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  1. Summer Trousers 3rd July 2016

    Summer Trousers 3rd July 2016

    £98.00

    Out of stock

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn to alter a pattern for your size, and make a perfect fitting pair of trousers for the summer. You will choose your fabric from our range of cottons and linen then learn to insert a concealed side zip and different bindings to finish off your trousers. Learn More
  2. Sample Day - Tailoring Techniques- 1st March 2016

    Sample Day - Tailoring Techniques- 1st March 2016

    £52.00

    Out of stock

    Learn all you need to know to achieve a professional finish to your tailored garments with some easy techniques. If you have ever wondered how to shape a striped fabric around a lapel, make bound buttonholes and jetted pocket then this is the workshop for you. You will also learn balanced darts and pattern matching for checks, stripes and patterns. Learn how to do it and take home samples. Learn More
  3. Exploring Embroidery - 8th February 2016

    Exploring Embroidery - 8th February 2016

    £78.00

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads. Learn More
  4. Copy it - Make it! - 27th and 28th February 2016

    Copy it - Make it! - 27th and 28th February 2016

    £155.00

    Out of stock

    Do you have a favourite garment that you would love to recreate? On this two day workshop you will learn how to make a pattern from your garment and make up a toile for fitting. We cannot guarantee that you will have time to make the duplicate, it will very much depend on what you choose to copy. It would be best to bring along a simple garment to learn the techniques – a consultation with Claire can be arranged before the workshop. Learn More
  5. 3 day Sewing School - 13th/14th & 15th April 2016

    3 day Sewing School - 13th/14th & 15th April 2016

    £210.00

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  6. 3 day Sewing School - 6th/7th & 8th April 2016

    3 day Sewing School - 6th/7th & 8th April 2016

    £210.00

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  7. 3 day Sewing School - 19/20 & 21st February 2016

    3 day Sewing School - 19/20 & 21st February 2016

    £210.00

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  8. Felt Making - 7th and 8th March

    Felt Making - 7th and 8th March

    £175.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Here is an opportunity to explore, the creative art of felt making. You will learn the techniques of pre-felting and layering with Merino wool tops and other fibers including organic Goodwood Fleece. We will make nuno felt and 3D felt samples too. You will create a series of beautiful samples ready to continue the exploration of this ancient and tactile craft. Soap is used in the making of felt - if you have an allergy please bring gloves or I have a supply of latex gloves at the studio Learn More
  9.  Skirts, skirts, skirts - 4th February 2016

    Skirts, skirts, skirts - 4th February 2016

    £88.00

    Create your perfect skirt; choose to make it straight or A line, short or long. You will learn everything you need to know to make it fit perfectly! A choice of wonderful linens and wools available. You will also use the overlocker to give your skirt that professional finish and learn to put in the concealed zip. You can then go on and use your pattern to make many more. This is one of the all time favourite workshops! Learn More
  10. Winter Coat - 26th January , 2nd February & 9th February 2016

    Winter Coat - 26th January , 2nd February & 9th February 2016

    £325.00

    Creating a classic lined winter coat which will last a life time is a major project. The course will run over three days, 1 week apart and there will be an initial consultation to discuss patterns. The first week you will make a calico toile and carry out fittings. You will need to choose your fabric , we are happy to give you advice if required. The reason for the fabric not being included in the cost of the workshop, as we would normally do, is that we think to make this commitment you will want to be very specific about the fabric you choose. You may want cashmere or wool or even fur! but it needs to be your choice. We will have a selection of fabric for you to choose at varying price levels or alternatively you are welcome to bring your own. There will also be a large choice of patterns for you to choose from, all selected so they can be completed in the three days but will require homework. Included in the cost is attendance at stitch cafe on 30th January, 3rd & 10th February for those who don't want to work alone or don't have the equipment at home. You will learn how to speed tailor and all the tailoring techniques required to complete this project and you will learn to handle working with heavier fabrics. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us. Learn More
  11. Couture Skirt - 28th & 29th January 2016

    Couture Skirt - 28th & 29th January 2016

    £195.00

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Couture" means dressmaking or sewing and is always associated with high quality. Couture clothes hang beautifully and last for years, they may take longer to make but it is always worth taking the time, especially if you have beautiful fabric. On this workshop you will learn all the skills needed to create a perfectly fitted and finished couture skirt. You will first make a toile which will be altered to fit your figure, next learn about interlining, correct interfacings, zips, waistbands, fastenings and all the hand stiches needed for a couture finish to your garment. Learn More
  12. Trapunto and Cording - 30th January 2016

    Trapunto and Cording - 30th January 2016

    £78.00

    Create a new texture from your work with this wonderful historical technique which you can bring into your contemporary work. You will create a 17" panel utilising both these techniques and will be able to then turn it into a cushion or quilt panel. This technique works wonderfully as quilt edges and also on hems and detail on coats and dresses. Learn More
  13. Jeans and Trousers 23rd & 24th January 2016

    Jeans and Trousers 23rd & 24th January 2016

    £180.00

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. The ultimate workshop!! After altering the pattern to fit you will go on to make your jeans or trousers. Learn how to insert a jeans zip and work with proper denim to create a fantastic pair of jeans. Black or blue denim available. If you are happier in a pair of tailored trousers come along and learn all the techniques and choose from gorgeous fabrics. Learn More
  14. Unscramble Sewing Feet - 19th January 2016

    Unscramble Sewing Feet - 19th January 2016

    £73.00

    Your sewing machine will have arrived with basic machine feet but do you know what they all do? On this workshop you will learn to identify the feet you have as well as see what else is available. With approximately 25 different feet to try you will learn how to cord, bead, pipe, try different feet for stitching straight lines, hemming and taming difficult fabrics as well as neatening edges and creating decorative stitches. Take home lots of samples and notes and never have trouble choosing the correct foot for your project again. Learn More
  15. Boiled Wool Cardigan Jacket - 18th January 2016

    Boiled Wool Cardigan Jacket - 18th January 2016

    £125.00

    Create a beautiful boiled wool cardigan jacket designed by Marcy Tilton. Learn to alter your pattern to make the perfect fit.. There will be a choice of beautiful woolen fabrics to work with. If you have a particular colour in mind then let us know when booking! Learn More
  16. Silk Painting - 4th March 2016

    Silk Painting - 4th March 2016

    £82.00

    The cost of the workshop includes all silks and paints. Learn the beautiful art of silk painting. You will learn how to blend and divide colour and how to work with the various tools available. We will explore techniques with salt and shaving foam! By the end of the day you will feel confident in using this technique at home. Learn More
  17. Beading - 3rd March 2016

    Beading - 3rd March 2016

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    Learn to bead and be able to embellish like a pro. This is a great way to customise your own clothes and stand out from the crowd. Bring along a piece of clothing to embellish, maybe something you have made on one of our other workshops and I will also cover working on different fabrics. After you have booked onto the workshop please call to speak to Debs to discuss what you would like to bring. Learn More
  18. Simple Jersey Dress - 12th July 2016

    Simple Jersey Dress - 12th July 2016

    £92.00

    Out of stock

    Everything you need to make this beautiful garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. Using a classic pattern, choose one of five designs to create your dress. Take the fear out of sewing with stretch fabrics on this one day workshop. We have a choice of excellent quality jersey and double knit fabric. Learn all the techniques you need to make this wardrobe essential and leave with a garment and pattern so you can make many more. Learn More
  19. Quilted Gilet - 7th & 8th March 2016

    Quilted Gilet - 7th & 8th March 2016

    £195.00

    On this two day workshop you will learn to quilt your own fabric with Debs and then using your beautiful crafted fabric on the second day, Claire will help you create a stunning gilet. You will also learn to put in an open ended zip. Learn More
  20. Thermofax Printing -28th & 29th May 2016

    Thermofax Printing -28th & 29th May 2016

    £185.00

    Thermofax printing is very similar to screenpring but is easier to manage and you can create very fine detailed images onto fabric, paper and if you want your walls! You can use any medium in the same way as you can with a screenprint. The machine we use is based on the old 1950’s technology of photocopying. As there are no chemicals involved in the process it is a very safe and simple way to create amazing images. On this two day workshop you will learn to make the screens and then print 2m of fabric for either dressmaking, home furnishing or a textile art project. After you have booked onto the workshop please call to speak to Debs to discuss what sort of fabric you would like to create. Learn More
  21. Coiled Fabric Pots - 5th February 2016

    Coiled Fabric Pots - 5th February 2016

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    On this workshop you will learn to make coiled fabric pots by machine. It will also include making them with jute and the technique of wrapping the rope. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop and you will be able to take these sturdy and useful bowls home! Learn More
  22. Drape Knit Tunic Dress - 6th February 2016

    Drape Knit Tunic Dress - 6th February 2016

    £92.00

    Everything you need to make this beautiful garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. Using an asymmetric pattern to make this drape top or dress , we will take the fear out of sewing with knit fabrics on this one day workshop. We have a choice of excellent quality jersey and double knit fabric. Learn all the techniques you need to make this wardrobe essential and leave with a garment and pattern so you can make many more. Learn More
  23. Tunic Top - 9th April 2016

    Tunic Top - 9th April 2016

    £98.00

    Out of stock

    Everything you need to make this tunic top is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. There are a choice of styles on this workshop - sleeveless, long or short sleeves, curved, A-symmetrical or draped hem.. Work with one of our lightweight jersey fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , Learn all the skills needed to work with this tricky fabric We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another or more. Learn More
  24. Saturday Stitch Club - 16th April 2016

