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'Bags of Adventure'
Ilona Povey.
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Thursday 1st August to Saturday 3rd August

This course is rather like an adventure! We go treasure hunting: burrowing deep into rag bags, unearthing raw materials. We explore and discover how - with the addition of time, an element of skill and a dash of inspiration - to unleash our creativity, transforming something unwanted, unloved and discarded into something beautiful and useful. You will learn how to deconstruct garments and then using basic sewing skills and a dollop of imagination, make your own -bags for life'. Basic patterns and rag bags will be provided so all you need to bring is a sewing machine, curiosity and enthusiasm. You'll leave with a new skill, a richer awareness of potential and a bag or two, or three - and some new friends!
Bags of Adventure ILONA POVEY worked as a graphic designer at Durban University. There she combined her creativity for design with a life-long passion for sewing, developing highly sought-after bespoke bags. Now retired, she's a volunteer tutor at a community centre, helping women in crisis move forward in confidence and self-esteem through teaching practical sewing skills at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

Course Cost for 3 days £ 135
Non Refundable Deposit £ 50.