Our mission is to transform clothing and fabrics that have been generously donated to FARA charity shops, incorporating a variety of processes and techniques reworking them into a contemporary hand crafted collection of entirely one off pieces of clothing and accessories designed, made and sold at our store in Angel, Islington.

Functioning as a social enterprise and run by a young team of designers and makers, THE FARA WORKSHOP aims to educate people in the importance of sustainable fashion and design through workshops and events held in store. All profits generated by THE FARA WORKSHOP will go to the FARA Charity which is a registered charity in both the UK and Romania.


Treat yourself to a bespoke piece of clothing, learn a new skill at a workshop or shop for something beautifully unique and made in London.


Whether you're a complete beginner or just want to get back into sewing we've got the workshops for you. We'll be adding new dates and other options soon, but these should get you started! We look forward to welcoming you to The Fara Workshop.

3rd & 17th Dec
14th & 28th Jan 6.30PM-9.30PM

If you are a complete beginner then this is for you. Get to know your sewing machine in this workshop that will have you stitching in no time. With only four people to a class we can give you the proper attention and direction you need.

£50pp// One 3 hour session, includes materials and some wine

We only have 4 spaces in this small workshop so book early to avoid disappointment

Start right at the beginning and learn how to:
  • Thread a machine, wind a bobbin and change the needle.
  • Follow a line using a straight stitch and zigzag stitch.
  • Create straight seams and turn corners.
  • Layout a simple pattern, pin and cut it out using a selection of fabrics we will provide.
Put these newfound skills to the test by making your very own purse or phone case using a selection of lovely fabrics we will provide.

26th Nov, 10th Dec
7th & 21st Jan 6.30PM-9.30PM

Extend the life of your wardrobe and bring it back to life using different sewing techniques.

£50pp// One 3 hour session, includes materials and some wine

4 spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.

Depending on what you bring, learn how to:
  • Change the collar on a shirt, using different collar shapes and fabrics.
  • Use buttons to simply transform a garment such as shirt or jacket.
  • Transform a pair of trousers into trendy shorts for the summer.
  • Shorten sleeves and shorten hems with neat professional finishes.
Bring 5 items of clothing you want to rework including skirts, dresses, shirts, blouses and trousers. At the end of the workshop you will come away with at least one item reworked and ideas for the rest!

11th & 18th Dec 6.30PM-9.00PM

Embroider a well-loved jumper and give it some festive cheer.

£40 pp// one 2.5 hour session includes all embroidery materials and some wine. Bring your own jumper or buy one in store.

Limited spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Learn some fantastic basic traditional hand embroidery stitches, including backstitch, running stitch and chain stitch.
  • Experiment with your new stitches using different threads and materials.
  • Learn basic appliqué techniques and how to use bondaweb to create images.
  • Take home your beautiful new jumper and wear it with pride (and you can keep your skills too)

Why not learn with a friend? Get 15% off each additional workshop ticket that you book below.

If you are interested in booking a private group workshop or interested in a one to one workshop then please contact mail@thefaraworkshop.org

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28-32 Pentonville Road
N1 9HJ

Contact us at anna@thefaraworkshop.org
Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 18:00