Workshops


Welcome to ‘Click ‘n' Sew’ an online community where you can learn sustainable craft techniques from artists and designers, whilst meeting new friends and having a good old laugh!

‘Click ‘n' Sew’ invites artists to share sustainable craft skills to our online community, allowing beginners to intermediate crafters the opportunity to join in and get crafty.

Additionally, ‘Click ‘n' Sew’ will include Instagram live conversations between artists on their creative practices , small businesses and discussions on the creative industry. ‘Click ‘n' Sew’ will run one workshop and Instagram live conversation per month.

The idea for ‘Click ‘n' Sew’ was born after attending a ‘Speedshare: Loved Clothes Last’ an online webinar curated by Fashion Open Studio and Fashion Revolution. Alice was truly inspired after meeting such extraordinary and diverse creatives, designing innovate ways of utilising preloved clothes and giving them a new least of life. Alice is truly passionate about inspiring a rethink to waste and creating a deeper connection with our clothes and textiles, as "waste is today’s materials."


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Artist of the Week: Jess Strain | 'Embellishment from Trash'

Welcome to the third month of #clicknsew! This month we don't just have an artist of the week, we have an artist of the month! The fabulous Jess Strain will be joining the #clicknsew community.

Jess Strain is an embroidery designer, who 'inspires consumers to turn their trash into art.' 

This month there will be a Q&A and workshop with Jess Strain.

The live conversation will take place on Wednesday 17th February at 7:30 pm GMT on Alice Burnhope's instagram account. The conversation will explore Jess Strain's creative journey, her embroidery practice, views on sustainability and the differences of university vs residencies.

'Embellishment from Trash' zoom workshop, will be taking place on Wednesday 24th February at 7:30pm GMT. Jess will be teaching us how to utilise the waste around us to create quirky embellishments, turning 'trash into art.'

Workshop Link 

The workshop is free but there is an option of a small donation to help support the continued running of #clicknsew and for the artist's time.


Plan for the workshop:

•Introduction (10 minutes) to #clicknsew, along with fun warm up exercises allowing everyone to get to know each-other and have a good old laugh!

•30 minutes of learning a new skill and opening up the floor for conversations and lots of laughter.


For the workshop, you will need:

1. Backing Fabric

2. Plastic Waste Packaging

3. Tape

4. Needle and Thread

5. Big & Small Fabric Scissors

6. Embroidery Hoop

We look forward to meeting you soon! Let's get crafty!



Artist of the Week: Emma Constantine from 'Jup' | Twine Making Workshop

Welcome to the second #clicknsew zoom workshop, which will be running on 20th January  at 7:30pm GMT.

Artist of the week, Emma Constantine from 'Jup,'  will be teaching the hand skill of twine making, utilising textile waste to create beautiful tactile twine.
Plan for the workshop:

•Introduction (10 minutes) to #clicknsew, along with fun warm up exercises allowing everyone to get to knew each-other and have a good old laugh!
•30 minutes of learning a new skill and opening up the floor for conversations and lots of laughter


For the workshop, you will need:

1. Discarded Fabric

2. Small Pieces of scrap fabrics

3. Fabric scissors

We look forward to meeting you soon! Let's get crafty!



Artist of the Week: Nicola-Amy Thomas | 'Journey to 2:1' Instagram Live

'Journey to 2:1' will be an Instagram live conversation between 'Artist of the Week' Nicola-Amy Thomas and Alice Burnhope. The live conversation will take place on Friday 15th January at 7 pm GMT on Alice Burnhope's instagram account. The conversation will explore Nicola-Amy's creative journey throughout university and placement to becoming a '2:1' 2020 graduate. The conversation will highlight Nicola-Amy's experiences of rejection, determination and follow several key topics as follows:

Rejection from University

Internships abroad vs UK

Interior companies vs Fast Fashion

Racism 

Her first class dissertation on 'Microaggression'

Wellbeing

The conversation will be insightful, reflective and promote important questions in the hope to shape a more inclusive and sustainable world. If you are interested in 'Journey to 2:1,' please join in and if you're tight on time the recording will be on Alice Burnhope's instagram.



Artist of the Week: Ellie Welch | Tufting Workshop

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Welcome to the first #clicknsew zoom workshop, which will be running on 21st December at 7:30pm GMT 

Artist of the week, Ellie Welch will be teaching the hand skill of tufting, utilising textile waste to create beautiful tactile textures.


Link to Recorded Workshop  (Apologies for the blurry graphics working on it)


Plan for the workshop:

•Introduction (5-10mins) to #clicknsew, along with fun warm exercises to get everyone mixing and getting into the Christmas spirit

•30 mins of learning a new skill and opening up the floor for conversations and lots of laughter


For the workshop, you will need:

1. An open weave fabric eg. Hessian, chunky basket weave, a gauze/muslin might work as well too.

2. A chunky yarn/small strips of waste fabric/an old tshirt cut into strips - anything will do! (these will be cut into roughly 1.5cm strips so they don't have to be big but you may need lots of them!

3. Tweezers (or a Rag Rug tool if you have one!)

4. Fabric Scissors

5. A small pair of embroidery scissors.

Hope to see you all there and don't forget to wear something Christmassy 🤗🎄


Artist of the Week | Charlotte Karin

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The first #clicknsew 'Creative Businesses' Instagram live conversation took place on Thursday 17th December at 5pm, between Alice Burnhope and Charlotte Karin. The talk explored Charlotte's sustainable textile practices, tips on setting up small businesses and marketing advice.

If you fancy listening to the recorded conversation head over to Charlotte's Instagram IGTV. The recording was saved on Charlotte's account due to a  technical error.

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