Accessories for Beginners
Do you have a creative eye? Would you like to gain basic skills in accessory design? Have you thought about creating your own accessories, but need some guidance? During this course you will develop studio-based design, research and portfolio building skills, whilst learning about basic accessory design, construction and trimmings...
Taught by: Joanne Edwards.
Do you have a creative eye? Would you like to gain basic skills in accessory design? Have you thought about creating your own accessories, but need some guidance? During this course you will develop studio-based design, research and portfolio building skills, whilst learning about basic accessory design, construction and trimmings.
Design is in the detail with accessories! Statement trims, fastenings, textural qualities and use of colour will all be considered.
Playful experimentation and creative development are key so if you have lots of ideas, want to experiment with fabrics and can hand sew and embellish, then this class will be suitable.
If you already have some fabric or an item of clothing, you may wish to re-work this into something new.
Entry requirements: This course is low-tech, so no previous machine sewing or pattern-cutting skills are required. You will be provided with some basic bag patterns to use, please bring along any fabric or a garment you wish to use on the first day of the course. You will be provided with a London shops list on day 1 of the course if you wish to find additional fabric/trimmings after class.
By the end of the course you will leave with at least one finished piece (for example one bag or belt) for a capsule collection, plus a sketchbook of ideas for your portfolio for further study and design exploration.
Joanne Edwards worked within the fashion industry for ten years, designing womenswear and bridal dresses before starting up her own range of headwear and accessories in 2012. She studied under innovative milliner Noel Stewart, before working for couture milliner Edwina Ibbotson and fashion milliner to the celebrities Piers Atkinson. Joanne creates hand crafted bespoke hats and accessories for private clients and special events, such as Royal Ascot. She also collaborates on fashion and headwear projects, for brands including Vidal Sassoon.
Please see Joanne's website: www.joanneedwardsmillinery.com
Please bring with you to the first session:
- Fabric and paper scissors
- Sketchbook (Ideally A3 or A4 size)
- Dressmaking pins (30 x 0.60mm)
- Pencil, pen, eraser. ruler, stapler and sellotape
- Fabric for your bag, or a garment you wish to develop into something new.
- If you have a digital camera please or camera phone, it would be useful to bring along