    Saturday Stitch Club - 16th April 2016

    £35.00

    Come and sew along side Claire & Sam . Just like stitch Cafe you will have use of all the facilities to work on your own projects. A chance to have a cup of tea and homemade cake and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Threads , notions & materials will be available for you to purchase should you wish and will be charged on an individual basis. Places will be limited to 8 so that there is sufficient space for everyone including Claire & Sam who will be developing samples for new workshops coming up. Learn More
  25. Saturday Stitch Club - 13th February 2016

    Saturday Stitch Club - 13th February 2016

    £35.00

    Come and sew along side Claire & Sam . Just like stitch Cafe you will have use of all the facilities to work on your own projects. A chance to have a cup of tea and homemade cake and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Threads , notions & materials will be available for you to purchase should you wish and will be charged on an individual basis. Places will be limited to 8 so that there is sufficient space for everyone including Claire & Sam who will be developing samples for new workshops coming up. Learn More
  26. Sample Day - Zips - 26th April 2016

    Sample Day - Zips - 26th April 2016

    £54.00

    Overcome your fear of zippers in this practical skills workshop! You’ll learn to insert a concealed zip (look like a pro when you make dresses or cushion covers!). A fly zip with a placket for jeans & trousers and an exposed teeth zip – the fashionable fastening for dresses and skirts. You will receive lots of tips on choosing the correct zip for your project and take home samples and notes to help with your next project. Don’t let zips hold you back! Learn More
  27. Stencilling & Repeat Pattern - 25th & 26th February 2016

    Stencilling & Repeat Pattern - 25th & 26th February 2016

    £165.00

    This is such a versatile technique to learn that lends itself to all sorts of projects both dressmaking, home décor and of course a great way to personalise presents for friends and family. On the day you will learn how to make your own stencil and then use it along to stencil onto a calico shopping bag or a metre of cotton. Suitable for all and a great fun day learning a very useful skill. Learn More
  28. An introduction to Quilting - 6th and 7th February

    An introduction to Quilting - 6th and 7th February

    £185.00

    Out of stock

    This is an introductory course to quilting. We will start with a look at some historical and contemporary quilts and then move onto to design and colour development. You will then learn basic cutting, piecing and machine quilting techniques. Your finished piece can be the beginning of a full size quilt or you can keep it small and turn it into a cushion. Learn More
  29. 4 day Textile School - 15th to 18th February 2016

    4 day Textile School - 15th to 18th February 2016

    £325.00

    Turn the barn into your studio and come and play. I truly believe that the art of experimenting is the best way of creating. You will be able to work with procion dyes, batik, silk painting and thermofax printing. You can concentrate on developing your mark making or work on a specific project. Please do give me a call to talk through what you might like to do. This workshop is designed for those of you who have some knowledge of textiles but are looking to develop your work and build your confidence to experiment. Learn More
  30. Creating Texture - 18th March 2016

    Creating Texture - 18th March 2016

    £78.00

    On this workshop you will learn to create texture which can be transferred into so many of your textile and dressmaking projects. You will spend the day learning to make bubbles, yo-yo's, pleats and tucks and many more. Learn More
  31. Sashiko - the art of Japanese stitch -11th March 2016

    Sashiko - the art of Japanese stitch -11th March 2016

    £75.00

    Sashiko iss a form of decorative stitching from Japan. Traditionally used to reinforce points of wear, or to repair worn places or tears with patches, this running stitch technique has now developed into a decorative stitch form. The white cotton thread on the traditional indigo blue cloth gives sashiko its distinctive appearance, .This is a beautiful way to stitch and can be used in quilts, cushions and clothing. You will learn how to mark the geometric patterns and stitch order. Using beautiful Sashiko thread. Learn More
  32.  Classic Shirt Making - 14th & 15th January 2016

    Classic Shirt Making - 14th & 15th January 2016

    £185.00

    All fabric, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. A crisp tailored shirt can be worn with anything from suits to jeans. This workshop will teach you the techniques used in making a classic shirt. Seam finishes, hems and buttonholes will all be covered. After adjusting the pattern, you will make your garment from a choice of cottons & linens. You can choose to make this for yourself or you can make it for a male friend! Learn More
  33. Drawing with Thread - 10th March 2016

    Drawing with Thread - 10th March 2016

    £75.00

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  34. Drawing with Thread - 12th January 2016

    Drawing with Thread - 12th January 2016

    £75.00

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  35. All sorts of Applique - 31st October

    All sorts of Applique - 31st October

    £58.00

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images Learn More
  36. Drawing with Thread - 5th October

    Drawing with Thread - 5th October

    £64.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  37. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 10th December

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 10th December

    £68.00

    Marcy Tilton Tunic Tops

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    There are a choice of styles on this workshop - sleeveless, long or short sleeves, curved, A-symmetrical or draped hem.

    Work with one of our lightweight jersey fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , Learn all the skills needed to work with this tricky fabric

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another or more.

    Learn More
  38. UFO! & Alterations Dressmaking - 21st November

    UFO! & Alterations Dressmaking - 21st November

    £65.00

    Out of stock

    If you have an unfinished project or a pattern that you need fitting advice with then this is the perfect day for you. Whether it's pattern instructions that are causing a problem or a difficult fabric, a toille that needs fitting or advice on measurements all can be achieved on this workshop. You can also learn about techniques to create the best finish for your garment. Learn More
  39. Work that Overlocker part 1 - 22nd October

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 22nd October

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  40. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tapered Trousers - 3rd October

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tapered Trousers - 3rd October

    £75.00

    Marcy Tilton Tapered Trousers

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    On this workshop you will learn to alter your pattern before constructing these close fitting trousers. Choose from a selection of stretch fabric and construct your trousers learning how to make pleats, top stitch and insert and elastic waist.

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.

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  41. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 18th October

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 18th October

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    Marcy Tilton Tunic Tops

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    There are a choice of styles on this workshop - sleeveless, long or short sleeves, curved, A-symmetrical or draped hem.

    Work with one of our lightweight jersey fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , Learn all the skills needed to work with this tricky fabric

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another or more.

    Learn More
  42. Make a T-shirt - 21st July

    Make a T-shirt - 21st July

    £64.00

    All material, pattern and notions included in the cost of the workshop. Using a classic Vogue Design choose one of five designs to create your T Shirt. Take the fear out of sewing with stretch fabrics on this one day workshop. We have a choice of excellent quality t-shirt fabric. Learn all the techniques you need to make this wardrobe essential and leave with a garment and pattern so you can make many more. Learn More
  43. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 3rd September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 3rd September

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    Marcy Tilton Tunic Tops

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    There are a choice of styles on this workshop - sleeveless, long or short sleeves, curved, A-symmetrical or draped hem.

    Work with one of our lightweight jersey fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , Learn all the skills needed to work with this tricky fabric

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another or more.

     

    Marcy Tilton Month

     This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

     Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

     We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

     An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.


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  44. Sample Day - Zips - 20th October

    Sample Day - Zips - 20th October

    £44.00

    Overcome your fear of zippers in this practical skills workshop! You’ll learn to insert a regular zip, a concealed zip (look like a pro when you make dresses or cushion covers!). A fly zip with a placket and a couture zip. You’ll also get tips for managing broken zips and for altering garments with existing zippers. At the end of the class you’ll leave with samples of each technique, plus a stylish little zippered purse you made yourself. Don’t let zips hold you back! Learn More
  45. Free Machine Embroidery 3D Trees - 26 & 27th November

    Free Machine Embroidery 3D Trees - 26 & 27th November

    £158.00

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. Building on the techniques learnt on the Drawing with thread workshop, this course is designed to take you on step further into 3D design. Over the two day period you will discover a real freedom in stitch and create a 3D picture to mount as a canvas. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  46. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 8th September

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 8th September

    £152.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 8th September 15th September 22nd September 29th September 13th October 20th October Learn More
  47. Evening Workshop -Wednesday nights - starts 16th September - 5 weeks

    Evening Workshop -Wednesday nights - starts 16th September - 5 weeks

    £152.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Wednesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 16th September 23rd September 30th September 14th October 21st October Learn More
  48. Peg Loom Weaving - The Next Step - 16th October

    Peg Loom Weaving - The Next Step - 16th October

    £74.00

    Learn the basics of Peg Loom Weaving and create a cushion cover. Learning measurements, adding pattern and construction , you will go home with a beautiful cushion cover. Choose between fabric and wool from a large selection included in the course cost. If you love the technique you will be able to buy your loom to take home with you at a cost of £36 Learn More
  49. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 3rd November

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 3rd November

    £152.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 3rd November 10th November 17th November 24th November 1st December 8th December Learn More
  50. Christmas Sewing School 15, 16 & 17th December

    Christmas Sewing School 15, 16 & 17th December

    £140.00

    Out of stock

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  51. Work that Overlocker  part 2 - 23rd February 2016

    Work that Overlocker part 2 - 23rd February 2016

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line, you will create samples as well as making a bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. If you would like to use one of our overlockers then you are very welcome. Learn More
  52. Work that Overlocker part 1 - 5th January 2016

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 5th January 2016

    £73.00

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  53. Evening Workshop - Wednesday Nights - 22nd June 2016 to 13th July

    Evening Workshop - Wednesday Nights - 22nd June 2016 to 13th July

    £120.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Wednesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 22nd June 29th June 6th July 13th July Learn More
  54. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - 21st June 2016 to 19th July

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - 21st June 2016 to 19th July

    £120.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 28th June 5th July 12th July 19th July Learn More
  55. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 12th April 2016

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 12th April 2016

    £150.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 12th April 19th April 26th April 3rd May 10th May Learn More
  56. Evening Workshop - Wednesday Nights - starts 24th February 2016

    Evening Workshop - Wednesday Nights - starts 24th February 2016

    £150.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Wednesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 24th February 9th March 16th March 23rd March 30th March Learn More
  57. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 23rd February 2016

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 23rd February 2016

    £150.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 23rd February 1st March 8th March 15th March 22nd March Learn More
  58. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 5th January 2016

