The Dreamstress, aka Leimomi Oakes, is a textile historian and historical seamstress with a strong background in teaching. At her School of Vintage sewing you'll learn vintage, historical and modern…
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Individual courses Monday 3, 10 & 17, and Fridays 7, 14 & 21 December, 6-8.30pm
In the build up to the holidays every Monday and Friday evening in the first three weeks in December will be dedicated to make-in-one-night project which are perfect as presents for yourself, or someone else.
From vintage-inspired Christmas stockings, to gorgeous and easy cushion covers, to exquisite flowers made from air-dry clay, to Regency-inspired evening bags, these engaging classes are a fun and productive holiday break. They include:
- Monday 3: Hawaiian Air Dry Clay Flowers
- Friday 7: Vintage Christmas stockings
- Monday 10: Drawstring gift bags
- Friday 14: Regency evening bags
- Monday 17: Button front cushions
- Friday 21: Bias ruffle cushion
Until Christmas, it's all about gift ideas and decorations! Heaps of opportunities to combine learning new techniques with producing beautiful, useable things. Check out our Class Calendar for the exciting…
The Dreamstress, aka Leimomi Oakes, is a textile historian and historical seamstress with a strong background in teaching.
At her School of Vintage sewing you’ll learn vintage, historical and modern sewing techniques, lots of textile history, and how to be an independent sewist who feels confident creating your own designs, drafting your own patterns, and altering commercial patterns.
Learn more about each class below, and follow the links to register from our Calendar event listing.