Category: Fashion

Three Week Introduction to Sewing Course

Event Description:
This three week Introduction to Sewing Course takes place over three Fridays from the 1st of May to the 15th of May 2020. Arran Murphy, Rediscover Fashion, will teach you everything that you need to know to start your own sewing project and by the end of the course you will have made your own tote bag.

Week 1: Learn the basic hand-stitching techniques needed for sewing a button, a patch or a hem.
Week 2: Learn how to find your way around a sewing machine and tackle your first mini-project.
Week 3: Use your new skills to sew your very own tote bag.

*Suitable for ages 16 and over

Event Date and Time:
Friday, 1 May 10:00 - Friday, 15 May 12:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €60

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Invisible Mending for Knitwear

Event Description:
Join Terri O'Brien on the 28th of Match to learn how to extend the life of your favourite piece of knitwear by learning the invisible mending technique. Terri will provide all of the materials for the workshop or if you have a knit piece in need of repair, bring it along and get advice and assistance for the mend.

By learning the invisible mending technique, also known as swiss darning, you can ensure you get the most from your knitwear and enable you to keep a more sustainable wardrobe for years to come.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 25 July 10:00 to 12:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €50

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Calendar of Events

Event Description:
The Rediscovery Centre hosts a full calendar of events all year round. Find the perfect course for you in Fashion, Furniture, Bikes, Education or Tours. If you would like to search our events by date please click here to view our calendar.

Event Date and Time:
2020 Calendar

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Introduction to Sewing for Beginners

Event Description:
The Rediscover Fashion team will teach you the basics of sewing so that you will feel confident enough to start your own projects. We will start at the absolute beginning and show you how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin and we will also demonstrate all the different functions of a sewing machine finishing with sewing samples.

*Attendees must be over the age of 16

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 16 May 2020 from 10:00 to 13:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €45

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Alterations, Repair Skills and Decorative Repair

Event Description:
Learn how to do your own alterations and repairs and explore various embroidery and sewing techniques you can use to make your repairs a beautiful design feature.

*Basic sewing skills required
*Suitable for aged 16 and over

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 16 May 2020 from 14:30 to 16:30

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €45

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Natural Dye Workshop

Event Description:
Learn how to create your own natural dyes using plants and ingredients from your own kitchen.

Join Violet Shirran, a visual artist concerned with the environment, at The Rediscovery Centre and learn how to use plants and kitchen waste to produce beautiful natural colours on all natural fabrics.

In this day course you will learn how to Scour and Mordant Cotton, Linen, Hemp , silk and wool in order to achieve long lasting vibrant natural colours. Create a number of different dyes to use on any natural fabric.

All fabrics provided will be prepared for dyeing and will be natural fabrics. You will leave with a piece of your own and you will create your very own sample book ( with 20 different colours and shades) and instructions to continue to use natural dye at home.

*Price includes pre prepared Silk, Linen, hemp, cotton and wool.

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 2 May 2020 from 10:00 to 15:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | The Boiler House | Ballymun Road | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €125

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Mad Hatters Workshop

Event Description:
Upcycle, Revamp, Reinvent your Headgear. Bring your old hats, headpieces or headbands for deconstruction and reconstruction along with some much loved clothes ready for rejuvenation.

We will explore various textile manipulation techniques to create new textures from the fabric of tired clothes and mix these together with the deconstructed headpieces to create new and fascinating head gear!

*Suitable for ages 16 and over

Event Date and Time:
Saturday, 13 June 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00

Event Location:
The Rediscovery Centre | Main Street | D09 HK58 Ballymun |

Event Price: €45

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