New so­cial sewing group idea

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

CRAFTERS keen on work­ing with the­atri­cal cos­tume are be­ing can­vassed for in­ter­est in join­ing a sewing so­cial club based at Hinck­ley’s Con­cor­dia Theatre.

While wardrobe roles back­stage are lim­ited vol­un­teers at the venue are aware of the po­ten­tial for a workshop group which could bring peo­ple to­gether, per­haps with an eye on cre­at­ing spe­cific out­fits.

John Hill, from the pop­u­lar Stock­well Head theatre, said: “We of­ten get re­quests from po­ten­tial vol­un­teers about work­ing with cos­tumes, sewing and do­ing al­ter­ations.

“Cur­rently we can only of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties ei­ther as a dresser on shows or help­ing with the hire stock that we hold at the theatre.

“How­ever, an idea has come about that per­haps we could form some sort of sewing or craft workshop group, which could meet reg­u­larly to help cre­ate a spe­cific cos­tume for a pro­duc­tion or help ex­ist­ing wardrobe su­per­vi­sors with al­ter­ations for shows.

“It could even­tu­ally be­come some­thing sim­i­lar to the group of peo­ple who meet reg­u­larly to cre­ate sets for shows. The pro­posed group would also have a so­cial as­pect, pro­vid­ing a meet­ing place for peo­ple in­ter­ested in sewing and crafts.”

While plans are in the early stages an ex­ist­ing vol­un­teer Ju­lia Pot­ter has of­fered to help es­tab­lish the group.

Any­one with thoughts on the way for­ward for the ven­ture can con­tact John in the first in­stance at john.hill@con­cor­diathe­atre.co.uk

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