETITION
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: http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/upcycling/  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!

 

X  X X   MARCH  & APRIL CLASSES   X X X

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

 

BEGINNERS KNITTING (part 3) with Jill Bulgan
Saturday 11th March, 2 – 4.30pm (£30 / £25 or £75 / £60 BLOCK BOOK part 1 – 3)

PROVISIONAL DRIVING – introduction to using a sewing machine with Barley Massey
Sunday 12th March, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

CREATIVE MAKING – applique cushion or lined tote style bag with Barley Massey
Sunday 12th March, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS CROCHET (part 1) with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 18th March, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS CROCHET (part 2) with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 18th March, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

IMPROVERS SEWING (zips, buttonholes & bindings & make a ‘utlity roll) with Barley Massey
Sunday 19th March, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

MAKE YOUR OWN SIMPLE & STYLISH SKIRT OR SHORTS with Barley Massey
Sunday 19th March, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS SHIBORI with Rob Jones
Saturday 25th March, 11am – 1.30pm (£40 / £70 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS SHIBORI (part 2) with Rob Jones  ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT! 
Saturday 25th March, 2.30 – 5pm (£40 / £70 FULL DAY)

INTRODUCTION TO USING A SEWING MACHINE & UPCYCLING with David A Mumford
Sunday 26th March, 11am – 5pm (£55 / £50)

BEGINNERS SHIBORI with Rob Jones
Tuesday 4th April, 6.30 – 9pm (£40/ £70 2 SESSIONS)

LEARN TO KNIT CABLES with Jill Bulgan
Saturday 8th April, 10am – 1pm (£35 / £30 or £55 / £50 FULL DAY)

LEARN TO KNIT FAIRISLE with Jill Bulgan
Saturday 8th April, 2 – 5pm (£35 / £30 or £55 / £50 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS CROCHET (part 1) with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 15th April, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS CROCHET (part 2) with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 15th April, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

BEGINNERS SHIBORI 2 with Rob Jones
Tuesday 18th April, 6.30 – 9pm (£40 / £70 2 sessions)

BROTHER SEWING MACHINE DAY
Thursday 20th April, 10.30 – 5pm (FREE)

WORKING WITH JERSEY and make a ‘Coco’ dress or top with Barley Massey
Saturday 22nd April, 11am – 5pm (£65 / £60 )

PROVISIONAL DRIVING – introduction to using a sewing machine with Barley Massey
Sunday 23rd April, 11am – 1.30pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

CREATIVE MAKING – applique cushion or lined tote style bag
Sunday 23rd April, 2.30 – 5pm (£30 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

IMPROVERS CROCHET with Ayda Anlagan
Saturday 29th April, 10am – 1pm (£35 / £30)

MACRAME WORKSHOP with Barley Massey
Saturday 29th April, 2.30 – 5pm (£35 / £30)

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

MAKE YOUR OWN SIMPLE & STYLISH SKIRT or SHORTS with Barley Massey
Sunday 30th April, 2.30 – 5pm (330 / £25 or £50 / £45 FULL DAY)

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

FABRICATIONS CRAFT CLUB:
This takes place every fortnight on a Thursday evening, 6 – 9pm.
Next One: 23rd March, 6th April 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.

  KNITTY GRITTY:

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!

 HOW TO BOOK:

 * 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!!

BARLEY MASSEY

Fabrications
7 Broadway Market
Hackney
London E8 4PH

Tel: 020 7275 8043

www.fabrications1.co.uk

www.fabrications-hackney.blogspot.com

www.facebook.com/Fabrications

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