Angels with Leah Halliday
A Hope & Elvis line up would not be compete without Leah's Angels!
Leah Halliday is a designer, educator and social entrepreneur and has been working in the creative industry for over 20 years. She lovingly creates and designs a small collection of handmade gifts, accessories, homewares, paper goods, embroidery designs and surface patterns that combines her life long love of craft and all things vintage from her studio in a tiny hamlet on the Solway Coast in the South West of Scotland. Found objects and forgotten fabrics find their way into her designs.
Leah finds herself inspired by her collection of vintage fabrics, bits and pieces and nostalgic images and is drawn to colour, print and pattern, She loves nothing better than turning something old and forgotten into something beautiful & new. Many gifts are one-off pieces, limited editions or made to order. She welcomes commissions, just get in touch.
From time to time Leah also sells an ever-changing selection of carefully chosen vintage finds for you and your home at events & markets. She appreciates the beauty, added charm and history of a vintage find. As a result of a discerning eye and many hours and miles spent on the vintage hunt. Leah shares with you the giddy thrill of discovering wonderful vintage treasures.
Having previously worked as a lecturer in both Further and Higher Education she has gained many years’ experience delivering training to a wide range of adults. She has hosted creative and sewing workshops to both adults and children for the past 9 years in Dumfries and teaches at other venues and events across the U.K. Its a complete pleasure to her, passing on her skills at workshops she hosts, spreading the joy of sewing, recycling and making your own.
Come along to this full day workshop and Leah will teach you step by step how to make your very own fabric angel. You'll learn doll making techniques, tips on stuffing, creating faces and hair using hand stitching techniques. As well as the H&E Fabric Stash Why not create a heirloom keepsake angel and bring along some special fabric that means something to you, this could be grannies linen, some children clothes or special mementos which can incorporated into your design.
There's alot to achieve at this workshop so you might not get your angel completely finished but Leah will ensure you know all the techniques and skills necessary so you can hand finish your doll at home.
£90 - 10-4.30 , Materials , 2 course lunch and refreshments included
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