Corona Virus and Covid-19


In line with Government advice, we have suspended all workshops at the School for the forseeable future.

 Our online Shop remains open.  There is no minimum order and there is free UK P & P, so if you need any sewing supplies for your project, take a look.

All current bookings are now placed on ‘pause’. This means that when the current situation has run it’s course and the Government notifies us that we can resume normal activities, we will be in touch to re-arrange your workshop.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for news updates


Stay well and look after yourselves.

Very best wishes 

Nadine and the Team



WORKSHOP DATES

For details about each workshop, please roll your mouse over the underlined course title or via the ‘Workshops’ navigation button link.To check level requirement, roll your mouse over the level title.





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5 April 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


6 April 2020 - Monday Half-Day (Morning Session)

Children’s Workshop - Get to Know a Sewing Machine (8 to 15 Years)
level: Beginner
Price: £30.00

 

CHILDRENS’ WORKSHOP - GET TO KNOW A SEWING MACHINE (8 TO 15 YEARS)

Half-day workshop - £30.00

Morning Session: 10.00am until 12.30pm


Maximum of Seven on this workshop. 

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Fabric
  • Soft Drinks & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Mid-morning Snack

Perfect for the younger, absolute beginner, this workshop is a great introduction to the Sewing Machine.

During the workshop, you will make a Patchwork Mat for your room or as a gift. Practicing Straight Stitch, Zig-Zag Stitch and some Fancy Stitches, by the end of the session, you will feel confident and understand how to control a Sewing Machine.


This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 to 15 years and is part of our Developing Skills in Sewing Programme for Children and Young People.

 

Your tutor for this workshop is Heather Chalkley. Heather has been helping to run the Childrens’ Workshops at The Festival of Quilts since it began in 2003.

As a member of the Quilters’ guild of the British Isles she held the post of Young Quilters’ Officer for Scotland. Formerly a Sick Childrens’ Nurse, Heather has been sewing for most of her life.

Child Age and Insurance Compliance

All participants of our Children’s Workshops MUST be a minimum of Eight Years of age on the date of the workshop, Parents/Guardians will be asked to provide a signature to confirm this.

This is very important and is to comply with our insurance terms. It is therefore a legal requirement. Any child who does not meet this condition will not be able to participate in the workshop. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you satisfy this term.




6 April 2020 - Monday Half-Day (Afternoon Session)

Children’s Easter Bunny Bag Workshop (8 to 14 Years)
level: Basic
Price: £30.00

CHILDRENS’ WORKSHOP - Easter Bunny Bag (8 TO 14 YEARS)

Half-day workshop - £30.00

Afternoon Session: 10.00am until 12.30pm


Maximum of Seven on this workshop. 

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Fabrics
  • Thread
  • Supporting Fabrics
  • Soft Drinks & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Mid-morning Snack

Bunny Bag! A fun, carry-all solution. The perfect Bag to get all your bits and pieces back to your ‘warren’, safe and sound.

This workshop is for children aged 8 to 14 years and is part of our Developing Skills in Sewing Programme for Children and Young People. Perfect for the younger sewer, this workshop will further develop sewing skills.

Before attending this workshop, you will have attended our ‘Get to Know a Sewing Machine’ workshop or have experience of using a sewing machine. This workshop is not for a total beginner



Your tutor for this workshop is Bryony Jefferson-Downing.

Bryony has many years’ experience running Childrens’ Sewing and Craft Workshops in the community.

A Textile graduate, Bryony has been sewing for most of her life. 

Child Age and Insurance Compliance

All participants of our Children’s Workshops MUST be a minimum of Eight Years of age on the date of the workshop, Parents/Guardians will be asked to provide a signature to confirm this.

This is very important and is to comply with our insurance terms. It is therefore a legal requirement. Any child who does not meet this condition will not be able to participate in the workshop. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you satisfy this term.




8 April 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


8, 15 & 22 April 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


15 April 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


18 April 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


19 April 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Introduction to French Braid Quilts Workshop
level: Intermediate
Price: £65.00

INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH BRAID QUILTS WORKSHOP

Full-Day Workshop - £65.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

A maximum of Seven people attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Wadding
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
Create your own French Braid Quilt Topper in this inspiring Workshop.