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 5th January 2016

    £180.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 5th January 12th January 19th January 26th January 2nd February 9th February Learn More
  59. Boiled Wool Cardigan Jacket 1st December 2015

    Boiled Wool Cardigan Jacket 1st December 2015

    £125.00

    Create a beautiful boiled wool cardigan jacket designed by Marcy Tilton. Learn to alter your pattern to make the perfect fit.. There will be a choice of beautiful woolen fabrics to work with. If you have a particular colour in mind then let us know when booking! Learn More
  60. Towelling Doggie Coat - 17th November

    Towelling Doggie Coat - 17th November

    £78.00

    Doggie Coat

    All the notions needed to make this stunning designer doggie coat are provided in this workshop including a pattern. You will need to bring an appropriate size towel for your dog! in this 1 day workshop you will make a practical and stylish towelling robe for your dog. The pattern will suit all sizes of dogs from a tiny Chihuahua to a large Labrador. The robes outer fabric and inner lining are towelling to help your dog dry out after they've been in the rain, dipped in for a swim or need a bath after a soak in the muddiest puddle they could find. The robe has a tie belt and velcro fastening at the neck. We'll provide the pattern, notions and trims all you need to do is bring along a towel to two to make the robe. Sue will advise on the size of towels you will need for the size of your dog. Learn More

  61. Work that Overlocker part 1 - 11th December

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 11th December

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  62. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops - 6th December

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops - 6th December

    £68.00

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. There are a choice of styles on this workshop - sleeveless, long or short sleeves, curved, A-symmetrical or draped hem. Work with one of our lightweight jersey fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , Learn all the skills needed to work with this tricky fabric. We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another or more. Learn More
  63. Work that Overlocker part 1 - 10th May 2016

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 10th May 2016

    £73.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  64. Thermofax Printing - 26th & 27th October

    Thermofax Printing - 26th & 27th October

    £185.00

    Out of stock

    Thermofax printing is very similar to screenpring but is easier to manage and you can create very fine detailed images onto fabric, paper and if you want your walls! You can use any medium in the same way as you can with a screenprint. The machine we use is based on the old 1950’s technology of photocopying. As there are no chemicals involved in the process it is a very safe and simple way to create amazing images. On this two day workshop you will learn to make the screens and then print 2m of fabric for either dressmaking, home furnishing or a textile art project. After you have booked onto the workshop please call to speak to Debs to discuss what sort of fabric you would like to create. Learn More
  65. Make a T-shirt - 11th May

    Make a T-shirt - 11th May

    £64.00

    All material, pattern and notions included in the cost of the workshop. Using a classic Vogue Design choose one of five designs to create your T Shirt. Take the fear out of sewing with stretch fabrics on this one day workshop. We have a choice of excellent quality t-shirt fabric. Learn all the techniques you need to make this wardrobe essential and leave with a garment and pattern so you can make many more. Learn More
  66. Shibori - 7th December 2017

    Shibori - 7th December 2017

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    Shibori is the Japanese art of resist dying using binding, folding, stitching and twisting to create beautiful fabrics. Kanoko shibori is what we would term as tie-dye but the Japanese developed many many more techniques to create incredibly beautiful patterns. On this course you will learn many of the techniques and how to prepare the dyes. All the dyes we prepare will be safe to use at home. By the end of the day you will have a stash of samples and notes on how to continue to expand this technique. Learn More
  67. Chichester Art Trail

    Chichester Art Trail

    £0.00

    I am thrilled to be back on the Art Trail this year with rug maker Carole Richmond. Come and visit us and see all that we do. See our work in progress. There will be demonstrations at 11.30am and 3.30pm every day. 4th, 5th and 6th May and 11th and 12th May 10.30am - 5.30pm each day. Learn More
  68. Beading, Couching and Ribbon Embroidery - 12th and 13th February 2020

    Beading, Couching and Ribbon Embroidery - 12th and 13th February 2020

    £175.00

    On this two day workshop we will cover couching, which is the laying of thick threads on top of fabric, ribbon embroidery by machine using invisible thread and beading and sequins by hand. All these techniques will form the foundation of you being able to go on and embellish clothing whether you have made it or not! Also the techniques are fundamental in all textile work. The cost of the workshop includes all fabrics and embellishments. Learn More
  69. Screenprinting - 12th and 13th November 2018

    Screenprinting - 12th and 13th November 2018

    £185.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This workshop will show you ways of working with a screen that takes away the formality of traditional screenprinting. We will work with ways of creating temporary resists to achieve either specific images or create texture and layering for backgrounds. The techniques are wonderful for textile artists and creating your own fabric for dressmakers. Learn More
  70. Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 15th and 16th October 2019

    Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 15th and 16th October 2019

    £130.00

    Out of stock

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. On the second day we will explore the Japanese stitch Sashiko, often seen in white thread on indigo fabric. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads. Learn More
  71. Drawing with Thread -  Free hand machine embroidery 14th October 2019

    Drawing with Thread - Free hand machine embroidery 14th October 2019

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. This is a beautiful way of creating pattern and detail in both dressmaking and the textile arts. Learn More
  72. Colouring fabric - 4th, 5th & 6th November 2019

    Colouring fabric - 4th, 5th & 6th November 2019

    £275.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn to work with procion dyes both in liquid form and also using them as a paste to be able to paint with. We will explore using rust to achieve beautiful colour. We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the three days working with colour on a variety of natural fabrics . By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  73. All sorts of Applique - 1st November 2017

    All sorts of Applique - 1st November 2017

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images Learn More
  74. Colouring fabric - 16th and 17th October 2017

    Colouring fabric - 16th and 17th October 2017

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with procion dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on a variety of natural fabrics . By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  75. Drawing with Thread -  Free hand machine embroidery 11th October 2017

    Drawing with Thread - Free hand machine embroidery 11th October 2017

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  76. Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 9th and 10th October 2017

    Exploring Embroidery and Sashiko - 9th and 10th October 2017

    £110.00

    Out of stock

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. On the second day we will explore the Japanese stitch Sashiko, often seen in white thread on indigo fabric. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads. Learn More
  77. Keeping Sketchbooks - 4th October 2017

    Keeping Sketchbooks - 4th October 2017

    £65.00

    Out of stock

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! At the end of the day you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina Learn More
  78. Colouring fabric -  20th and 21st March

    Colouring fabric - 20th and 21st March

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with procion dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on a variety of natural fabrics . By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  79. Piecing and Patchwork - 8th and 9th January

    Piecing and Patchwork - 8th and 9th January

    £175.00

    This two day workshop will cover the principles of piecing fabric from traditional quilting blocks to contemporary piecing including curves and layers. We will work with the rotary cutter and cutting boards and learn about glue basting for added accuracy! We will also cover the design and planning of a piece whether for a contemporary wall piece or more traditional work. Learn More
  80. Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 4th & 5th December 2017

    Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 4th & 5th December 2017

    £165.00

    Out of stock

    For many of you who already have a basic knowledge of this technique or have already done the one day workshop this is an opportunity to advance these skills further. We will be exploring the technique on fine fabrics such as silk organza, 3D work, metallic thread work and quilting. On the second day of the workshop there will be an opportunity for you develop a piece of work that you are currently working on or to start something new. The cost of the workshop includes all fabrics and threads. Learn More
  81. Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 6th and 7th January

    Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 6th and 7th January

    £165.00

    For many of you who already have a basic knowledge of this technique or have already done the one day workshop this is an opportunity to advance these skills further. We will be exploring the technique on fine fabrics such as silk organza, 3D work, metallic thread work and quilting. On the second day of the workshop there will be an opportunity for you develop a piece of work that you are currently working on or to start something new. The cost of the workshop includes all fabrics and threads. Learn More
  82. Manipulating Fabric -26th November 2018

    Manipulating Fabric -26th November 2018

    £68.00

    A workshop where you will create samples of texture in fabric by hand yo-yo’s, crinkle fabric and bubbles! and lots of different pleats and tucks. These techniques can then be used in your own work whether it is pictures, cushions or quilts or adding detail to your clothes. Learn More
  83. All sorts of Applique - 27th November 2018

    All sorts of Applique - 27th November 2018

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images Learn More
  84. Talking Textiles - 3rd May - Assembly Rooms, Chichester

    Talking Textiles - 3rd May - Assembly Rooms, Chichester

    £30.00

    Out of stock

    Talking Textiles, will be a day of presentations from leading contemporary artists who work with thread. Talking Textiles will be about exploring textile art , the maker and how they approach their art. Ann Sutton MBE in conversation with Deborah Harwood. Ann Sutton, Internationally renowned artist with a commitment to innovation, new materials and a joie de vivre in every work will be talking with Deborah Harwood about her work and her life as a rebel! Speakers: Claire Benn - artist, teacher and writer of the must-read blog Her Quiet Materials Ptolemy Mann - weaver with works in major collections and venues around the world. Kessia St Clair, best-selling author of The Secret Life of Colour and the Golden Thread. Deborah Harwood, artist and founder of The Textile Space. Learn More
  85. Crochet - 26th and 27th February 2019

    Crochet - 26th and 27th February 2019

    £115.00

    Whether you have previously held a crochet hook, or not, in this two day workshop you will learn how to make two and three dimensional pieces using basic stitches before going on to explore the endless possibilities of how you can use crochet to add texture and three dimensional elements to your work. From absolute beginner to those who want to use their skills in a contemporary way this workshop will be an opportunity for you to see crochet in a new light. We will work with threads, yarns, wires, and anything else that we think could possibly be crocheted with, the only limit will be your imagination! If you have hooks already then please bring them with you and get to know them through the workshop. There will be hooks available to borrow during the workshop and you will go home with one too! Learn More
  86. Thermofax Printing -13th and 14th March 2019

