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Festival of Fabric III – it’s more than a market!

Building on the strength of the previous two Festivals, Felixstowe Sewing School are delighted to announce the Festival of Fabric III will take place on the 3rd of March 2018.

1940s style for you fabric rolls

Moving to the gracious surroundings of The Orwell Hotel in Felixstowe, the Festival will have a bigger market place for traders in vintage and vintage style fabric, haberdashery, knitting and crochet supplies, sewing machines and dressmaking patterns; everything you need to make fabulous vintage style clothes.

dressform vintage dresses

Not only will visitors have the opportunity to satisfy their shopping needs, there is a fantastic exhibition of vintage fashions from the 1930s to the 1950s.  Lectures and workshops are also on offer.  For those wishing to get crafty there is a Vintage Millinery workshop inspired by the spirit of Make do and mend.  Guests can join Suffolk Milliner, Scarlett Valentine, to take them through converting an existing hat into a fabulous vintage style accessory.   We are also delighted to announce we will be joined by Bobo Bun, craftisan expert, who will be hosting a 1940s felt corsage workshop to brighten the dullest of outfits.

vintage dressed women

A Vintage fashion lecture is being given by Dr Chris Boydell, principal lecturer in Design History at De Montfort University about the wonderment which is Horrockses Fashions.  There are also vintage style hair and make-up demonstrations by Hair Raid Shelter so you can finish off your whole look beautifully.  

  • Vintage and contemporary traders
  • Vintage Fashion lecture
  • Make do and mend Millinery workshop
  • Felt Corsage workshop
  • Vintage style afternoon tea
  • Swing music
  • Vintage Fashion exhibition

It’s more than just a market!

Venue; The Orwell Hotel, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, IP11 7DX

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