Choose your fabric from our great range and learn how to sew and cut your fabric to create your French Braid - your finished table runner will measure 39 x 14 inches (approx).


Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your Dress at home.


22 April 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


25 April 2020 - Saturday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


26 April 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2
level: Basic
Price: £65.00


29 April 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


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1 May 2020 - Friday Full Day


Circles and More Quilt Workshop
level: Basic
Price: £55.00
Spaceous, well-equipped studio with
the latest Janome sewing machines

Circles and More Quilt Workshop

Full day workshop - £55.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven people on this workshop.
Ages of sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Wadding
  • Packed Lunch

A Materials list will be sent to you upon booking. All available to purchase on the day if required.

Take your Patchwork Piecing to the next level with Circles and Curves.

Create beautiful shapes and designs with curvy sewing - it’s great fun and not as scary as you might think!

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish the project at home.

What next?
You may wish to join one of our block of the Month Club courses or another quilting technique based workshop. Your tutor will be able to advise you, depending on what skills you would like to learn.




3 May 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


5, 12 & 19 May 2020 - Tuesday Evenings x 3


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


6 May 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


10 May 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Roman Blind
level: Confident
Price: £70.00

ROMAN BLIND WORKSHOP

 

Full-Day Workshop - £70.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

A maximum of Four people attend this workshop, ensuring an even higher degree of individual attention.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Equipment
  • Fibreglass Rods, Weight bar & Velcro
  • Fabric, Lining & Thread
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
This One-Day Workshop will give you all the skills you need to create your own Roman Blinds.

The workshop covers, how to measure for a blind; how to calculate your fabric requirements; how to construct a blind.

Workshop materials will be provided to produce your sample blind but please feel free to bring along your own fabric and window measurements so you can start work on your blind for home during the workshop.



13 May 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


13, 20 & 27 May 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


16 May 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


17 May 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


20 May 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


22 May 2020 - Friday Full Day


‘Clam Up’ Bag Workshop
level: Basic
Price: £55.00

‘Clam Up’ Bag Workshop

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of sixteen upwards.



What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Fabric
  • Supporting Fabric
  • Notions - Zips etc....
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Packed Lunch

Super fun to make, these useful bags are a great shape and are perfect for storing and carrying Make-up, Sewing Supplies, Tech Gear, and well......., whatever you want to!

All of your fabrics are included in this one day workshop. Come along and make a lovely item and develop your sewing skills too!


Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.




24 May 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Mélanie Kimono Workshop
level: Basic
Price: £55.00

MÉlanie Kimono WORKSHOP

Full-day workshop - £55.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Four people on this workshop. Ages of sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Mélanie Kimono Pattern (Yours to Keep)Sizes 4 to 22
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Interfacing

Fabric, Thread and Interfacing are available to purchase in our shop, on the day if required

 A Materials List will be sent to you upon booking.


Inspired by the traditional kimono with sash, generous patch pockets and threequarter sleeves.

Your kimono is a loose-fitting design that can be used as loungewear or, as a jacket or cardigan in a heavier fabric. Your pattern has lots of sizes from 4 to 22 and children’s sizes included!

Make a lovely Kimono and develop your sewing skills too.


Please note: Depending on your progression during the day, you may have to finish the project at home.

What next?
On completion of this workshop you might like to attend one of our other project based workshops. Your tutor will advise you on which workshops are best for you depending on what skills you wish to learn.



26 May 2020 - Tuesday Half-Day (Morning Session)

Children’s Workshop - Get to Know a Sewing Machine (8 to 15 Years)
level: Beginner
Price: £30.00

 

CHILDRENS’ WORKSHOP - GET TO KNOW A SEWING MACHINE (8 TO 15 YEARS)

Half-day workshop - £30.00

Morning Session: 10.00am until 12.30pm


Maximum of Seven on this workshop. 

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Fabric
  • Soft Drinks & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Mid-morning Snack

Perfect for the younger, absolute beginner, this workshop is a great introduction to the Sewing Machine.

