THIS THURSDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER IS MAKE A DRESS PATTERN WORKSHOP - SEE BELOW
I was looking for a sewing class but nothing too formal. Daily Thread is great because everyone is really friendly and they have varied knowledge about different techniques. Alex, Daily Thread participant.
I’m usually tired and worn out from work when I arrive, but textile night never fails to be life-giving. I always leave refreshed and thankful I came. Karen, Daily Thread participant.
THERE are Two weekly SESSIONs and a regular monthly saturday session WHEN YOU CAN ENJOY DAILY THREAD
Saturdays: On the first Saturday of the month, 2-4pm. Daily Thread Yarnwork. Bring along your yarn project - spinning, knitting, crochet, tatting, etc. Or just come along if you would like to learn from others. Share ideas, skills and inspiration. Natter. Eat cake. £3 per session.
Tuesdays 10am-4pm. Come along and use the space, including large cutting table, sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, etc. £12 per day/ £6 per half day (£6/£3 for B12 residents) or £35 per month for this session.
Thursdays 6.30-9pm. A sociable textiles session where you can do your own thing, learn something new, help someone else, etc. Free first session, then £3 per session or £10 per month. Homemade cake included.
AND Group workshops first Thursday of every month. All materials included. All workshops suitable for beginners.
In Spring and Summer 2017 we have had the following great sessions:
- MAKE A MORSBAG
- KNITTED HAT WORKSHOP
- GRANNY SQUARES
- GET TO KNOW A SEWING MACHINE
- THEORY INTO PRACTICE! MAKE A CLOTH SHOPPING BAG
- Dress Design from Inspiration to Final Design
MAKE A DRESS PATTERN workshop
First session this autumn on September 7th is MAKE A DRESS PATTERN.
Having designed dresses in July, we are now moving forward to be able to make them in practice.
We have our own Xylia from Destiny Walton Brown to show us how to make a basic pattern which fits our own body perfectly and can be adapted for most clothes we want to make and wear. What could be better?
If you wish to come along at the really great price of £3 for the evening, be with us, up the front stairs of The Old Print Works on the 1st floor, for 6.30pm. We’ll be starting at 7.00pm.
If you have some old fabric, an old sheet or the like, please bring it with you to make your ‘block’ - this is not going to be an item of clothing so doesn’t need to be special. If you don’t have any we will be able to find you some, so don’t worry or buy anything specially.
Tea, coffee and home made cake as always available. We so look forward to seeing youPlease arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. All levels, novice to experienced welcome! No booking required.
WHAT IS DAILY THREAD?
Daily Thread is gathering momentum. Ok, so it's not quite daily yet as our name suggests, but that's what we are aiming for, and we are equipped with traditional looms, a spinning wheel, sewing machine, fabric, books, equipment, and a friendly space (with sofas, and often cake) where you can meet other makers.
For experienced textilers, beginners and everyone in between.
Would you like to craft and create alongside others?
Do you hoard textile scraps for a project you might do one day? Would you prefer to share these with others to ensure they get used? Or maybe you hate to throw things away but don’t have the space to store them?
Maybe you would like to join us for a good natter while you knit, embroider, design or crochet with like-minded people.
Would you like to learn how to weave on a loom?
Do you attend a textiles class, and would like to carry on meeting after it has finished?
Maybe you have a backlog of mending or alterations that you never get around to doing, either because you are busy, or because you don’t feel confident about doing them.
Come and share ideas with others, get or give advice and help, create communal art pieces.
We have a large quantity of fabrics and yarn - please do add to these if you have fabric or yarn (or any other textiles, patterns, instruction or ideas books or equipment) you no longer need. We want to inspire people to reuse and create. We have a collection point for these items at The Old Print Works and at Moseley Farmers’ Market every month.