Upcycled Fashion

Kate Strachan

This course is for lovers of upcycled / vintage clothing and followers of the ‘re-use and mend’ culture our environment requires. Students can bring garments for restyling, repurposing, resizing or repairs. Use fabric from one garment to make another; make old trousers into a beach bag, or create a personally fitted garment from a fabulous vintage find. The charity shops are full of affordable garments which can be restyled, updated or made to measure.

Suitable for beginners or occasional sewers, it will help you design and plan a sewing project. The tutor will provide tuition in basic machine and hand sewing techniques, support with construction, using and adapting garments, and ideas for decorative repairs and embellishments. (Not suitable for knitwear)

N.B. no class 1 July.

White Room, Phoenix Art Space

The tutor will provide a sewing machine, iron & board and a basic kit of sewing equip and haberdashery. Students must provide garments and some materials plus basic sewing equipment (e.g. scissors: 1 large and 1 small & pointed, pins & thread, and if you have one a sewing machine).

Kate Strachan joined Phoenix Art Space in 2008 and was previously a member of Red Herring studios. During this time she has worked freelance in a variety of media as a designer and maker, including costume and set design, textiles, youth/community projects, residencies, teaching, and corporate events. Kate currently teaches fashion, textiles and printmaking part time and produces her own pieces using mainly vintage fabrics or linen and makes limited edition silkscreen prints on textiles and paper.

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