WORKSHOPS

You can purchase tickets directly  for any of the classes below from the workshop host, Lisa . 

Please scroll downwards to see a list of upcoming courses 

Please email  : lkeating.lk@gmail.com

or purchase a gift voucher via Craftcourses to redeem against the course of your choice.

Corsets: Beginners

AUTUMN

19th and 20th October 2019 (saturday and 10am-4pm (sunday)

SPRING

21st  and 22nd March 2020 11am-5pm (saturday and 10am-4pm (sunday)

What’s included in the price?

Tuition, guidance .

Coutil, interlining, base thread for machine bobbin, busk closure, eyelets, ribbons or ties to fasten corset . Steels and spiral bones to Create support for your corset. Pattern .

£130 plus £40 materials.

Venue: Cleeve hall Bristol 

(Basic sewing skills required)  

Come along and to  make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice.  The Corset provides excellent support and  bodyshaping, in my informative weekend Workshops. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments and can reduce your waistline by upto 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small.

Over the two day workshop you can opt to create an overbust corset or underbust style ‘waspie’ corset sometimes used as a cincer and can be used as a waist-training corset.

Only Basic sewing skills are required for these Workshops. I will provide the  Paper pattern and structuring materials provided,these are  based on original Victorian patterns and I am happy to adapt sizing to suit your shape and measurements. These corsets are beautifully constructed using 3 layers, a top layer,an interlining and traditional cotton Coutil. They contain a steel busk to fasten the front, have 4 steel supports to slot into  the back and also contain 14-18 steel flexible spirals bones for long life and comfort.

Not only will you leave the workshop with your own corset after the weekend* but also a pleasing and more advanced  sewing skills. This is an admired craft and easy to manage for the beginner and indeed inspiring for those of you who are more confidant stitchers.

Advanced Corsetry:

If you have attended  such a workshop or class before, you may like to advance your skills by changing your pattern or making an advanced version. Experiment with leather, lace and different methods of trim. If you are an admirer of corsets, you may wish to create a ‘waist trainer’ a corset for lingerie use or as a leather accessory to wear as a belt style waist cincer. Please get in touch to discuss the options.

I will bring along several corsets to the workshop for  you to handle, experiment with and to try on.

TICKETS : to reserve a space on the course please contact Lisa by emailing:  lkeating.lk@gmail.com

You may pay a deposit of £50 to secure your place on the course. The balance will be requested one month prior to the course. Please note that the deposit is non refundable but maybe transferable due to unavoidable cancellation at the discretion of the organiser.

Corsets : Masterclass/Leather

7/8th September 2019  11am-5pm (saturday and 10am-5pm (sunday)

£190 plus £65 materials.

Venue: Cleeve hall, Bristol

DESCRIPTION

The ultimate opportunity to create a soft leather corset or waspie with silk lining and waist tapes. Sewing experience essential . Using the softest hyde or a fabric of your choice you will be provided with my own unique pattern that we will tailor to fit for comfort and maximum waist reduction. You can op to create a full overbust corset or underbust cincer. All material will be provided subject to a fee payable on the day with exception of you leather or other uitable fabric of which you will be advised and guided well in advance.

Over the two day masterclass you will cut your pattern according to your style and size specifications, tailor your cloth and carefully construct your Corset aiming for the highest standards but no judgement here, Its all about self satisfaction and personal goals. however you will be taught techniques to ensure ongoing success and sewing professionalism.

Materials fee on the day will be £65 this includes all materials except your leather or main fabric .

I provide you with the highest quality materials , including steel boning and spirals , a spoon busk, eyelets, ribbons , coutil, silk lining and all other essential components.

TICKETS : to reserve a space on the course please contact Lisa by emailing:  lkeating.lk@gmail.com

You may pay a deposit of £50 to secure your place on the course. The balance will be requested one month prior to the course. Please note that the deposit is non refundable but maybe transferable due to unavoidable cancellation at the discretion of the organiser.

What’s included in the price?

Tuition, guidance .

Coutil, interlining, base thread for machine bobbin, busk closure, eyelets, ribbons or ties to fasten corset . Steels and spiral bones to Create support for your corset. Pattern .

Sewing machine confidence and basic sewing techniques

Whether you want to try out using a sewing machine or you have a machine and don’t feel confident enough using it then come and spend an afternoon to achieve the knowledge and gain the confidence you need to move forward and get to grips with some exciting sewing projects in the future!

We will go on a tour of your machine and I will take you through taking care of the machine as well as stitching and getting to know the stitches, accessories, and basic maintenance. I will also give you some top tips on why your machine seems to not operate properly and techniques for problem solving.

I will teach you how to sew some seams and hems so that you can get the best out of your machine going forward.

AUTUMN

21st September 2019 10-4pm

26th October 2019 10-4pm

What’s included in the price?

Tuition, calico and threads to practise

£45

Venue: Cleeve hall Bristol 

Silk ribbon embroidery

Come and learn silk ribbon embroidery. A 3 hour workshop where you will learn the techniques used to create silk ribbon flower embroidery. A skill that has declined but was used hundreds of years ago. 10 places are available. We will embroider onto silk organza using pure silk ribbons which I dye to bespoke colours in various widths to achieve  four different types of beautiful flowers and foliage.
This technique is a handstitch and so suitable for beginners.

AUTUMN

Saturday 14th September 2019  and 1-5 pm

What’s included in the price?

Loan of embroidery hoop , threads , ribbons and silk to stitch your work onto. Refreshments served.

£35 plus £10 materials. Kits also for sale on the day

Venue: Cleeve hall Bristol 

Free motion machine embroidery and appliqué

An introduction to appliqué techniques and free motion embroidery and embellishing.

I will teach you basic appliqué methods and how to draw using an embellishment foot attachment on your sewing machine.
(Machines are available to hire with a small fee – £5).

We will then practise and explore these methods through building a portrait and a landscape.

Basic knowledge of a sewing machine is required.
Suitable for novices

What’s included in the price?

Refreshments included. Please bring a packed lunch.
Also included : fabrics, embroidery hoop and threads as well as resources for portrait and landscape.

AUTUMN

Saturday 9th November 10-4pm

£45 plus £5 materials 

Venue: Cleeve hall Bristol 

Christmas pinned hearts

WINTER

Create a pinned heart. A craft that dates back to WW1 when the solders would recuperate and heal following injury and then send home to their loved ones to remind them they were thinking of their families.
The heart is made of calico and filled with sand and then beautifully decorated with fabrics, ribbons, pins and beads.

Saturday 30th November 2019 1-5 pm

What’s included in the price?  Heart template , heart form , fabrics, ribbons, pins and beads.

£30 plus £10 materials. Kits for sale on the day

Refreshments :  mince pies and mulled wine tea / coffee

Venue: Cleeve hall Bristol 

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