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.

Description

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.

Topics covered

Design is in the detail with accessories! Statement trims, fastenings, textural qualities, use of colour and stitch techniques will all be considered.

There will be an emphasis on recycled materials using textile stores, second-hand shops and markets throughout London. If you already have an item of clothing or fabric you may wish to re-work this into something new.

Playful experimentation and creative development is 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.

Entry requirements: The course is low-tech, so no previous machine sewing or pattern-cutting skills are required.

Level: Beginners

By the end of the course you will leave with at least one finished piece (for example one bag, belt or hair accessory/headband) for a capsule collection plus a sketchbook of ideas that will be a valuable addition to your portfolio for further study and design exploration.


Tutor information

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


Materials

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
  • Interesting fabric or garments you have collected and may wish to develop into something new
  • If you have a digital camera please or camera phone, it would be useful to bring along

Details for booking

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