    Thermofax Printing -13th and 14th March 2019

    £185.00

    Out of stock

    Thermofax printing is very similar to screenpring but is easier to manage and you can create very fine detailed images onto fabric, paper and if you want your walls! You can use any medium in the same way as you can with a screenprint. The machine we use is based on the old 1950’s technology of photocopying. As there are no chemicals involved in the process it is a very safe and simple way to create amazing images. On this two day workshop you will learn to make the screens and then print 2m of fabric for either dressmaking, home furnishing or a textile art project. Learn More
  87. Tambour Beading  - 20th and 21st February 2019

    Tambour Beading - 20th and 21st February 2019

    £185.00

    I am delighted to welcome Juliet Ferry from Hand and Lock to the barn to teach Tambour Beading. Hand and Lock are expert practitioners of this embroidery technique popular on international catwalks and seen in shows by designers such as Elie Saab and Oscar De La Renta. Tambour beading also known as Lunéville or Crochet de Lunéville is a French Haute Couture technique where beads or sequins can be attached to a fabric. The embroidery is done with a special hook working through a fabric stretched tight as a drum. Over the two days, you will learn how to create a design, set up a full size frame and find out how to work the hook through the fabric without catching and then go on to learn technique. The hook is included in the cost of the workshop. Learn More
  88. Bojagi  - 23rd and 24th January 2020

    Bojagi - 23rd and 24th January 2020

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    This is a beautiful technique to create exquisite fabric panels, which can be used in quilting, window dressing or dressmaking. You will learn the skill of Bojagi seams, which is a Korean technique to create a flat, reversible seam, and traditionally was used to create wrapping cloths called Bojagi. It allows you to work from large blocks to very small. The technique can be done by both hand and machine and we will cover both on the workshop. Learn More
  89. Felt Making - 24th and 25th February 2020

    Felt Making - 24th and 25th February 2020

    £175.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn the techniques of pre-felting and layering with Merino wool tops and other fibers including organic Goodwood Fleece. We will make nuno felt and 3D felt samples too. By the end of the course you will have made a series of beautiful samples ready to continue the exploration of this ancient and tactile craft. Soap is used in the making of felt - if you have an allergy please bring gloves or I have a supply of latex gloves at the studio Learn More
  90. Screenprinting & thermofax - 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2019

    Screenprinting & thermofax - 20th, 21st & 22nd November 2019

    £325.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This workshop will show you free flowing and playful ways of working with a screen. Using temporary resists we will create specific images and texture and layering for backgrounds. We will also learn to make Thermofax screens which is very similar to screenpring but is easier to manage and you can create very fine detailed images onto fabric, paper and if you want your walls! You can use any medium in the same way as you can with a screenprint. The machine we use is based on the old 1950’s technology of photocopying. As there are no chemicals involved in the process it is a very safe and simple way to create amazing images. These techniques are equally useful for textile artists and for dressmakers who want to design their own fabric. At the end of the workshop you will go home with approx 2 - 3 metres of different techniques and ideas. Learn More
  91. Silk Painting - 15th January 2019

    Silk Painting - 15th January 2019

    £85.00

    The cost of the workshop includes all silks and paints. Learn the beautiful art of silk painting. You will learn how to blend and divide colour and how to work with the various tools available. We will explore techniques with salt and shaving foam! By the end of the day you will feel confident in using this technique at home. Learn More
  92. All sorts of Applique - 24th October 2019

    All sorts of Applique - 24th October 2019

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images Learn More
  93. Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 13th and 14th January 2020

    Advanced Free Hand Machine Embroidery - 13th and 14th January 2020

    £175.00

    For many of you who already have a basic knowledge of this technique or have already done the one day workshop this is an opportunity to advance these skills further. We will be exploring the technique on fine fabrics such as silk organza, 3D work, metallic thread work and quilting. On the second day of the workshop there will be an opportunity for you develop a piece of work that you are currently working on or to start something new in a creative and nurturing environment. The cost of the workshop includes all fabrics and threads. Learn More
  94. Indigo and Shibori - 3rd and 4th February 2020

    Indigo and Shibori - 3rd and 4th February 2020

    £185.00

    Out of stock

    Shibori is the Japanese art of resist dying using binding, folding, stitching and twisting to create beautiful fabrics. Kanoko shibori is similar to tie-dye but the Japanese have developed many more techniques to create incredibly beautiful patterns. Traditionally the dye used with this technique is Indio and we will be working with an organic Indigo dye vat to achieve the beautiful hues. You will also learn how to prepare and look after an Indigo dye vat at home By the end of the day you will have a stash of samples and notes giving you the confidence to continue to expand this technique. Learn More
  95. Sketchbooks and colour studies

    Sketchbooks and colour studies

    £195.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! Day one - A day of mark making and developing ways to notate our ideas. Collage is a very important technique in textiles as it gives us the opportunity to explore shape, proportion and texture. We will also work with stitch both on paper and fabric. Day two and three - I am thrilled to welcome the artist Julie Sajous to the studio for day two of this workshop who will be covering colour and how we can develop our use of it within our textile work. We will be looking at basic colour theory and how we create shades and match colours. We will be working with acrylic which as we can use with a fabric medium is also incredibly useful not just for our sketchbooks but also for further work on fabric At the end of the two days you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina Learn More
  96. Advanced Hand Stitching - 29th and 30th November 2018

    Advanced Hand Stitching - 29th and 30th November 2018

    £135.00

    Out of stock

    I am delighted to welcome Sarah Lloyd to the barn to teach this two day workshop. Sarah is a fantastic embroiderer and a great teacher. If you have previously been on the beginners embroidery workshop then this is going to be a brilliant follow on workshop. On this two day workshop you will learn how to use hand stitching to add texture and three dimensional elements to your creative work. Covering both drawn thread techniques and variations on some traditional stitches, you will explore ways to develop your hand stitching skills. Samples will be worked on linen using cotton perlé and stranded thread. If you would like to bring your own stand and frame we are happy for you to do so although all equipment for the workshop will be provided. As this workshop will involve detailed work and manipulation of threads please remember to bring your reading glasses and any additional magnification that you may require!! Learn More
  97. Piecing, Patchwork & Quilting - 2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2019

    Piecing, Patchwork & Quilting - 2nd, 3rd & 4th December 2019

    £275.00

    Out of stock

    This three day workshop will cover the principles of piecing fabric from traditional quilting blocks to contemporary piecing including curves and layers. We will learn to work with the rotary cutter and cutting boards and learn about glue basting for added accuracy! We will also cover the basics of quilting both on the machine and hand quilting. Learn More
  98. Keeping Sketchbooks - 28th November 2016

    Keeping Sketchbooks - 28th November 2016

    £65.00

    Out of stock

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! At the end of the day you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina Learn More
  99. Foundation Course

    Foundation Course

    £0.00

    Out of stock

    The Textile Foundation starts on 30th September and is a six month course. Please see full details by clicking on the Foundation tab at the top of the page. If you are interested in joining then please contact me. Learn More
  100. Beginners Sewing Day - 24th September

    Beginners Sewing Day - 24th September

    £40.00

    Out of stock

    Time to get sewing! This day is designed to take the fear away. You will learn to use a sewing machine (your own or one of ours) and then move onto making a cushion with a simple appliqué design on the front. By the end of day you will feel confident enough to continue your sewing journey and be ready to join other workshops. This workshop is offered at a discount rate as I am passionate about teaching new skills and want to make this entry level course accessible to all. Learn More
  101. Exploring Embroidery - 7th October 2016

    Exploring Embroidery - 7th October 2016

    £65.00

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads. Learn More
  102. Keeping Sketchbooks - 5th October 2016

    Keeping Sketchbooks - 5th October 2016

    £65.00

    Out of stock

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! At the end of the day you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina Learn More
  103. Afternoon Workshop - Tuesdays - 28th June 16

    Afternoon Workshop - Tuesdays - 28th June 16

    £30.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday Afternoon, 2.00pm - 4.30pm 21th June 28th June Learn More
  104. 4 day Textile School - 16th to 19th May 2016

    4 day Textile School - 16th to 19th May 2016

    £325.00

    Out of stock

    Turn the barn into your studio and come and play. I truly believe that the art of experimenting is the best way of creating. You will be able to work with procion dyes, batik, silk painting and thermofax printing. You can concentrate on developing your mark making or work on a specific project. Please do give me a call to talk through what you might like to do. This workshop is designed for those of you who have some knowledge of textiles but are looking to develop your work and build your confidence to experiment. This workshop is limited to a maximum of 4 students . Learn More
  105. Work that Overlocker  part 2 - 17th June 2016

    Work that Overlocker part 2 - 17th June 2016

    £78.00

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line, you will create samples as well as making a bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. If you would like to use one of our overlockers then you are very welcome. Learn More
  106. Sample Day - Dressmaking Techniques- 3rd May 2016

    Sample Day - Dressmaking Techniques- 3rd May 2016

    £52.00

    Achieving a perfect finish for your garments often comes from the extra details used in construction. On this workshop you will learn how to choose the correct fabric to interline for a couture finish, hand stitches and fastenings as well as how to make continuous bias binding from a small piece of fabric then finish seams and hems with a Hong Kong binding. Lots of techniques to learn, with samples and notes to take home. Learn More
  107. Foundation Students Final Exhibiton - 23rd and 24th 2018

    Foundation Students Final Exhibiton - 23rd and 24th 2018

    £0.00

    After six months of hard work The Textile Space Foundation students will be showing their work in their final exhibition. I do hope that you can come along and see their incredible work and support them. If you are interested in in enrolling on the Foundation please take a look at the Foundation page on this website. Learn More
  108.  Skirts, skirts, skirts - 14th May 2016

