Faux Chenille

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Faux Chenille

21 May, 2022, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


With Vendulka Battais.

Requirement List:
You will need 7-8 layers of fabrics – I recommend fat quarter size, as this is not too big to achieve in a day and big enough to make an interesting wall hanging. If you’d like to make a cushion, you will need 14” squares. As we will create pattern / design of the hanging with the different fabrics exposed, you will mostly need plain-ish fabric or with small pattern of colour on colour.
Out of these 8 fabrics: one will be on the top and this one should be plainish fabric, you will also need two which are in a contrasting colours, we will be exposing some layers and this should bring interesting effect. All the others can be similar in colours, they can have small patterns even, it will more or less get lost in it. Just bring a selection and we can always decide which one to use on a day.
Matching threads
Pointy scissors, with good sharp tip!
Chenille cutter if you have one – not essential
Fabric marker, which will be easy to see on the fabric you
have chosen for the top
Sewing machine + walking foot if you have one
Ruler (we don’ need the mat or cutter)
Usual sewing kit with pins, etc.

    Register your interest:

    Thank you for registering your interest in one of our classes. Our admin team will be in touch to confirm your attendance. In the meantime, if you have any further questions feel free to contact us by email at info@braintreecommunitycentre.org.uk or telephone 01376 323280.


    21 May, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Events Category:


    Vendulka Battais


    Braintree Community Centre
    19-21 Bocking End
    Braintree,CM7 9AEUnited Kingdom
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    Information for Students

    Some parking is available to the rear of the Centre. If you have equipment to bring in, you can access the building directly into the main hall through the doors in the car park. If the doors aren’t open, please inform the office you have arrived and the doors will be opened for you.

    If you think you may have access difficulties please let us know in advance, as we have accessible facilities available. Accessible toilets are available on the ground floor. Wheelchair access is through the door on the front of the Centre.

    Free tea & coffee will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your lunch or you can choose to visit one of the many cafes and takeaways in town.

    Please wear suitable clothing, and if you’re bringing any electrical equipment please ensure that it is in good working order with a solid plug and undamaged wiring – check it before you come!


    Class fees should be paid in advance by card (which can be done over the phone- 01376 323280).

    We will also accept cheques, which will be cashed two weeks before the date of the class once we are sure the class will run, and should be made payable to Braintree & Bocking Community Association.

    There may be an additional cost for appropriate materials, which if applicable, should be paid to the tutor on the day of the class – please check the class details.

    Cancellation policy

    Fees are non-refundable from two weeks before the class unless we can sell the space to another student (subject to a minimum of six students booked). Fees may be transferable at our discretion.

    Please understand that the Centre cannot afford to run classes at a loss, since we are a charity. As such, classes may be cancelled if we are unable to achieve a minimum number of students. If this is the case, you will be informed two weeks before the date of the class and your fee will be refunded.