Welcome to 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.
WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW TUTORS TO TEACH DRESSMAKING AND PATCHWORK/QUILTING.
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WORKSHOP LIST SPRING 2020
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.
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FRIDAY 28TH FEBRUARY 2020 UPCYCLED JEANS AND SHIRT BAG With Amanda Brown. Millions of pounds worth of clothes and up in landfill sites every year. Help the environment and have fun turning a pair of jeans and a shirt into a useful handbag. Amanda will help you to create a quirky practical bag that friends and family will be envious of! You will use the jeans as the outer bag and the shirt for the lining. We will provide all the other equipment and materials you bring the jeans and shirt. Basic sewing machine skills needed. 10am to 4pm fee £45
MONDAY 2ND MARCH 2020 BEGINNERS CROCHET WORKSHOP with Irina Grina. A great opportunity to learn to crochet.Irina will teach you the slip knot and the magic circle, all the basic stitches, how to read the patterns and also how to start your project. Lots of one to one attention. Materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60.
THURSDAY 5TH MARCH 2020 CRAFT BAG With Julie Farrow Make this roomy craft bag to carry all your goodies to workshops and classes. Measuring 13″ wide 91/2″ high 9″ deep with a large pocket at the back, two pockets at the sides and three pleated full pockets at the front, these will hold all your smaller tools and notions. There are two carry handles which can be made for use over the shoulder. Basic sewing machine skills required. Materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm fee £65 FULLY BOOKED
MONDAY 9TH MARCH 2020 SEWING JERSEY FABRICS ON YOUR 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 the pattern. Discover how to set the sewing machine for stitching, the correct foot, needles and stitches to use. Finally, finishing and pressing, you will then be able to wear your stylish top home. Materials and equipment provided. Basic sewing machine skills required. 10am to 4pm fee £65
MONDAY 16TH MARCH 2020 UNDERSTANDING YOUR OVERLOCKER with Lynn Horniblow. Learn how versatile your overlocker can be. Lynn will begin with the basics,threading up and tension adjusting,move on to decorative finishes and time saving techniques. This workshop is aimed at 4-thread overlockers with adjustable tension dials. You will need your overlocker in full working order together with any accessories and your handbook. All other equipment and materials will be provided. 10am to 4pm fee £65.FULLY BOOKED
MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020 ROMAN BLIND MAKING FOR BEGINNERS With Bea Henderson. Learn how to make Roman Blinds by making a sample blind which is lined, machine and hand sewn. You will be given written instructions as well as guidance on measuring and calculating fabric requirements, including current advice on legal child safety regulations. Basic machine and hand sewing skills required. All materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
TUESDAY 24TH MARCH 2020 INTRODUCTION TO FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Jenni Cadman. Discover how to use your sewing machine as a drawing tool and widen your horizons in fabric decoration. This technique lends itself to many applications- quilts, embroidered pictures, clothing, accessories and soft furnishings. Basic sewing machine skills are required with a working knowledge of your sewing machine. Please bring your sewing machine in full working order together with your handbook and a free embroidery (darning) foot. All other equipment and materials will be supplied. 10am to 4pm fee £60
FRIDAY 27TH MARCH 2020 HAND EMBROIDERY-STUMPWORK CROCUS With Annette Bolton. A beautiful crocus worked in raised Stumpwork techniques. Hand surface embroidery together with wired shapes, in all of purples or yellows. A lovely project for spring. All materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2020 MACHINE EMBROIDERED PENTAGONAL CASKET With Lynn Horniblow. Learn how to make a three dimensional vessel using layering techniques and decorative stitches on the sewing machine. The pentagonal casket will be finished with cords, trims and beads all made using the sewing machine; with just a little hand work to finish the construction. Basic sewing machine skills are required. Materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
FRIDAY 17TH APRIL 2020 HAND EMBROIDERY: REDWORK PINCUSHION With Annette Bolton. Redwork is an American style hand embroidery, using red threads. A simple but effective design is embroidered and embellished with buttons and beads. All materials and equipment provided 10am to 4pm fee £60
MONDAY 20TH APRIL 2020. CURTAIN MAKING FOR BEGINNERS.With Bea Henderson.Make a sample curtain,lined with machine tape heading and hand finished hems.You will be given written instructions as well as guidance on measuring,pattern making and calculating fabric requirements.Basic machine and hand sewing skills required.Materials and equipment provided.Fee £60.
THURSDAY 23RD APRIL 2020 PATCHWORK TECHNIQUES; JELLY ROLL STRIPS, WITH A TWIST. With Lynn Horniblow Working with jelly roll strips in three colours, you will cut, stitch and match a mix of squares and triangles to form the repeat pattern for the centre block. The leftovers will then be used creatively to finish with a two pattern border. This panel would make a great cushion front or if you feel ambitious, the first of many blocks for a large quilt. Basic sewing machine skills required. Materials and equipment supplied 10am to 4pm Fee £60.00
FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2020 PATCHWORK TECHNIQUES:FABRIC LANDSCAPES With Mary Bird Make a small scale applique landscape picture. Create mountains, lakes and fields by using an easy free form cutting techniques. Add hedgerows, trees and other details, then decide whether to stitch the fabrics together by hand or to use invisible machine applique. For the final touch, embroider grasses and flowers in the foreground. All materials and equipment will be provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
MONDAY 11TH MAY 2020.CUSHION MAKING BASICS With Bea Henderson.Make a plain zipped and piped cushion sample.You will go home with the skills to fill your house with professionally made cushions that complement your decor.Basic machine sewing skills are required.Materials and equipment provided. 1Oam to 4pm Fee £60.
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