During the workshop, you will make a Patchwork Mat for your room or as a gift. Practicing Straight Stitch, Zig-Zag Stitch and some Fancy Stitches, by the end of the session, you will feel confident and understand how to control a Sewing Machine.


This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 to 15 years and is part of our Developing Skills in Sewing Programme for Children and Young People.

 

Your tutor for this workshop is Heather Chalkley. Heather has been helping to run the Childrens’ Workshops at The Festival of Quilts since it began in 2003.

As a member of the Quilters’ guild of the British Isles she held the post of Young Quilters’ Officer for Scotland. Formerly a Sick Childrens’ Nurse, Heather has been sewing for most of her life.

Child Age and Insurance Compliance

All participants of our Children’s Workshops MUST be a minimum of Eight Years of age on the date of the workshop, Parents/Guardians will be asked to provide a signature to confirm this.

This is very important and is to comply with our insurance terms. It is therefore a legal requirement. Any child who does not meet this condition will not be able to participate in the workshop. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you satisfy this term.




27 May 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


30 May 2020 - Saturday Full Day


Disappearing Quilt Blocks Workshop
level: Intermediate
Price: £50.00

Disappearing Quilt Blocks Workshop

Full day workshop - £50.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Packed Lunch
A materials list will be sent to you upon booking. All materials are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Welcome to the world of Disappearing Quilt Blocks. A modern, super-easy and quick way of creating blocks.

Take your regular 9 patch and 4 patch blocks, sew, cut and then re-sew, and as if by magic, they turn into further shapes and designs.

In this fun workshop we will create several different disappearing blocks which can then be made into lots of different items.

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your quilt at home.

What next?
You may wish to join one of our block of the Month Club courses or another quilting technique based workshop. Your tutor will be able to advise you, depending on what skills you would like to learn.




31 May 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Ultimate Shift Dress Workshop - Sew Over It Pattern
level: Basic
Price: £55.00

ULTIMATE SHIFT DRESS WORKSHOP

Full-day workshop - £55.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Four people on this workshop. Ages of sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Pattern (Worth £14.50 - Yours to Keep)
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Interfacing

Fabric, and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, on the day if required

 A Materials List will be sent to you upon booking.


Create your very own Ultimate Shift Dress. Choose sleeves, or sleeveless for this versatile wardrobe staple.

This new workshop is part of our ‘Sew Over It’ series. Look out for the Pussy Bow Blouse, Vintage Shirt Dress and Ultimate Pencil Skirt.


Please note: Depending on your progression during the day, you may have to finish the project at home.

What next?
On completion of this workshop you might like to attend one of our other project based workshops. Your tutor will advise you on which workshops are best for you depending on what skills you wish to learn.


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3 June 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


6 June 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


7 June 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


9, 16 & 23 June 2020 - Tuesday Evenings x 3


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


10 June 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


10, 17 & 24 June 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


14 June 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Ogden Cami Workshop
level: Basic
Price: £55.00

Ogden Cami Workshop

Full-day workshop - £55.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Four people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Pattern ( Yours to Keep)
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
  • Fabric
  • Thread

Fabric, and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, on the day if required



The Ogden Cami is a simple and versatile blouse that can either be worn on its own or as a layering piece under blazers and cardigans. It has a soft V neck at both center front and center back necklines, and delicate spaghetti straps. The neckline and armholes are finished with a partial lining for a beautiful, high end finish.  

Make yours in lightweight woven fabrics such as crepe, rayon challis, voile, and lightweight linen.


Please note: Depending on your progression during the day, you may have to finish the project at home.

What next?
On completion of this workshop you might like to attend one of our other project based workshops. Your tutor will advise you on which workshops are best for you depending on what skills you wish to learn.



17 June 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above
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20 June 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


24 June 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


27 June 2020 - Saturday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


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1 July 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


4 July 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


5 July 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


7, 14 & 21 July 2020 - Tuesdays (3 x Evenings)


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2 (Three Consecutive Tuesday Evenings)
level: Basic
Price: £65.00


8 July 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


8, 15 & 22 July 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


9 July 2020 (Start date) -
Second Thursday of Month
Mornings


Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - Mariner’s Quilt
level: Intermediate
Price: £200.00 (All of Course) - 4x Monthly subscription payments of £50.00

Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - The second Thursday morning of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Morning workshops - £200.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x monthly equal payments (£50.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

10.00am to 12.30pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.


