Oxford Logo OXFORD SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 Oxford Logo
27th July - 1st August 2020
Arts Crafts Music
Home All Courses List Previous textile Course Next Music Course General Information
'Bags of Adventure'
Ilona Povey
This course has availability.
Click here to book this course

Thursday 30th July to Saturday 1st August

This course is rather like an adventure! We go treasure hunting: burrowing deep into rag bags, unearthing raw materials and focusing on the versatility and timeless appeal of denim! We discover how - with the addition of time, an element of skill and a dash of inspiration - to unleash our creativity, transforming something discarded and unloved 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!
The tutor will bring supplies of materials such as medium weight vilene and webbing for bag handles which may be purchased.
bags 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 £ 141
Non Refundable Deposit £ 60.