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Workshops Dates

January 2020
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Meet the Makers Event

Saturday 11th January 2020

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Venue - Bridge Cottage, 23, Park Road

Port Sunlight, Bebington

Come along and meet textile artists from Unfettered Fibres. Zoe Collyer, Molly Brown and Suzy Huxley who will be demonstrating textile art from felt to freemotion with fibre and fabric related things in between!
 

Banish the winter blues and try for yourself.

Free entry

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Eco-friendly face wipes and washbag

Wednesday 29th January 2020

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Venue - Hawarden Farm Shop, Chester Road Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB

If you have been searching for an eco alternative to disposable face wipes, then this workshop is for you.

 

Molly will show you how to make these pretty reusable face wipes, complete with their own snap fastening laundry bag. The laundry bag also has a super cute duck motif appliqued onto it. Make them for yourself or as super cute eco gifts for friends.  Molly will provide a colour handout, so you can remember the steps to make more at home.

 

All materials will be provided and you will be using modern electric sewing machines

Cost: £25.

To Book: Visit my Eventbrite page to reserve your place.

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Make a denim pencil case - (After School Activity)

Wednesday 29th January 2020

4.00pm - 6.00pm

Venue - Hawarden Farm Shop, Chester Road Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB

This workshop is specially designed for children over 8 years old. Molly will help you to upcycle denim fabric into an attractive yet useful pencil case.

 

You will learn how to machine-sew and make these lovely lined zipped bags, great for pens and pencils, toys, small craft items and much more.

 

All materials will be provided and using modern electric sewing machines various sewing skills will be deveoped .This workshop will be an ideal first project for a child interested in developing sewing skills.

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There are just 8 places available for this workshop, so booking is essential.


Note:
-Because this workshop utilises modern sewing machines with foot controls only children over the age of 8 will be able to take part.
-Carers/parents do need to be present on site during the workshop. For no extra charge you can stay in the workshop as your child develops a lifelong creative hobby.

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Cost: £18 per child.

To Book: Visit my Eventbrite page to reserve your place.

February 2020
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Fab Flowers

Saturday 1st February

10.30am to 12.30pm

Venue - Jaycotts Ltd,

Unit D2, Chester Trade Park, Off Bumpers Lane, Chester, CH1 4LT

Come and learn how to make these very attractive flowers, using free motion embroidery and soluble fabric.

 

Believe it or not, these lush flowers are suitable for those who have never tried free motion embroidery. As you fill the blocks of colour, you become used to maneuvering the fabric under the machine and will be increasingly proficient.

 

Molly will provide the materials needed in the workshop and a detailed leaflet to take home, with some soluble fabric so you can continue improving your skills. Use these flowers to make broaches, decorate our clothing or give as gifts. They are just lovely.

 

Suitable for beginners.

 

Cost: £20

 

To secure your place please contact:

Sewing Machines for Beginners (or for the terrified!)

Sunday 2nd February

1.30pm to 4pm

Venue - Molly Brown's Emporium,

1, Elmwood Avenue, Hoole,

CHESTER CH2 3RH

Do you have a sewing machine you are afraid to use?

 

Then join Molly for this one day workshop where she will demystify the sewing machine and run through essential information from how to thread a machine, to talking about which needles to use and where.

From sewing straight and curved seams, to how to neaten seams. From adding decorative features, to simple closures.

During the day you will make your own samples to take home as a record of what you have learnt. You will also make a cushion cover with a simple appliqué design.

Cost: £25
To book: DM me via my Facebook page or email mollybrownsemporium@phonecoop.coop

How to use a pattern

Saturday 5th February

10am to 4pm

Venue - Molly Brown's Emporium,

1, Elmwood Avenue, Hoole,

CHESTER CH2 3RH

In this one day workshop Molly will show you how to understand and use a simple pattern.

In the informal surroundings of Molly's home you will make a loose fitting kimono, as pictured. The pattern is provided.

You will need to bring your own fabric, details of requirements available when booking.

Molly will help you understand how to read a pattern, show you some useful tips and help you achieve a professional finish.

Tea and coffee provided throughout the day and a light vegetarian lunch is included in the price.

 

Cost: £50

It is essential to book this workshop - places are limited to a maximum of 6 people.

To book: DM me via my Facebook page or email mollybrownsemporium@phonecoop.coop

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Coil Pots

Sunday 9th February

12 Noon to 2pm

Venue - The Green Rooms, 43, Black Diamond Street, Newtown, CHESTER CH1 3EX

These lovely pots are quite addictive to make and mesmerising to watch them grow on your machine.

 

In this 2 hour workshop you will make your own pot. Molly will demonstrate how to add handles and wrap the cord with fabric to add variation and colour to your pots. The uses for the pots are too many to list here and they can be made in a variety of sizes.

 

There will also be a detailed worksheet of useful hints and tips to remind you for when you want to make more at home. Familiarity with using a machine is useful.

 

All materials will be provided and you will be using modern electric sewing machines

 

Further information and to book, contact the Green Rooms on 01244311668 or visit the Green Rooms Facebook page and message  Hannah.