    Skirts, skirts, skirts - 14th May 2016

    £88.00

    Out of stock

    Create your perfect skirt; choose to make it straight or A line, short or long. You will learn everything you need to know to make it fit perfectly! A choice of wonderful linens and wools available. You will also use the overlocker to give your skirt that professional finish and learn to put in the concealed zip. You can then go on and use your pattern to make many more. This is one of the all time favourite workshops! Learn More
  109. Weaving on a peg loom - 21st March 2016

    Weaving on a peg loom - 21st March 2016

    £75.00

    A fantastic opportunity to make chunky, luxurious rugs using a traditional Peg Loom. You will be able to complete a series of samples during the day and have the skills to make more at home. We will use a combination of recycled fabric and Goodwood organic sheep fleece to build up fabulous textural surface to your own tastes and colour preferences. If you love the technique you will be able to buy your loom to take home with you at a cost of £36 Learn More
  110. Afternoon Workshop - Tuesdays - starts 15th March 16

    Afternoon Workshop - Tuesdays - starts 15th March 16

    £120.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday Afternoon, 2.00pm - 4.30pm 15th March 22nd March 5th April 12th April Learn More
  111. Sewing School Day - 9th February 2016

    Sewing School Day - 9th February 2016

    £70.00

    On this one day sewing school you can work on a garment of your choice – from the beginning or a project which needs finishing. Claire will be on hand all day to help you with your fitting, garment construction and finishing. We do have a large selection of beautiful fabrics for you to purchase from should you wish. Learn More
  112. Sewing School Day - 2nd February 2016

    Sewing School Day - 2nd February 2016

    £70.00

    On this one day sewing school you can work on a garment of your choice – from the beginning or a project which needs finishing. Claire will be on hand all day to help you with your fitting, garment construction and finishing. We do have a large selection of beautiful fabrics for you to purchase from should you wish. Learn More
  113. Coiled Fabric Pots - 14th March 2016

    Coiled Fabric Pots - 14th March 2016

    £78.00

    On this workshop you will learn to make coiled fabric pots by machine. It will also include making them with jute and the technique of wrapping the rope. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop and you will be able to take these sturdy and useful bowls home! Learn More
  114. 5th BIRTHDAY PARTY - 18th November

    5th BIRTHDAY PARTY - 18th November

    £0.00

    Come and join us for our 5th birthday and the launch of the 2016 timetable. Receive 10% off all workshops when you book in person on the day - so don't forget your diary! Lots of yummy homemade cake 11am - 7pm Learn More
  115. Colouring fabric -  20th & 21st October 2016

    Colouring fabric - 20th & 21st October 2016

    £175.00

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with procion dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on a variety of natural fabrics . By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  116. All sorts of Applique - 27th February 2017

    All sorts of Applique - 27th February 2017

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images Learn More
  117. 4 day Textile School - 27th to 30th September 2016

    4 day Textile School - 27th to 30th September 2016

    £325.00

    Out of stock

    Turn the barn into your studio and come and play. I truly believe that the art of experimenting is the best way of creating. You will be able to work with procion dyes, batik, silk painting and thermofax printing. You can concentrate on developing your mark making or work on a specific project. Please do give me a call to talk through what you might like to do. This workshop is designed for those of you who have some knowledge of textiles but are looking to develop your work and build your confidence to experiment. This workshop is limited to a maximum of 4 students . Learn More
  118. Pojagi  - 22nd and 23rd February 2018

    Pojagi - 22nd and 23rd February 2018

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    This is a beautiful technique to create exquisite fabric panels, which can be used in quilting, window dressing or dressmaking. You will learn the skill of Pojagi seams, which is a Korean technique to create a flat, reversible seam, and traditionally was used to create wrapping cloths (Bojagi). It allows you to work from large blocks to very small. The technique can be done by both hand and machine and we will cover both on the workshop. Learn More
  119. Beginner's Sewing Day - 5th July 2016

    Beginner's Sewing Day - 5th July 2016

    £30.00

    Out of stock

    Time to get sewing! This day is designed to take the fear away. You will learn to use a sewing machine (your own or one of ours) and then move onto making a cushion with a simple appliqué design on the front. By the end of day you will feel confident enough to continue your sewing journey and be ready to join our other workshops including dressmaking! This workshop is offered at a discount rate as we are passionate about teaching new skills and want to make this entry level course accessible to all. Learn More
  120. Creating Texture - 13th November 2019

    Creating Texture - 13th November 2019

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    On this workshop you will learn many techniques in manipulating fabric to create texture which can be transferred into so many of your textile and dressmaking projects. You will spend the day learning to make bubbles, yo-yo's, pleats and tucks and many more. Learn More
  121. Coiled Fabric Pots - 12th December 2017

    Coiled Fabric Pots - 12th December 2017

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    On this workshop you will learn to make coiled fabric pots by machine. It will also include making them with jute and the technique of wrapping the rope. All materials are included in the cost of the workshop and you will be able to take these sturdy and useful bowls home! Learn More
  122. Beading, Couching and Ribbon Embroidery - 23rd and 24th January

    Beading, Couching and Ribbon Embroidery - 23rd and 24th January

    £175.00

    On this two day workshop we will cover couching, which is the laying of thick threads on top of fabric, ribbon embroidery by machine using invisible thread and beading and sequins by hand. All these techniques will form the foundation of you being able to go on and embellish clothing whether you have made it or not! Also the techniques are fundamental in all textile work. The cost of the workshop includes all fabrics and embellishments. Learn More
  123. Thermofax Printing -2nd and 3rd November 2017

    Thermofax Printing -2nd and 3rd November 2017

    £185.00

    Out of stock

    Thermofax printing is very similar to screenpring but is easier to manage and you can create very fine detailed images onto fabric, paper and if you want your walls! You can use any medium in the same way as you can with a screenprint. The machine we use is based on the old 1950’s technology of photocopying. As there are no chemicals involved in the process it is a very safe and simple way to create amazing images. On this two day workshop you will learn to make the screens and then print 2m of fabric for either dressmaking, home furnishing or a textile art project. Learn More
  124. Crazy Patchwork - 21st November 2017

    Crazy Patchwork - 21st November 2017

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    A really fun way to begin quilting without the measuring!! Using a treasure trove of traditional or contemporary fabrics you will create a beautiful cushion and be able to then continue with this technique. You will be able to embellish with ribbon, buttons and stitch. Click on "Learn more" to see more pictures Learn More
  125. 4 day Textile School - 23rd to 26th November 2016

    4 day Textile School - 23rd to 26th November 2016

    £325.00

    Out of stock

    Turn the barn into your studio and come and play. I truly believe that the art of experimenting is the best way of creating. You will be able to work with procion dyes, batik, silk painting and thermofax printing. You can concentrate on developing your mark making or work on a specific project. Please do give me a call to talk through what you might like to do. This workshop is designed for those of you who have some knowledge of textiles but are looking to develop your work and build your confidence to experiment. This workshop is limited to a maximum of 4 students . Learn More
  126. Devore - 31st January 2020

    Devore - 31st January 2020

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    Learn this wonderful technique, which removes areas of fabric leaving a lace like quality. Most often seen on velvet but can be also used on cottons and silks. We will be working with all these different fabrics so that you will have a range of samples by the end of the day. You will need to wear protective gloves and masks which will be provided but it is safe to do at home! Learn More
  127. Weaving on a peg loom - 8th February 2019

    Weaving on a peg loom - 8th February 2019

    £85.00

    A fantastic opportunity to learn this ancient skill of hand weaving on a traditional Peg loom. It is wonderful for recycling old clothes to make chunky, luxurious rugs or you can work on a finer loom and create more delicate work using wools. You will be able to complete a series of samples during the day and have the skills to make more at home. We will use a combination of recycled fabric and Goodwood organic sheep fleece to build up fabulous textural surface to your own tastes and colour preferences. If you love the technique you will be able to buy your loom to take home with you at a cost of £35 Learn More
  128. Drawing with Thread - 28th January 2017

    Drawing with Thread - 28th January 2017

    £75.00

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  129. Silk Painting - 17th November 2017

    Silk Painting - 17th November 2017

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    The cost of the workshop includes all silks and paints. Learn the beautiful art of silk painting. You will learn how to blend and divide colour and how to work with the various tools available. We will explore techniques with salt and shaving foam! By the end of the day you will feel confident in using this technique at home. Learn More
  130. Creating Batik -  26th January 2018

    Creating Batik - 26th January 2018

    £78.00

    Learn this beautiful craft of painting with wax and then dying the cloth. We will use both traditional and modern techniques. Working with beautiful natural fabrics you will be able to experiment to achieve fantastic results. Learn More
  131. Box Pleated Pinafore  12th & 13th March 2016

    Box Pleated Pinafore 12th & 13th March 2016

    £165.00

    Everything you need to make this beautiful garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. Using a classic pattern to create your dress, you will learn to handle box pleats, princess seams and a invisible zipper. We have a choice of excellent quality wool or woven fabric. Learn all the techniques you need to make this wardrobe essential and leave with a garment and pattern so you can make many more. Learn More
  132. Beginners Sewing Day - 19th July

    Beginners Sewing Day - 19th July

    £40.00

    Time to get sewing! This day is designed to take the fear away. You will learn to use a sewing machine (your own or one of ours) and then move onto making a cushion with a simple appliqué design on the front. By the end of day you will feel confident enough to continue your sewing journey and be ready to join our other workshops including dressmaking! This workshop is offered at a discount rate as we are passionate about teaching new skills and want to make this entry level course accessible to all. Learn More
  133. All sorts of quilting -23rd & 24th February

