I’ll be teaching a six-week course with sashiko and other hand sewing skills using upcycled fabrics at the Recrafting Co. in beautiful Alameda, CA. You can join in on Upcycle Alameda’s Meetup event page and/or contact Joan at 510-913-2732 for more information and to sign up. There are a limited number of seats available and we would love to have you in one of them.
Here are the details:
Join an experienced Alameda sewing coach and seven fellow Islanders to make upcycle couture! Develop your signature style. Rethink how you clothe yourself and your family. Have creative, collaborative, skill-building fun.
Each session begins with a group sewing lesson followed by time to work on individual projects, both machine and hand-sewn. For this series, all six of our group lessons will teach hand-sewing techniques.
No sewing experience? No worries. Our coach, experienced sewist and sashiko hand-sewing expert Carol Ziogas will guide us. Reviving your sewing skills? This is a fun way to get back in the swing. The group will help each other choose projects that suit each one’s style and skill level. For the first session, dig in your closet. Bring some things you love to wear as well as possible upcycle project pieces. It’s fun!
Six Tuesdays, February 3 thru March 10, 6:30-9:30 pm.
at Recrafting Co., 2449 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda.
$180 for 18 hours of sewing sessions + $15 for Japanese hand-sewing kit.
Small class size! Eight students.
Q: What is upcycle sewing?
A: Select one or more old garments or discarded fabrics. Snip and sew them into something new, something more you! Find Upcycle Alameda here and meetup.com
Call or text Joan, 510.913.2732 for more info. Hand-Sewing Lessons
Feb 3 Needle, Thimble and Thread: Hand-Sewing Theory and Method (Hands-on)
Feb 10 Design Transfer Methods: Tracing, Stencil
Feb 17 Sashiko: Japanese Hand Stitching Technique (Middle Ages)
Feb 24 Reverse Applique: Ancient Egyptian and Indian Hand Stitching Technique
Mar 3 Fabric Patching: Japanese Hand Stitching Technique
Mar 10 Stretch Stitches for Clothing Construction and Finishing: Slip, Herringbone, Cross-Stitch, Zigzag Daisy