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Coil Pots

Tuesday 25th February 2020

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Venue - Hawarden Farm Shop, Chester Road Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB

These lovely pots are quite addictive to make and mesmerising to watch them grow on your machine.

 

In this 2 hour workshop you will make your own pot. Molly will demonstrate how to add handles and wrap the cord with fabric to add variation and colour to your pots. The uses for the pots are too many to list here and they can be made in a variety of sizes.

 

There will also be a detailed worksheet of useful hints and tips to remind you for when you want to make more at home. Familiarity with using a machine is useful.

 

All materials will be provided and you will be using modern electric sewing machines

 

Cost: £25.

To Book: Visit my Eventbrite page to reserve your place.

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Machine sew a coiled pot- (After School Activity)

Tuesday 25th February 2020

4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue - Hawarden Farm Shop, Chester Road Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB

These lovely pots are quite addictive to make and mesmerising to watch them grow on your machine.

In this after-school creative workshop, Molly will be teaching your child how to make an attractive, yet practical coil pot made out of cord or thin rope.


Sewing machines, other sewing equipment and all materials will be provided for this enjoyable and practical activity.
At the end of the workshop not only will you be able to take away a beautiful and useful coil pot , but you will also be able to take away fully illustrated instructions which can be used for other similar projects.

 

There are just 8 places available for this workshop, so booking is essential.
Note:
-Because this workshop utilises modern sewing machines with foot controls only children over the age of 8 will be able to take part.
-Carers/parents do need to be present on site during the workshop. For no extra charge you can stay in the workshop as your child develops a lifelong creative hobby.

You will be able to take away an attractive and useful coil pot to your own design from this workshop, together with fully illustrated instructions.

Cost: £18 per child

To book : Visit my Eventbrite page to reserve your place

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LONDON

Business Design Centre

523, Upper Street

N1 0QH

Thursday 27th February  to Sunday 1st March

Over the FOUR days of the Stitch Festival being held at the Business Design Centre, London I will be delivering a range of knitting and sewing workshops.

Follow this link to go to the Stitch Festival and to book your ticket(s).

Discounted Tickets!

It is very likely I will have discounted tickets available for the show nearer the time.  If you are innterested in getting hold of any, please visit my facebook page and Direct Message me - or email me at mollybrownsemporium@phonecoop.coop.

You can also book onto my workshops, I'm teaching everyday, so there is plenty to choose from.

 

Just click on the link to see the workshops on offer.

March 2020
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Chenille Cushion Cover

Thursday 5th March

7pm to 9pm

Venue - The Green Rooms, 43, Black Diamond Street, Newton, CHESTER CH1 3EX

During this 2 hour workshop you will be shown how to Chenille Fabric.

 

The materials to make a cushion cover will be provided for you to make during this practical session.

 

Ideas around how to use this technique in many other ways will be shown to you in the workshop.

 

There are many ways to use Chenille in soft furnishings, clothing and pictures. You will be provided with a worksheet with useful information to help you continue learning beyond the workshop. Suitable for beginners..

 

For further information and to book:

Contact the Green Rooms on 01244311668 or visit the Green Rooms Facebook page and message  Hannah.

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Tree Silhouttes - an introduction to free motion embroidery

Wednesday 11th March

1030am to 12.30pm

Venue - Jaycotts Ltd,

Unit D2, Chester Trade Park, Off Bumpers Lane, Chester, CH1 4LT

Learn how to use free motion embroidery on a sewing machine, to create these beautiful tree silhouettes.

 

Molly will show you the techniques used to make these simple but effective pictures and provide you with a handout on the techniques used.

 

You will make a picture to take away with you at the end of the workshop.

 

This workshop is an excellent way to try out free motion machine embroidery.

 

Cost: £20

 

To secure your place please contact:

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Morsbags Makery

Sunday 15 March

11.00am - 4.00pm

Venue - Just Footprints The Forum, Chester

Molly has teamed up with Transition Town Chester and Just Footprints to have a Morsbags Workshop.

Molly will be there with all you need to make a fabric bag. She will guide you through how to use a sewing machine to make a bag.

 

Bags made will be donated to the local Food Bank. If you want to keep the bag you have made then a donation to Transition Chester is all that we ask.

ALL WELCOME - those with sewing experience and those with none.....

Donate - if you have lengths of fabric, old curtains or duvet covers, please donate them to use to make more bags. Email Molly to find out where to drop them off.

This is a free drop-in event - come for as little or as much time as you wish. We would love to see you!

 

For more information contact:

mollybrownsemporium@phonecoop.coop

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Upcycled Denim Coasters - Clamshells by machine

Wednesday 18th March 2020

1.30pm - 3.30pm

Venue - Hawarden Farm Shop, Chester Road Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB

Make coasters made out of upcycled denim material!

In this workshop Molly will show you how to use clamshell patchwork shapes the quick and easy way, on the sewing machine.


