Date: 8th June 2019

We are inspired by our Makers in India who are constantly making and creating exciting things. We want to empower our customers and others to create!

In order to further our vision, Secret Projects is collaborating with Turquoise Studios to produce a series of sewing workshops. Their very first workshop will be how to make a Secret Pillow (a pillow that unfolds into a blanket!) - the flagship product of Secret Projects.

The founders of Secret Projects and Turquoise Studios, Fritha and Amy, are passionate about sewing, and have been sewing together since they were little. Through their workshops, they aim to:

  • Encourage sewing for first timers all the way through to the very experienced.

  • Inspire people to be creative.

  • Play a role in driving the Make Your Own movement.

  • Celebrate homemade products.

  • Enable people to feel the joy from using products they have made themselves.

What the workshop includes...

  • The opportunity to work on a variety of machines (domestic, a 1917 treadle, handle machine and industrial). But, you are also welcome to bring your own machine.

  • Material for the Secret Pillow - you will be able to choose from a basic selection of fabrics that are left over from Secret Projects India company. We welcome and support people to buy their own fabric. To give you an idea of price, a Secret Pillows needs 2.10 metres of pattern fabric and 1.60 metres of lining fabric. 

  • Wadding for the interior of the Secret Pillow.

  • Printed instructions to take away with you.

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits, followed by a soup and bread lunch (all vegetarian). Please make any dietary requirements known before the workshop.

  • The opportunity to hear Amy and Fritha’s story, as friends, as professionals and now working on their mission empowering women in India. In particular, we would like to share with you the story of our Secret Sari Dress (this will be a 20 minute introduction over tea and coffee).

  • The opportunity to ask questions after the workshop, to ensure completion of Secret Pillow.

  • The opportunity to buy stock from Secret Projects and We Wear Teal from a mini pop-up shop.

We are delighted to announce that from January 2018, we will be hosting our workshops at Oakleaf Enterprises mental health charity in Guildford. 

101 Walnut Tree Close
GU1 4UQ 

5 minute walk from Guildford mainline station. 

Free parking available. 

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