Upcycling Clothes for Beginners Class

Learn how to repair and adjust your clothes using hand stitching, repairing and dyeing.


Narda Campbell Designs

Narda Campbell Designs

5.0 (34)

2 x 3 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 1 to 5

label $111 - $125 or 4 payments of $27.75 - $31.25 Afterpay
($125 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $111 for 3+ guests)



Your teacher, Narda Campbell Designs is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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I will be limiting the numbers in each class to just one booking per class - to minimise risk to both participants & myself.

Everything that is used is clean & wiped using govt guidelines.

In this workshop, we are going to be using clothing you already own. With a bit of practise you will be able to fix almost anything.

Have lots of shirts with buttons that need to be stitched back on? Zips that need to be re-attached?
Hemlines on trousers/jeans/skirts that need to be repaired? Bring along your pieces of clothing or hand me downs/ups/across or just op shop buys that need to be adjusted to fit better.

I will show you how to use visible mending and simple hand stitching to repair your clothing so they will have a new lease of life. Some of the methods I will teach you are Boro Stitching, slip stitching, patching, reinforcing with fabric.

We will also look at dyeing and over-dyeing as a method to update clothing. As well as all of the above I will be teaching you simple embroidery stitches to embellish your repairs to make the finished pieces unique.

I will also supply pieces of hand-dyed fabric and other bits of fabric to use when patching etc. You will have access to my extensive design library for inspiration and samples of what I have made, hand-dyed and remade myself.

Sessions include supper or afternoon tea.

These workshops will be available for scheduled and requested times. Please contact me to inquire about sessions that are available. I will also be available to run workshops in the Blue Mountains - check the scheduled sessions for venue.



Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:



Knowledge Required
None - we will be starting hand sewing from scratch.
Attendees will be given a kit included in the cost of the workshops.
 
What you'll get
- A repair kit including thread (100% cotton), hand dyed fabric & 100% quilting cotton for patching as needed.
- Printed instructions for basic stitching
- suitable needles
- thimbles
- needle threader
- pair small scissors
- seam ripper
- packet of pins
- During each session we will be having afternoon tea or supper (depending on time of workshop).

 
What to bring
Clothes you would like to repair if possible. Buttons that need reattaching or ones to replace existing as well as the thread you want to use. I will also have some thread available for use.

 
Session repeats

After the first session, subsequent sessions can be arranged with the teacher, at a time that suits you.

Location

Meadowbank, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher
Narda Campbell Designs
Narda Campbell Designs

Over 25 years experience in teaching & creating.

5.0 (34)

A fibre artist, designer, teacher, and history nut, I am fascinated by all forms of colour and pattern in daily life as an expression of culture and identity.

I love teaching and sharing what I know, helping people to stretch their skills, and create new experiences.

As a teacher with 30 years experience, I get a real buzz when a student who hasn't tried a specific craft before - not only masters it, but becomes excited by the ways they can use their new skill.

I started in Jewellery design when I was in my early 20's, then discovered that all the things I love to do (design, dye, draw, felt, paint, etc) could be used in the practice of 'Free Form or Surface Embroidery'.

I taught the 'Foundation course' in Colour & Design at the International School of Colour & Design.

I am a published textile designer & also run week-long textile experiences in Tasmania every January.
I have exhibited many of my pieces in a variety of spaces & had one piece auctioned off to raise money for the Embroiderers Guild of NSW.

My influences come from various parts of history both ancient and modern, and the natural world.

I bring all of these experiences & interests to my teaching of Free Form Embroidery & encourage students to explore the potential of this art form.
The same can be said of my other media I practise - wirework, up-cycling clothing & free form crochet + knitting.

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