Second Thursday Morning of the Month;
9 July 2020
13 August 2020
10 September 2020
8 October 2020
12 November 2020
10 December 2020
14 January 2021
11 February 2021
11 March 2021
8 April 2021
13 May 2021
10 June 2021


What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread

  • Fabric, Wadding and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Each month we will make a different Quilt Block. Working with different kinds of patchwork and quilting techniques, we quilt our blocks ‘as we go’ and join them together using the ingenious ‘sashing’ technique. This means that, as we make our blocks, we build our finished quilt - how fabulous is that?! 

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.


This workshop is part of our Quilters’ Skill Building series.



9 July 2020 (Start date) -
Second Thursday of Month
Afternoons


Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - Mariner’s Quilt
level: Intermediate
Price: £200.00 (All of Course) - 4x Monthly subscription payments of £50.00

Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - The Second Thursday Afternoon of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Afternoon workshops - £200.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x monthly equal payments (£50.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

10.00am to 12.30pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.


Second Thursday Afternoon of the Month;
9 July 2020
13 August 2020
10 September 2020
8 October 2020
12 November 2020
10 December 2020
14 January 2021
11 February 2021
11 March 2021
8 April 2021
13 May 2021
10 June 2021


What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread

  • Fabric, Wadding and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Each month we will make a different Quilt Block. Working with different kinds of patchwork and quilting techniques, we quilt our blocks ‘as we go’ and join them together using the ingenious ‘sashing’ technique. This means that, as we make our blocks, we build our finished quilt - how fabulous is that?! 

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.


This workshop is part of our Quilters’ Skill Building series.



15 July 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


18 July 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


19 July 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


22 July 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


29 July 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


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1 August 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


2 August 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


5 August 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


12 August 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


12, 19 & 26 August 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


15 August 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


16 August 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


19 August 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


22 August 2020 - Saturday Full Day

Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2
level: Basic
Price: £65.00


26 August 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


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1 September 2020 (Start date) -
First Tuesday of Month
Mornings


Creative Free-Machine Embroidery Stitch-Book Club
level: Intermediate
Price: £180.00 (All of Course) - 4x Monthly subscription payments of £45.00

Creative Free-Machine Embroidery Stitch-Book Club - The First Tuesday Morning of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Morning workshops - £180.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x consecutive monthly equal payments (£45.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x further subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

10.00am to 12.30pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of sixteen upwards.


First Tuesday Mornings of the Month;
1 September 2020
6 October 2020
3 November 2020
1 December 2020
5 January 2021
2 February 2021
2 March 2021
6 April 2021
4 May 2021
1 June 2021
6 July 2021
3 August 2021

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Supporting Materials

  • Fabric and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Free-machine embroidery is a fabulous textiles technique. You ‘draw’ with your sewing machine - creating beautiful designs and embellishments with your sewing.

Unleash your inner creativity with our year-long series of free-machine embroidery workshops. Each workshop which has a different theme or technique.




1 September 2020 (Start Date)
First Tuesday of Month
Afternoons

Creative Hand Embroidery Stitch-Book Club
level: Basic
Price: £180.00 (All of Course) - 4x Monthly subscription payments of £45.00

Creative Hand Embroidery Stitch-Book Club

 

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Afternoon workshops - £180.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x consecutive monthly equal payments (£45.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x further subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of sixteen upwards.


First Tuesday Afternoons of the Month;
1 September 2020
6 October 2020
3 November 2020
1 December 2020
5 January 2021
2 February 2021
2 March 2021
6 April 2021
4 May 2021
1 June 2021
6 July 2021
3 August 2021

What’s Included;

  • Equipment
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Supporting Materials

  • All materials are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Join the ‘Slow Stitch’ Revolution! with our hand embroidery stitch-book club. Hand embroidery adds variety, depth and character to your textiles.

Unleash your inner creativity with our year long series of hand embroidery workshops. Each workshop which has a different theme or technique.

