Fabulous Book Cover or Purse Workshop with Alison McDonagh AKA Ethical Stitcher
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About the Event
Using scraps of fabric & threads, Alison will show you how to create a unique-to-you piece of fabric & turn it into a book cover or small purse in this full-day workshop. You’ll get the best advice about colour choices & help to arrange the fabrics to best show them off. Alison will demonstrate how to decoratively stitch the layers together using straight & zig-zag stitches on the sewing machine, but if you’re comfortable with free machine embroidering, then you are very welcome to add that too.
Alison will help you to transform your fabric into an A5 book cover or a small purse, and talk about altering it further with painting & dying.
All equipment, fabrics & threads will be provided in this workshop, but you’re welcome to bring some special scraps that you’d like to work with.
Experience of using a sewing machine is required for this workshop.
A lunch-hour break will be taken during this workshop between 1pm & 2pm. We encourage attendees to take a wander to a local cafe or have a browse in the nearby charity shops. Really because we want to know what treasure you’ve found there.
Alison McDonagh is a full time textile artist, working from the Sussex countryside & surrounded by sheep, home grown vegetables & the wildlife of the Downs. Her creative career has spanned art & music teaching, fashion knitwear in the 80s (we want to know more, please!) & her own style of textiles creation which is applied to all kinds of homeware & accessories. Alison has always used upcycled fabrics in her work as she wants to benefit charity shops and reduce landfill.