One week today will see the launch of our brand new Home Ed Programme.
As something we have been working on for a while, we are super excited to see it come to fruition!
The sessions have been created specifically for home educted or flexi-schooled young people, who will learn technical sewing skills with a focus on sustainability. The sewing sessions will happen weekly on Tuesdays during the school term.
All the textiles we’ll be using in the classes have been diverted from landfill. We’ll be sharing lots of different ideas for repurposng old clothes and fabrics, to keep them in use for longer and save textile waste.
We are running two separate groups – one for age 6-10 and another for age 10+. The programme has been tailored accordingly. Younger participants will build a solid foundation in hand sewing, getting to grips with different stitches and turning 2D texties into 3D objects. They will work on a different, functional project to take home each week.
The older group will learn both hand and machine stitching, and be introduced to visible mending and upcycling techniques including printing and embroidery. They will design their own final project based on the skills they have learned throughout the programme.
During the sessions, there will be opportunities to have conversations about textile waste, why it matters, and what actions we can all take at home to lessen our impact.
The Home Ed Programme starts on Tuesday 6th June, and runs for six weeks.
Bookings are open until midnight on 31st May. The sessions are bookable in six-week blocks only. You can find out more and book a place here.
If you have any questions, or would like to be notified when we release dates for September onwards, do get in touch.
Stitched Up x