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  • Switchboard Studios, Unit 50, Uplands Business Park Uplands B, Blackhorse Road, London, E17 5QJ UK (map)

Bring your wildest, most creative fashion-styling ideas to this weekend workshop and make your very own Couture Creature!

Choosing from a cat, mouse, rabbit or lamb, you'll learn the process from pattern design and cutting, to hand-sewing and stuffing your doll, and finally to a range of fabric manipulation techniques to create the fabulous clothing for your utterly unique work of art!!

Day 1
Doll construction day.

You'll start by choosing which animal you want to make and from which of the available fabrics. Abigail will take you through the process of pattern design and construction to sewing and stuffing your doll and adding it's face detail.

Day 2
Costume creation day.

Abigail will demonstrate a variety of manipulation techniques to help you explore the possibilities to create your doll's costume from your own ideas, sketches and source materials. There'll be a huge variety of coloured, patterned and textured fabrics, paints, natural and found objects available for you to work with, but feel free to additionally being any of your own!

All the sewing will be done by hand, which takes a bit of time and patience. The skill level required would be intermediate/advanced. Please ask if you have any further questions:

Saturday 4th May 11am - 5.30pm & Sunday 5th May 11am - 5.30pm

Where: Switchboard Studios, Uplands Business Park, Uplands B, Blackhorse Lane, E17 5QJ, UK

Price: £225 p/p - including all materials, a tasty homemade lunch, cake and refreshments both days

This workshop is aimed at adults and suitable for all abilities. Groups are kept small, 4-8 people, to enable Abigail to offer each person the time and assistance they might require.

To book: A 50% deposit is required to confirm your place on the workshop. This sum in non-refundable but it can be transferred to another workshops date should you later be unable to make it.

The remaining 50% is due the week prior to the workshop date. Payments can be made via bank transfer or through Paypal.

If you would like to book a place please email:

Earlier Event: October 6
Later Event: August 24