Workshops

Co-Create workshops are at the cutting edge of Up-cycling.

Co-Create

They are offered to teach the art of re-vamping unwanted garments and transforming them into exciting new attire.

We cater for beginners and for the more experienced, encouraging spontaneous creativity!

Sewing Machines are provided – Janome Sewist 525 or bring your own.    

See http://www.janome.co.uk

Tutor: Carys-Hedd

Wild Food Forage and Upcycling @ Melfed, Cardigan with Jade Mellor and Carys-Hedd

23 & 24th September 10-4pm

The day will be split with a foraging walk with seasonal plant identification in the morning, followed by a foraged lunch.  In the afternoon we will be making an upcycled garment using jumpers, either a ‘waste-coat’ or a Cardigan.

£150

Please book with 50% deposit as spaces are limited.

Nuno felting & upcycled ‘waste-coat’
With Sarah Enoch & Carys-Hedd

7 & 8th October 10-4pm
@ Melfed, Cardigan SA43 1HJ

£125 inc lunch refreshment and Prosecco Cocktail

Day One 

We will be making Nuno felted pieces of fabric.
Nuno felting is the process of fusing wool fibres with a loose weave fabric to create a totally new and highly textured fabric. During the process, the wool fibres move through the weave of the fabric and attach themselves to each other creating a permanent network of fibres. As the wool fibres shrink in the final part of the process they distort the weave creating an interesting texture.There will be an additional charge for felting wool and other materials (including vintage sari silk and hand dyed silk chiffon, usually under £10)  OR you are welcome to bring your own: this is a fabulous opportunity to up-cycle that old chiffon scarf or that old favourite (but now tatty) cheesecloth blouse you have still got hanging around in the back of your wardrobe.  A full list of what to bring will be sent out to you when you book.  

Please note: Felting does require moderate physical exertion and at times stamina and perseverance.

Prosecco Cocktails served at the end to ease aching muscles!

Day Two

Upcycled waste-coat with Carys-Hedd

We will be using the nuno felted piece in combination with a jumper or two – cutting and using upcycling techniques to create a delicious new waste-coat, without a pattern, on a mannequin. Bring your own jumpers to upcycle.  Loosely woven garments are more difficult to work with, so traditional jumpers are best to use, especially if you’ve never done this before!  Bring a variety of colours which will blend well together.

£125 for the weekend including lunch and refreshments.
Please book with 50% deposit as spaces are limited.

 Stitch!

Our Stitch! class will resume in October,

Informal sewing sessions on Monday evenings 5-8pm at Melfed.

Here’s a chance to bring your new or unfinished projects to make & mend.

DATES:
Every Monday in October and November

£145 for the 8 sessions inc a veggie soup supper served with lovely local bread.

Janome 525 Sewists machines are provided along with thread, pins, scissors etc.  Refreshments available by donation.  PLease bring your own projects to upcycle,

Wild Food Forage and Upcycling @ Melfed, Cardigan with Jade Mellor and Carys-Hedd

24 & 25th March 2018 10-4pm

The day will be split with a foraging walk with seasonal plant identification in the morning, followed by a foraged lunch.  In the afternoon we will be making an upcycled garment using jumpers, either a ‘waste-coat’ or a Cardigan.

£150

Please book with 50% deposit as spaces are limited.

Other dates and events…

We will be out, upcycling clothes and fixing holes at the following festivals:

Eisteddfod yr Urdd PenyBont/Bridgend

31 May & 1 June – 11am-4pm

http://loveyourclothes.org.uk/events/clothes-upcycling-drop-workshop

Blue Lagoon Festival – Abereiddy 2-4th June

Unearthed in a Field 16-18th June

http://www.unearthedinafield.co.uk

Celebrating the expansion of consiousness from the material to the etheral.

Friday 21 July from 6pm
School’s Out For Summer Party
@ Pizza Tipi, Cardigan
Regime, Moksi & DJ’s

http://www.regimesound.com

Boomtown Fayer, Winchester – 10-13th August

http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/artist/

 

Co-Create clothing workshops are about exploring the endless possibilities of fabric. If you would like to book a specific workshop for your group please get in touch.

Garments will be recreated, revamped, resized, overhauled, completely mauled, turned inside out, upside down, back to front and back again.

You will be guided through the creative process, from the initial idea to the finished item, and provided with all the inspiration and the tools necessary to realise your material dreams.

Workshops can be as short as a couple of hours, enough to cover the ground in brief, or they can support projects lasting  days in the form of event-based fashion shows.

Sewing the wind

Sewing the wind

Workshops can be developed in a  format to suit your particular needs, to work with individuals and groups of all ages.

Workshops can take place in schools, village halls or outdoors in festivals. We have an off grid sewing machine system which make mobile sweat shop field trips a possibility!