A vintage inspired celebration of dressmaking
Felixstowe Sewing School are hosting the Festival of Fabric on 19th February 2017 at the Welcome Hall, Trimley St Mary. It’s a vintage inspired day celebrating dressmaking and is aimed to inspire and educate sewing and vintage style enthusiasts in fabulous frock making. There are a range of activities with specialist stall holders tempting attendees with their wares and sharing their considerable expertise to assist in making lovely garments with a vintage twist.
“We are aiming for the Festival of Fabric to be an inspiration to those coming along as well as a wonderful day of trading for our specialist stall holders. This day is going to be a first for Felixstowe and we are really looking forward to welcoming all the stitching enthusiasts through the door on the 19th February”, comments Amanda Bowden, co-organiser of the Festival and proprietor of Felixstowe Sewing School.
Gorgeous vintage haberdashery, authentic reproduction patterns, retro knitting patterns and sewing machines will be available to buy. Mr Tim, sewing machine specialist, will be there with a splendid selection of original machines to try as well as an exhibition of gorgeous vintage clothing. Not only that, but there is a programme of specialist workshops (to be booked in advance) to learn hand smocking, working with felt to produce authentic 1940’s corsages and millinery feather manipulation! It’s sure to be a wonderful day and refreshments will be offered with proper china.
Festival of Fabric – 19th February 2017
Time: 10 am to 4.30 pm
Where: Welcome Hall, High Road, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, England, IP11 OTN
Facebook page: Festival of Fabric
Press and further information: Amanda Bowden 07787 981493 or Jenny Tidman 07979 180484
Felixstowe Sewing School, 69 Bath Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7JW