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Patchwood Tenements Workshop

Saturday 21st April, 10am - 4pm

Patchwood Tenements Workshop

Join textile artist Ali Ferguson for a day of hand stitching with a difference creating a row of wooden ‘tenement’ houses from ‘patches’ of re-purposed wood. Inspired by the tenements in Edinburgh Old Toun you will design your own row of tenements embellished with vintage papers, fabrics and other small treasures all hand stitched into place. Your houses will then all be stitched together to create your unique piece. You can include house numbers, street names and other personal details.

Before you can begin to stitch, tiny holes must be drilled into the wood. By the end of the day you will feel as at home using the drill as you do your needle and thread.
A gorgeous selection of vintage materials is provided for you to use – you can turn up completely empty handed but to make your piece even more personal you may wish to bring along some of your own small treasures to include. Ali will give you suggestions for what to bring on booking.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

Teacher: Ali Ferguson
Date: Saturday, 21st April
Time: 10am – 4pm
Location: Wellbeing Lab, Restoration Yard
Cost: £65 (Refreshments & materials included)
Book: Please email, booking essential

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