Patchwork & Quilting Skills
Starts On:
February 12, 2020
1:00 pm
Ends On:
February 12, 2020
5:00 pm
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 This short course will help you gain confidence and skills in the following:

Choosing fabrics to create your finished table mat.

Using a rotary cutter to precisely cut the block shapes

Piecing the fabrics together to create the block design

Adding a border  and create a quilt 'sandwich' and stitch together

Practicing free quilting

Cutting  binding strips and complete the mat with binding

An all inclusive workshop - everything included

Overlocker Leggings
Starts On:
October 21, 2020
1:00 pm
Ends On:
October 21, 2020
4:00 pm
£40.00
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Make a pair of leggings - any age, any size using just an overlocker.

Not for the very beginner - you must have used an overlocker before and be able to thread it (if necessary)

You will need a pattern and suitable stretch fabric - we can advise 

Please bring your own overlocker - we have a limited amount to use if you do not currently own one - please let us know if you would like to use one of ours.

This is a perfect follow on class to the Unlocking Overlocking workshop.

 

 

Pleather Skirt
Starts On:
November 01, 2019
10:00 am
Ends On:
November 01, 2019
4:00 pm
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Join our fun tutor Sue as she helps you make a wonderful easy to wear pull on skirt out of pleather.

Workshop includes Pattern, Thread, Choice of Pleather (to make a knee length skirt), Petersham elastic and use of our Janome machines.

Learn how to work with this lovely fabric and we are certain you will make loads more!

Hand Embroidered Brooch
Starts On:
October 03, 2019
10:00 am
Ends On:
October 03, 2019
1:00 pm
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Join our fabulous tutor Sarah who will show you how to create some lovely embroidery techniques.

You will use various embroidery stitches to create a floral brooch - plenty of designs to choose from (including the Armistice Poppy) and then add beads to embellish.

Everything is included - just release your creativity!

You will then turn your design into a brooch complete with a felt backing and brooch pin

 

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A - Textile Printing
Starts On:
September 29, 2017
10:00 am
Ends On:
September 29, 2017
1:00 pm
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Indulge yourself in a session of creativity - you will learn how to carve your own lino block and then have fun using a variety of textile paints to create lovely effects on fabric. 

You will also be able to use our ready made screens and blocks and our tutor will help you enhance your work with colour blending, overlay and ghost printing techniques.

A fun creative session, we include a half metre of practice fabric however, please feel free to bring your own textiles to print or we have a selection of bags and tea towels to purchase separately during the session.

Free Machine Embroidery for beginners
Starts On:
October 17, 2020
1:30 pm
Ends On:
October 17, 2020
4:30 pm
£45.00
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Once you have learnt how to set up your machine for free motion embroidery you will then let your creative juices flow in this fun class.

You will practice a variety of techniques and create lots of samples to take home with you.

You may bring your own machine or use one of ours. If bringing your own you will need a free machine foot (darning foot). 

Everything else is included

 

 

B - Shift dress
Starts On:
May 04, 2018
10:00 am
Ends On:
May 04, 2018
4:30 pm
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Tokyo Top
Starts On:
November 30, 2019
10:00 am
Ends On:
November 30, 2019
3:00 pm
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Learn some lovely dressmaking skills with this workshop inspired by the Japanese Style.

You will cut out your pattern pieces, using the studio pattern provided.

Depending of your chosen fabric (we suggest a cotton lawn or denim chambrey) you will learn how to sewfrench seams, insert the fashionable neck and learn some lovely finishing detail including topstitching.

You will need approx 2 metres of fabric (not included)

 

Quilt in a day
Starts On:
October 03, 2020
10:00 am
Ends On:
October 03, 2020
4:30 pm
£75.00
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Using a pre-cut 5-inch charm pack, you will piece together the squares and learn the importance of precise seam allowances in this first step to quilting. Once pieced together, you will then learn about batting and backing the quilt, then simple quilting effects using the sewing machine. We will then show you how to finish off your quilt with binding. You will leave with the basic skills of quilting, a lovely finished quilt (knees or cot).