Basic - Before attending this workshop, you will have some experience of Basic Hand Sewing.




2 September 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


5 September 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


6 September 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


9 September 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


9, 16 & 23 September 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


15, 22 & 29 September 2020 - Tuesday Evenings x 3


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


16 September 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


18 September 2020 - Friday Full Day

Learn to Crochet
level: Beginner
Price: £45.00

 

LEARN TO CROCHET

One-Day Workshop - £45.00


10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Crochet Hook (Yours to keep)
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Yarn
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
In this workshop you will learn how to make a Foundation Chain, Double and Treble Crochet Stitches including making a Granny Square, giving you the basics to start crocheting your first project.

You don’t need to bring anything with you, we provide you with a crochet hook, yarn and instruction booklet that includes some patterns to try your hand at once you have completed the workshop.

What next?
Once you have completed this workshop you could go on to make scarves, bags or other accessories whilst you build up your expertise. Before you know it you will be crocheting all sorts of items for you and your home.

Beginner Crochet - Before attending this workshop, you will have none, or very little experience of Crochet.




19 September 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


20 September 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Intermediate Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Intermediate
Price: £65.00


23 September 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


25 September 2020 - Friday Full Day

Zip Workshop
level: Basic
Price: £65.00

 

ZIP WORKSHOP

Full-day workshop - £65.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Six people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Fabric, Thread & Zips
  • Tea, Coffee & Bottled Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch


In this workshop you will learn to insert a number of different kinds of Zip;

  • Invisible Zip
  • Fly front zips for trousers
  • Open ended zip
  • Lapped zip
  • Centred zip

You will go home with a folder of instructions and the samples you have made during the course of the day.




26 September 2020 - Saturday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


27 September 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Curtain Making
level: Intermediate
Price: £75.00

CURTAIN MAKING WORKSHOP

 

One-Day Workshop - £75.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of four people on this Workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Fabric, Lining & Header Tape
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Packed Lunch

Everything is provided in our super Curtain Making Workshop. A maximum of four people attend, ensuring a very high degree of individual attention.

Being able to make your own curtains not only saves money but ensures you can achieve exactly the look you want. On this one day workshop you will learn how to create professional-looking, lined curtains.

During the workshop you will learn how to measure up and calculate fabric quantities including repeats and pattern placement. You will make a sample lined curtain with a pencil pleat heading.

We will also discuss other types of curtain heading and how these are achieved.

What next?
After completion of this workshop you could go on to try other home furnishing workshops such as; the Roman Blind, Cushions or Advanced Curtain Making Workshops.




30 September 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


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3 October 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


4 October 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


6, 13 & 20 October 2020 - Tuesday Evenings x 3


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


7 October 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


9 October 2020 (Start date) -
Second Friday of Month
Mornings


Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - Starlight Quilt
level: Basic

Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - STARLIGHT QUILT - The SECOND FRIDAY morning of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Morning workshops - £200.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x monthly equal payments (£50.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

10.00am to 12.30pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.


Second Friday Morning of the Month;
9 October
13 November
11 December
8 January
12 February
12 March
9 April
7 May
11 June
9 July
13 August
10 September


What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread

  • Fabric, Wadding and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Each month we will make a different Starlight Quilt Block. Working with different kinds of patchwork and quilting techniques, we quilt our blocks ‘as we go’ and join them together using the ingenious ‘sashing’ technique. This means that, as we make our blocks, we build our finished quilt - how fabulous is that?! 

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.


This workshop is part of our Quilters’ Skill Building series.



9 October 2020 (Start date) -
Second Friday of Month
Afternoons


Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - Starlight Quilt
level: Basic

Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - STARLIGHT QUILT - The SECOND FRIDAY AFTERNOON of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Afternoons workshops - £200.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x monthly equal payments (£50.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.


Second Friday Afternoon of the Month;
9 October
13 November
11 December
8 January
12 February
12 March
9 April
7 May
11 June
9 July
13 August
10 September


What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread

  • Fabric, Wadding and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Each month we will make a different Starlight Quilt Block. Working with different kinds of patchwork and quilting techniques, we quilt our blocks ‘as we go’ and join them together using the ingenious ‘sashing’ technique. This means that, as we make our blocks, we build our finished quilt - how fabulous is that?! 

