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Fashion Upcycling Workshop (4 Week Course)

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38coLab

Kilkenny

Ireland

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In Ireland alone, over 1 million tonnes of textiles are thrown away every year mostly from domestic sources, of which only 25% are recycled. It's estimated that a piece of clothing still has 70% of its useful life left when it's thrown away.

Join me in my 5 hour workshop by taking on 3 upcycling projects and you will become inspired to reduce textile waste through your own creativity*. Take unwanted garments and turn them into hand crafted unique pieces that you can wear yourself or gift to friends and family.

*Snacks & Light refreshments provided.

Exact location of 38coLab is still a guarded secret but don't fret as once you register for the workshop, you will be notified of the address a week before the workshop.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

9th Aug / WEEK 1: Cold Shoulder Shirt

Upcycle a men's shirt into an on-trend cold shoulder top. You will learn to cut your garment allowing for stitch allowance, measure and cut elastic to fit, and sew an elastic casing. For those who wish to learn more, an additional step to make shoulder straps is an option.

16th Aug / WEEK 2: Sweater Salvage

Upcycle a large old sweater into 3 new winter warmer accessories:

  • mittens/arm warmers/hand warmers

  • a cowl scarf

  • a hat

Learn to pin paper patterns, cut fabric accurately, and sew each accessory. For those who are more advanced, an additional step to make a cowl fleece lining is an option.

23rd Aug / WEEK 3: ShirtyShirt Dress

Upcycle 2 shirts (one men’s and one women’s) to create a stylish 2 tone, 2 pattern shirt dress. You will also learn to make a tie waistband and belt loops using the discarded sleeves. For more advanced students, the option is available to turn your shirtyshirt dress into a halter style.

30th Aug / WEEK 4: Freestyle

We hate unfinished business here at 38coLab so in this workshop you will get to finish any project you might not have got to finish in the other 5 classes. Bring your unfinished pieces in and get some one-on-one help and get your questions answered. Got all your projects finished? That’s ok, you now have time to embellish the pieces, add patch pockets, and whatever else you fancy with Zoë’s help.

FAQs


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is city centre parking available.


What should I bring to the event?

SHOPPING LIST

  • SEWING KIT

    • FABRIC SCISSORS

    • PINKING SHEARS (OPTIONAL)

    • THREADS

    • MEASURING TAPE

    • HAND SEWING NEEDLES

    • DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE BOBBINS x 5

    • PINS

    • TAILORS CHALK

    • SEAM RIPPER

  • MEN’S SHIRT x 2

  • KNIT JUMPER x 1

  • WOMEN’S SHIRT

  • FLEECE GARMENT (optional)

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email me at zoe@zoecarol.com

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Kilkenny

Ireland

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