Barley Massey's 'Introduction to using a sewing machine' is one of the most popular courses she runs from Fabrications in East London and Yodomo brings her teaching online for the first time.
It's designed for those who have little or no experience of using a sewing machine. You'll learn basic sewing machine skills and develop the confidence to progress onto making a tote-style bag.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
Fabrications is an independent gallery, shop and workshop dedicated to the best contemporary textile practice and design, with a particular interest in eco-conscious design.
Fabrications opened in June 2000 in a refurbished derelict shop on Broadway Market in Hackney, East London. The shop's founder, Barley Massey, has spent the last 20 years finding ingenious ways to turn scraps into original fabrics and using recycled materials to create cutting-edge items. Since 2012, "The Imaginarium", a fully-fitted working studio, has hosted workshops and classes.
Barley has been awarded as one of Kevin McCloud's (Grand Designs) Green Heroes for her minimally-processed, up-cycled products, which "demonstrate a lightness of touch backed up by a rigorous approach".