Zodiac Embroidered Brooch
Apr
6
12:30 PM12:30

Zodiac Embroidered Brooch

Calling all Cosmo Queens! The mysterious and often beautiful symbolism of astrology has long been inspiration for artists and designers. In this class, you will be taken through the steps to produce your very own embroidered horoscope pin badge/patch based on an original illustration. Choose from a selection of over 100 shades of quality Egyptian Cotton embroidery thread and various shades of British wool felt, and make it all your own!

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Introduction to Machine Sewing
Apr
13
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Machine Sewing

Perfect for beginners, this popular class will gently ease you into learning how to machine stitch (either on your own machine or one from The Fashion Lab), and you will leave the session feeling more confident on the tools you'll need, how to set up and thread your machine, how to stitch efficiently and how to create a seam.

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Abstract Embellishment - All That Glitters
May
7
6:00 PM18:00

Abstract Embellishment - All That Glitters

A brand new class for those with magpie tendencies! Learn how to professionally hand-embellish an abstract design and create visually stunning textures that play with light and form. You will be encouraged to be creative and think outside of the box (with guidance so you're not thrown in at the deep end!) With a vast range of beads and sequins to choose from, the possibilities are endless!

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Floral Monogram Embroidery
May
11
10:30 AM10:30

Floral Monogram Embroidery

Learn a range of floral embroidery techniques and beginners monogramming whilst creating your very own personalised hoop in this exciting new class! Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show and perfect for stepping into Summer, florals never date and are are great way of customising your wardrobe or home.

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Seabed Stitches
May
28
6:00 PM18:00

Seabed Stitches

Due to popular demand, a brand new embroidery class for those looking to turn things up a notch! Learn a mixture of beginner and intermediate stitches to build up richly textured seascape embroidery, with 3D needlework that leaps from the fabric (otherwise known as 'stump work').

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Introduction to Machine Sewing
Mar
23
10:30 AM10:30

Introduction to Machine Sewing

Perfect for beginners, this popular class will gently ease you into learning how to machine stitch (either on your own machine or one from The Fashion Lab), and you will leave the session feeling more confident on the tools you'll need, how to set up and thread your machine, how to stitch efficiently and how to create a seam.

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Sustainable Fashion: READy OR NOT Meet-up
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Sustainable Fashion: READy OR NOT Meet-up

Whether you’re an eco-fashionista, or completely new to Ethical Fashion - you’re welcome to join us at our READy or NOT monthly meet-up group held at the cosy communal area of Ampersand Inventions! Grab a cup of tea and engage with the latest articles and conversations surrounding fashion, sustainability, and progressions being made in the industry.

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'Seabed Stitches' with We Are Explore
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

'Seabed Stitches' with We Are Explore

Learn a range of textural crewelwork and stumpwork techniques in this nautical themed embroidery class. You will be taught each stitch step by step, to enable you to build up your own original textile artwork featuring textural barnacles, sea foliage and sea shells, whilst learning about the history of sewing at sea.

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Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2
Feb
7
10:30 AM10:30

Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2

  • The Fashion Lab, 4th Floor Commercial Union House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of the ‘Women of Tyneside’ programme for TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archive Museums), this practical workshop follows on from a ‘Body and Identity’ session, where local women were invited to look through the TWAM fashion and costume archives, and discuss how they experience and express their physical identity throughout their lifetimes. The second part of these sessions will be held in The Fashion Lab, where women will be invited to help create textile pieces that represent themselves and women in the wider local community. The final works will be exhibited as part of Women of Tyneside’s ‘Festival of Women’, before being added to the archives.

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Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2
Jan
31
10:30 AM10:30

Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2

  • The Fashion Lab, 4th Floor Commercial Union House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of the ‘Women of Tyneside’ programme for TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archive Museums), this practical workshop follows on from a ‘Body and Identity’ session, where local women were invited to look through the TWAM fashion and costume archives, and discuss how they experience and express their physical identity throughout their lifetimes. The second part of these sessions will be held in The Fashion Lab, where women will be invited to help create textile pieces that represent themselves and women in the wider local community. The final works will be exhibited as part of Women of Tyneside’s ‘Festival of Women’, before being added to the archives.

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Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2
Jan
24
10:30 AM10:30

Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2

  • The Fashion Lab, 4th Floor Commercial Union House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of the ‘Women of Tyneside’ programme for TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archive Museums), this practical workshop follows on from a ‘Body and Identity’ session, where local women were invited to look through the TWAM fashion and costume archives, and discuss how they experience and express their physical identity throughout their lifetimes. The second part of these sessions will be held in The Fashion Lab, where women will be invited to help create textile pieces that represent themselves and women in the wider local community. The final works will be exhibited as part of Women of Tyneside’s ‘Festival of Women’, before being added to the archives.

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Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2
Jan
17
10:30 AM10:30

Women of Tyneside - Body Image and Identity Pt.2

  • The Fashion Lab, 4th Floor Commercial Union House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of the ‘Women of Tyneside’ programme for TWAM (Tyne & Wear Archive Museums), this practical workshop follows on from a ‘Body and Identity’ session, where local women were invited to look through the TWAM fashion and costume archives, and discuss how they experience and express their physical identity throughout their lifetimes. The second part of these sessions will be held in The Fashion Lab, where women will be invited to help create textile pieces that represent themselves and women in the wider local community. The final works will be exhibited as part of Women of Tyneside’s ‘Festival of Women’, before being added to the archives.

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Introduction to Machine Sewing
Jan
15
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Machine Sewing

Perfect for beginners, this popular class will gently ease you into learning how to machine stitch (either on your own machine or one from The Fashion Lab), and you will leave the session feeling more confident on the tools you'll need, how to set up and thread your machine, how to stitch efficiently and how to create a seam.

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Introduction to Machine Sewing
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to Machine Sewing

Perfect for beginners, this popular class will gently ease you into learning how to machine stitch (either on your own machine or one from The Fashion Lab), and you will leave the session feeling more confident on the tools you'll need, how to set up and thread your machine, how to stitch efficiently and how to create a seam.

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