Autumn is fast approaching and we are proud to have our new and exciting Workshop list below, full day and half day courses to test both your skills and imagination. We have added several new tutors who bring their fresh ideas and our existing tutors have again been working hard on new and different workshops. Join us for a full day or half day workshop and learn, laugh and above all have fun.
Materials and fabrics may vary from pictures at time of the workshop taking place.
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WORKSHOP LIST AUTUMN 2019
Cost of our workshops is between £25 and £65 all materials are supplied and refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch for a full day course.
Friday 18th October SEWING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP with Amanda Brown Do you have problems inserting zips, particularly Concealed Zips. Does the neckline of your garment never sit right. Come and learn some very handy techniques, hints and tips With Amanda on the best way to tackle zips, bias bindings and facings to give your garment that professional finish. You will be making and taking samples home as a reference to that perfect finish. basic sewing machine skills required. Materials and equipment will be provided. Fee £60 10am to 4pm
Saturday 19th October EASY CROCHET POM POM HAT with Mary Holbrook This hat is a perfect project for beginners; its quick and easy to make using chunky yarn giving a ribbed effect, that will keep you warm, whilst also being fashionable. Mary will show you how to use a Pom Pom Maker, to create that finishing touch to your hat. Skill level- Double crochet. Materials and equipment will be provided 10am to 12.30pm fee £30
Monday 21st October SEWING JERSEY ON YOUR SEWING MACHINE with Lynn Horniblow Stretch fabrics can be a little tricky first time around. During this workshop you will learn how to choose the correct pattern and size, lay and cut out the pattern. Discover how to set the sewing machine for stitching, the correct foot, needles and stitches use. Finally, finishing and pressing, you will be able to wear you stylish top home after the workshop. Materials and equipment will be provided. Basic sewing machine skills are required. 10am to 4pm £60
Tuesday 22nd October HAND EMBROIDERY; STUMPWORK INITIAL with Annette Bolton. Choose your own initial to hand embroider, with raised Stumpwork Flowers and the addition of Metallic threads to produce a stunning piece of embroidery. Materials and equipment will be provided. 10am to 4pm £60 “NOW SOLD OUT”
Thursday 24th October PATCHWORK ; LILY PAD TABLE RUNNER with Julie Farrow. This is a small table runner based on the traditional Cathedral Window quilting block. It uses the updated easy method and is entirely hand sewn. Should hand sewing not be your favourite method it can be completed by machine, provided your machine has a zig zag function, it can also be enlarged be adding more blocks. 10am to 4pm £60
Friday 25th October SASHIKO COIN PURSE with Mary Bird. Practice the Japanese quilting technique of Sashiko and hand stitch a traditional design. Turn the decorated fabric into a small lined purse with a stitched on metal frame. Materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm £60
Tuesday 29th October CHRISTMAS BEADED BAUBLES with Pat Taylor . There are many beautiful christmas baubles available nowadays, but here is an opportunity for you to make one of your own, for your personal collection or for someone special. From previous experience we have learnt that they can become family heirlooms. Pat has designed this beautiful beaded decoration which can be completed on the workshop, and has put a kit together containing everything needed, the kit contains seed, bugle and crystal faceted beads at a nominal fee of £2 which is payable directly to Pat. You can choose from red/gold or green/silver. 10am to 4pm £60
Thursday 31st October PATCHWORK TECHNIQUES- AUTUMNAL CUTLERY DINNER MATS with Sasha Fancy. Such a fun project; When you have completed your Maple Leaf Blocks we add a cutlery pocket and you have your own very handy dinner/place mats. Once you know how to achieve the block you can go on to design your easy table runner to match. If you have never worked with triangles before, this is a great introduction into understanding how they work. Basic sewing machine skills needed. Materials and equipment will be provided. 10am to 4pm £60
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Monday 4th November ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY— A CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP WITH SHEILA HARRIES.
Friday 8th November FOLDED PATCH WORK TABLE MAT with Mary Bird Using the traditional technique of Somerset Patchwork, create a textured table mat by folding and refolding small rectangles of fabric to form a complex mosaic design. The piece can be used as a decorative table mat – or looks lovely as a small circular wall hanging. Materials and equipment supplied. 10am to 4pm £60 NOW SOLD OUT
Monday 11th November PATCHWORK ORIGAMI- WINDMILL BAG With Lynn Horniblow. This square bag with a surprising amount of space inside is constructed from simple patching, piecing and quilting. The block design is known as windmills or pin wheels. The sewing machine is used throughout the construction, using different feet, attachments and stitches for the quilting. Basic sewing machine skills required. Materials and equipment will be provided. 10am to 4pm £60
Thursday 14th November CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER With Sasha Fancy- Full details to follow
Friday 15th November HAND EMBROIDERY- GOLD IN STUMPWORK. With Annette Bolton. A pretty padded Stumpwork Flower with added gold fabric and beads. Also includes Needlelace as well as hand stitching and complete with a charming raised ladybird. All materials and equipment will be provided 10am to 4pm £60
Monday 18th November TEDDY BEARS FOR GROWN UP’S! With Lynn Horniblow. The traditional teddy bear has become a much sought after collectable. On this workshop Lynn will show you how to make your own fully jointed collectable bear, complete with safety eyes and an embroidered nose. Learning to use long pile fur fabric and correct moulding and stuffing techniques. (these bears are not suitable for young children) Basic sewing machine skills are required. Materials and equipment is supplied. 10am to 4pm £60
Tuesday 19th November CHRISTMAS BAUBLE CUSHION with Amanda Brown Create a fun and quirky cushion that will liven up your sofa or chair this christmas, whilst honing your machine applique’ skills. This cushion would make a great gift, if you can bear to part with it. Amanda will have lots of ideas and tips as usual. Materials and equipment supplied 10am to 4pm £60
Friday 22nd November PATCHWORK; FOLDED PATCHWORK TABLE MAT with Mary Bird. Using the traditional technique of Somerset Patchwork, create a textured table mat by folding and refolding small rectangles of fabric to form a complex mosaic design, The finished piece can be used as a decorative table mat- or looks lovely as a small wall hanging. Materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm £60
Friday 29th November PATCHWORK; THE ‘BOHO’ BAG with Sylvi Sharp. A casual shoulder style bag for everyday use. Lets make it unique to you. You will create the outer fabric of the bag, designing the layout as you sew, making it “one of a kind ” then the construction of the bag can begin, by the end of the day you should have your own unique shoulder bag to take home. Basic sewing machine skills required. Materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm £60
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