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.


This workshop is part of our Quilters’ Skill Building series.



10 October 2020 (Start date) -
Second Saturday of Month
Mornings


Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - Starlight Quilt
level: Basic

Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - STARLIGHT QUILT - The SECOND SATURDAY morning of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Morning workshops - £200.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x monthly equal payments (£50.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

10.00am to 12.30pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.


Second Saturday Morning of the Month;
10 October
14 November
12 December
9 January
13 February
13 March
10 April
8 May
12 June
10 July
14 August
11 September


What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread

  • Fabric, Wadding and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Each month we will make a different Starlight Quilt Block. Working with different kinds of patchwork and quilting techniques, we quilt our blocks ‘as we go’ and join them together using the ingenious ‘sashing’ technique. This means that, as we make our blocks, we build our finished quilt - how fabulous is that?! 

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.


This workshop is part of our Quilters’ Skill Building series.



10 October 2020 (Start date) -
Second Saturday of Month
Afternoons


Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - Starlight Quilt
level: Basic

Quilters’ Block of the Month Club 2020 - STARLIGHT QUILT - The SECOND SATURDAY AFTERNOON of the month

Twelve (one per month, for a year), Morning workshops - £200.00 (for all twelve workshops)

Payment is by 4 x monthly equal payments (£50.00) - this consists of your initial payment, then 3x subscription payments.

If you would like to pay all in one go, please get in touch.

1.30pm to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.


Second Saturday Afternoon of the Month;
10 October
14 November
12 December
9 January
13 February
13 March
10 April
8 May
12 June
10 July
14 August
11 September


What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread

  • Fabric, Wadding and Thread are available to purchase in our shop, if required.

Each month we will make a different Starlight Quilt Block. Working with different kinds of patchwork and quilting techniques, we quilt our blocks ‘as we go’ and join them together using the ingenious ‘sashing’ technique. This means that, as we make our blocks, we build our finished quilt - how fabulous is that?! 

Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your block at home.


This workshop is part of our Quilters’ Skill Building series.



14 October 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


14, 21 & 28 October 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


17 October 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


18 October 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


21 October 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


28 October 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


30 October 2018 - Friday Full Day

Children’s Workshop - Basil the Halloween Bat (8 to 14 Years)
level: Intermediate
Price: £55.00

CHILDRENS’ WORKSHOP - Basil the halloween bat (8 TO 14 YEARS)

Full Day Workshop £55.00
 
10am to 4pm
 
Maximum of Seven on this workshop

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine and Equipment
  • Fabric
  • Soft Drinks

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch
  • Mid-morning and mid-afternoon Snacks
Spend a ghoulish day with us, making Basil the Bat!

With his bendy wings, he loves to hang upside down, waiting for his next tasty snack! He will be your perfect, fanged friend for Halloween - Great Fun!

This workshop is suitable for children aged 8 to 14 years and is part of our Developing Skills in Sewing Programme for Children and Young People.

Before attending this workshop, you will have attended our ‘Get to Know a Sewing Machine’ workshop or have experience of using a sewing machine. This workshop is not for a total beginner


Our tutor for this workshop is Heather Chalkley. Heather has been helping to run the Childrens’ Workshops at The Festival of Quilts since it began in 2003.

As a member of the Quilters’ guild of the British Isles she held the post of Young Quilters’ Officer for Scotland. Formerly a Sick Childrens’ Nurse, Heather has been sewing for most of her life.

Child Age and Insurance Compliance

All participants of our Children’s Workshops MUST be a minimum of Eight Years of age on the date of the workshop, Parents/Guardians will be asked to provide a signature to confirm this.

This is very important and is to comply with our insurance terms. It is therefore a legal requirement. Any child who does not meet this condition will not be able to participate in the workshop. To avoid disappointment, please make sure you satisfy this term.




