Saturday 03.02.2018 12.00-16.00
Workshop at the Blank Space Oslo
Join us in exploring creative repurposing of unloved clothing.
Dig out that sweater that’s been sitting in your closet, the one you never wear for whatever reason. It has the potential to become something new, something wonderful! From baby or toddler clothing, to mittens, headbands or a neck warmers for yourself. Knit fabrics are very forgiving and make it easy to sew without a bought pattern.
This workshop will guide you through a project of your choice from start to finish.
NOTE: You will need to bring your own sewing machine, sweater and matching coloured thread.
We provide: Pencil, paper, pins, measuring tapes, scissors, seam rippers and chalk/ marking pens.
There will be a small amount of homework prep:
1. Find an adult sized sweater that you are ready to cut up, the bigger the better. For example, something that shrunk in the wash, something inherited, something you regret buying, or something found at a flea market. Wool is wonderful for winter clothing, but your sweater doesn't have to be wool as long as it is a knit material (stretchy, not woven).
2. Decide what you would like to make and who it is for - Options: headband, fingerless gloves, mittens, scarf, hat, or baby/child sized dress and pants.
3. Get any measurements necessary, or bring an example that fits.
Headband/Hat: head circumference
Fingerless Gloves/mittens: palm width, fingertip to wrist length
Baby/child dress: shoulder width, dress length (shoulder to knee)
Baby/child pants: waist and hip circumferences, waist to ankle length, inseam
(crotch to ankle length).
This workshop will be tauhgt by Julia Gabrielsen. Julia is a self taught sewist who loves to find creative ways to make clothing. She has a passion for making something useful and beautiful out of flea market finds, saving money and the environment!