sewing workshops and guest tutors

Workshops and Guest Tutors

We are frequently joined by great guest tutors –  keep an eye on this page


Each month we welcome a different guest tutor to run a specialist textile, needlework or sewing based workshop.

From crochet to machine embroidery from lampshade making to headdress building we work really hard to bring you as wide a variety of creative and exciting workshops as we can.

Japanese Kimono making workshop

Saturday 14th July – £40

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Join us for our first Kimono making day. This workshop is suitable for those with basic experience of using a sewing machine.
Choose weather to make a long or short Kimono, and weather to have traditional sleeves, or western style sleeves. In this day long workshop you’ll cut and sew your own beautiful Kimono with French seams for a professional couture finish.

For adults and confident teens

Course length: 1 Day workshop *6 hour session
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
Price: £40

Arm knitting with Cocoon and Me

Saturday 6th October- £35/55

Arm knitting with Cocoon and Me
Perfect for beginners & knitters alike, Paula from Cocoon&me will guide you through the simple art of arm knitting to create this beautiful homeware accessory.
It is so satisfying knitting with this giant yarn as your works grows quickly& you walk away with an amazing on trend throw! Learn this simple skill to create your very own arm knitted blanket/throw using Wollymahoosive yarn, all in under two & half hours (less for the smaller throw).
Adults and kids age 10+

Course length: workshop *3 hour session
Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Price: Small Throw £35 / Large Blanket £55

Crochet necklace workshop

Saturday 13th October – £30

Crochet necklace workshop
Create a unique wooden bead and crocheted cotton necklace
Take away your very own necklace which you design/crochet yourself to wear straight from the workshop.
You will learn how to make a slip knot, chain stitch, single crochet in the round and join your work.

Suitable for all abilities, especially ideal for absolute beginners!

Course length: workshop *3 hour session
Time: 2pm-5pm
Price: £30

Mexican day of the dead Sugar skull workshop

Thursday 25th or Monday 29th Oct – £10

Mexican day of the dead Sugar skull workshop
Come and join us this half term holiday for a fantastic family friendly sewing workshop.
We’ll be teaching you how to make your very own Mexican Day of The Dead sugar skulls. This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities. Hand sewing only. All materials provided. . Free Tea, coffee and biscuits provided

All ages and abilities.
Please note: All children must be accompanied.

Course length: 1 workshop * 2 hour session
Say: 25th Oct or 29th Oct 2018
Times: 10.00am-12.00pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm
Price: £10

Make a beautiful Roman blind

Saturday 10th November – £45

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Date: Date: Saturday 10th November 2018
Course length: 4 hour workshop ( inc break )
Time: 10am to 2pm with a break.
6 places available

Price: £45 includes linings and some fixings

During this workshop you will learn all the techniques necessary to make a beautiful and unique lined roman blind from your own chosen fabric, using a combination of hand and machine sewing.

*More details re fixing requirements for installation will be provided.

Make your own Christmas wreath

Saturday 24th November – £30

Make your own Christmas wreath

Create a totally unique and individual Christmas wreath using decorations, pompoms, trims, snowflakes and sparkles.
Using a base of flexible withies you will make a circle shape, it would be a good idea to come with measurements if your wreath is for a specific space.

We’ll show you how to weave and attach different objects and items with confidence.

We encourage you to bring along items from home to suit your own tastes and to save buying from new.

For adults and confident teens

Course length: workshop *3 hour session
Time: 10.00am-4.00pm
Price: £40

Drawing with stitch Christmas workshop

Saturday 1st December – £30

Drawing with stitch Christmas workshop
Using the sewing machine as a tool for continuous line drawing to explore movement and texture.
During this inspiring and friendly session you’ll create your very own, totally unique piece of textile art.
Lots of different fabrics, papers, threads and images for inspiration will be available for you to use to create your unique piece of textiles art.

About the artist:
Julie French is a local textiles artist and textiles teacher. She exhibits and sells regularly in Brighton.

Make your own Christmas Jumper workshop

Saturday 8th December – £15

Make your own Christmas Jumper workshop
Bring along an old jumper and turn it into your very own totally unique Christmas jumper.
We have a range of seasonal designs and ideas available to choose from, or you can design your own.

Using fabrics, trims, buttons, pompoms, sequins, sparkles, fairy lights to make your jumper we’ll show you how to!

Age ranges:
Kids workshop ( 10am-12pm ): Kids age 8+
Adults workshop ( 2pm-4pm ): All abilities