New social sewing group idea
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 email@example.com