Covid-19 Studio measures

We are very excited to be opening our doors again following the easing of lockdown. We are putting in place a selection of measures to ensure that we can all operate safely and continue to have a relaxing and enjoyable time. Please read the following information carefully so that you know what you expect and some of the changes that we have had to make. You can watch our video at the bottom of this page too.


All students attending a workshop/session are asked to confirm the following:

  1. I have not had a cough, fever or loss of taste in the last 14 days.
  2. Where tiers exist, I do not live in a tier higher than where Made and Making is located.
  3.  I have not returned from abroad in the last 14 days. (This is not applicable if you are returning  from ‘travel corridor’ countries with whom we have no self isolation requirement – please visit  the Government website to check.)
  4. I have not been in contact with/do not live with anyone with Covid-19 or with similar symptoms.
  5.  I am happy to bring a face covering and wear it when moving around the room or when talking to a tutor about my work.
  6. I have read and accepted the measures on reducing the risk of transmission of Covid-19 as laid out on on this page

We are lucky to have a spacious studio with plenty of doors and windows we can open. In order to minimise the risk of transmission there are some changes:

  • Please bring your own sewing kits: scissors, rotary cutters, tape measure, pins, unpickers, marking tools etc. We can supply items that you don’t own and are happy to still provide cutting mats and patchwork rulers. (THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS.)
  • Please bring your own machines if at all possible. (THIS REQUIREMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN’S WORKSHOPS.)
  • Please bring an extra layer of clothing as we will be ensuring that the room is well ventilated, even on cooler days.
  • We are happy to continue to offer our usual mid-morning refreshments but you are welcome to bring your own  if you would prefer – we won’t be offended! Only tutors are allowed in our kitchen area.
  • If you forget to bring a face covering, for use when moving around the room and when in close contact with the tutor, you can buy one from us for £1.
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Only students prebooked on workshops/sessions will be admitted to the studio. You MUST BOOK in advance if you wish to attend a session.

All entry to our studio is now via the normal entrance to the garden centre. Please feel free to grab a trolley if you have too much to carry. 

  • On entering the studio, please scan our Test and Trace code.
  • Everyone is asked to sanitise their hands after entering/re-entering the studio. Hand sanitiser is freely available throughout the studio. We also ask you to regularly sanitise your hands after contact with any communal items such as the irons, studio toilet facilities etc.
  • All students will have their own workspace and will be socially distanced by 1.5m. You are encouraged to remain at your workspace as much as possible and ask the tutor to bring things to you. You can of course use the ironing tables but please be mindful of others when you do.
  • We will be regularly sanitising all tools, workspaces and communal areas. Please leave any borrowed items on your table when you leave so that we know to clean them.
  • We have two entry/exit doors to help maintain social distancing.
  • We have safety glasses which will be available for use, in addition to face coverings,  during demonstrations or when tutors and students need to work more closely.
  • Please note that sessions will need to finish promptly in order to ensure that the space can be sanitised ready for any subsequent sessions.
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