Upcycling Workshops – Across the Arts Festival

Hi all,

I’m presenting a couple of workshops on up-cycling fashion, as part of the “Across the Arts Festival”.

This year’s festival theme is “Conserve, Recycle and Reinvent” and what better things to conserve, recycle and reinvent than your old damaged, unflattering, out of date or stained clothes?

The workshops are all day events and you have your choice of the Friday or the Saturday. Included will be some information about determining fabric types, repairs and basic restorations too, as well as talking about how garments can be changed to fit better or reflect current trends.

If you’ve ever wanted advice on all manner of things you can do to fashion, here’s your chance for demonstrations and practical assistance!

Here’s the blurb:
Nicole Jenkins, costume designer, fashion historian, blogger, Melbourne retailer with her shop “Circa Vintage” and author of the award winning book “Love Vintage”, has over thirty years experience of repairing and restoring vintage and antique fashions – she’s developed a series of techniques that can be used to save or modernise a garment.

Join her as she shares her secrets on how to restyle and recycle fashions by altering sleeves, hems, necklines, shaping and adding detailing. Bring one or more garments to work on: perhaps it’s already damaged or stained and you’d like ideas on how to save it, or perhaps something that you’d like to update or redesign

Here are some details:

What: Upcycling workshops, as part of the Across the Arts Festival
When: Friday May 3rd 10am to 3.30pm or Sunday May 5th 10am to 3.30pm.
Where: GOTAFE Auditorium, Docker Street, Wangaratta
Cost: $70 or $50 concession (lunch included). A subsidised Youth fee of $5 is available for the Friday session, for people aged between 12 and 25. Bargain!
More information and bookings at the website: Across the Arts Festival

Bring some projects to work on and your sewing kit.

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