A contemporary hand crafted collection of entirely one off pieces of clothing and accessories is 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 offer experience and support to people who wish to join the industry.

Through apprenticeships, educational projects and workshops we aim to engage with the local community and create a place that will inspire and educate people in the importance of sustainable fashion and design. All profits generated by THE FARA WORKSHOP will go to the FARA Foundation which is a registered charity in both the UK and Romania.

OUR MISSION

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 fabulous collection of wearable delights.

NEW WORKSHOPS BOOK NOW!

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.



27th AUGUST 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.

FOR BEGINNERS
£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.


13th AUGUST & 3rd SEPTEMBER 6.30PM-9.30PM

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

FOR PEOPLE WITH BASIC MACHINE SEWING EXPERIENCE
£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!


20th AUGUST 6.30PM-9.30PM

Create your own design on a handmade tote bag.

FOR BEGINNERS OR THOSE WITH BASIC SEWING EXPERIENCE
£38 pp// one 3 hour session includes all materials and some wine.

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.
  • Then choose your own design and learn how to transfer it onto a handmade tote bag with a variety of your newfound skills.
  • Take home your beautiful new bag and wear it with pride (and you can keep your skills too)
Our theme for the evening is TATTOOS so all you need to bring is some inspiration, which can be anything you like. We will have some images to help you on your way.

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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THE FARA WORKSHOP
28-32 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9HJ

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

OUR INSTAGRAM

    ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

    This innovative venture will offer an artist in residence programme every 4-6 months, collaborating with artists from different areas such as illustration, fine art and photography.This initiative will enrich the workshop and offer an ever changing perspective on the wonderful artefacts produced, whether it be through the items we sell or the window installations we create.

    Our first artist in residence is Dan Jamieson, check out his great work here.