Description: This purse style pouch is made with recycled fabric – denim or cotton work well; and stitched together with ‘Sashiko’ technique stitching and other embroidery stitches if desired. Even add a zipper closure and a wristlet handle for added practicality. A fantastic first project if you are new to sewing, or a great way to expand your existing sewing skills in a fun way. Participants will leave with a finished bag (or maybe more) to use and enjoy!
Audience: 12+ (all experience levels welcome)
Cost: $100 (does not include Eventbrite fees or GST)
Participants are asked to bring the following:
(supply kits can also be purchased from the instructor for an additional $10 if you are unable to bring these items)
– Old jeans or fabric, cotton, scraps.
– Old cotton shirt for lining
– Embroidery or Darning Needles – various sizes to fit different thickness of thread.
– Thread or yarns of different weights/colors
– 8” zipper
– Lunch & Water Bottle
– 1” metal O ring or keychain ring
*Leighton Centre will also have thread and scissors available for use*
Cancellation/Refund Policy: Please note there is a NO REFUND policy on all Leighton Art Centre workshops. A refund will only be issued to participants if the workshop is cancelled by the workshop coordinator due to insufficient enrollment, extreme weather conditions, or Covid-19 restrictions. Workshops may be cancelled prior to the start date and participants will be notified via email and/or phone, and a full refund will be processed.
Instructor Biography: Joyce Brown is a fibre artist with a passion for fabric and everything fibre. Art quilts and landscape quilts have allowed her to use mixed media to design wall hangings, which reflect her joy of life. The design of a piece always evolves during the creative process and the final quilt is often quite different from the original concept. Quilts are characterized by machine quilting often enhanced with a medley of beads or other embellishments. She is continuously inspired by the natural landscape, both locally and in her travels.