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Learn to Sew

Janome/Elna Embroidery Machine Day

Janome/Elna Embroidery Day

Do you own a Janome or Elna Embroidery Machine?

If so, this is the class for you to learn how to use it and get the most from it.

Our Janome representative Jayne Brogan will be showing you how with a variety of projects for you to learn and enjoy.

You must bring your own machine & embroidery unit to this class along with your threads, everything else is included, along with tea, cake and plenty of laughter!

Starts On:
Wednesday June 07, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday June 07, 2017
3:00 PM
Janome/Elna Embroidery Day
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Starts On:
Wednesday June 07, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday June 07, 2017
3:00 PM
£50.00
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Cat B - FOOT SPA - New for 2017!!

Cat B - Foot Spa! - NEW for 2017

Cat B - A great way to gain more sewing confidence and to learn about all the basic feet on your machine. You will be using the standard (zig zag) foot, zipper foot, applique foot and buttonhole foot to make this beautiful bag compete with piping, internal zip pocket, botton fastening, decorative stitching and topstitching.

Bring your own machine and all the various feet attachments it may.

If time allows there will be an opportunity to discover what all your various feet attachments are for and have some 'playtime'. 

Please bring a note book to help you remember!

Not suitable for the complete beginner.

A fully inclusive workshop with choice of fabrics

Starts On:
Saturday March 25, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 25, 2017
2:30 PM
Cat B - Foot Spa! - NEW for 2017
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Saturday March 25, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday March 25, 2017
2:30 PM
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Starts On:
Friday April 21, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday April 21, 2017
5:30 PM
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Starts On:
Friday July 14, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday July 14, 2017
5:30 PM
Starts On:
Saturday August 26, 2017
10:30 AM
Ends On:
Saturday August 26, 2017
3:00 PM
£60.00
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Cat A - Zipped Box Bag

A - LTS - Zipped Box Bag

A - Learn to sew - zipped box bag

We tackle all sorts of techniques including, using interfacing and inserting a zip and lining along with creating tabs and boxing the corners. You must have used a sewing machine before and be able to sew a straight line, so not for the complete beginner!

A 2 hour workshop including tuition and use of our Elna sewing machines and zip leather tabs.

You will need to bring 2 fat quarters of your chosen fabric, 1/2 metre of heavy fusible interfacing and a a 30cm zip. (10% workshop discount is available on the day)

Starts On:
Saturday May 20, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday May 20, 2017
12:00 PM
£25.00
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Cat A - Patchwork Cushion

A - LTS - Patchwork Cushion

Learn to Sew - suitable for the complete beginner and children aged from 10 years.

Learn how to use a sewing machine and sew straight lines.

Using ready cut squares, create a lovely cushion, complete with an embroidered envelope back.

The fee includes tuition, all fabrics (from our ready cut stash), threads, use of our wonderful easy Elna sewing machines and cushion pad.

Starts On:
Thursday April 20, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday April 20, 2017
12:30 PM
£32.00
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Cat A/B - Miniature Quilt

Miniature Quilt

Introducing our guest tutor - Julia Gahagan

Julia is a textile artist specialising in miniature quilts.

Join us for a fun day of sewing - suitable for all levels including beginners!

You will be making a miniature village quilt using a shadow applique technique 

You will need to bring a white or cream plain fat quarter and another for your backing, along with any scraps you may like to use (although this is not necessary as we have plenty!).

You will also need a glue pen (available at a discounted rate on the day)

Fabrics are available to purchase on the day with a 10% workshop discount.

All other materials, wadding, netting threads are included along with the use of our Elna Sewing Machines and tuition.

Find out more about Julia here:  www.homegrowntextiles.co.uk

Starts On:
Saturday July 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 15, 2017
4:30 PM
£65.00
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Cat A - Love your sewing machine

A - Love your sewing machine

Love your new sewing machine - from 12+ yrs Have you just received a new sewing machine? This course is for absolute beginners to learn the basics of using your new sewing machine or if you'd like to know the basics of machine sewing then use one of ours!. Learn how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine and correctly adjust the tension. You will then learn how to start and finish, adjust the stitch length and practice basic stitches. During all this excitement you will make a simple items to practice your new found skills. You will need to bring your own machine (or use one of ours!), foot control, plug, any accessories and the instruction manual (if you can still find it!). A 2 hour workshop - inclusive of all materials

Starts On:
Friday March 31, 2017
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 31, 2017
8:00 PM
A - Love your sewing machine
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Friday March 31, 2017
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Wednesday May 03, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday May 03, 2017
3:00 PM
Starts On:
Friday September 08, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday September 08, 2017
3:00 PM
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Cat A - Sew What! (ever you like!)

Sew What! (ever you want!!)

Need some help with a project? Dressmaking, Homemaking, Quilting? Or would you like to start something new? Our tutor will guide you and inspire you in whatever you want to make or finish. 3 hours of dedicated tuition - any sewing abilities

Starts On:
Wednesday April 12, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 12, 2017
4:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
1:00 PM
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Cat A - JEM SewCiety

JEM Sewciety

This is a sewing social for anyone with a Janome or Elna sewing machine.

Bring your own project and gain confidence in using your machine and also learn from each other.

There is no tuition but plenty of support.

Please remember to bring your machine, project and sewing kit.

If you have purchased an Elna or Janome Sewing machine from us - you get a session each month free for a year - just ask for the coupon code before booking!

Please note - If no spaces available for the evening sessions - we may still be able to accommodate you - please contact us!

Starts On:
Tuesday April 04, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 04, 2017
4:00 PM
JEM Sewciety
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Tuesday April 04, 2017
1:00 PM
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Tuesday April 04, 2017
4:00 PM
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Tuesday April 04, 2017
6:00 PM
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Tuesday April 04, 2017
9:00 PM
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
1:00 PM
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
4:00 PM
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
6:00 PM
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
9:00 PM
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Tuesday June 06, 2017
1:00 PM
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Tuesday June 06, 2017
4:00 PM
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Tuesday June 06, 2017
6:00 PM
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Tuesday June 06, 2017
9:00 PM
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
1:00 PM
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
4:00 PM
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
6:00 PM
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
9:00 PM
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Garment / Dress Making

Cat B - Skirt Making

B - Skirt Making

Using a pattern (included) this is an ideal  introduction to cutting a pattern and all the terminology used. You’ll cover lots of techniques including: Inserting a zip, facings, under stitching and working on seams and hems. You need to know how to thread up and use the sewing machine, but don’t forget that help is at hand for anything technical. Depending on your chosen skirt style and size you will need to bring up to 2.5m of fabric - we suggest using cotton, linen or lightweight denim.

Starts On:
Saturday April 22, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 22, 2017
3:00 PM
B - Skirt Making
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Starts On:
Saturday April 22, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday April 22, 2017
3:00 PM
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Cat B/C - Tailored Jacket - 2 wks - NEW!

Tailored Jacket - 2 wk course

B/C -  Semi - Tailored Jacket Course (with or without lining) - 2 weeks

Using a pattern, you will learn how to adapt it to add a lining (if you would like to) and make a fitted jacket with notched collar, buttonhole and optional topstitched pocket.

This is a technical class and  some previous garment sewing skills are necessary -  it is not suitable for the complete begginer.

The fee includes tuition, the pattern (complete with other garments to make) and use of our Elna sewing machines.

You will need up to 2.6m of your chosen fabric and 1.5m of lining fabric.

Please bring your sewing basket and thread.

Starts On:
Friday June 02, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday June 09, 2017
6:00 PM
£120.00
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Cat B - Garment / Dress Making Day

Cat B - Garment Making Day Course

Cat B - Dressmaking/ Garment Making Day Using your own pattern, you will have the benefit of our fabulous tutor to guide you. Skills may include: Reading/ adjusting the pattern to fit Darts, Seams, linings, interfacings, hems, zips, buttons. Using the sewing machine and overlocker Professional finishing techniques. Use any fabrics. make dresses, skirts, waistcoats, trousers (whatever takes your fancy!). Bring a pattern and fabric depending on your skills level, come with it already cut out if confident to do so and if you want to make the most of the day in sewing/finishing techniques. Please note - depending on your starting level, you may not finish your garment on the day, however we will continue to guide you should you need support.

Starts On:
Saturday July 01, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 01, 2017
4:30 PM
Cat B - Garment Making Day Course
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Starts On:
Saturday July 01, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 01, 2017
4:30 PM
£65.00
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Cat B - Garment / Dress Making Course

Garment Making/ Dressmaking Course

Learn to Sew over 3 (or 4) weeks  - This is perfect for any ability, you will learn many dressmaking techniques, from absolute beginner or enhance your skills as a confident crafter. 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 and any trimmings.

Starts On:
Friday June 16, 2017
6:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday June 30, 2017
9:00 PM
Garment Making/ Dressmaking Course
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Starts On:
Friday June 16, 2017
6:00 PM
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Friday June 30, 2017
9:00 PM
Starts On:
Friday August 25, 2017
4:00 PM
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Friday September 08, 2017
7:00 PM
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Cat B - Sewing with Stretch

Cat B - Sewing with Stretch

Sewing with knits and stretch fabric can seem like a challenge. Our tutor will help you achieve great results in this workshop specifically for working with stretch fabric. Using a sewing machine, you will use the special 'stretch' stitches and gain knowledge & confidence by making this lovely shift dress suitable for all seasons. Includes tuition and pattern for you to use again and again! Not for the complete beginner.

You will need up to 2metres of knit fabric (depending on style, size and length) which can be purchased on the day with a 10% workshop discount.

Starts On:
Friday April 07, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 07, 2017
6:00 PM
Cat B - Sewing with Stretch
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Friday April 07, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday April 07, 2017
6:00 PM
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Starts On:
Friday April 28, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Starts On:
Saturday June 24, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday June 24, 2017
3:00 PM
£60.00
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Cat A/B - Sew What! (ever you want!)

Sew What! (ever you want!!)

Need some help with a project? Dressmaking, Homemaking, Quilting? Or would you like to start something new? Our tutor will guide you and inspire you in whatever you want to make or finish. 3 hours of dedicated tuition - any sewing abilities

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Wednesday April 12, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 12, 2017
4:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Patch & Quilt

Cat B: Make a gorgeous quilt in a day!

B - Quilt in a day - Squares!

Using a pre-cut 5 inch charm pack (54 pieces) , 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) and a desire to do another one!! A 6.5 hour workshop (half hour for lunch) - you will need a 5inch pre-cut charm pack (54 x 5"squares). We will happily create a charm pack to your personal specification - please ask for details. All other materials included - threads, batting, backing fabric. Please note: It is not possible to make a larger quilt during this session.

Starts On:
Saturday April 08, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 08, 2017
4:30 PM
B - Quilt in a day - Squares!
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Saturday April 08, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday April 08, 2017
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Saturday May 06, 2017
10:00 AM
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4:30 PM
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
10:00 AM
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Wednesday July 19, 2017
4:30 PM
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Saturday August 12, 2017
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Cat B - Quilt in a Day (triangles)

Cat B - Quilt in a Day - Triangles

Cat B - Quilt in a Day - Triangles Using 10 inch squares (purchased separately), you will enjoy learning new skills by creating a new modern quilt. The finished size is a large cot/ knee sized quilt. Learn about sewing precise seams, straight stitching and cutting skills using the rotary cutter whilst creating new blocks for your quilt. You will finish off by sashing, batting, quilting and binding your quilt. We have a selection of 10" squares (plain and pattern) for you to choose on the day. (depending on your choice of fabrics is likely to cost approx. £15). The course fee includes use of our lovely Elna machines, tuition, a super fun day and the batting and backing fabric.

Starts On:
Saturday June 17, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday June 17, 2017
4:30 PM
Cat B - Quilt in a Day - Triangles
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Starts On:
Saturday June 17, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday June 17, 2017
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Cat A/B - Minature Quilt

Miniature Quilt

Introducing our guest tutor - Julia Gahagan

Julia is a textile artist specialising in miniature quilts.

Join us for a fun day of sewing - suitable for all levels including beginners!

You will be making a miniature village quilt using a shadow applique technique 

You will need to bring a white or cream plain fat quarter and another for your backing, along with any scraps you may like to use (although this is not necessary as we have plenty!).

You will also need a glue pen (available at a discounted rate on the day)

Fabrics are available to purchase on the day with a 10% workshop discount.

All other materials, wadding, netting threads are included along with the use of our Elna Sewing Machines and tuition.

Find out more about Julia here:  www.homegrowntextiles.co.uk

Starts On:
Saturday July 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 15, 2017
4:30 PM
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Cat B - Patchwork Course - Oriental Garden Quilt

Patchwork and Quilting Course

B - Patchwork and Quilting Course - Oriental Garden This course will take you through all the stages of patchwork to create an Oriental Garden style Quilt. Skills learned wil be tranferable for all future patchworking.

You will use templates & the rotary cutter and master accurate sewing techniques. The design progresses through the various stages and you will need 4 fat quarters of your colour choice to start (not included). We will help to assist you in your fabric selection, depending on your anticipated finished size.

The quilt top will not be completed but will set you up with all the skills and knowledge to create you own unique fabulous materpeice! Of course, we are always available to assist you between and after your course.

Course fee includes tuition and use of our Elna machines.

Starts On:
Friday October 13, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 20, 2017
6:00 PM
Patchwork and Quilting Course
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Starts On:
Friday October 13, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday October 20, 2017
6:00 PM
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Cat B - Kaleidoscope Patchwork

Kaleidoscope Patchwork

An Introductuon to Kaleidoscope patchwork

The possibilities of designs are endless, learn how to identify patterns in fabric and to measure and cut identical strips.

Using various angles on the quilters ruler, create hexagons and octogons with repeating circular patterns and watcvh as your kaleidoscope patterns emerge

Practice this technique on our workshop fabric, no need to bring anything other than your enthusiasm and creativity!

Starts On:
Friday May 26, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday May 26, 2017
4:00 PM
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Cat B - Essential Quilting Skills

B - Essential Quilting Skills

Essential Skills for Quilting Gain a deeper understanding of patchwork and quilting terminology and practice skills such as: Using the rotary cutter, ruler and board for precision cutting Piecing, sashing, using batting and binding techniques Using different machine feet to enhance your work including free motion quilting. This workshop is ideal for those who have a basic knowledge of quilting, or perhaps have started a quilt and would like to know how to finish it! An inclusive workshop - no need to bring anything.

Starts On:
Friday March 31, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday March 31, 2017
5:00 PM
B - Essential Quilting Skills
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Starts On:
Friday March 31, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday March 31, 2017
5:00 PM
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Cat B - Creative Machine Embroidery

B - Creative Machine Embroidery

Creative Machine Embroidery A follow on workshop for those who have basic knowledge of a sewing machine, once you've practised this wonderfully creative technique, you will be hooked, Kirstie Allsop says “it is the crack cocaine of the craft world as it is so addictive! A needle crafters legal high!” We will guide you through all the techniques you need to learn free-machine embroidery and you will have time to ‘release your creativity’ making lots of patch samples on calico. Practice free writing, adding applique, vermicelli quilting including solufleece and circular designs.

Starts On:
Wednesday April 05, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 05, 2017
4:00 PM
B - Creative Machine Embroidery
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Wednesday April 05, 2017
1:00 PM
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Wednesday April 05, 2017
4:00 PM
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
10:00 AM
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
1:00 PM
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Homemaker

Cat A/B/C - Sew What! (ever you like!)

Sew What! (ever you want!!)

Need some help with a project? Dressmaking, Homemaking, Quilting? Or would you like to start something new? Our tutor will guide you and inspire you in whatever you want to make or finish. 3 hours of dedicated tuition - any sewing abilities

Starts On:
Wednesday April 12, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 12, 2017
4:00 PM
Sew What! (ever you want!!)
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Wednesday April 12, 2017
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Cat B - FOOT SPA - New for 2017!

Cat B - Foot Spa! - NEW for 2017

Cat B - A great way to gain more sewing confidence and to learn about all the basic feet on your machine. You will be using the standard (zig zag) foot, zipper foot, applique foot and buttonhole foot to make this beautiful bag compete with piping, internal zip pocket, botton fastening, decorative stitching and topstitching.

Bring your own machine and all the various feet attachments it may.

If time allows there will be an opportunity to discover what all your various feet attachments are for and have some 'playtime'. 

Please bring a note book to help you remember!

Not suitable for the complete beginner.

A fully inclusive workshop with choice of fabrics

Starts On:
Saturday March 25, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday March 25, 2017
2:30 PM
Cat B - Foot Spa! - NEW for 2017
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Saturday March 25, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday March 25, 2017
2:30 PM
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Friday April 21, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday April 21, 2017
5:30 PM
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Starts On:
Friday July 14, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday July 14, 2017
5:30 PM
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Saturday August 26, 2017
10:30 AM
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Saturday August 26, 2017
3:00 PM
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Cat B - Tilda Doll - Back by popular demand!!

Cat B - Tilda Doll

Make this gorgeous Tilda Doll Using the pattern provided and learning great skills from our guest tutor (and amazingly talented) Sarah! Cut, pin and sew your Tilda Doll with scant seams and then learn how to stuff her delicate limbs, head and body effectively. Add facial details and hair and wings (optional). After a lunch break, you will cut out and sew her beautiful outfit. This is an all-inclusive workshop and includes the following: All fabrics, trimmings, stuffing and the Tilda Book complete with the doll pattern and other fabulous projects for you to carry on making at home!

Not for the complete beginner - must know how to use a sewing machine!!

Starts On:
Saturday July 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday July 29, 2017
4:30 PM
Cat B - Tilda Doll
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Starts On:
Saturday July 29, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 29, 2017
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Cat A - Zipped Box Bag

A - LTS - Zipped Box Bag

A - Learn to sew - zipped box bag

We tackle all sorts of techniques including, using interfacing and inserting a zip and lining along with creating tabs and boxing the corners. You must have used a sewing machine before and be able to sew a straight line, so not for the complete beginner!

A 2 hour workshop including tuition and use of our Elna sewing machines and zip leather tabs.

You will need to bring 2 fat quarters of your chosen fabric, 1/2 metre of heavy fusible interfacing and a a 30cm zip. (10% workshop discount is available on the day)

Starts On:
Saturday May 20, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday May 20, 2017
12:00 PM
£25.00
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Cat B - Roman Blind Making (Sampler) NEW for 2017

Roman Blind Making

Learn how to make simple, attractive window dressings for your home.

You will learn how to sew and construct a sampler sized roman blind, including measuring up and choosing  your equipment, sewing and cording then receive instructions of to how to hang the blind at home.

All fabric, tuition and  guidance notes are included in the cost of this course. (In addition, a blind kit will need to be paid for directly to our tutor - approx cost £10 each)

Along with use of our fabulous Elna sewing machines, this course is for those with some machine sewing experience.

Starts On:
Friday October 06, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday October 06, 2017
6:00 PM
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Cat B - Creative Machine Embroidery

B - Creative Machine Embroidery

Creative Machine Embroidery A follow on workshop for those who have basic knowledge of a sewing machine, once you've practised this wonderfully creative technique, you will be hooked, Kirstie Allsop says “it is the crack cocaine of the craft world as it is so addictive! A needle crafters legal high!” We will guide you through all the techniques you need to learn free-machine embroidery and you will have time to ‘release your creativity’ making lots of patch samples on calico. Practice free writing, adding applique, vermicelli quilting including solufleece and circular designs.

Starts On:
Wednesday April 05, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 05, 2017
4:00 PM
B - Creative Machine Embroidery
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Wednesday April 05, 2017
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
10:00 AM
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Cat B - Applique Art - NEW!!

Cat B - Applique Art

Applique Art: A workshop to follow on from our very popular Creative Embroidery class. You will learn how to combine images using Bondaweb and Free machine stitching. This class is designed for those who are either competent with free machine embroidery or who have completed a class with Sew Creative. You will leave with your own textile art piece, sewn onto calico to turn into whatever takes your fancy! A fully inclusive workshop

Starts On:
Friday June 03, 2016
3:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday June 03, 2016
6:00 PM
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Creative

Textile Printing - NEW

A - Textile Printing

You will be introduced to the wonderful art of textile printing using Blocks and Screens and have the opportunity to create your own 'mini' stamps using easy cut lino. You will practise on different fabrics and paper before ‘releasing your creativity’ on plain calico and cotton. Learn how to print effectively and use skills such as colour mixing, overlaying and ghost printing. You will create a piece of printed fabric to use in a variety of your own textile projects. We also have a selection of plain tote bags, napkins, tea towels and pillowcases for you to purchase separately to enable you to print to your hearts content! A 3 hour workshop

Starts On:
Tuesday October 13, 2015
10:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday October 13, 2015
1:00 PM
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Cat A - Introduction to Needle felting

Introduction to needle felting

Intoduction to Needle Felting

Using wool roving we will introuce you to a variety of tools and equipment and techniques to start you off on your needle felting journey.

You will learn how to break down  and make the different components of a small project and how to mix colours and join the component together.

There will be plenty of time also for free expression feltmaking.

A fully inclusive workshop - but be warned - it is addictive!

We are using sharp barbed needles, therefore children aged from 12 are welcome. We have plenty of plasters for any accidents!

Starts On:
Saturday April 15, 2017
11:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday April 15, 2017
1:00 PM
Introduction to needle felting
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Saturday April 15, 2017
11:00 AM
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Saturday April 15, 2017
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Starts On:
Friday April 28, 2017
10:00 AM
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Friday April 28, 2017
12:00 PM
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Cat A - Crafternoon Tea

A - Crafternoon Tea

Next Session - Wet Felted Bangle

A fun craft session using all kinds of sewing and crafting skills to create something unique and lovely for yourself or as a gift for someone special. Our tutor will guide you step-by-step to ensure that you are pleased with your project. When the opportunity arises, we will stop for a well deserved cuppa and slice of cake and no doubt lots of natter! Come alone and meet new friends or with a group of friends - everyone welcome - no experience required - just lots of enthusiasm! Includes all craft materials, tea and cake.

Starts On:
Thursday November 05, 2015
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday November 05, 2015
3:00 PM
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Cat A - Creative Lampshades

Creative Lamshade

A - Creative Lampshade A 30cm diameter shade frame to hang from the ceiling or place on a lamp-stand. Suitable for complete beginners; No sewing required. Includes the 30cm drum lampshade kit, you will need approx 40cm of lightweight fabric - cotton is ideal. A 2 hour workshop

Starts On:
Saturday May 13, 2017
11:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday May 13, 2017
1:00 PM
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Saturday May 13, 2017
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Saturday May 13, 2017
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Kids & Teens

Kids Easy Skirt - 10yrs +

Kids Easy Skirt - 10+

Kid's Easy skirt - 10yrs+ Learn about precise sewing to make this adorable skirt with elasticated waistband and ribbon detail. Suitable for children aged from 10 yrs who have gained some experience using the sewing machine. (not for the complete beginner). A 3 hour workshop inclusive of tuition, pattern, use of our machines, elastic and thread.

You will need 1 metre of cotton fabric which can be purchased on the day with a 10% discount.

Starts On:
Thursday April 13, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday April 13, 2017
4:00 PM
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Thursday April 13, 2017
1:00 PM
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Thursday April 13, 2017
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Love to Sew - using your own machine

Kids - Love to Sew (own machine)

Kids - Learn to sew using your own machine. This workshop is suitable for all children under 16 years who would like to gain more confidence in using their sewing machine. Children bring their own projects to work on according to their ability, although we will always have bits of fabric for practising on and plenty of ideas for each child to make some lovely things to enhance their knowledge, confidence and skills. It will be a mixed ability class, those with a new machine will learn how to thread it and wind the bobbin along with gaining an understanding on using it properly. Other children with knowledge of their machines may use the session to make their items under the guidance of a team member.

Starts On:
Tuesday April 11, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 11, 2017
11:30 AM
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Tuesday April 11, 2017
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Creative Tote Bag

Kids - Creative Tote Bag

Suitable for children aged from 8 years.

We start off with a 'driving test' to gain knowledge of using the  sewing machines.

Then using Bondaweb you will create a simple design to stick and then sew on to your bag front.

After sewing up the seams, handles will be added.

A fun, all inclusive session - suitable for all

Starts On:
Tuesday April 18, 2017
11:00 AM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 18, 2017
1:00 PM
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
11:00 AM
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Tuesday April 18, 2017
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Patchwork Cushion - 10 years +

A - LTS - Patchwork Cushion

Learn to Sew - suitable for the complete beginner and children aged from 10 years.

Learn how to use a sewing machine and sew straight lines.

Using ready cut squares, create a lovely cushion, complete with an embroidered envelope back.

The fee includes tuition, all fabrics (from our ready cut stash), threads, use of our wonderful easy Elna sewing machines and cushion pad.

Starts On:
Thursday April 20, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday April 20, 2017
12:30 PM
£32.00
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Zipped Pencil Case

Zipped Pencil Case

Learn how you make a lovely lined zipped bag/ pencil case

Choose your fabric from our studio stash and learn how to insert the zip, then sew together with guidance from our tutor.

Children must have used a sewing machine before and be able to sew a straight line.

A fully inclusive workshop with a selection of fabrics from our studio stash!

Starts On:
Tuesday April 11, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday April 11, 2017
4:00 PM
£25.00
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Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Create a lovely dreamcatcher complete with beads, ribbons and feathers.

Learn how to thread a webbed design and embellish with beads.

A fun, all inclusive workshop - just bring your creativity!

All abilities - aged from 8 yrs

Starts On:
Thursday April 20, 2017
1:30 PM
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Thursday April 20, 2017
3:00 PM
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Learn new skills, gain confidence and have fun.

If you’re wanting to release your creativity, but don’t know where to start,  we are certain we have a workshop that is perfect for you. Home crafts, garment making and patchwork & quilting, our small classes ensure that individual needs are met.

The studios, including access to the sewing machines, overlockers, and printing resources can be hired for £10 by the hour when available (no tuition and users must be competent) .

We also offer 1:1 tuition at a cost of £40 per hour.A 1:2 tuition session is £50 per hour and 1:3 is £60 per hour

Experience our workshops as an individual or as a group of friends for fun or a special occasion and event; we make every birthday, anniversary, retreat day and hen party, very special and memorable. If you want something bespoke to you – just ask – we aim to please!

We offer Kids and Teens sewing and craft clubs – look at the workshop tab for more details.

Workshops are Categorised A for absolute beginner, B for basic skills or C for confident sewer/ crafter.

Workshop Bookings – Terms and Conditions

Workshop bookings cannot be held without payment in full.

Bookings online require full payment via paypal, alternatively bookings may be made in the shop with payment via cash or card or over the phone.

Gift Voucher bookings can be made by emailing: info@sewcreative.org.uk and stating the date and time of workshop required and the Gift Voucher number and value.

Workshop Cancellation – by Sew Creative

We will endeavour to run every published workshop, however there may be times, due to impracticalities, sickness or other unforeseen circumstances that we will cancel the workshop. In these instances you may transfer to any other workshops available. All payments received will be carried over to a new booking or a full refund offered.

We reserve the right to cancel any workshop at short notice. In this event you will be notified as soon as possible via telephone and/or email.

Workshop Cancellation – by our Creative Customers

If you have to cancel your workshop please notify Sew Creative as soon as possible by telephone: 01730 858020, then please confirm in writing by emailing us at info@sewcreative.org.uk

Workshop fees are non-refundable unless we cancel (see above)

You may however transfer your workshop fee / deposit (subject to a £5 administration charge) to another of our workshops as long as we have 14 days notice. Alternatively, you may arrange to send an acquaintance in your place.

No refunds are given to those who fail to attend a workshop in full or in part or give at least 14 days notice to request a transfer.