"Pieced" Cashmere Workshop
Design and sew a small cashmere item, such as a stocking, cushion or tote bag. By piecing together sustainable luxury surplus we will create interesting and modern items, making use of the multitude of styles and colours available to you.
When you come along to this workshop, the first thing we’ll do is go to the cashmere store and choose the colours and patterns which appeal to you. There’s a huge selection and it all feels amazing.
We’ll work out the best design and technique for constructing the fabric panels you need, to accommodate what you want to end up with. We’ll then cut the pattern out and sew the pieces together, all finished to a professional standard.
The fabric we’ll be using is luxury surplus from a local mill which produces woven items for the top end of the market, using cashmere fleece from ethically farmed goats in Mongolia. Ben and Jen collaborate with a social enterprise company – Maker and Producer – which was established to encourage use of this luxury surplus by designers and craftworkers. All profits from the company go back to the community, so this really is sustainable and ethical sewing.
The class is suitable for sewers of all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced.
On the day we’ll cover:
choosing colours and design
cutting out the pattern
sewing to a professional finish
ideas and inspiration
tea and coffee!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO BRING:
If you would like to make a cushion cover please bring a pad about 50cm square or the equivalent inwhatever shape you want (no judgements!)
Bring an awl if you have one, it’s really useful when you sew this fabric.
Please bring your own sewing kit, if you have one.
Minimum age 16+
Our aim will be to finish all items in the class but if time runs out, you may need to finish the sewing at home.
Our Scheduled workshops take place at Rogart Street Campus, Glasgow unless otherwise stated.
Rogart Street Campus
4 Rogart Street
if you’d like us to run a class in your studio, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
8th December 2019
13:30 – 16:30