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2 November 2020 (Start Date) Mondays
5 x Evenings - 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November


Beginners’ Patchwork & Quilting Techniques
level: Basic
Price: £80.00 (for full course)

Beginners’ Patchwork & Quilting Techniques

A series of Five, Monday Evening Workshops
£80.00 (for full course)
 
6.30pm to 8.45pm (Each Evening)

2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 November 2020
 
Maximum of Seven people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine and Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Tea, Coffee and Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Fabric
  • Wadding
  • Thread
Fabric, Wadding and Thread is available to purchase in our shop, on the evening if required
 
 A Materials List will be sent to you upon booking.
 
This workshop will introduce you to the gentle art of Machine Patchwork and Quilting. Using your own fabric, you will make your finished 9 patch block into a gorgeous Cushion.
 
Starting at the very beginning, you will use your selection of fabrics (Fat Quarters) and then learn how to Rotary Cut, piece and assemble your Quilt Block. You will go on to learn other techniques such as Quilting, Log Cabin and ‘Quilt As You Go’.
 
At the end of the course you will go home with the Cushion you have made, Samples of the Techniques you have learned and an Instruction Booklet. 


Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your cushion at home

What next?
On completion of this workshop you might like to attend one of our other creative textiles or quilting workshops. Your tutor will advise you on which workshops are best for you depending on what skills you wish to learn.



4 November 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


7 November 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


8 November 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


10, 17 & 24 November 2020 - Tuesdays (3 x Evenings)


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2 (Three Consecutive Tuesday Evenings)
level: Basic
Price: £65.00


11 November 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


11, 18 & 25 November 2020 - Wednesday Evenings


Your Project! - Evenings (Three, Consecutive Wednesday Evenings)
level: Basic and above
Price: £50.00


15 November 2020 - Sunday Full Day

Christmas Centrepiece Workshop
level:Basic
Price: £65.00

CHRISTMAS TABLE CENTREPIECE WORKSHOp

Full-day workshop -
£65.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Seven people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Fabric
  • Beads
  • Supporting Fabrics
  • Thread
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch


Join us on a Fab, Fun Creative Day, making a Festive Centre Piece for your Christmas Table.

An elegant touch of Hand-Made beauty, ready to proudly display during your festive celebrations for many years to come.



Please note: Depending on your past level of experience and progression during the workshop, you may have to finish your Centre Piece at home.




18 November 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


21 November 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


22 November 2020 - Sunday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


25 November 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


28 November 2020 - Saturday Full Day

Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2
level: Basic
Price: £65.00


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2 December 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


5 December 2020 - Saturday 10am - 4pm


Our Shop is Open - First Saturday of the Month
Everyone Welcome


6 December 2020 - Sunday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


9 December 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


12 December 2020 - Saturday Full Day


Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1
level: Beginner
Price: £60.00


16 December 2020 - Wednesday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


19 December 2020 - Saturday Half Day(s) or Full Day


Your Project! - Half Days - Morning, Afternoon Session (or Both)
level: Basic and above


Spaceous, well-equipped studio with
the latest Janome sewing machines

BEGINNERS’ SEWING TECHNIQUES - DAY 1

One day workshop - £60.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Six people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet & Folder
  • Fabric & Thread
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch

This full-day workshop will help you understand how to use a sewing machine and learn some basic construction techniques such as;

  • Plain Seams
  • French Seams
  • Seam Neatening
  • Curved Seams
  • Facings
  • Hems

What next?
Once you have completed this workshop you could go on to take The Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2; The Zip Workshop, The Straight Skirt or Roman Blinds Workshop. Your tutor will advise you which workshops are best for you depending on the skills you wish to learn

 

BEGINNERS’ SEWING TECHNIQUES - DAY 2

Pin Cushion

Full-day workshop - £65.00

10.00am to 4.00pm

Maximum of Six attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.



What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Fabric & Thread
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Packed Lunch

This workshop will build on the skills you already have acquired in Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1. You will learn further essential sewing techniques such as;

  • Invisible Zips - perfect for that professional finish
  • Run and Fell Seams - excellent robust and decorative seam for all kinds of projects
  • Piping - adds a great finish to any project. Make a small piped
  • Pincushion (practical and demonstrates regular cushion skills)

You will go home with an instruction booklet and folder of the samples you have made during the course of the workshop.


