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Sat, 23 Jan


Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 23 January 2021: Online Workshop (FREE Taster)

Gary Mills hosts a FREE one-hour Online Interactive Taster Workshop where you make an All Zipped-Up Corsage!…

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Saturday 23 January 2021: Online Workshop (FREE Taster)
Saturday 23 January 2021: Online Workshop (FREE Taster)

Time & Location

23 Jan 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 GMT

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Gary Mills - Saturday 23 January 2021 - 10.00am to 11.00am (GMT)

Online Interactive FREE Taster Workshop: All Zipped-Up Corsage!

CraftyMonkies are delighted to welcome back the wonderful Gary Mills who kickstarts his New Year with a one-hour FREE Taster Workshop entitled Zippy Corsage - yes, you heard right: this one-hour class is... FREE!!!

Introduction by Gary:-

Here is an opportunity to join a fabulous CraftyMonkies Zoom workshop to make these on-trend zippy flower corsages.

If this is your first time joining us at CraftyMonkies or you have never joined in on a Zoom workshop before this is specifically for you to give it a try; all you need is a simple zip, some thread and a needle and one hour spent on this workshop with a very experienced tutor: ME! I will carefully guide you through the process. You will be amazed how easy these corsages are to make once you have been shown the process... you surely will amaze family and friends when they see what you have made with a simple zip into these very stylish flowers. These look great pinned on a lapel or jazz up a plain sweater for a more glamorous look. They can be stitched to headbands or used to decorate a garment - you could even make them into statement jewellery! The possibilities are, literally, endless!!!

This workshop will be full of FUN, as always, the session will be relaxed with plenty of conversational chatter from Rachel and myself and we look forward to having you join us for this FREE - did we mention this taster class is FREE?! - creative session.

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The workshop covers simple hand stitching with a needle and thread. You will learn to follow a process in stages to achieve the outcome. There is measuring and easy manipulation of a length of zip to make the corsage. You will learn how to finish off the corsage and add a fastening.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is suitable for a beginner to sewing and accessory making, but also a beginner to taking part in a Zoom workshop

Material & Fabric Requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Makes two corsages:-

  • 1x 16” metal teeth Zip (any colour open or closed end does not matter as you will be cutting into two halves)
  • Matching colour sewing thread
  • Small rectangle 2” x 4” of felt in a similar colour to chosen zip
  • For fastening 2 x ½” safety pins or brooch pins

Equipment Requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sharp medium sized sewing needle
  • Strong scissors to cut across the zip
  • Small sewing scissors for cutting threads and trimming
  • Tape measure or ruler to measure making marks
  • Either a fabric pen or pencil to mark points along the zip
  • Optional but not necessary: a lighter to burn / seal edge fraying threads

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket, though FREE for this class, is based on ONE person attending this crafting Taster Workshop.

IMPORTANT - Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing potential for lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19 outbreaks & subsequent Government-imposed restrictions to people movement and business operation, we advise everyone to please book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.


  • Online Workshop: Zip Corsage

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Taster Workshop with Gary Mills on Saturday 23 January 2021 (10.00-11.00am, GMT)

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