Dress Making Course - Day
Starts On:
February 28, 2019
10:00 am
Ends On:
March 14, 2019
1:00 pm
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Learn to Sew over 3  weeks  - This is perfect for any ability, you will learn many dressmaking techniques, whether you're an absolute beginner or enhancing your skills as a confident sewer. The tutor will work with your ability, and you are sure of personal help and encouragement. You will need to bring a pattern (Skirt, Shift Dress, trousers), your sewing basket and your Chosen Fabric  ( we offer you a 10% workshop discount) and any trimmings.

 

Creative Lampshade
Starts On:
October 16, 2020
10:00 am
Ends On:
October 16, 2020
12:00 pm
£38.00
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Create a 30cm Drum Lampshade to hang from the ceiling or place on a lampstand.

Suitable for complete beginners. No sewing required. 

Class includes the Drum lampshade kit and you will need approx 40cm of lightweight fabric, cotton is ideal 

A 2- hour workshop

 

Patchwork Cushion - Kids
Starts On:
October 27, 2020
2:00 pm
Ends On:
October 27, 2020
4:00 pm
£28.00
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Get to know how to use the sewing machine with a driving test before creating a beautiful Patchwork Cushion using a selection of pre-cut squares

Learn about sewing straight lines and the importance of seam allowances, quilt the patchwork together with fancy machine stitches & complete the cushion with an envelope cushion back.

An all-inclusive class.

Sampler Quilt Day Course
Starts On:
November 14, 2020
10:00 am
Ends On:
November 14, 2020
4:30 pm
£75.00
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Our tutor Sharon will guide you through a variety of skills to produce a sampler quilt. You will learn a variety of techniques for cutting and block piecing in a fun, relaxed way,

You will learn both traditional and modern quilt blocks

Please bring 6 Fat Quarters in your chosen colour palette so you can make a start on your heirloom quilt.

 

Christmas Table Runner
Starts On:
December 01, 2018
1:00 pm
Ends On:
December 01, 2018
5:00 pm
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Christmas Table Runner Make a lovely Christmas table runner which you can enjoy year after year! Using the tutors design you will learn about precise patchwork & piecing to create your table runner top. You will then learn about batting (wadding) and backing and binding the runner, along with quilting techniques. Depending on your own ability and quitting experience (or desire on quilting technique) , you may or may not completely finish the runner but you will be given instructions on how to complete. The workshop includes  fabrics , wadding, plain backing and threads - bring yourself and your creativity!!

 

 

Learn to Knit
Starts On:
February 25, 2020
3:45 pm
Ends On:
February 25, 2020
5:00 pm
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Would you like to learn how to knit? Suitable for adults and children aged from 8 years.

This is a small group session and we will show you how to knit  plain garter stitch and then help you with tension and consitancy. You will then take the knitting home to continue and hopefully then book a follow on session.

Once your confidence grows, and during another session we will work with you to help you cast on/off and create a purl stitch.

Or perhaps you already know the basics but would like a little refresher - our wonderfully patient tutor is on-hand to assist you.

Once booked we will contact you regarding your yarn choice as our tutor will need to prepare the casting on for your first session (the yarn and knitting needles are extra and will cost approx £5)

 

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Sew Saturday - Tutor Demonstration
Starts On:
October 05, 2019
11:00 am
Ends On:
October 05, 2019
12:00 pm
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Join us for a fun interactive session whilst our fabulous tutor Sharon demonstrates lots of Sewing conundrums including:

  • French Seams
  • Inserting an Invisible Zip
  • Using a Twin Needle
  • Creating a perfect Blind Hem
  • Bow Tie Patchwork block

lots of chance to ask questions, dont forget to reserve your spot!

Beginner Crochet
Starts On:
March 11, 2020
1:30 pm
Ends On:
March 11, 2020
4:00 pm
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Perfect class for absolute beginners or anyone wanting to freshen up their skills.

Crochet hook amd practice yarn included

Learn how to hold the hook and create crochet stitches in rows, practice makes perfect!

 

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After-school Crafty Kids
Starts On:
August 01, 2019
4:00 pm
Ends On:
August 01, 2019
5:15 pm
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Make a festive Snowman or Pengiun decoration, perfect for decorating your home of for giving as a special gift.

No sewing - all craft based.

