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This one will be going to sleep until the next Passion4Fashion project hits Leeds again!
Hell yeah…sure you do!
We are running a fun class at Leeds Kirkgate Market this Saturday 26th January from 11am – 2pm dedicated to teaching you some beautifully simple techniques to breathe new life into your clothes.
All you need to do is bring in an item from your wardrobe thats screaming out for a make over! We will inspire you with a range of creative ideas to get your imagination flowing….show you how to put your design down on paper and help you turn your re-vamping dreams into reality!
Whether you’re a closet jumper-chopper, a button freak or would-be sewer you’re guaranteed to have fun and be your very own fashion designer for the day!
If you are interested in joining our class please call or text 07977 469722 to book your place or find out more.
All our Saturday workshops are FREE but we do ask for a small donation of £3 to pay towards materials used and help us continue to provide creative workshops.
Our project is based on ROW J of Leeds Kirkgate Market no.26, you can’t miss us!
Hello everyone and Happy belated new year! We’ve all been sickly in the passion4fashion household but thankfully all better now and ready to have a fabulous crafty time down at Leeds market
Our Saturday crafting will begin again next week with a fabulous retro PATCHWORK session.
We love our retro 70′s crafts and patchwork is right up there in our top ten favourites! You’ll have the opportunity to make your own patchwork cushion and all we ask is a small donation to cover materials used.
If you would like to join us next saturday 19th January for a little bit of PATCHWORK heaven we have 12 places available. Class times are 11 – 2pm. To book your place just call or text 07977 469722 xx
Our lovely creative group is getting really rather excited about the festive season and they’re currently busy making lots of lovely gifts and decorations to share with family and friends! But it doesnt stop there! Oh no, we love sharing our skills so much that we are offering FREE craft workshops every Saturday right up until Christmas in our home at Leeds Kirkgate Market.
Make birdies and snowflakes
You’ll learn how to make beautiful crochet snowflakes, colourful birdies, recycled bangles, cards and festive bunting and lots more!
snowflake production line
We will be open from 11-4pm on Saturday 8th, 15th and 22nd December and welcome anyone that would love to try a new craft and meet new people.
We dont charge for our Saturday workshops, they are FREE to all! For more info please just call 07977 469722 or email Sue at email@example.com
Oh we are very excited! Thanks to the Resident Amenity Fund at Leeds Federated Housing Association our group now has the fantastic opportunity to write a book all about the experience of being involved in the Passion4Fashion project this year!
The book has a working title of From Scrap to Catwalk and will contain 25 case studies about people involved in this years’ project. In their own words, we will hear some really inspiring stories as well as seeing how some amazingly creative outfits have been constructed and importantly learn how to re-vamp our old clobber!
From Scrap to Catwalk will also feature our wonderful Kirkgate Market, a historical background of manufacturing in Leeds and a guide to lovely crafty and vintage shopping in Leeds!
Phew, sounds pretty good doesn’t it! Right now, we’re beginning to put together our fabulous case studies so if you were a participant in this years Passion4Fashion project and would like to share your success in our book, then we would love to hear from you! We have been overwhelmed by the creativity we’ve uncovered lurking in Leeds this year and really are excited about getting some amazing work and stories into print!
If you would like to be featured in From Scrap to Catwalk then please call or text Sue on 07977 469722 0r email firstname.lastname@example.org or better still comment on the blog!
Any budding writers, designers, photographers out there fancy gettting involved? yea…we’d love to hear from you too!
Leeds City Council has organised 12 ‘roadshow’ events over the next three months in Leeds to make sure anyone with concerns or questions about Government changes to benefits can speak to an expert advisor in person and take away any information they may need.
The first roadshow is on 16 November at Armley One Stop Centre followed by one on 19 November at the Great George Street One Stop Centre in the city centre, both from 9am to 3pm. Any one worried that they may be affected by changes to benefits through the Welfare Reform Bill is urged to attend.
From April 2013 the Government is bringing in a number of changes which will affect the amount of benefit people get. The changes include:
Housing Benefit – under-occupancy
Nationally the amount of Housing Benefit paid to working age tenants who live in council or housing association properties will be reduced, if they have more bedrooms than the family needs under the regulations.
There will be a national cap on the amount of benefits a single person or family can receive. The cap is limited to £500 a week per family, and £350 a week for a single person.
Council Tax Benefit
National funding for local council tax benefit schemes is being reduced. This could see working age customers receiving less support.
Universal Credit – another change, but from October 2013
Nationally there will be a single monthly benefit payment. This will be called Universal Credit. It will replace Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Income Related Employment and Support Allowance, Housing Benefit and Tax Credits.
Here are the roadshow dates up to the end of January 2013. You can call in at any time between 9am and 3pm.
|Armley One Stop Centre
|City Centre – Gt George Street One Stop Centre
|The Reginald Centre
|St George’s Centre Middleton
|Aireborough One Stop Centre
|The Compton Centre One Stop Centre
|Otley One Stop Centre
|Osmondthorpe One Stop Centre
|Morley One Stop Centre
|Pudsey One Stop Centre
|Seacroft South One Stop Centre
Need more info? Please visit www.leeds.gov.uk