Agatha’s Closet is a new non profit social enterprise that gets people together to explore all elements of the fashion industry.

Agathas Closet builds projects where there’s loads of fun to be had and skills to be learnt. We'll be focusing on all elements of needlecraft from turning a sheeps fleece into yarn, wool and fabric to using them in crochet, knitting, fashion design and revamp workshops. We are running socials where skills can be learnt informally and more structured programmes of learning in certain areas enabling you to develop a whole new level of creativity. We are staging Torbay Fashion Week as a way for all of this work to get shown to a new audience and are putting plans together for the first South West Handmade Festival.

We are also really interested in enterprise and supporting people to forge ahead with new ideas. We have started to create new cooperatives that bring people with the same interests together to explore how their new and old skills can create new business opportunities for them raising the bar on aspirations for everyone. We have mentors to work alongside people and work space available for people to use who cant work from home or would value peer support from people on the same journey.

To help us continue to offer these opportunities we have set up a new Dress Agency in Paignton. All of the proceeds from the sales are split 50 : 50, our 50% going back into staging more workshops and events for everyone to enjoy. So if you have some beautiful clothes you'd like to sell let us know. We also offer up this space to any young designers to show case their collections and hand makers to sell their products like jewellery, knitwear and sewn items.

Agatha's Closet is funded by The Coastal Communities Fund in a really exciting partnership with Torbay Development Agency, Outset Torbay, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, CVA Torbay, South Devon College, Brixham YES and many more.

We are all CRB checked and have a comprehensive safeguarding policy as well as full insurance. If you'd like to know more or have a chat please either call us on 07957930196 or email us at agatha'

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Agatha's Closet

45 Hyde Road

Telephone: 07957 930 196

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AUTUMN WORKSHOP TIMETABLE LAUNCHED FOR AGATHA&apos;S CLOSET / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-09-02T00:00:00Z">Tue 02 Sep 2014</span>AUTUMN WORKSHOP TIMETABLE LAUNCHED FOR AGATHA'S CLOSET / Tue 02 Sep 2014

Agatha’s Closet Autumn Weekly Workshop Timetable Agatha’s Closet in Paignton is the home of sewing, dress making, fashion design and all kinds of n...

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The Happy Hookers Club : Tuesdays 10 - 12pm / <span >Tue 29 Apr 2014</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-05-19T00:00:00Z">Fri 19 May 2017</span> <span>(3 years)</span>The Happy Hookers Club : Tuesdays 10 - 12pm / Tue 29 Apr 2014 to Fri 19 May 2017 (3 years)

The Happy Hookers Club is the place to learn every thing there is to know about crochet. On a Tuesday from 10 to 12pm The Happy Hookers Club will ...

The Torbay Fashionista&apos;s : Mon, Tues, Wed : 3.30 to 6.30pm / <span >Mon 28 Apr 2014</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-12-19T00:00:00Z">Mon 19 Dec 2016</span> <span>(3 years)</span>The Torbay Fashionista's : Mon, Tues, Wed : 3.30 to 6.30pm / Mon 28 Apr 2014 to Mon 19 Dec 2016 (3 years)

The Torbay Fashionista's are an open group for people wanting to explore fashion design and creation. Its a new way of learning to sew that encourages...

Go Knit! : learn to knit : 10 to 12pm Monday mornings. / <span >Mon 28 Apr 2014</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2015-12-28T00:00:00Z">Mon 28 Dec 2015</span> <span>(2 year)</span>Go Knit! : learn to knit : 10 to 12pm Monday mornings. / Mon 28 Apr 2014 to Mon 28 Dec 2015 (2 year)

Go Knit! is a great place to learn to knit or if you're already a knitter come and enjoy knitting with others in our lovely new woollen room Upstairs ...

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Workshop Leader / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-09-25T00:00:00Z">Thu 25 Sep 2014</span>Workshop Leader / Thu 25 Sep 2014

We are looking for an additional Workshop Leader to join our merry team at Agatha's Closet. The post is 18 hours a week at £8320 per year gross. ...

Workshops leaders wanted in a range of needlecraft skills / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-09-01T00:00:00Z">Tue 01 Sep 2015</span>Workshops leaders wanted in a range of needlecraft skills / Tue 01 Sep 2015

Agatha's Closet is fast becoming the home of community sewing, dress making, fashion design and needlecraft workshops in Torbay. We work with anyo...

Our Big Gig Volunteers WANTED!! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-05-16T00:00:00Z">Thu 16 May 2013</span>Our Big Gig Volunteers WANTED!! / Thu 16 May 2013

Our Big Gig is a community music celebration which takes place across the UK from the 11th to the 14th July 2013. This annual event aims to bring comm...

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Agatha&apos;s Closet : A place for all things needlecraft.Agatha's Closet : A place for all things needlecraft.

Agatha's Closet have opened a new space at 45 Hyde Road, Paignton, Devon. As a fashion and needlecraft project we needed a space that allowed us t...