Learn to sew: 6 week course (evenings)
This 6 week course on Thursday evenings is suitable for complete beginners who would like to try their hand at dressmaking. The course will guide you through threading and using a sewing machine to complete a simple project before moving on to a garment of your choice from the Tilly and the Buttons pattern range. sewing machines and equipment are provided, as well as a pattern. You will need to provide your own fabric and supplies indicated on the pattern. Further advice will be given in the first class.
Patchwork and quilting: hand piecing
In this class you will learn a range of hand-piecing techniques including, using templates, making your own template and English paper piecing. In addition to learning the techniques, there will be the opportunity to create your own handmade pin cushion. You can bring your own selection of fabric scraps (cotton is ideal). All equipment is provided.
Made to Measure: A top with sleeves
Make a top with sleeves that fits you perfectly! In this class you will learn how to create a paper pattern from your own body measurements, before making a toile in calico. 2 day class taking place on the 13th and 14th of October All materials are included.
Know Your Overlocker
Make the most of your overlocker with this one day class. You will learn how to correctly thread your machine, 3 and 4 thread overlocking, rolled hems, tension adjustment and more in this one day class. please bring your overlocker, together with any feet and accessories and 4 different coloured threads.
Know Your Sewing Machine
If you've never used a sewing machine, or you just want to feel more confident this class is for you. bring your own machine or use one of ours!
Make a lampshade in the fabric of your choice. No sewing required! You will need about ½ a metre of medium weight fabric - cotton or a cotton/linen blend are ideal, which you can bring with you or buy in the shop. All other materials are provided.
Beginners Quilting - 4 Week Course
Learn patchwork and quilting techniques and create your own mini quilt over the 4 week course. Dates are: 6/9/18, 13/9/18, 20/9/18 and 4/10/18You can use our sewing machines or bring your own. you will need to provide your own materials for this course, which you can bring or buy in the shop.
Learn to knit
Suitable for complete beginners, this class will cover the basics of knitting including casting on, knit and purl stitches, types of yarn and understanding pattern instructions. you will need to bring double knit yarn and size 4 knitting needles.