We will explore 3 different ways to piece the shape. Using up-cycled denim, she will show you the techniques needed to make a coaster.


There will also be a detailed worksheet of useful hints and tips to remind you for when you want to make more at home.
 

Familiarity with using a machine is useful but not essential.
 

There are just 8 places available for this workshop, so booking is important to secure your place.

 

All materials will be provided and you will be using modern electric sewing machines.

 

Cost: £25.

To Book: Visit my Eventbrite page to reserve your place.

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make a two tone Tote Bag - (After School Activity)

Wednesday 18th March 2020

4.00pm - 5.30pm

Venue - Hawarden Farm Shop, Chester Road Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3FB

In this child-friendly workshop, make an-ever-so-useful Two Tone Tote Bag, with a flat bottom to hold your belongings more effectively.

Molly will give you a step by step guide to how to make the bag and lots of ideas on how to add variations to the basic bag.


In this after-school creative workshop, Molly will be teaching your child how to make a practical shoulder bag out of textile.


Sewing machines, other sewing equipment and all materials will be provided for this enjoyable and practical activity.


At the end of the workshop not only will you be able to take away a bautiful and useful bag, but you will also be able to take away fully illustrated instructions which can be used for other similar projects.


There are just 8 places available for this workshop, so booking is essential.
 

Note:
-Because this workshop utilises modern sewing machines with foot controls only children over the age of 8 will be able to take part.
-Carers/parents do need to be present on site during the workshop. For no extra charge you can work alongside as your child develops a lifelong creative hobby.

Cost: £18 per child

To book : Visit my Eventbrite page to reserve your place

Coil Pots

Saturday 21st March

10.00am to Noon

Venue - Bridge Cottage , Port Sunlight

23, Park Road, Bebington, CH62 4US

These lovely pots are quite addictive to make and mesmerising to watch them grow on your machine.

In this 2 hour workshop you will make your own pot. Molly will demonstrate how to add handles and wrap the cord with fabric to add variation and colour to your pots.

The uses for the pots are too many to list here and they can be made in a variety of sizes. There will also be a detailed worksheet of useful hints and tips to remind you for when you want to make more at home.

Familiarity with using a machine is useful.

Cost: £20. All materials provided.
To book: DM my Facebook page or send an email to mollybrownsemporium@phonecoop.coop

April 2020
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Coil Pots

Thursday 2nd April

1030am to 12.30pm

Venue - Jaycotts Ltd,

Unit D2, Chester Trade Park, Off Bumpers Lane,

Chester, CH1 4LT

These lovely pots are quite addictive to make and mesmerising to watch them grow on your machine.

In this 2 hour workshop you will make your own pot. Molly will demonstrate how to add handles and wrap the cord with fabric to add variation and colour to your pots.

The uses for the pots are too many to list here and they can be made in a variety of sizes. There will also be a detailed worksheet of useful hints and tips to remind you for when you want to make more at home.

Familiarity with using a machine is useful.

Cost: £20

 

To secure your place please contact:

Fit for Fashion

Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April

10am to 4pm (both days)

Venue - Molly Brown's Emporium,

1, Elmwood Avenue, Hoole,

CHESTER CH2 3RH

If getting a good fit puts you off making your own clothes, then this workshop is for you.

Celia Banks, of Sew Fundamental Ltd is joining Molly to lead this two day workshop.

Celia has oodles of experience teaching how to pattern fit, using the tried and tested Palmer Pletsch method.

You will be provided with a ‘shell’ pattern and first of all find out which size to use. You will be pleasantly surprised on this point. Then Celia will show you how to fit the pattern to your particular set of curves, so you end up with a couture fit and finish.

Over the two days you will make a blouse to your own fit from the basic pattern.

Included in the price is the pattern, use of sewing machines, tea and coffee and a light lunch.

You will need to bring fabric for your blouse, details available on booking.

NOTE: This workshop is limited to six places, to provide ample time for individual fitting.

Cost: £100 for the two days. Each day runs from 10am to 4pm at my home.

To book: DM me via my page or email me at mollybrownsemporium@phonecoop.coop

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Free motion machine sewing embroidery

Saturday 18th April

4pm to 6pm

Venue - TheGreen Rooms, 43, Black Diamond Street, Newtown, CHESTER CH1 3EX

Come and learn how to make these very attractive leaves, using free motion embroidery and soluble fabric.

 

Believe it or not, these beautiful natural shapes are suitable for those who have never tried free motion embroidery.

 

As you fill the blocks of colour, you become used to maneuvering the fabric under the machine and will be increasingly proficient.

 

Molly will provide the materials needed in the workshop and a detailed leaflet to take home, with some soluble fabric so you can continue improving your skills.

 

Use these leaves to make broaches, decorate our clothing or give as gifts. They are just lovely.

 

Suitable for beginners.

For further informnation and to book contact the Green Rooms on 01244311668 or visit the Green Rooms Facebook page and message  Hannah.

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I won't bombard you with lots of messages but you will hear in good time whenever I have organised a new set of workshops so that you can book anything that interests you.

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