    All sorts of quilting -23rd & 24th February

    £152.00

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. On this workshop you will learn a host of quilting techniques - traditional and contemporary piecing of fabrics, hand quilting, machine quilting, raised quilting and finishing. Along the way you will learn lots of the tricks of the trade and also how to use the various tools on offer including rotary cutters and the 1/4" sewing machine foot. At the end of the two days you will have a series of samples and be able to start planning your first quilt. After the workshop has finished you will be able to book in a one hour session with Deborah who can help you finalise your design and process for your first quilt. Learn More
  134. Sample Day - Zips - 3rd March

    Sample Day - Zips - 3rd March

    £44.00

    Out of stock

    Overcome your fear of zippers in this practical skills workshop! You’ll learn to insert a regular zip, a concealed zip (look like a pro when you make dresses or cushion covers!). A fly zip with a placket and a couture zip. You’ll also get tips for managing broken zips and for altering garments with existing zippers. At the end of the class you’ll leave with samples of each technique, plus a stylish little zippered purse you made yourself. Don’t let zips hold you back! Learn More
  135. Tie Making

    Tie Making

    £66.00

    For any of you who watched the Sewing Bee making a tie was one of the great projects. Claire ran this workshop last Christmas and all the women reported back that they were much loved! You will work with beautiful fabrics (even Dr Zeuss!) and work from a pattern by Claire ending up with a professional finish. You will have the pattern and the techniques to make many more. Learn More
  136. Silk Lingerie

    Silk Lingerie

    £125.00

    This workshop is one of true indulgence! Create beautiful lingerie using 100% ivory or white silk satin and delicate lace. You will learn how to shape and alter the pattern for a perfect fit and also to stabilise this delicate fabric. You can choose to make two of the smaller items on the pattern or one of the larger. click on 'learn more' to see the choice. Learn More
  137. Devore

    Devore

    £68.00

    All materials are included in the cost. Learn this wonderful technique, which removes areas of fabric leaving a lace like quality. Most often seen on velvet but can be also used on cottons and silks. We will be working with all these different fabrics so that you will have a range of samples by the end of the day. You will need to wear protective gloves and masks but it is safe to do at home! Learn More
  138. Creating Texture

    Creating Texture

    £64.00

    On this workshop you will learn to create texture which can be transferred into so many of your textile and dressmaking projects. You will spend the day learning to make bubbles, yo-yo's, pleats and tucks and many more. Learn More
  139. Biscuit Quilting - 27th February

    Biscuit Quilting - 27th February

    £74.00

    The earliest examples of biscuit or puff quilting are over 150 years old and the technique is probably one of the warmest quilts you can make. On this workshop you will learn the skills of biscuit quilting which is a series of individually filled squares, which are then brought together. We will turn our quilted squares into a cushion or you can use it as the start to creating a wonderfully textured and very warm quilt. Learn More
  140. Jeans and Trousers 28th Feb & 1st March

    Jeans and Trousers 28th Feb & 1st March

    £155.00

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. The ultimate workshop!! After altering the pattern to fit you will go on to make your jeans or trousers. Learn how to insert a jeans zip and work with proper denim to create a fantastic pair of jeans. Black or blue denim available. If you are happier in a pair of tailored trousers come along and learn all the techniques and choose from gorgeous fabrics. Learn More
  141. Beginners Sewing Day - 29th June

    Beginners Sewing Day - 29th June

    £40.00

    Time to get sewing! This day is designed to take the fear away. You will learn to use a sewing machine (your own or one of ours) and then move onto making a cushion with a simple appliqué design on the front. By the end of day you will feel confident enough to continue your sewing journey and be ready to join our other workshops including dressmaking! This workshop is offered at a discount rate as we are passionate about teaching new skills and want to make this entry level course accessible to all. Learn More
  142. Half Term Sewing School - 18/19 & 20th February

    Half Term Sewing School - 18/19 & 20th February

    £140.00

    Out of stock

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  143. Altering your wardrobe - 28th April

    Altering your wardrobe - 28th April

    £58.00

    You probably like us have a dress that you love but maybe the waist doesn't quite sit on your waist or the skirt is the wrong shape! A jacket, but the sleeves are just a bit long or your favourite shirt that has seen better days round the collar and needs some attention. Then there is the item you bought but don't quite like and it is sitting there never worn. Come along to this workshop and Claire can help you alter them so that you fall in love with them again! Please bring two or three items along with you to work some magic. Learn More
  144. Drawing with Thread - 2nd March

    Drawing with Thread - 2nd March

    £64.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  145. Work that Overlocker

    Work that Overlocker

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  146. 1960s dress for Goodwood Revival

    1960s dress for Goodwood Revival

    £140.00

    We are delighted to have teamed up with Goodwood Revival again this year to give you the opportunity to create your very own Goodwood Revival outfit. This great 1960s dress gives you the opportunity to learn all about panelling and choose some fantastic contrasting colours. You can also make it that little bit longer whilst still keeping the 1960s look. Learn More
  147. 1950s pleated dress for Goodwood Revival

    1950s pleated dress for Goodwood Revival

    £185.00

    Create this beautiful 1950s vintage dress design to wear for Goodwood Revival or really anytime of the year! Choose from a wide choice of different weights of fabric and learn all the techniques to create the perfect fit. Learn More
  148. Summer Sewing School 11/8

    Summer Sewing School 11/8

    £160.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  149. Toddlers Dress

    Toddlers Dress

    £72.00

    I am delighted to welcome back Wendy Gardiner to The Textile Space to teach this lovely toddlers drees. You will make a simple pinafore dress with tie straps, shaped pocket and trimmed hemline. You will learn how to make straps quickly and easily, how to sew trims and make a shaped, lined patch pocket plus stitch a blind hem using the sewing machine. Choose from a wide selection of fabrics. About Wendy Wendy Gardiner has been influential in the sewing industry for many years and is an internationally accredited sewing guru. She has been editor of leading sewing magazines Vogue Patterns, Sewing World and Sew Hip, is author of a number of sewing books, writer and presenter of several new sewing DVDs as well as a regular guest presenter on shopping channels Ideal World and Create & Craft TV. Learn More
  150. Lampshade Making - 16th April

    Lampshade Making - 16th April

    £72.00

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn how to tailor a traditional hand-stitched lampshade with professional lampshade maker Polly Kettley of FollyandGlee. You will learn all the traditional techniques necessary to complete a lampshade to take home at the end of the day. You will learn, how to bind your lampshade frame, how to make the template pattern for a perfect fit cover, how to stitch your cover to the frame and explore options for trimming and finishing your lampshade. You can select your fabric from a great selection at the barn or a vintage piece from Folly &Glee’s collection of stunning original vintage barkcloths. There will be everything you need to complete a second shade at home which you can purchase on the day. Take a look at Polly's website www.follyandglee.co.uk Learn More
  151. Lampshade Making - 7th February

    Lampshade Making - 7th February

    £72.00

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn how to tailor a traditional hand-stitched lampshade with professional lampshade maker Polly Kettley of FollyandGlee. You will learn all the traditional techniques necessary to complete a lampshade to take home at the end of the day. You will learn, how to bind your lampshade frame, how to make the template pattern for a perfect fit cover, how to stitch your cover to the frame and explore options for trimming and finishing your lampshade. You can select your fabric from a great selection at the barn or a vintage piece from Folly &Glee’s collection of stunning original vintage barkcloths. There will be everything you need to complete a second shade at home which you can purchase on the day. Take a look at Polly's website www.follyandglee.co.uk Learn More
  152. Pillowcase making - 19th March

    Pillowcase making - 19th March

    £62.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Come and learn how to make beautiful pillowcases using french seams to give it a professional finish. We will be using beautiful cottons and you will go away at the end of the day with two pillowcases ready to revamp your bedroom. Learn More
  153. BIRTHDAY PARTY - 18th November

    BIRTHDAY PARTY - 18th November

    £0.00

    Come and join us for our 4th birthday and the launch of the 2015 timetable. Receive 10% off all workshops when you book on the day - so don't forget your diary! Lots of yummy homemade cake 11am - 7pm Learn More
  154. Colouring fabric 19th & 20th January

    Colouring fabric 19th & 20th January

    £156.00

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on natural fabrics including cotton, silk and wool. By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  155. Work that Overlocker  part 2 - 21st March

    Work that Overlocker part 2 - 21st March

    £66.00

    Out of stock

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line, you will create samples as well as making a bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. If you would like to use one of our overlockers then you are very welcome. Learn More
  156. Work that Overlocker part 1 -  15th March

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 15th March

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  157. Bra Making - From 32AA to 48FF - 20th March

    Bra Making - From 32AA to 48FF - 20th March

    £72.00

    Out of stock

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to have the perfect fitting bra without the changing room! This course is the perfect place to start. You will create a simple and beautiful bra made of high quality materials. Learning all the techniques and processes so that you can create many more. You need to be confident in using a sewing machine. Please call me if you are not sure about your experience. Learn More
  158. Work that Overlocker  part 2 - 12th January

    Work that Overlocker part 2 - 12th January

    £66.00

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line, you will create samples as well as making a bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. If you would like to use one of our overlockers then you are very welcome. Learn More
  159. Work that Overlocker Part 1 -  9th January

    Work that Overlocker Part 1 - 9th January

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  160. All sorts of Applique - 6th january

    All sorts of Applique - 6th january

    £58.00

    Out of stock

    Please bring a packed lunch with you. There is plenty of free parking at the barn. Learn More
  161. Evening Workshop - 12th January

    Evening Workshop - 12th January

    £130.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Monday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 12th January 19th January 26th January 2nd February 9th February Learn More
  162. Work that Overlocker

    Work that Overlocker

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  163. Evening Workshop

    Evening Workshop

    £152.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Monday nights 22nd September 29th September 6th October 13th October 20th October 27th October Learn More
  164. 1950s petticoat for Goodwood Revival

    1950s petticoat for Goodwood Revival

    £75.00

    Create the perfect finish to your 1950s dresses with the full petticoat. Yards of netting and simple techniques to make the genuine finish. Learn More
  165. 1950s jacket for Goodwood Revival

    1950s jacket for Goodwood Revival

    £165.00

    Create this beautiful 1950s lined swing jacket for Goodwood Revival and then wear it for the rest of the winter with jeans or skirts. Choose from lovely wool fabrics and learn great finishes and techniques of working with heavier fabrics. Learn More
  166. 1950s dresses for Goodwood Revival - 12/7

    1950s dresses for Goodwood Revival - 12/7

    £160.00

    We are delighted to have teamed up with Goodwood Revival again this year to give you the opportunity to create your very own Goodwood Revival outfit. Choose from either or the styles of these beautiful 1950s dresses. Both of these dresses are from the original Vogue designs. You can create one of these dresses from a host of great fabrics and adjust the pattern to make a perfect fit. Learn More
  167. Jeans and Trousers

    Jeans and Trousers

    £155.00

    Out of stock

    The ultimate workshop!! After altering the pattern to fit you will go on to make your jeans or trousers. Learn how to insert a jeans zip and work with proper denim to create a fantastic pair of jeans. Black or blue denim available. If you are happier in a pair of tailored trousers come along and learn all the techniques and choose from gorgeous fabrics. Learn More
  168. Zip it!

