Join us at The Lighthouse on Thursday 21st April from 7.00-8.30pm for a workshop on garment creation and the history of sewing patterns.
This free workshop is free to attend and suitable for all ages. Places should be reserved in advance here.
Cassandra Macindoe is the Founder of The Stitchery, a Glasgow based sewing studio that teaches practical courses on how to make your own clothes.
In this workshop Cassandra will be taking us on the journey of one garment's creation; retelling its story from conception to construction. As this story unfolds we'll be exploring the history of sewing patterns; deconstructing the fast fashion industry; and arguing for a more sustainable approach by pattern companies and fashion labels alike.
The second half of the workshop will involve a tactile gallery of pattern and garment examples, and a chance for participants to ask questions over refreshments. The event forms part of Fashion Revolution Week and we'll be hearing from some representatives of FR Scotland, who will be encouraging us to ask the question: Who Made My Clothes?
A practical weekend workshop will also be held at The Stitchery on the 30th of April and 1st May, giving you a chance to put theory into action through the making of your own garment. More details available here.
This workshop is open to people from all backgrounds and does not require any previous understanding of sewing or pattern theory.