Cord bowl and bag with Amanda Walker at Old Bank Studios

This course has past its finish date but this page will remain available until 1st April 2018.

Duration: 10am to 4pm

Price: £55

Run by: Beverley Caleno
at Old Bank Studios

01255 242930

19 Kings Quay Street
CO12 3ER

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About the Course

On this full day workshop with Amanda you will learn an exciting new technique, using the ‘Zig-Zag’ on your sewing machine. Starting small you will make a useful bowl, before moving onto a functional and stylish “designed by Amanda” bag with webbing handles.

Amanda Walker was born in Cambridge in 1958. She attained a Diploma in Fashion and has worked in numerous fashion and design jobs; designing everything from men’s and women’s wear to handbags shoes and belts. For the past twenty-seven years Amanda’s design work has encompassed one-off wedding dresses, special occasion outfits, clothes for major toy brands such as Cindy Dolls and millinery. She has also taught a variety of college courses from design and garment making to soft furnishings.

Amanda regularly contributes to magazines such as Homemaker and Crafts Beautiful and in 2006 was voted ‘Designer of the Year’ and runner up in 2007.

Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.

Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.

Please click through to our website for online booking or more details.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All Materials included

You will need to bring your own sewing machine (Old bank studios machines can be used with prior arrangement, please contact us for details)

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Course Start Dates

Sunday 18th March 2018

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