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Needles & Pins in Vintage with Viv Sliwka.

Viv Sliwka works under the name of Hen's Teeth... her work is hugely popular for its delightful use of pre-loved fabrics and design.

Date: Sat 11th March 2017
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang

Spend the day in the world of Viv Sliwka aka Hen’s Teeth. Using a collection of pre loved materials, you will begin layering and hand stitching to make a delightful needle and pin case to treasure.

Using time worn, past their best textiles, Viv will inspire you to layer, sew by hand and embellish your fabrics.
To make your needle case more personal, bring along your choice of imagery, textiles, fabrics, haberdashery etc. Play with layering, surface texture and the sheer joy of creating something new and useful from vintage textiles.
We shall have fun showcasing the stitch, old and new.

As Viv calls it enjoy the celebration of stitch..

About Viv inspired by Folk Art, dogs, Hares, flowers and birds. She loves to source vintage and antique fabrics, haberdashery and paper ephemera which she injects new life into by layering her finds adding quirky stitching to enhance and sprinkle with her personal style.

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What to Bring

Pritt glue stick
Threads for embroidery,
paper and sewing scissors
broken jewellery
Vintage paper ephemera.
Paper or textile imagery.
Assorted linens, cottons, scraps, favourite fabrics (small scale).
Worn, torn textiles and laces.
Vintage haberdashery i.e. hooks and eyes, tape measures and buttons
Old quilt or patchwork pieces.

Anything that you would like to personalise and embellish your needle case with including buttons & beads.

Fee: £50

Tutor: Viv Sliwka aka Hen's Teeth

Terms and Conditions

Booking for all workshops is essential to avoid disappointment.

Please contact Linda either via email or phone to confirm there is a place available for the workshop you wish to attend. Your place will then be reserved for 10 days whilst you arrange payment either by cheque or BACs payment.

Creative Thread Workshops reserves the right to cancel a workshop if insufficient numbers enrol – we will either return your payment or offer an alternative date.

Payment is non-refundable if you cancel within 2 weeks of the workshop date. We will try our best to fill your place, if we do we will refund your payment or you can use your payment towards a future booking.

Map: United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang

United Reformed Church Hall,Garstang

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More than 2 places - group booking

Our venues are at various locations in and around Garstang.

Here are a selection of our venues which offer light airy and comfortable surroundings to enhance your creativity.

United Reformed Church Hall. Garstang Arts Centre, Garstang,

United Reformed Church Hall and Garstang Arts Centre, both are just off the High Street in the lovely town of Garstang.

We'd Love To Hear From You...

Thank you for visiting Creative Thread’s website.

Appreciating there are lots of people interested in sewing and textiles on many levels inspired the launch of Creative Thread Workshops. Please revisit regularly for new listings, if there are techniques that you wish to try out we would love to hear from you.

Creative Thread Workshops - the place to learn. Be inspired to sew and make beautiful things, with lovely fabrics, fibres and threads.

Happy Sewing!

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Thank you Linda. Very well planned, everything explained well and expanded upon when necessary. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Will see you again for another course.

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