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Hand Pleated Flower Making Workshop with Lora Avedian

September 15th 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


This is beginners/intermediate workshop for people to learn how to create pleated flowers like the ones Lora makes in her work. Although Lora uses a pleating machine to make her pleats, for this class she will teach you how to create those pleats by hand, without a machine and attach them to a flat fabric.

In this two and a half hour online session participants will learn:

  • How to mark out your pleat pattern onto your fabric

  • How to hand pleat your flower fabric

  • How to use your material to construct a simple pleated flower and stitch in place on your fabric

Participants must have access to a computer with internet, a microphone and camera to do this workshop.
This workshop is for people with basic hand sewing skills.

Materials/Equipment you will need:

  • Access to a computer with a camera and audio

  • Access to the ‘Zoom’ program
    (details of how and where to download this will be sent a few weeks before your class)

  • A clear table surface to work on

  • Standard machine sewing thread

  • A pair of small sharp scissors

  • Fabrics which you would like to pleat
    (can be silks, thin linen, heavy silk organza, silk crepe, preferably thin and crisp)

  • A piece of material for you to stitch your flower on to

  • An Iron (with a steam setting)

  • An ironing board

  • A fabric pen (water or air soluble)

  • Pins

  • Hand sewing needle

  • Thimble (not 100% necessary)

  • Medium size sewing hoop (not 100% necessary)


September 15th 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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