Children aged from 6 years welocme

All inlcusive

Kids - Emoji Cushion
Starts On:
August 25, 2020
10:00 am
Ends On:
August 25, 2020
12:00 pm
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Design, machine and hand stitching skills are gained in this fully inclusive class - suitable for all children aged from 8 years.

Practice stitching on our workshop machines to gain confidence.

Design 2 Emoji faces from felt shapes, machine stitch in place, place right sides together and stitch around the edge, leaving a gap.

Fill the cushion with stuffing and hand stitch the opening.

Charming Patchwork Bag
Starts On:
November 13, 2020
10:00 am
Ends On:
November 13, 2020
4:00 pm
£55.00
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This class is suitable for anyone who can use a sewing machine and has made a couple of simple items such as a cushion cover or bag.

You will cut your pattern pieces of stabiliser and lining fabrics.

Using a charm pack of ready cut 5" squares you will arange on to foam stabiliser and stitch together using bias binding tape, being careful to sew precisely to ensure the bag stitches together.

You will then create bag handles and a lining, create boxed corners and add a magnetic clasp.

You will need:

1 x 42 squares Charm pack

1 m Foam Stabiliser

9m of 16mm Bias Tape in co-ordinating colour

1m of co-ordinating lining fabric

1 Magnetic Clasp (included)

 

A - Learn to Sew - Cushion
Starts On:
November 11, 2020
1:00 pm
Ends On:
November 11, 2020
4:00 pm
£42.00
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Learn to Sew

This workshop will give you confidence to use a sewing machine and make other simple items. you may bring your own machine or use one of ours.

You'll learn how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin and practice stitching.

You will then measure and cut your fabric & create the cushion outer, finishing off with button holes too!

Aimed at complete beginners; no prior sewing experience necessary.

A 3 hour workshop with  a selection of workshop fabrics included  and cushion pad!.

Soxy Socks!
Starts On:
November 02, 2019
10:00 am
Ends On:
November 16, 2019
12:00 pm
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 A social knit class suitable for anyone who knows the basics of knitting (can knit and purl) but would like to try something different.

WARNING - Sock knitting is very addictive!

This class is over 3  x 2 hour short social sessions

Session 1:

Go through the pattern (included)

Casting on

Knit and Natter (help as required)

 

Homework: Get to heel flap

 

Session 2 - INTENSE SOCKING!!:

A more complex session starting with the heel flap, gusset and heel turn contruction

 

Homework: Get to toes/ foot length

 

Session 3:

Toe Shaping

Kitchener Stitch

Finishing off

Homework: Make another sock!

 

We welcome our guest tutor Sue to this is an all inclusive class.

Whats incuded in your Sox in a Box:

Head over Heels sock yarn - choice of colours

Sock Pattern

Symphonie Circular Knitting needle

Symphonie Double ended pins x 6

 

 

 

 

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Kids 10+ Needle Felting
Starts On:
December 11, 2019
4:30 pm
Ends On:
December 11, 2019
6:00 pm
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Come and learn how to make a needle felted penguin.

Full tuition, safety instruction and guidance will be given throughout.

We will be using needle felting needles (which are sharp) and wool roving to create a little friend

Learn how to create the shape and add detail

Children aged from 10 years welcome, but must be able to concentrate and have good hand/eye co-ordination.

Parents/ guardians please note - your child may prick themselves with the needle  and this may bleed (they will be using a first time new needle), if you are unhappy for them to be pricked - please do not book them on to the class.

 

Janome Club
Starts On:
October 14, 2020
2:00 pm
Ends On:
October 14, 2020
4:00 pm
£10.00
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Do you own a Janome Sewing Machine and want to ensure you're using it properly?

You will need to bring a project you are working on and receive machine support from our team.

This workshop is FREE for a year if you purchase a Janome or Elna machine from us. Email us to book your FREE place.

Or even just bring some scrap fabric and practice the stitches within your machine.

Please Note: Our team will not be able to help you with your projects (eg dressmaking or quilting) but they will be able to help you get the most out of your machine.

Kids - Smarty pants or Skirt
Starts On:
August 21, 2018
10:00 am
Ends On:
August 21, 2018
1:00 pm
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