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The Kimono - afternoon session

Learn how to create a Kimono from a double duvet cover, bedspread or large curtains.

  • Ended
  • 3 British pounds
  • Portreath

Service Description

Immerse yourself in a traditional form of pattern cutting used when making Japanese style Kimono robes, where fabric is cut depending on its size and pattern placement. Each participant will create their bespoke pattern, designing their Kimono to ensure optimum use of fabric with no waste. In this session Alex Goodwin from Angels with Trumpets Designs, will guide you through the processes of designing, cutting and making your Kimono depending on your fabric choice. You will gain experience using your overlocker and flatbed sewing machine, and become familiar with the hints and tips required to construct a garment with no waste. All the fabrics for the workshop will be provided but if you have a bedspread, duvet cover, large pair of curtains or bolt of fabric you'd like to use, please do bring it along. That also goes for your overlocker, sewing machine and sewing kit. We do have equipment here for you to use, but it is often easier to learn the quirks of your own machine than try to fathom out a new one. Don't worry, we can help you lift it in and out of the car at this end. Entry into the workshop is by suggested donation of £3 per session (yes that’s just £3!) which helps towards the running costs of the classes. This is a suggested donation, so if you are unable to cover the costs, please do get in touch and we will create a space for you for free. These workshops are part of our TeXInnovation Partnership with Cultivate Communities CIC and the University of Exeter, and are funded by the National Lottery Community Action Fund. This means that places are strictly limited, therefore as per our T&C's, we require 48 hours notice (at least) to cancel your place. Any "no shows" will be invoiced at the full amount of the course (£45 per person) as we cannot allow these places to go unused. Thank you for your understanding in this matter!

Contact Details

  • Upcycle Kernow, Portreath, Redruth, UK