Rethink | Sew Sustainable Workshop - Learn to Sew - August 25th

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At Aoife Mc Namara, we believe that everything starts from within, from a conscious mindset, from an understanding that we are connected to nature, we are nature, and exist in a state of Interbeing - the Interconnectedness of all things.

In line with Aoife’s Mission, to reconnect the fashion industry to the natural world,  Rethink is centred around sustainable, circular fashion, merging design and Interbeing. Aoife Mc Namara’s Head of Sustainability, Miriam Keegan, will lead the charge and showcase expertise garnered when she worked at the Oscars and the Met Gala,  ✨

Take the first steps to sustainably reconnecting with textiles by learning how to sew taught by our Head of Sustainability, Miriam Keegan @sew_sustainable_.This 2 and a half hour workshop is for complete beginners who want to learn how to sew for the very first time. During this workshop, you will create your own craft using fabric scraps from Aoife’s previous collections.

Date: Sun, August 25th 

Time:  10 am - 12.30 pm

Location:  Aoife’s Cottage, Blackabbey, Adare, Co. Limerick, V94 R85P

Price: €35 

Event Flow:

  • Introduction to the basics of sewing, including essential tools, materials, and terminology.
  • Teach fundamental sewing techniques, such as threading a sewing needle, using classic hand stitches, beading and creating a small beautiful craft you can keep.
  • Provide hands-on practise to reinforce learning and boost your confidence in sewing.
  • Encourage creativity and inspire you to take up sewing as a hobby or a potential skill for personal projects.

What You’ll Experience:

Are you ready to unlock a world of creativity and craftsmanship? Join us for an exciting event that will introduce you to the wonderful world of sewing! If you're a complete beginner or have never touched a sewing needle before, this workshop is perfect for you.

Get ready to delve into the basics of sewing, as we walk you through essential tools, materials, and terminology. You'll learn everything you need to know to get started on your sewing journey.

Our skilled teacher, Miriam Keegan, who has worked at both the Oscars and the Met Gala Ball, will teach you fundamental sewing techniques, from threading a sewing needle with ease to mastering classic hand stitches that will add a touch of elegance to your creations. Want to add a bit of sparkle to your crafts? We'll also guide you through the art of beading, adding that extra charm to your projects.

But we won't just stop at theory! This workshop is all about hands-on practice. We believe that the best way to reinforce learning is by doing it yourself. You'll get to work with provided sewing equipment and materials, allowing you to experience the joy of creating with your own hands.

Feel your confidence soar as you see your skills take shape and your creativity bloom. As you progress through the workshop, you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. Not only will you craft beautiful projects to take home, but you'll also develop practical sewing skills that can be applied to a variety of DIY projects or personal endeavours.

The possibilities are endless, and we encourage you to let your imagination run wild! Sewing is not just a hobby; it's a powerful skill that can lead to a sustainable lifestyle and ignite your passion for creating something unique.

And don't worry about a thing – we've got you covered! Each participant will receive a basic sewing kit, complete with needles, threads, beads, stuffing, instructions, and fabric samples. Our goal is to equip you with all the tools you need to continue your sewing journey long after the workshop ends.

To ensure you can revisit the valuable lessons, you'll also receive workshop handouts summarising key concepts and techniques covered. These will become handy references for future projects, inspiring you to continue exploring the world of sewing.

And as a grand finale, you'll get to showcase your newfound skills with a creative project – a small Aoife-inspired felt creation that you can proudly display at home. This will be a lasting reminder of the wonderful time you had during the workshop and a symbol of your creative growth.

So, if you're eager to learn a new skill, passionate about sustainability, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the art of sewing, this event is tailor-made for you! Join us and let your creativity sew new possibilities in your life. Secure your spot now, and get ready to embrace the joy of sewing!

Can I come on my own? Yes! This will be a fun morning to be creative and spend time with yourself while in the company of a small group of like-minded people.

Who is this for:This experience is for everyone, but in particular, those who have never sewn before! No experience of sewing is required. We want to help everyone, no matter where they are in their sustainability journey, get the opportunity to put their own creativity and skills to work.


What you need to bring:Your beautiful self! We will provide all the materials for you. 

Cancellation Note: As places are extremely limited, please let us know 48 hours in advance if you can't make it so that we can offer your place to another Aoife Mc Namara Community member. Refunds on cancellations less than 48 hours before the event cannot be guaranteed.