There is no doubt that the art of needlework and Britain’s famous Make Do and Mend attitude are making a comeback. With TV programmes such as The Great British Sewing Bee having hit our screens in recent months and made their way into our bookshops with ‘how-to’ volumes, the popularity of sewing and haberdashery are on the rise.
The sewing bug is mostly definitely everywhere and if you’ve been bitten then you’re in luck because Truro’s fabulous Challk Studios have launched a whole range of sewing classes. Whether you’re an eager beginner, aspiring intermediate or a pro looking for a challenge, there is something for you: you can learn how to make your own vintage skirt and Channel style jacket (yes please!), alter existing clothes to give them a new lease of life and spice up boring pieces of home-ware with new fabrics and funky patterns. As well as these set classes, Challk are also offering 1-2-1 tuition, bespoke sewing party packages and a space for you to come and sew in peace with their pay-by-the-hour open access offer.
For more detailed information on Challk’s sewing classes take a look at our ‘Arts’ event listing at www.enjoytruro.co.uk/whatson/art, and to keep up to date with all of Challk’s latest news and offers visit their website at www.challk.co.uk.
With a beautifully decorated interior and enchanting garden area, Challk provides the relaxed atmosphere needed to get on and get creative!