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.
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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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MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 2020 KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE with Lynn Horniblow. You will be shown how to maintain your machine, given advice on the various needles and threads available. How to use straight, stretch zig zag and satin stitches for standard and decorative sewing. The use of a presser foot for quilting, roll and blind hemming, over edging, zip application, piping and buttonholes. You will need to bring your sewing machine in full working order together with the accessories and handbook. Materials will be provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
MONDAY 27TH JANUARY PATCHWORK TECHNIQUES; DRUNKARDS PATH with Lynn Horniblow. It can be a bit daunting tackling lots of curved seams to form patchwork patterns. During this workshop you will discover how easy it can be to make your own patterns, cut and machine sew blocks to achieve many wavy line patterns, and take your patchwork in new and exciting directions. You will be making sample blocks. Basic sewing machine skills are required. Materials and equipment supplied. 10am to 4pm fee £60
TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY 2020 HAND EMBROIDERED FELT POCKET with Annette Bolton This small fabric bag has many practical uses and is embellished with felt designs, using several interesting techniques. Embroidery, beading and buttons complete the design. All materials and equipment supplied 10am to 4pm fee £60
MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 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, moving onto decorative finishes and time saving techniques. This workshop is aimed at 4 thread overlockers with adjustable tension dials. You will need to bring your overlocker in full working order together with any accessories and your handbook. All other materials and equipment will be provided. 10am to 4pm fee £65 THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. NEXT AVAILABLE DATE MONDAY 16TH MARCH
FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2020 MACHINE QUILTING with Mary Bird. Machine quilting can be as subtle or as bold as you like. You will learn skills that will enable you to give depth to your patchwork and applique’ or to create beautiful quilted heirloom pieces. We begin by practising quitling in the ditch, outline quilting and other useful patterns, progressing to free machine quilting in order to create lovely free flowing designs and interesting backgrounds. You will take home a portfolio of samples that will become your own reference file. You will need your sewing machine in good working order together with a free embroidery foot, and a walking foot. All other equipment and materials will be provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
MONDAY 17TH FEBRUARY 2020 PATCHWORK NEEDLE ROLL With Julie Farrow. This needle roll is a quick and easy project that uses the strip piecing method for speed and accuracy, it will keep all your needle packets safe and in one place in divided pockets. Once completed this sweet project can be further embellished by hand or machine, even beads or buttons can be added. Basic sewing machine skills required. Materials and equipment provided 10am to 4pm fee £60
THURSDAY 20TH FEBRUARY 2020 HAND EMBROIDERY ; SCISSORS KEEPER With Annette Bolton. Embroidered scissors keepers are fun to make, and also store your pins ready for use. The designs are pansies, thistle, dragonfly, lavender and ladybird, you can choose which one you would like to embroider. All materials and equipment provided. 10am to 4pm fee £60
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FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY 2020 FOLD UP TOTE BAG half day workshop with Sheila Harries. This handy toe bag folds up into its own pouch. When opened up, part of the pouch becomes a useful pocket. Keep one in your handbag for those unexpected purchases. Store a couple in the car and make for friends and family as a gift. Basic sewing machine skills required. All materials and equipment provided. 10am to 1pm fee £30
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 petterns 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.
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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