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Sew It! Workshop
the POP UP sewing studio

Sunny Morning Sewing Workshops @ The Library or Museum

A Fun, Hands-On Experience
for Your age 50+ Patrons

teaching sewing machine

Ellen is a member of the Lifetime Arts Artist Instructors Roster. 
Lifetime Arts is the national leader in creative aging and being on this prestigious roster means that Ellen is peer reviewed and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults.


"Thank you for this amazing workshop series!  I learned so much and made new friends too. I can't wait to show off my new vest!" Jane, Newark Museum Vitality Aging Workshop Wearable Arts and Technology


With expert knowledge and a warm, effortless style, Ellen shows how to build a project from start to finish.  All, in a step-by-step fashion. Patrons leave the workshop with a unique, sturdy project and new skills.  Best of all, NO SEWING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED!
This is NOT an old-fashioned sewing bee - it's more like a cool stitch lounge just for your senior patrons!

You can choose a Single Sunny Morning Sewing Workshop or a 5-Session Sunny Morning Sewing Workshop Series.

Single Session:  We make a fun, functional project and spend the last part of the workshop in a gently guided conversation about the experience over coffee/tea and snacks. The Workshop runs from about 10:30 - 1pm depending on your library's hours.  Materials for journaling are included and are for your patrons to keep.

4-Session Series:  This is 4-weekly sessions (same day and time each week).  Patrons make several projects and the projects may cover more than one session.  Creativity, exploration and discovery are the goals with projects involving painting or coloring, stamping, mixed media in addition to sewing.  Patrons work in community and make new friends over the course of the 4 weeks which includes a discussion and journaling at the conclusion of each session.  The series culminates with an exhibition of the work of your patrons for friends, family, library staff and friends of the library.

Ellen brinsewing machine tablegs everything needed to complete a project in a 3.5-hour workshop especially designed for your senior patrons. Everything!  Sewing machines, scissors, thread, nametags, powerstrips, fabric, journals, pens and even snacks! Workshops can accommodate up to 12 patrons.

"My patrons enjoyed the workshop so much!  One of them told me that she has her tote bag hanging on her wall as art!"  Kerrie Washington, Adult Services Librarian, Fort Lee Public Library

Click on the link below to have a look at the project options for the Sunny Morning Sewing Workshop.  If you would like a specially designed project, just mention in the comments on the form below.  We love to design projects that will meet your needs (there is a small additional fee for this service).

It's sadults sewinguper easy to make a booking for your workshop.  Simply fill in the form below  with your desired dates and number of students.  You will receive an email response within 24 hours.  A Pop Up Sewing Workshop can be set up in a community room or in the library itself!  All that's needed is space, tables, chairs and electricity!

"Ellen is such a great and patient teacher!  I felt like I was in a private class!!" Janet, adult student
 There is a discount for multiple workshops that take place on the same day.

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