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.
Kids half term weaving workshop
Tuesday 19th February – £15
Kids half term weaving workshop. Make your own wall hanging.
Using an array of different materials each child will create their own piece of weaving on a wooden loom.
The process is great fun and fairly easy for small hands to master and enjoy.
Age ranges: Age 8+
Kids workshop ( 10am-12.30pm ): All abilities
Make your shop bought pattern to fit your own unique body shape
Friday 8th & 15th March (2 Sessions) – £60
Make your pattern fit your body shape workshop.
When sewing from a pattern, it can be hard to choose which one is going to fit you correctly and frustrating when it doesn’t fit well.
In this two and a half hour workshop we will look at how we can adjust shop bought patterns to fit your body measurements and shape.
Adults. Suitable for beginners and those with experience
Make your own teddy clothes workshop
Thursday 21st February – £15
Make your own teddy clothes workshop.
Come and design and make your favourite teddy or stuffed toy a new outfit during February half term.
During this workshop you will be able to choose from a huge selection of fabrics and trimmings and make an piece of teddy or stuffed toy clothing.
You will use sewing machines, and hand sewing techniques.
When we’re finished we will have a teddy bears fashion shoot.
Kids workshop ( 10am-12pm ): Age 8+
Make your own Eco and plastic free alternatives
Saturday 9th March – SOLD OUT
Saturday 18th May – £30
Join us for an eco sewing workshop.
Learn how to make a range of reusable everyday items including:
Washable make up remover face pads
Beeswax wraps for the kitchen
Small fruit and vegetable bags and reusable shopping bags
Using up-cycled fabrics, sustainably sourced cotton and bamboo fabric.
Adults workshop ( 1pm – 4pm ): All abilities
Trace a pattern from a favourite garment
Friday 3rd &10th May ( 2 Sessions) – £60
Trace a pattern from a favourite garment.
That favourite garment in your cupboard that fits you perfectly can make the perfect base for a new pattern. Spend two mornings learning how to trace off an item of clothing and turn it into a working pattern
Adults. Suitable for beginners and those with experience.
Make a beautiful Roman blind workshop
Saturday 4th /11th May 2019 – £70
Course length: 3 hour workshops * 2 ( inc break )
Time: 1pm to 4pm with a break.
Price: £70 includes linings and some fixings
*More details re fixing requirements for installation will be provided.
Fantastical Headdress Workshop
Saturday 15th June 2019 – £30
Come and create your very own totally unique head piece with local artist Fumbalinas.
Perfect for parties, festivals, weddings and day to day gorgeousness.
During this workshop you will design and make a piece of wearable art.
Bring along any interesting items you would like to incorporate. Small toys, flowers and foliage, LED lights, sparkles and sequins, plastic fruit and veg, and interesting items.
Adults and teens.