    Zip it!

    £42.00

    Out of stock

    Overcome your fear of zippers in this practical skills workshop! You’ll learn to insert a regular zip, a concealed zip (look like a pro when you make dresses or cushion covers!). A fly zip with a placket and a couture zip. You’ll also get tips for managing broken zips and for altering garments with existing zippers. At the end of the class you’ll leave with samples of each technique, plus a stylish little zippered purse you made yourself. Don’t let zips hold you back! Learn More
  169. Drawing with Thread

    Drawing with Thread

    £62.00

    Out of stock

    Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  170. Knickers and Boxers

    Knickers and Boxers

    £36.00

    Out of stock

    Perfect for yourself or for presents. Making knickers is a fun and practical workshop! You can choose to make for yourself or have a go at making boxer shorts. An array of lovely fabrics to choose from you will also learn french seams and working with elastic. Learn More
  171. Weaving on a peg loom - 26th February

    Weaving on a peg loom - 26th February

    £62.00

    Out of stock

    A fantastic opportunity to make chunky, luxurious rugs using a traditional Peg Loom. You will be able to complete a series of samples during the day and have the skills to make more at home. We will use a combination of recycled fabric and Goodwood organic sheep fleece to build up fabulous textural surface to your own tastes and colour preferences. If you love the technique you will be able to buy your loom to take home with you at a cost of £36 Learn More
  172. Bias Cut Skirt

    Bias Cut Skirt

    £85.00

    Working with fabric cut on the bias can be a challenge, but wearing clothes made on the bias are incredibly flattering and comfortable. The first part of this course will be measuring, cutting out and tacking together. Then magically overnight the fabric will be ready to sew into a fantastic lined skirt. You will also learn to use the overlocker and a concealed zip. Learn More
  173. Party Dress

    Party Dress

    £145.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Learn to work with lace or satin backed crepe whilst making this classic dress. You can choose to have sleeves or a straight skirt, full skirt, short or long - the choice is yours! Learn how to use all the correct stitches and finishes to create the perfect special occasion dress. You will alter your pattern for a perfect fit. You will also use the overlocker for a professional finish. Click on learn more to see all the photo's. Learn More
  174. Trapunto and Cording

    Trapunto and Cording

    £58.00

    Create a new texture from your work with this wonderful historical technique which you can bring into your contemporary work. You will create a 17" panel utilising both these techniques and will be able to then turn it into a cushion or quilt panel. This technique works wonderfully as quilt edges and also on hems and detail on coats and dresses. Learn More
  175. Silk Painting - 2nd February

    Silk Painting - 2nd February

    £75.00

    The cost of the workshop includes all silks and paints. Learn the beautiful art of silk painting. You will learn how to blend and divide colour and how to work with the various tools available. We will explore techniques with salt and shaving foam! By the end of the day you will feel confident in using this technique at home. Learn More
  176. Tailoring Techniques

    Tailoring Techniques

    £36.00

    Out of stock

    Learn all how to achieve a professional finish to your tailored garments with some easy techniques. Bound buttonholes, balanced darts, pockets and sleeves are some of the things covered. Learn how to do it and take home samples – learn the skills to complete perfect tailored garments. Learn More
  177. Beginners Shibori

    Beginners Shibori

    £64.00

    Out of stock

    Shibori is the Japanese art of resist dying using binding, folding, stitching and twisting to create beautiful fabrics. Kanoko shibori is what we would term as tie-dye but the Japanese developed many many more techniques to create incredibly beautiful patterns. On this course you will learn many of the techniques and how to prepare the dyes. All the dyes we prepare will be safe to use at home. By the end of the day you will have a stash of samples and notes on how to continue to expand this technique. Learn More
  178. Little Black Dress

    Little Black Dress

    £160.00

    Back by popular demand! This dress is an essential for your wardrobe! A classic style with a choice of neckline and sleeves. You will learn to use an overlocker, insert a concealed zip and line your dress. If you want to choose another colour then of course you can! The techniques you learn on this course will provide you with all you need to go on and expand your wardrobe. Learn More
  179. Keeping Sketchbooks - 23rd March

    Keeping Sketchbooks - 23rd March

    £62.00

    Out of stock

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! At the end of the day you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina Learn More
  180. Cushion making

    Cushion making

    £66.00

    On this course you will learn to make cushions with zips, cusions with piping and of course an envelope cushion. We might just add a tassle or two. You will also master the are of the rotary cutter. Learn More
  181. Exploring Embroidery

    Exploring Embroidery

    £58.00

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads. Learn More
  182. Work that Overlocker

    Work that Overlocker

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  183. 1940s Dress for Goodwood Revival

    1940s Dress for Goodwood Revival

    £185.00

    We are delighted to have teamed up with Goodwood Revival again this year to give you the opportunity to create your very own Goodwood Revival outfit. This beautiful dress has the most gorgeous pleats on the back of the skirt which makes it move beautifully when worn. Choose wonderful fabrics to work with and learn all the techniques along the way. The jacket is not included in the workshop but having said that every time we run this Claire is persuaded to fit it in at another time! Learn More
  184. Tea Dress for Goodwood Revival

    Tea Dress for Goodwood Revival

    £148.00

    Out of stock

    We are delighted to have teamed up with Goodwood Revival again this year to give you the opportunity to create your very own Goodwood Revival outfit. This lovely tea dress is a timeless classic and something you could wear all year round. We have a great choice of natural fabrics to choose from. Learn all the techniques to create the perfect fit. Learn More
  185. Summer Sewing School 18/8

    Summer Sewing School 18/8

    £160.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  186. Summer Sewing School 4/8

    Summer Sewing School 4/8

    £160.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  187. Embellishment

    Embellishment

    £64.00

    The techniques that you will learn on this workshop you will be able to use on clothing and home furnishings. We will explore couching, the laying of thread on the surface of fabric. Beading and ribbon work. You will leave with a host of samples also please bring a simple top which you would like to embellish to finish off the day. Learn More
  188. Mans Shirt

    Mans Shirt

    £138.00

    Shirt making is a great thing to learn. French seams, collars & cuffs as well as buttons and buttonholes. You can choose from a selection of cotton shirtings to make this for a man or indeed for yourself! This photo is from the pattern envelope and the model is not included in the workshop!! Learn More
  189. Denim Jacket

    Denim Jacket

    £145.00

    A denim jacket is a wardrobe essential. On this workshop you will learn to put together the denim panels, correct seam finishes, top stitching, buttons and button holes. You will learn to alter the pattern so that the jacket fits you perfectly. If you would rather make the jacket out of linen then there is always that option too. Learn More
  190. Felt Making - 29th January

    Felt Making - 29th January

    £64.00

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Here is an opportunity to explore, the creative art of felt making. You will learn the techniques of pre-felting and layering with Merino wool tops and other fibers including organic Goodwood Fleece. We will make nuno felt and 3D felt samples too. You will create a series of beautiful samples ready to continue the exploration of this ancient and tactile craft. Learn More
  191. Illusion Skirt

    Illusion Skirt

    £76.00

    Use colour blocking to create a flattering illusion with this skirt. You will learn to put together panels and insert a concealed zip and make a perfect fitting skirt. Learn More
  192. Screen printing

    Screen printing

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    Learn to screen print and take home a tea towel with your first design, hand printed, by you! We will take you through the basics of stencil screen printing, producing a design and incorporating a two layer print. Using water based inks and hand cut stencils, this introduction to screen printing will give you the confidence to carry on printing at home. No experience required, just come with some ideas for a basic design you would like to produce and enjoy learning a new skill! We will also have a host of designs available. Shirley Scott owns Handprinted.net, a fantastic website selling all screen printing and dyes for fabrics. When in doubt about a technique Shirley is my oracle!! Learn More
  193. Dress with sheer fabrics

    Dress with sheer fabrics

    £125.00

    Make this lovely dress for spring and learn to work with sheer fabric. A perfect fitting dress in a choice of lengths with a floaty overlay – French seams and rolled hems will be covered on this workshop as well as lots of hints and tips on working with sheers. We have a wonderful choice of fabrics to choose from. Learn More
  194. Copy it - Make it! - 31st Jan & 1st Feb

    Copy it - Make it! - 31st Jan & 1st Feb

    £120.00

    Out of stock

    Do you have a favourite garment that you would love to recreate? On this two day workshop you will learn how to make a pattern from your garment and make up a toile for fitting. We cannot guarantee that you will have time to make the duplicate, it will very much depend on what you choose to copy. It would be best to bring along a simple garment to learn the techniques – a consultation with Claire can be arranged before the workshop. Learn More
  195. Crisp Shirt Making - 20th & 21st April

    Crisp Shirt Making - 20th & 21st April

    £135.00

    Out of stock

    All fabric, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. A crisp tailored shirt can be worn with anything from suits to jeans. This workshop will teach you the techniques used in making a classic shirt. Seam finishes, hems and buttonholes will all be covered. After adjusting the pattern, you will make your garment from a choice of cottons & linens. You can choose to make this for yourself or you can make it for a male friend! Learn More
  196. Half Term Sewing School

    Half Term Sewing School

    £120.00

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  197. Get ready for April Showers!

