Embellishment day - November 2018

Embellishment day - November 2018


24th November 2018

A fun day learning all about embellishments just in time for some holiday sparkles!
You’ll learn about cording, flossing, lace applique, crystals and more, and produce some sample panels you can use to build your own reference library.
It is of course geared towards corsetmakers but these are skills that can be applied to other garments and crafts.
A selection of supplies and the tools needed will be provided. But do feel free to bring along any bits and pieces you’d like to know how to use. And of course any corsets you’d like to work directly on.

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How much is it?
The cost of the 1 day course is £100 which includes and assortment of sample materials and basics.

Where is it?
The Haberdashery is a sewing shop and classroom space in the heart of historic textile capital Paisley. Machines are available there (though you can bring your own if you prefer).

Why Paisley?
It’s a great venue, travel and parking are easy and cheap and there’s lots of nearby facilities. But also, Paisley has a long history with textiles, including the famous Paisley print of course. Many of it’s streets have fabric names.. Cotton Street, Silk Street... and there is a nearby museum as well as the famous Abbey. Sma' Shot Cottages have a small museum on textiles. There is also a weavers cottage museum at nearby Kilbarchan and a wonderful, eclectic costume museum a short and attractive drive away at Dalgarven Mill.

How do I get there?
There are three car parks behind the shop and transport nearby. Paisley is only 15 minutes by train from Glasgow Central. A days parking is approximately £5.

I'm coming from further away, can I get there?
For for those travelling further: Paisley is the nearest town to Glasgow Airport. There are several hotels around the airport, as well as lots of smaller local accommodation. Or of course the entire city centre is close by.  Previous students travelling here have found great Air B&Bs nearby as well.

What are the times?
The class will run from 09:30 until 16:30.

What about food and drink?
There are tea and coffee facilities at the venue and lots of nearby cafes and restaurants for lunch. We usually all go as a group to get a break (there’s a great cafe nearby who also do Vegan and Gluten Free options)  but of course you're free to go for a wander yourself or bring sandwiches if you prefer.


What you will need:

As the machines are available at the venue, all you will need to bring is your basic sewing kit and some bits and pieces of embellishments. Scissors for both paper and fabric,  hand sewing needles, thimble if you use one (you should!), pins and marking materials. Also a pen or pencil and notepad. If you have a project you’d rather do some things directly on then do bring that too. If you have any lace, threads, beads or other trims you’d like to incorporate or get advice on then bring those too. Of course The Haberdashery has some items on hand to purchase should you need them.

Julia at Sew Curvy.com usually has an embellishment kit in stock with some basic relevant tools.

The most important thing you can bring is your enthusiasm :)

Class numbers are limited to a maximum of 5 for the best learning  experience.