This fun new class commences at Hobbymedo where you will be given a brief rundown on suitable items to look for and the options available for altering the fit and modifying the design of your chosen piece. We will then head out in a group on foot to the Salvos op-shop around the corner (on the same block) to buy the item/s you wish to modify. Once back at Hobbymedo we will discuss as a group the chosen items and ideas for their modification before commencing activities. There will be a wide range of options available including fabric painting and stamping, embroidery, sewing and embellishments with the guidance and assistance of your workshop presenter. Projects you may like to consider could be anything from resizing clothing to changing a pair of socks to fingerless gloves or a man's shirt into an apron, not to mention the vast array of ideas for denim jeans. You are welcome to bring your own item from home if you have something you wish to modify.
Workshop presenter: Chantelle Norton
A Brisbane based self taught costume maker with 5 years of experience in both fabric and foam based costume making. She graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Film and Television Studies and Writing. (Full details of our workshop presenters can be found on the About Us page of our website).
- How to modify and alter clothes to suit your size and style
- Techniques and options available to refashion clothes and accessories
- Ideas on how you can repurpose common items
- A guided excursion to a local op-shop to obtain suitable items to repurpose
- Access to a range of tools, equipment and art supplies for your project
- You get to take home your cool new fashion item
- An overall fun learning experience
- Money for op-shop (approx. $10-$20 depending on what you are looking for)
- Optional: You may bring an item of clothing or accessories from home for refashioning
You MUST WEAR ENCLOSED FOOTWEAR
Teens and adults. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cancellation Policy: As we purchase materials based on the number of attendees for each workshop we are unable to refund tickets. We do welcome you to pass your ticket to a friend to come in your place. Please email us if you do wish to change the name on the ticket. In the event that the class is cancelled by Hobbymedo, fees will be refunded or alternative dates offered.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
If you wish to use public transport to get to this event, please visit Translink. Off-street customer car parking is available at 75 Redland Bay Road - just follow the driveway around the back of the Baby Bunting store.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: 07 3161 1485 / Visit: www.hobbymedo.com.au / Message us on Facebook
Will this class be offered at other times?
Further classes will be scheduled depending on demand. You are welcome to email us with your preferred days and times for workshops. We also welcome requests for particular workshops.
What is Hobbymedo?
Hobbymedo is a hobby activity centre located at Capalaba on Brisbane's southside. It is an air conditioned centre with tools, equipment and facilities catering for arts, crafts, sewing, graphic design, 3D printing, woodworking, leatherwork, wirework and much more. Details of our facilities and events can be found on our webpage at www.hobbymedo.com.au