What next?
Once you have completed this workshop you could go on to take; The Zip Workshop, The Straight Skirt or Roman Blinds Workshop. Your tutor will advise you which workshops are best for you depending on the skills you wish to learn.

 

 

 

Spaceous, well-equipped studio with
the latest Janome sewing machines

BEGINNERS’ SEWING TECHNIQUES - DAY 1 (3 x Tuesday Evenings)

Three consecutive Tuesday Evening workshops - £60.00

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Maximum of Six people on this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet & Folder
  • Fabric & Thread
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Nothing

This series of three, evening workshops will help you understand how to use a sewing machine and learn some basic construction techniques such as;

  • Plain Seams
  • French Seams
  • Seam Neatening
  • Curved Seams
  • Facings
  • Hems

What next?
Once you have completed this workshop you could go on to take The Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 2; The Zip Workshop, The Straight Skirt or Roman Blinds Workshop. Your tutor will advise you which workshops are best for you depending on the skills you wish to learn

   


   

 

Spaceous, well-equipped studio with
the latest Janome sewing machines

YOUR PROJECT! - HALF-DAY - MORNING, AFTERNOON OR BOTH

Half-Day (Morning) - £22.00
Half-Day (Afternoon) - £22.00

10.00am to 1.00pm (Morning Session)
1.15pm to 4.15pm (Afternoon Session)

Maximum of Six people per session.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Project!

As the name suggests, come along and work on your own project(s) with expert guidance on hand. These have the flexibility of half-day options.

You Provide the Projects - We Provide the Equipment


Your Project! is suitable for people with Basic sewing skill level and above.

Spaceous, well-equipped studio with
the latest Janome sewing machines

YOUR PROJECT! -
Three, Wednesday Evenings

A series of Three, Evening Workshops (Wednesday Evenings) - £50.00

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Maximum of Six people attend these workshops.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.

What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Your Project!

As the name suggests, come along and work on your own project(s) with expert guidance on hand.

You provide the projects - we provide the equipment.


Your Project! is suitable for people with Basic sewing skill level and above.

OUR SHOP IS OPEN - ‘SHOP SATURDAY’ (First Saturday of the Month)

 



  • 10am to 4pm - First Saturday of the Month
  • Special Offers
  • Fabulous selection of Fabrics (new ones arriving regularly)
  • Free Parking

We have lots of lovely Fabrics, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs and Fat Quarters.

It’s not just all about fabric - there’s lots of Equipment and other Sewing ‘Must Haves’ too

Special offers and plenty of bargains. Come along and say hello, we’d love to see you.



BEGINNERS’ SEWING TECHNIQUES -
DAY 2 - Three Tuesday Evenings

 

A series of Three, Evening Workshops - £65.00

6.30pm to 8.30pm

Maximum of Six attend this workshop.
Ages of Sixteen upwards.



What’s Included;

  • Sewing Machine
  • Equipment
  • Instruction Booklet
  • Fabric & Thread
  • Tea, Coffee & Filtered Water

What do I need to bring?;

  • Nothing

This workshop will build on the skills you already have acquired in Beginners’ Sewing Techniques - Day 1. You will learn further essential sewing techniques such as;

  • Invisible Zips - perfect for that professional finish
  • Run and Fell Seams - excellent robust and decorative seam for all kinds of projects
  • Piping - adds a great finish to any project. Make a small piped
  • Pincushion (practical and demonstrates skills required for making regular cushions)

You will go home with an instruction booklet and folder of the samples you have made during the course of the workshop.


What next?
Once you have completed this workshop you could go on to take; The Zip Workshop, The Straight Skirt or Roman Blinds Workshop. Your tutor will advise you which workshops are best for you depending on the skills you wish to learn.

 

Beginner - Before attending this workshop, you will have none, or very little experience of using a sewing machine.

 

Basic - Before attending this workshop, you will have some experience of using a sewing machine.

 

Intermediate Sewing - Before attending this workshop, you will be confident and competent in the use of a sewing machine and will be used to using commercial patterns.

Confident Sewing - Before attending this workshop,you will be able to work quickly and be well versed in sewing terminology.

 

 

 



 

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