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Know your Fabrics

Know your Fabrics
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Wed, Apr 26 2017 | 18:30-21:30
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Wed, Oct 25 2017 | 18:30-21:30

Are you confused by the different names of all the fabrics available now? Would you like to know the difference between French Terry and Ponte Roma? Or Silk Charmeuse and Duchess Satin? Then come and join us for a little bit of fabric-ology!

You will be getting up close and personal with a whole variety of fabrics and taking a hands-on fun and slightly science-y type approach to testing, detecting and demystifying the different types of fibres and fabrics out there.

When you know what the fabric is you can then decide on which seams and finishes to use. You'll learn how to handle the different fabrics when sewing too, creating a set of samples and notes to take home with you.  

All of this will help to give you a better understanding of what you are buying and what sort of patterns will work best with your chosen fabrics so hopefully no more unsatisfactory fabric purchases!

All fabric samples, and equipment (goggles and lab coats optional!) will be provided including tea, coffee and cake.

Customer Reviews

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starstarstarstarstarI loved it! 29th Apr 2017
I've travelled 76 miles from Nottingham as there's nothing like this locally. Its the 4th workshop I've attended over 3 years- If I lived closer I'd attend more. This class was good because there was a good practical element to it with lots of comprehensive handouts.
starstarstarstarstarGreat atmosphere! 29th Apr 2017
Friendly, informative and fulfilling. Jules is very easy to talk to and ask questions of.
starstarstarstarstarKnow your fabrics 29th Apr 2017
Really enjoyed the workshop- I learned a lot about different fabrics I've not used yet. The mix of practical and theory was just right and it is very useful to go home armed with samples and handouts to look back on as there was a lot to take in.
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