Material Moves

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Material Moves
Material Moves

I'm Carol Eves. I’m from Scarborough, it’s where I was born and where I brought up my son, Rory. Scarborough is the place where I have my strongest memories from my life and where I am most comfortable in this world.

At an early age, Scarborough inspired me to express myself through the arts. It was music and singing with the church choir at St Columba's, and it was dance at Mamie Benson’s Academy; however, it was with my Grandma where I discovered my life’s passion, sewing. We would spend hours creating dresses for my dolls — patiently mulling over every detail: the style, the fabric, but most importantly for me, the colours. My Grandma taught me that sewing was a way to connect with the community.

Throughout my career as a designer and dressmaker, I have created garments for weddings, proms, black tie events and music and theatre performances; the moments we build our personal stories around— life’s biggest occasions. Also for people who couldn't get the clothes they wanted in the shops, I provided a bespoke made to measure dressmaking service.

I no longer offer a dressmaking service, these days I share these valuable skills as part of step-by-step courses and workshops. We do not live in a one-size-fits-all community, and I believe what we wear should reflect that. I believe that when it fits, its flattering, and when we make our own clothes, we can meet the world at out best.

Scarborough is a community rich in tradition. I see it as a tapestry where each person’s story has contributed to create a colourful past whilst laying the pattern for a vibrant future. Material Moves is my way of seaming together the elements of our community I hold so dear: tradition, creativity, and of course, the people.

Based in Gladstone Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, I offer expert professional tuition in a friendly and creative environment. If you are interested in my sewing classes and workshops, contact me today.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 4.30pm
Thursday 10am - 4.30pm
Friday 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday Closed
Bank Holidays Closed


21 Gladstone Rd
YO12 7BQ

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