Sewing

Stocking Workshop

Saturday 23.11.19 9:30am -12pm

Friday 6.12.19 7:30-10pm 

max 4 per class £30 – full non refundable payment required on booking.

Create a festive fabric stocking to fill with gifts for your loved ones. These stockings are suitable for both children and adults and can be truly personalised by adding embellishments and names to them. Add an adornment of ribbons, buttons, bells and bows or keep it simple and classic its up to you. Once you have mastered the basic techniques your imagination is the only limit.

You will need: a sewing machine, needles, selection of threads and basic sewing skills.

We will provide: all materials including embellishments, (you can bring extras if you like), a pattern to take away with you, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits. Maybe a festive fancy or two.

 

Reusable Gift Bags.

Saturday 14.12.19 9:30am – 12pm £30 max 4 people per class

Full non refundable payment required when booking a class.

Are you concerned by the amount of gift wrap you may be using? The environmental and financial implications of using paper on every gift? This class offers a sustainable and beautiful alternative, that can be re-used over and over again. Using a selection of our christmas cotton fabrics you will create a bag that can be filled to the brim with goodies for your nearest and dearest. A feel good alternative for everybody.

You will need: a sewing machine, needles, selection of threads and basic sewing skills.

We will provide: all materials, a pattern to take away with you, tuition, tea, coffee and biscuits. Maybe a festive fancy or two.

 

Festive Free Motion Machine Embroider

Saturday 16.11.19 9:30am – 12pm

Friday 29.11.19 7:30pm -10pm

£30 Max 4 people per class. Non refundable full payment is required when booking the class.

Use your sewing skills and your imagination, along with scraps of fabric to create a festive panel to be used in cushions, wall hangings or as a work of art in itself. Turn a combination of fabric scraps, stitching and other embellishments into a stunning festive scene, these in turn can be turned into cushions, that can be given away as gifts or used to compliment your festive decorations at home.

You will need: sewing machine, needles, selection of threads, free motion foot and it is desirable for you to have had some free motion experience although this is not essential as we will provide basic tuition and a recap for those who have had previous experience.

What we will provide: all materials, including a polyester cushion pad if you wish to make your panel into a cushion, tutor support, any fixings required. There will also be tea, coffee and biscuits available for to help sustain your concentration.

Beginners Sewing Machine

Have you got a new machine and don’t know how to use it, or maybe you’re dusting off an old one, or even that machine still in its box?  Then come and join one of our workshops where we will guide you through your machine, from plugging it in, winding the bobbin, threading the needle, exploring different stitches and even making a small item!IMG_0944

New Class Available Soon

Cost £35

Beginners Machine Quilting

Starting 4th October 2019

Have you ever wanted to explore the craft of quilting? Join us with our expert tutor, Donna Mudd, to learn the basics of quilting. By the end of the course you will have created a beautiful lap size quilt, during the course you will learn how to choose complimentary fabrics, cut pieces accurately, create blocks, piece together and then bind and quilt.

You will need: Sewing machine, basic machine sewing skills. Desireable equipment would be a 1/4 inch foot and a walking foot. Other non essential equipment would be a cutting mat, rotary cutter and a quilting ruler. Don’t worry if you don’t have these, we will have them available for you to use in the workshop, and for you to purchase, if you wish.

You will also need a selection of 100% quilting weight cotton, batting and a backing material. You can bring this from your stash or purchase from our stock with a special 15% class discount.

We will provide: Expert tuition from Donna (who is absolutely lovely!) pattern “Just can’t cut it” for you to take away.  Tea, coffee, biscuits and on occasion cake!

This class takes place on 4 consecutive Fridays from 4th October 2019.

10-1pm £120 in total (materials are not included in this price)

50%  non-refundable deposit to be paid on booking. The balance to be paid on the first session.

Early booking essential as we have limited spaces so everyone  has opportunities for tutor time.

If for any reason you book the class and then can’t make it please let us know. We will try and transfer you to another, similar class but we will not be able to refund your payment.

 

English Paper Piecing (EPP) For Beginners

This is a traditional hand sewing craft that will introduce you to the skills of quilting.  We will explain how to cut shapes to the correct size, allow for seam allowances and the correct order to sew.  You will create a traditional ‘hexie’ flower and use this to create your own needle case to store your new crafts accessories.  All materials provided plus tea, coffee and cake.

Cost per class £20

New dates soon!

Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery

We would like to introduce you to this beautiful way of sewing by exploring the skills of your own sewing machine (not an embroidery machine).  You will learn how to ‘draw’ with your machine as we learn different techniques to build a design for a special occasion card.

We will provide all fabrics and some threads, tea, coffee and cake.   You will need to bring your own sewing machine which either has an embroidery plate or ability to lower the feed dogs, a free motion or embroidery foot and a selection of threads suitable to use on your machine (please call us if you need any further information)

Cost £25

New dates soon!

Social Sewing Group

On the second Friday of the month come and join our Sewing Bee group run by Sarah and Marie from 10am – 1pm.  This group is for people who can already sew and would like to make new friends, pick up tips and share their knowledge, Sarah & Marie will always be on hand to help you out with any issues.  Some months we will have a group make and others it will be a chance to sew in comfort.

Contact the shop to let us know if you would like to join us or find out more.

Dates 2019   September 13th, November 8th & December 13th.

Cost £5  tea, coffee & biscuits included

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