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Raffia Clutch Bag Workshop



Fancy trying something different? How about making a Raffia Clutch Bag?

On the workshop you will learn about where raffia comes from, how to dye the raffia (everyone works in natural in the workshop) and how flexible and forgiving it is as a craft material.  

From the workshop you will make your own clutch bag and there will be options available for you to individually decorate your bag.  Complete beginners are welcome, no previous sewing skills are needed.  Once you have mastered the plaiting and sewing skills you will see that there are many options for working with raffia, to making beautiful hats or a wide range of bags.  There will be samples available for you to see different raffia projects.

What to bring: The workshop includes all materials and equipment needed to make your clutch.  There will be the opportunity to buy more raffia if you decide to make more bags or other raffia projects and there will also be a discount code for all students to buy digital patterns for other raffia projects if they wish.

About the tutor: Claire has been working with raffia for nearly 30 years, creating hats, bags and home accessories.  She is an experienced tutor and teaches at several venues across the south of England, including running residential workshops at West Dean College of Art in Chichester and Marlborough College Summer School.  Her enthusiasm for raffia does not seem to be waning and she regularly creates new raffia products...some of which even make it out of the design department (front room), others don't...

What we provide

  • All Materials, tools & equipment
  • Free Parking
  • Tea/Coffee & Cake - Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any dietary requirements
  • 10% off purchases in the Sew Me Something Shop


What you need to bring

  • Lunch, unless you fancy making use of our fab onsite cafe The Makers' Kitchen


We look forward to seeing you at The Makers' Space in Longbarn Village, Alcester Heath, Alcester, B49 5JJ

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