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Sewing Class – Thursday evenings

The new sewing course starts on Thursday February 5!
For details of subsequent courses please email Angela on portico.sewingcircle@gmail.com

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Classes are popular so book early to avoid disappointment.

The class is very relaxed and sociable, you work on your own project suitable for your level and learn the foundation of sewing, and pattern alterations. Students have made bags, cushions, window blinds, tops, skirts and dresses and more.  We have lots of equipment and spare fabrics and threads, which can be used for embroidery and appliqué, but you should bring all the materials for your own project. We have a machine that can be used by all the students and I encourage people to bring their own machine so they become familiar with it, this can be stored at the gallery during the term.

All the classes are very friendly and we always have cake, biscuits and fruit with lots of tea to keep us going through the evening, if you should need any further information don’t hesitate to contact me.

For more information please e-mail: portico.sewingcircle@gmail.com

Here is more information about Angela: Angela is a graduate of Central Saint Martins, and has worked in the fashion industry for almost 20 years and currently works at University of the Arts London. She is passionate about fashion, textiles, and all its wonderful crafts and wishes to impart her knowledge to encourage others to create lovely individual handmade items, de-mystify sewing and fashion crafts.

For more information please e-mail Angela at: portico.sewingcircle@gmail.com alternatively you can contact the Portico Gallery at: info@porticogallery.org.uk or 0208 761 7612

Open Day & Retro Village – Sun 6th Sept

Sunday 6th September as part of West Norwood FEAST, The Portico Gallery will be hosting Retro village – a number of eclectic and affordable stalls – in place of Rosebery’s this month.

And as usual we’ll be showcasing its wares on Sunday 6th Sept as part of West Norwood FEAST  – 10am to 4pm.

From our super-cool Mambista nights to our fun-filled Folk & ceilidh evenings; our gentle and popular Tea Dance, our multi-faceted FEAST Film nights and our new open-mic Cut-A-Rug evenings.

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We’ll also be promoting a host of classes available at the Gallery, such as singing, pottery, life-drawing, sewing, yoga, Zumba and Qi Gong.

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Our pottery tutor hard at work!
Our pottery tutor hard at work!

 

Feast Bazaar 1 June

Once again it is the West Norwood Feast time… yes it’s the 1st of june this weekend.. doesn’t the time fly! We will be putting on another of our popular Bazaars. You will be aware that the West Norwood Feast was featured in Time Out a few weeks ago so we expect the Feast may well be busier than ever.

Our doors open at 11am and we are open all day. We have Artists, Makers and Chocolate creators all with very reasonably priced lovingly made wares for your purchase… plenty of great gift ideas…

 

If you would like a stall please get in touch as it is hugely popular. Do get in touch soon to avoid disappointment….

 

See you all this Sunday, or Friday evening for our free film screening!

 

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First Bazaar of 2014

Wow, what an amazing day. What started as a grey, rainy morning soon turned into a fantastic and very busy first Feast and Bazaar of the year. We had some great stalls in Portico Gallery including some regulars as well as some new faces. everything from designer hand made shoes to luxury chocolates. There were handbags and lovely cushions as well as imported mexican ephemera, there really was something for everyone. In the front corridor we had Sarah Lovett showing examples of her work,  as well as giving demonstrations which really drew in the crowds. Some examples of her weaved rushes can be seen in the slide show below.

We did manage to get out and about as well and enjoyed the Feast very much. Although the weather was over cast there were a lot of people out enjoying themselves, indeed the queues for the food at lunch time were huge!

 

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It was all in all a lovely day and nice to meet plenty of West Norwood people as well as people from further afield. If you would like a stall at our next Bazaar, taking place on the first Sunday of next month, do get in touch.

 

Our sewing tutor: AngelajHartley

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AngelajHartley interior, fashion accessories, and gift items are designed and made by Angela the Portico Gallery sewing tutor using traditional crafts and skills, in a modern and contemporary way, to create wonderful individual pieces, full of style with a touch of humour for all ages. Inspired by colour, fabrics, textile crafts and vintage sewing and knitting patterns, where possible Angela likes to source the fabric, yarn, buttons etc. locally from charity stores, fabric shops, haberdasheries, yarn stores and independent designers to support the local community, services and businesses in South East London.