Fabric, wool and haberdashery
Come and learn how to create your own fantasy Hare or Rabbit – these leaping lads are lots of fun to make, and would also be a lovely gift for anyone.
You will be taken through the construction process from cutting out with the supplied pattern, to then constructing using sewing machine and hand stitching.
You will be able to give your outcome his or her own character with stitching the facial details and adding the garments to your figure.
Level of Experience
This class is suitable for the intermediate to the advanced. A basic knowledge of a sewing machine and construction stitching is required.
Materials / Equipment required by Attendees
Fabric : – Note, there are two styles of hare so please co-ordinate colours and fabrics for either country gentleman in a waist coat or the fantasy hare with a petal peplum and bow tie.
- For the body and arms you need 1/2 metre of medium weight calico / or similar fabric in a cream to a buff beige colour, suitable for rabbit or hare colour. (Use a fabric with a relatively tight weave, as loose weave will fray and come apart)
- Legs should be in either 1/2 metre of grey / beige brown linen or similar fabric (gentleman hare) or a brightly coloured patterned fabric in a printed cotton (for the fantasy style hare)
- Further for the fantasy hare you will need co-ordinating scraps of fabric to add petal peplum and bow tie details.
- For the gentleman hare for the waist coat and stock / cravat you need 1/4 metre of a checked print cotton or worsted wool blend and 1/4 metre coordinating lining fabric.
- For all hares you will need 225g (8 oz) of hollow fibre polyester wading / synthetic stuffing (about 1/3 of a pillows worth)
- For all hares you need two 1/2 inch cream / buff buttons for the arm fixing.
- 4 small brown shirt buttons to match your waist coat or 4 coloured shirt buttons to match colours of patterned fabric and 1/2 metre of cream linen carpet thread / strong button thread/dental floss to stitch through articulated arms to secure.
- Hand sewing needles and pins
- Neutral and beige coloured machine threads, along with thread to match any colours used in the design of the chosen hare.
- Dark embroidery thread for eyes and nose
- Helpful is a roule turner/chop stick/knitting needle for turning out legs and to help with stuffing
- Fabric scissors, paper scissors to cut out pattern and small scissors to cut threads and trim.
- Sewing machine, straight stitch required.
Sewing Machine – If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.
Duration and Price
6 Hours, £30
The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 8
Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.