Calendar of events

Browse our calendar to choose a sewing or craft course that’s convenient for you. 

April 2024

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Children’s Nine Patch cushion
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop is a brilliant opportunity to introduce your child to a sewing machine. Sewing is a life skill and a wonderful skill to gift. All you need to do is drop them off and we’ll give them a drink and a biscuit and have them waiting with their very own handmade patchwork cushion. Our tutor is DBS checked. , ...
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Children’s Owl Doorstop
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This characterful owl doorstop is simple and fun for a child to make, and is a brilliant starter project on a sewing machine. This workshop will introduce your child to a sewing machine. They will be taught the basic principles of using a sewing machine and then using different fabrics and a bit of hand sewing create t , ...
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Children’s sweet wrapper pouch
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
How much fun is this? We will be working with real sweet wrappers to make zipped pouches. This workshop is a brilliant opportunity to introduce your child to a sewing machine. Sewing is a life skill and a wonderful skill to gift. During the session we will explain how a sewing machine works, how to sew (with an emphasi , ...
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Children’s Six Pocket Bag
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop is a brilliant opportunity to introduce your child to a sewing machine. Sewing is a life skill and a wonderful skill to gift. All you need to do is drop them off. We’ll give them a drink and a biscuit and have them waiting with a lovely tote bag to take home. Our tutor is DBS checked. This session i , ...
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Paper Cutting
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This is a fun and relaxed workshop where you will learn how to create lovely contemporary artwork using only a scalpel, cutting mat and paper. Come away extremely calm having learnt all about one of the cheapest crafts there could be. This workshop is being led by Suzanne. , ...
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Crochet and a Cuppa
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
An absolute favourite at Made and Making, these sessions are a chance to crochet in company.  These sessions allow you to bring along your own project and Sarah will be on hand to provide any guidance that you may be after. This session is being led by Sarah. Not suitable for complete beginners. , ...
Sew Friendly open sessions (3 hours)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our regular stitch classes for those looking to build their skills or sew in a friendly relaxed environment. Need help with some dressmaking? Looking to adjust a pattern? Stuck on a piece of patchwork? Not sure where to start with a project? Want some pointers on how to complete your project? These sessions allow you t , ...
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Freemotion embroidery with Lara Sparks
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are delighted to have the talented Lara Sparks join us to run this freemotion machine embroidery workshop. With her own distinctive style you will learn so much regardless of any previous experience. Lara is an experienced tutor with much knowledge on her subject matter and you’ll get to spend the day in ou , ...
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Children’s after school sewing club (Summer Term)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Would your child love a weekly creative outlet? Our after-school club runs on Thursday afternoons during term time, 4-5pm. This is a great opportunity for children who want to learn to sew. All levels are welcome so feel free to come and improve skills too. Every child will work on their own projects and develop their , ...
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Mono Printing with Free-motion Embroidery
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Learn to mono print with real plants and flowers and then add free motion embroidery, adding depth and texture to your picture. You will create your own original piece of textile art through printing and embroidery techniques. Ellie is a local textile artist who makes original fabric paintings with added free motion em , ...
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Beginners’ Crochet
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Crochet is a wonderful way to pass the time requiring nothing more than a hook and a ball of yarn. Completely portable it can go everywhere you go. Once you start I know you’ll be hooked, it’s no wonder you want to learn to crochet! Enjoyable, clearly presented and filled with expert tips, this beginners’ c , ...
Mosaic Crochet
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
A  crochet workshop for those that can already crochet. Mosaic crochet is a  contemporary method with a modern vibe. Worked in two colours and with geometric styling it is a two row colour change method of crochet with no loose ends to stitch in. You will work on a small piece building your knowledge of the mosaic croc , ...
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Dressmaking for beginners and improvers (Wed am) new course starts April 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This 10 week course is for complete beginners to dressmaking or those with some sewing experience. You’ll learn how to make a garment of your choice using a commercial (shop bought) pattern. The course will take you through the whole process including taking personal measurements, selecting and cutting the correct size , ...
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Beginners patchwork and quilting sampler (starting February 2024)
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Have you ever tried patchwork? Dabbled with some simple blocks and really enjoyed it? Attempted some blocks on your own but not been happy with the results? This course will give you all the insight, tips and tricks you need to create great patchwork and learn the essentials of quilting. Not sure patchwork is for you? , ...
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Dressmaking for beginners and improvers (Fri am) new course starts April 2024
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This 10 week course is for complete beginners to dressmaking or those with some sewing experience. You’ll learn how to make a garment of your choice using a commercial (shop bought) pattern. The course will take you through the whole process including taking personal measurements, selecting and cutting the correct size , ...
Dressmaking for beginners and improvers (Fri pm) new course starts April 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This 10 week course is for complete beginners to dressmaking or those with some sewing experience. You’ll learn how to make a garment of your choice using a commercial (shop bought) pattern. The course will take you through the whole process including taking personal measurements, selecting and cutting the correct size , ...
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Persian Tiles – Eastern Jewels crochet blanket
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
The beautiful crochet blanket, designed by Jane Crowfoot, is an absolute stunner. The pattern is called Persian Tiles it can be seen here in the Eastern Jewels colour way. Basic crochet experience required. Attendance of our beginners class and some subsequent practice would be sufficient. Finished blanket size is appr , ...
Linden Sweatshirt
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
PRICE INCLUDES A COPY OF THE PATTERN FOR YOU TO TAKE HOME. Fancy a little dressmaking… this is a great beginners make and who doesn’t need their own unique sweatshirt. The perfect summer evening throw on fit for a BBQ or at the beach. This is a classic easy to wear garment with a flattering neckline and loo , ...
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Get to know your sewing machine
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
If you want to start at the very beginning this is the place for you – our ‘get to know your sewing machine’ workshop. You’ll be taught everything you need to learn to sew. Our endlessly popular five-hour beginners’ course is perfect if:  – you’ve never used a sewing machine before  – , ...
Stitchscapes – shells
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Bring a slice of your beach holiday home with you and enjoy a day of relaxing hand stitching to create a textured hoop embroidery using Stitchscape techniques. , ...
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