Tuesday 31/7/18 – 10am-12pm @Ocean studios ‘Make table’
This is a two hour long workshop. We will introduce children and young people to few basic hand stitching techniques or further develop their existing hand sewing techniques. Parents are welcome to stay and join the workshop or just enjoy a cup of delicious coffee/tea in the café.
This is a one-off workshop for all of you – parents and children – out there who wish to learn the basics of hand sewing and create or decorate an item to take home in a short and creative time.
What you can make: There will be three items available to choose from: Keyring/Bookmark/Bracelets. At the end of the workshop participants will be able to take home an item their stitched and decorated. All material provided.
What you learn:
- Learn to thread a hand sewing needle
- Learn basic hand stitching techniques such as blanket stitch, running stitch and backstitch
- Learn how to knot the end of the hand sewing thread
- Create and decorate your own item to take home
The rational and additional benefits:
There are many brain, health and emotional benefits of hand work. Various studies shows that hand work, whether embroidery, hand stitching or knitting contribute to improve eye-hand coordination, concentration, creativity, mindfulness, confidence and fine-motor skills. Some of the health benefits documented by research are lowering of blood pressure and also lowering the risk of dementia.
Who is it aimed for:
The workshop is aimed for children from the age of 5 onwards. This workshop is perfect for total beginners or those who wish to develop their hand sewing techniques or just give their mind a creative space. The workshop will be facilitated by two skilled and knowledgeable sewers who has a long experience in the field of dress making, soft furnishing and design. Please see biography of each facilitator for more information.
Venue: @Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard. The Making Table is situated on the ground floor in the Ocean Studios Cafe.
Additional Information: Please note that the ‘Make Table’ is situated in a corner of a spacious cafe. Parents are welcome to join the workshop (either by creating their own item or helping their child). However, parents/guardians are also welcome to enjoy a nice cup of tea/coffee from a table nearby immersed by the creative work and atmosphere around.