Calendar of events

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

May 2022

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Children’s Travel Set
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. Our travel set of cushion and eye mask are designed to give you comfort at home or away. Whether you are off on holiday or just having a sleepover why not have a little bit of extr , ...
Children’s Patchwork Tote
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. In this workshop they will be taught how to safely use a sewing machine and the basic principles of patchwork. All you need to do is drop them off and we’ll give them a drink , ...
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. In this workshop they will be taught how to safely use a sewing machine and the basic principles of patchwork. There will be a selection of fabrics to choose from to create a class , ...
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Get to know your overlocker
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Get to know your overlocker with us. If you want to get the best from one of these machines this is the workshop for you. Overlockers can be daunting and intimidating machines with their complicated threading process and knife. This workshop will help you feel more confident about independently threading your machine, , ...
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Sew Friendly open sessions (5 hours)
9:30 am - 2:30 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. Following an initial demonstration on how to set up your machine, along with top tips on machine tension and some , ...
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Creative coiled pots
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
This is a fun one! These lovely pots are quite addictive to make and mesmerising to watch them grow on your machine. We are delighted to welcome guest tutor Molly Brown who is a veteran tutor from lots of the national shows.  In this 2.5 hour workshop you will make your own pot and possibly a second. As well as have ti , ...
An introduction to clamshell patchwork
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
In this fun relaxed workshop you will be joining guest tutor Molly as she show you how to work the wonder of the clamshell design. This intriguing interlocking shape can be used to make a variety of different designs. During this  2.5 hour workshop Molly will show you her own method for preparing clamshells by hand, wh , ...
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Crochet and a Cuppa
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
For those with some experience. 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. A chance to crochet in company, improve your skills and get some help with pattern reading. This session is being led by Sarah. , ...
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Beginners’ Crochet
1:30 am - 4:30 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! In this beginners’ learn to crochet workshop we’ll follow a bas , ...
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! In this beginners’ learn to crochet workshop we’ll follow a bas , ...
Star Quilt course
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
 Course is now full This is a series of sessions for intermediate to advanced quilters in which you will develop and enhance your skills. Sessions run on a regular slot and the price shown is per session. You will be buying a total of 10 sessions but they do not have to all be purchased at the start, it’s entir , ...
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Sew Friendly open sessions (3 hours)
1:30 am - 4:30 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 , ...
Corner to Corner Crochet
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
A crochet workshop for those that can already crochet. Come along and learn how to work in the diagonal. Starting on one corner we will build out in rows to create a slanting pattern. We will work to complete a sampler square including a pattern. Corner to corner crochet is becoming increasingly popular as a method to , ...
Zips masterclass
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
This workshop should only be booked if you have already attended a Get to know your sewing machine workshop or have a similar level of knowledge. You need to be happy using your sewing machine. Are you scared of zips? Do you avoid using them? Sewing the zips really isn’t that scary. You just need to shown the rig , ...
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The Necessary Clutch Wallet
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Are you looking for a more ‘involved’ sewing project but worried that it might be too advanced for you? Would you like to build your skills but worried about doing it on your own? Do you hate reading detailed patterns with lots of words and diagrams that just confuse you? In this workshop we’ve got yo , ...
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Quilling
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Have you heard of paper quilling or paper filigree? It is the art of paper rolling which followed by a bit of bending and moulding will allow you to create a variety of shapes. It is a skill which dates back as far as the 4th and 5th centuries. During this workshop you will learn a variety of skills including basic qui , ...
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Building colour confidence
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Time and time again I hear people say that they don’t feel confident working with colour. Whether it is choosing colours for a crochet blanket or sorting fabrics for their next patchwork project. So I have designed this workshop to give an insight into the ‘rules’ of working with colour and to give pl , ...
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Patchwork with Carolyn Forster – Lined Circles
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
We are delighted to be welcoming patchwork expert Carolyn Forster back to our studio with this fabulous ‘quilt as you go’ project. For many the thought of quilting a large finished quilt top can be really daunting. ‘Quilt as you go’ techniques take away this challenge and there are so many to ch , ...
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Sew Friendly open sessions (5 hours)
9:30 am - 2:30 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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Raffia Bag
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In this two day course you will make your own classic summer raffia bag. perfect for the beach or a wedding…. or maybe even just a picnic. Raffia is the leaf of the Raphia ruffa tree in Madagascar, it is a beautifully flexible (and forgiving!) material to work with which means that no prior experience is necessar , ...
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Inside-Outside Pouch
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Are you nervous to approach a zipper? You’re not alone! Overcome your fears of zips in our Inside Outside pouch workshop where you will learn step by step how to confidently insert 3 zips. Join us for this great workshop to make your very own Inside Outside pouch – a perfect storage solution with a handy cl , ...
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Cushions masterclass
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
This workshop should only be booked if you have already attended a Get to know your sewing machine workshop or have a similar level of knowledge. It is assumed that you are competent with your machine. Do you want to know how to sew a cushion? Do you want to know how to sew a piped cushion with a zip? Are you redecorat , ...
Star Quilt – new course starting March 2022
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This is a series of sessions for intermediate to advanced quilters in which you will develop and enhance your skills. Sessions run on a regular slot and the price shown is per session. You will be buying a total of 10 sessions but they do not have to all be purchased at the start, it’s entirely up to you. If you , ...
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Sew Friendly open sessions (3 hours)
9:30 am - 12:30 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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Crochet and a Cuppa
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
For those with some experience. 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. A chance to crochet in company, improve your skills and get some help with pattern reading. This session is being led by Sarah. , ...
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Beginners patchwork and quilting sampler (starting March 2022)
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? , ...
Dressmaking for beginners and improvers (am) new course starts April 2022
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 (pm) new course starts April 2022
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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Children’s Six Pocket Bag
1:30 am - 4:30 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. In this session your child will make a fabric bag with six pockets, perfect for keeping them organised! All you need to do is drop them off. We’ll give them a drink and a bis , ...
Children’s Friendly Face Purse
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. In this session your child will make a zipped purse with their choice of friendly face design. All you need to do is drop them off. We’ll give them a drink and a biscuit and , ...
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Children’s Strippy Cushion
1:30 am - 4:30 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. During the session we will explain how a sewing machine works, how to sew (with an emphasis on beginning, finishing and respecting your seam allowance). This is a great project for , ...
Children’s Storage Tub
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. In this session your child will make a fabulous fabric storage tub perfect for keeping all sorts of bits and pieces in. They will learn simple quilting and 3D construction techniqu , ...
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