Pre-made fabric face masks
The teachers of Thread Den are making fabric face masks for their loved ones and also selling them:
- Amy Macdonald – crochet and sewing teacher; via instagram.
- Amy S – now in sunny Queensland; via website – olasol.
- Alannah – now a school art teacher; via Etsy – The House of Arax.
- Danielle – Thread Den owner; fancy ‘going out masks’ via online store.
- Jenni – sewing and drafting teacher; bulk corporate orders (50+). Contact her via her email.
- Meagan – sewing teacher; via instagram.
Or Sew Your Own Simple Face Mask:
You can check out our video making face masks.
Get the free pattern we used from Birch Creative.
Check out Victoria State Government for advice on supplies and instructions to make a rectangular cloth mask.
How do video lessons work?
Perhaps you have seen that we are offering private video lessons and you are wondered how video lessons could work for you?
Here is the start of a lesson plan developed for a student making a pair of pants:
Lesson 1 (60 minutes)
Homework – cutting out pattern pieces and preparing fabric.
Lesson 2 (60 minutes)
- folding fabric
- placing down pattern pieces
- discussing cutting technique and pattern markings
Homework – cutting out fabric
Lesson 3 (60 minutes)
- fusing interfacing
- discussing finishing options
- how to thread machine
- making machine adjustments and stitching remnants to check settings
Homework – finishing identified edges
This student has sent through the details of their pattern and they’d like 60 minute video lessons held daily.
When would you like to learn?
Depending on how much time you have and how regularly you would like your lessons, they could be: one a day, one a week, or even one in the morning and one in the afternoon to really smash out a project!
We have suspended our Workshops for 4 weeks, but we have all our lovely teachers who can give private lessons.
For any enquiries about private lessons, email us info @ threadden.com
Knitting Machine Lessons
We have a new teacher to introduce!
With Lorena joining the team we already have two new workshops for you, with more in the pipeline.
Lorena specialises in knitted constructed textiles, her knitwear line Lore Lore produces all things from homewares to wearable accessories and fully-fashioned garments. Lorena’s creative inspiration comes from living in South America and Asia, incorporating those vibrant cultures and the people encountered along the way.
Knitting Machine Basics
In this 6 hour Knitting Machine Workshop students will learn to use the machine and make a beanie. Knitting machines provided!
“This hands-on project will get you straight onto a machine experimenting with a few key techniques to get you started on your own beanie creation. By the end of the workshop you’ll be returning home with your very own Pom Pom beanie crafted by you!” – read more.
Alternative Hand Knitting
In this 3 hour Knitting Workshop students will learn to hand knit a jute market bag using chunky techniques and huge needles.
No experience necessary, join Lorena and make your own market bag – read more.
July Workshop Teachers
May Workshop Teachers
|Sewcial Sewing||Danielle||3 May|
|Intro to Grading||Jenni||6 May|
|Small Sewing Group/Help Needed||Danielle||9 May|
|Measurements for Dressmaking||Danielle||11 May|
|Cushion Cover||Danielle||12 May|
|Simple A Line Skirt||Jenni||16 & 23 May|
|Simple Shift Dress||Amy & Danielle||18 & 25 May|
|Understanding Sewing Patterns||Danielle||18 May|
|Learn to Copy A Garment You Love||Jenni||19 & 26 May|
|Sewcial Sewing||Danielle||25 May|
|1930s Hair & Make-Up||Miss Lee Vintage Stylist||25 May|
|1940s Pants with Button Feature||Danielle||30 May & 6 June|
Teachers may change due to illness and unforeseen circumstances.
January Workshop Teachers
Check out who is teaching in January: