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TASTER DAY - 6 Sessions to choose from

Taster Day

Want to try somthing new?  All abilities (not suitable for children under 12 years).

These all inclusive 1 hour snippets may be just the thing for you to try out one of our sewing or craft workshops.

Book on the relevant time slot for the sewing / craft class you would like to try....

9.30 - 10.30am - Creating with Calico 

10.45 - 11.45am - Foundation Piecing 

12 - 1pm - Exciting Reverse Applique

1.15 -2.15pm - Needle Felted Bird

2.30pm - Learn to Sew - Storage Bucket

3.45pm - Applique tablet holder

Starts On:
Saturday June 10, 2017
9:30 AM
Ends On:
Saturday June 10, 2017
10:30 AM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
9:30 AM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
10:30 AM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
10:45 AM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
11:45 AM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
12:00 PM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
1:00 PM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
1:15 PM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
2:15 PM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
2:30 PM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
3:30 PM
Starts On:
Saturday June 10, 2017
3:45 PM
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Saturday June 10, 2017
4:45 PM
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Book on the relevant time slot for the sewing / craft class you would like to try….

9.30 – 10.30am – Creating with Calico

10.45 – 11.45am – Foundation Piecing

12 – 1pm – Exciting Reverse Applique

1.15 -2.15pm – Needle Felted Bird

2.30pm – Learn to Sew – Storage Bucket

3.45pm – Applique tablet holder

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:
Friday July 14, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday July 14, 2017
5:30 PM
Cat B - Foot Spa! - NEW for 2017
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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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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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Wednesday June 07, 2017
10:00 AM
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Wednesday June 07, 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
Ends On:
Saturday May 20, 2017
12:00 PM
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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
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Saturday July 15, 2017
4:30 PM
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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:
Wednesday May 03, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday May 03, 2017
3:00 PM
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Wednesday May 03, 2017
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Wednesday May 03, 2017
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Friday June 16, 2017
5:00 PM
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1:00 PM
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Friday September 08, 2017
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Friday November 17, 2017
5:00 PM
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Friday November 17, 2017
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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

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Friday January 20, 2017
2:00 PM
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Friday January 20, 2017
5:00 PM
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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 May 02, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday May 02, 2017
4:00 PM
JEM Sewciety
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
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Tuesday May 02, 2017
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Tuesday June 06, 2017
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
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Tuesday July 04, 2017
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Garment / Dress Making

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, optional topstitched pocket and professional finishing techniques.

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
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Friday June 09, 2017
6:00 PM
£120.00
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Cat C - Trouser Toile

Cat C - Trouser Toile

We are all shapes and sizes and finding trousers 'off the peg' with a perfect fit  is quite impossible. 

This class is aimed at confident sewers, those who have an understanding of patterns

Bring a trouser pattern in the style of your choice and using your body measurements and pattern adjustments you will re-create the pattern according to your personal requirments. 

You will then construct a fabric toile of your trousers and then small adjustments may need to be made to enable you to acheive the desired fit. 

The fabric for the toile should be related to the style of trouser, so bring calico or a cotton sheet for fitted trousers and a drapey polyester for loose fitting 

You will need to bring: Trouser Pattern and fabric and a zip for your toile.

We will provide pattern paper and any other notions you might need.

About our tutor:

We are delighted to introduce our new tutor Jane Thorne.

Jane is a fashion designer by trade with years of experience of working within the fashion industry.

Starts On:
Thursday July 13, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Thursday July 13, 2017
4:30 PM
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Thursday July 13, 2017
10:00 AM
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Thursday July 13, 2017
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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Saturday August 19, 2017
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Cat C - Shirt/Blouse Making -NEW!!

Cat C - Shirt/Blouse Making

Cat C for the confident sewist who has already made a few garments but is now wanting to improve skills.

In this class you will make either of the designs for ladies or gents.

Whilst sewing you will be learning lots of 'finishing techniques' associated with professional garment making such as applying yokes, collars, topstitching and buttonholes

You will need to bring up to 2.2m of fabric such as a cotton, rayon, silk, batik, seersucker, chambrey or lightweight linen

The workshop fee includes the pattern, tuition and use of our Elna sewing machines.

Starts On:
Saturday September 16, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday September 16, 2017
4:30 PM
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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 September 02, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday September 02, 2017
4:30 PM
Cat B - Garment Making Day Course
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Starts On:
Saturday September 02, 2017
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Saturday September 02, 2017
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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
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Friday August 25, 2017
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Friday September 08, 2017
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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 28, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 28, 2017
6:00 PM
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Friday April 28, 2017
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Saturday June 24, 2017
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Friday November 10, 2017
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Cat B - Zip-e-de-do-dah

ZIP-E-DE-DO-DAH!

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Saturday July 08, 2017
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Saturday July 08, 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 May 06, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday May 06, 2017
4:30 PM
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Saturday May 06, 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.

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Saturday June 17, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday June 17, 2017
4:30 PM
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Saturday June 17, 2017
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Friday October 27, 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

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Saturday July 15, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday July 15, 2017
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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
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Friday October 13, 2017
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Friday October 20, 2017
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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!

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Friday May 26, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday May 26, 2017
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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 April 29, 2016
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday April 29, 2016
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 August 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday August 23, 2017
1:00 PM
B - Creative Machine Embroidery
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
10:00 AM
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Wednesday August 23, 2017
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Friday November 17, 2017
1:00 PM
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Friday November 17, 2017
4:00 PM
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Homemaker

Cat A - Fabric Flowers

Fabric Flowers

Learn how to make fabulous fabric flowers in this 3 hour creative class using a bonding technique and stitching.

The flowers can be used within a bouquet, as a coursage or sewn to a hair band for the festival season - the choice is yours

Everything is included in the workshop fee to make the flowers, however you may bring any lightweight fabric scraps of your own such as silk, cotton lawn, lace or organza if you like.

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Saturday May 20, 2017
2:00 PM
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Saturday May 20, 2017
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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

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Friday January 20, 2017
2:00 PM
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Friday January 20, 2017
5:00 PM
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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:
Friday July 14, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday July 14, 2017
5:30 PM
Cat B - Foot Spa! - NEW for 2017
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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
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Saturday August 26, 2017
3:00 PM
£60.00
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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
4:30 PM
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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
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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
Roman Blind Making
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Starts On:
Friday October 06, 2017
1:00 PM
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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 August 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday August 23, 2017
1:00 PM
B - Creative Machine Embroidery
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Starts On:
Wednesday August 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Wednesday August 23, 2017
1:00 PM
Starts On:
Friday November 17, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday November 17, 2017
4:00 PM
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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 23, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Friday June 23, 2017
5:00 PM
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Creative

Fabric Flowers

Fabric Flowers

Learn how to make fabulous fabric flowers in this 3 hour creative class using a bonding technique and stitching.

The flowers can be used within a bouquet, as a coursage or sewn to a hair band for the festival season - the choice is yours

Everything is included in the workshop fee to make the flowers, however you may bring any lightweight fabric scraps of your own such as silk, cotton lawn, lace or organza if you like.

Starts On:
Saturday May 20, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday May 20, 2017
5:00 PM
£40.00
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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 June 03, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Saturday June 03, 2017
4:00 PM
Introduction to needle felting
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Starts On:
Saturday June 03, 2017
2:00 PM
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Saturday June 03, 2017
4:00 PM
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Lino Cutting & Printing

A - Lino Cutting and Printing

Lino Cutting and Printing

Using traditional lino cutting techniques and specialist tools to create your own stamp. You will then use textile paints to print a repeat pattern on to fabric . Easy carve lino and all equipment, including use of our cutting tools, fabric paints and a half metre of calico are included in the workshop fee.

Please feel free to bring your own designs (up to 10cm x 10cm) or be inspired by the tutor input on the day to Release Your Creativity

Perfect for all abilities or a refresher course for confident experimental crafters

Starts On:
Saturday June 03, 2017
10:00 AM
Ends On:
Saturday June 03, 2017
1:00 PM
A - Lino Cutting and Printing
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Starts On:
Saturday June 03, 2017
10:00 AM
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Saturday June 03, 2017
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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
Creative Lamshade
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Saturday May 13, 2017
11:00 AM
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Saturday May 13, 2017
1:00 PM
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Kids & Teens

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:
Thursday June 01, 2017
10:30 AM
Ends On:
Thursday June 01, 2017
12:00 PM
Kids - Love to Sew (own machine)
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Starts On:
Thursday June 01, 2017
10:30 AM
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Thursday June 01, 2017
12:00 PM
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Creative Tote Bag - 8+

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:
Thursday June 01, 2017
2:00 PM
Ends On:
Thursday June 01, 2017
4:00 PM
Kids - Creative Tote Bag
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Starts On:
Thursday June 01, 2017
2:00 PM
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Thursday June 01, 2017
4:00 PM
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Zipped Pencil Case - 10+

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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Applique Book Cover - 8+

Applique Book Cover

Suitable for beginners aged from 8 years.

Using a felt base and various die cuts, bondaweb and fabrics - create a design and stitch using the sewing machine.

Finish off the project by making in to a notebook cover and perhaps if time allows stitch on a button too!

Workshop includes all fabrics and a notebook along with use of our elna sewing machines and tuition.

Starts On:
Tuesday May 30, 2017
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Tuesday May 30, 2017
2:30 PM
£20.00
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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:
Wednesday April 15, 2015
1:00 PM
Ends On:
Wednesday April 15, 2015
4:00 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.