    Get ready for April Showers!

    £145.00

    Make a fantastic rain mac out of a choice of beautiful waterproof fabrics! Learn to work with this fabric using the right tools so that you achieve a perfect finish. Learn More
  198. Sample Day - Seams, Hems, Collars & Cuffs - 9th February

    Sample Day - Seams, Hems, Collars & Cuffs - 9th February

    £58.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a day to make samples of techniques that will improve the finish of your garments. Although we love the overlocker it is good to know what other seam and hem finishes can be done. French seams, welt seams, narrow hems and Hong Kong binding will all be covered as well as many more. You will also make samples of machine and bound buttonholes and learn how to achieve perfect shirt collars and cuffs. Learn More
  199. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 2nd June

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 2nd June

    £140.00

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 2nd June 9th June 16th June 23rd June 30th June Learn More
  200. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Jacket  - 24th&25th September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Jacket - 24th&25th September

    £145.00

    Marcy Tilton Jacket V8839

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    This loose fitting jacket will suit most figures and on this work shop there are lots of skills to learn.

    Work with one of our stretch fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , alter you pattern to fit and then construct your jacket learning how to create darts, welt pockets and topstitching

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.


    Marcy Tilton Month

     This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

     Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

     We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

     An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.


    Learn More
  201. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tapered Trousers - 22nd  September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tapered Trousers - 22nd September

    £75.00

    Out of stock

    Marcy Tilton Tapered Trousers

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    On this workshop you will learn to alter your pattern before constructing these close fitting trousers. Choose from a selection of stretch fabric and construct your trousers learning how to make pleats, top stitch and insert and elastic waist.

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.

    Marcy Tilton Month

    This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

    Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

    We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

    An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.

    Learn More
  202. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Shirt - 14th&15th  September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Shirt - 14th&15th September

    £135.00

    Marcy Tilton Shirt

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    This shirt is a variation of a classic shirt, on this workshop you will learn all skills used to make a shirt plus how to insert a pleated collar, patch pocket and narrow hem.

    Work with one of our cotton shirtings from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , learn how to select the correct interfacings before altering your pattern to fit and constructing your shirt.

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.

     

    Marcy Tilton Month

     This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

     Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

     We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

     An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.


    Learn More
  203. Manipulating Fabric -16th November

    Manipulating Fabric -16th November

    £56.00

    A workshop where you will create samples of texture in fabric by hand yo-yo’s, crinkle fabric and bubbles! and lots of different pleats and tucks. These techniques can then be used in your own work whether it is pictures, cushions or quilts or adding detail to your clothes. Learn More
  204. Devore - 30th November

    Devore - 30th November

    £68.00

    All materials are included in the cost. Learn this wonderful technique, which removes areas of fabric leaving a lace like quality. Most often seen on velvet but can be also used on cottons and silks. We will be working with all these different fabrics so that you will have a range of samples by the end of the day. You will need to wear protective gloves and masks but it is safe to do at home! Learn More
  205. Work that Overlocker  part 2 - 24th October

    Work that Overlocker part 2 - 24th October

    £66.00

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line, you will create samples as well as making a bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. If you would like to use one of our overlockers then you are very welcome. Learn More
  206. Half Term Sewing School - 28/29 & 30th October

    Half Term Sewing School - 28/29 & 30th October

    £140.00

    Out of stock

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  207. Unscramble Sewing Feet - 18th June

    Unscramble Sewing Feet - 18th June

    £68.00

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Learn to get the most of your sewing machine by finding out how to use all the feet that may have come with it and a few more that are available. From zipper feet to walking feet, binding to pin tucks, sequins & piping there are many feet that can make your project easier and neater. You will have the chance to make samples using many different machine feet and make a sewing organiser which uses your new skills too. Learn More
  208. Sample Day - Tailoring Techniques- 13th October

    Sample Day - Tailoring Techniques- 13th October

    £44.00

    Learn all you need to know to achieve a professional finish to your tailored garments with some easy techniques. If you have ever wondered how to shape a striped fabric around a lapel, make a two piece sleeve or a jetted pocket then this is the workshop for you. Bound buttonholes, balanced darts and even how to make your own shoulder pads will also be covered. Learn how to do it and take home samples. Learn More
  209. Drawing with Thread - 23rd October

    Drawing with Thread - 23rd October

    £64.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  210.  Skirts, skirts, skirts - 15th October

    Skirts, skirts, skirts - 15th October

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    Create your perfect skirt; choose to make it straight or A line, short or long. You will learn everything you need to know to make it fit perfectly! A choice of wonderful linens and wools available. You will also use the overlocker to give your skirt that professional finish and learn to put in the concealed zip. You can then go on and use your pattern to make many more. This is one of the all time favourite workshops! Learn More
  211. Exploring Embroidery - 16th July

    Exploring Embroidery - 16th July

    £62.00

    Out of stock

    Embroidery is a skill that transfers into so many textile disciplines. You can embroider onto clothing or table linen; you can use it in quilting and pictures. On this workshop you will create a set of samples whilst learning a host of stitches. You will learn how to transfer your design onto the fabric and experiment with different threads. Learn More
  212. All sorts of Applique - 19th October

    All sorts of Applique - 19th October

    £58.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Investigate the art of appliqué by creating five samples, machine, hand, padded, reverse and 3D appliqué. You can then use these skills in cushion making and quilting to decorating clothing and bags. We will use a variety of fabrics and thread. Click on 'learn more' to see more images Learn More
  213. Work that Overlocker part 1 - 17th October

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 17th October

    £56.00

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  214. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 27th September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Tunic Tops 27th September

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    Marcy Tilton Tunic Tops

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    There are a choice of styles on this workshop - sleeveless, long or short sleeves, curved, A-symmetrical or draped hem.

    Work with one of our lightweight jersey fabrics from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , Learn all the skills needed to work with this tricky fabric

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another or more.

     

    Marcy Tilton Month

     This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

     Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

     We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

     An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.


    Learn More
  215. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Dress - 28th&29th  September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Dress - 28th&29th September

    £135.00

    Marcy Tilton Dress

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    This jersey dress is semi fitted so will suit most figures and is perfect to wear all year round.

    Work with one of our cotton jersey from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , learn to alter your pattern and how to work with jersey fabric, correct seams and hem finishes and gathering.

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.


     

    Marcy Tilton Month

     This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

     Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

     We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

     An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.


    Learn More
  216. Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 14th April

    Evening Workshop - Tuesday Nights - starts 14th April

    £152.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Tuesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 14th April 21st April 28th April 7th May 12th May 19th May Learn More
  217. Jeans and Trousers 19th & 20th November

    Jeans and Trousers 19th & 20th November

    £155.00

    Out of stock

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. The ultimate workshop!! After altering the pattern to fit you will go on to make your jeans or trousers. Learn how to insert a jeans zip and work with proper denim to create a fantastic pair of jeans. Black or blue denim available. If you are happier in a pair of tailored trousers come along and learn all the techniques and choose from gorgeous fabrics. Learn More
  218. Easter Sewing School - 31st March & 1st/2nd April

    Easter Sewing School - 31st March & 1st/2nd April

    £140.00

    For this three day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  219. Hand Printed skirt - 5th & 12th May

    Hand Printed skirt - 5th & 12th May

    £125.00

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop On week 1, Debs will teach the technique of Thermofax printing which is a simple form of screen printing and very effective. You will then hand print a design of your choice onto fabric . You will learn how to fix the design and prepare the skirt pieces for making up in week 2 under the guidance of Claire, who will help ensure the perfect fit. Your finished skirt will be lined and unique to you. Basic sewing machine experience. Learn More
  220. Summer Bag - 18th May

    Summer Bag - 18th May

    £68.00

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer bag is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home carrying it over your shoulder.

     Spend a day at the Barn learning how to make a bag for any occasion with this versatile pattern. You can choose to make a large tote a bag or a shoulder bag, both have magnetic snap attachment to keep everything safe. Learn More

  221. Tie Making -5th December

    Tie Making -5th December

    £66.00

    All materials, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. For any of you who watched the Sewing Bee making a tie was one of the great projects. Claire ran this workshop last Christmas and all the women reported back that they were much loved! You will work with beautiful fabrics (even Dr Zeuss!) and work from a pattern by Claire ending up with a professional finish. You will have the pattern and the techniques to make many more. Learn More
  222. Summer Shorts - 13th July

    Summer Shorts - 13th July

    £74.00

    Everything you need to make a lovely pair of shorts is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. Make a beautiful pair of crisp linen or cotton shorts for the summer months. Choose from a range of colours and choose the length you would like them. On this workshop you will learn to insert the perfect trouser zip and make a perfect fitting pair of shorts. You will be able to take the pattern and the skills you have learnt home with you and create many more. Learn More
  223. Summer Jacket - 23rd & 24th July

    Summer Jacket - 23rd & 24th July

    £145.00

    Everything you need to make this your summer jacket is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. A summer jacket is a wardrobe essential, choose from linen cotton or denim to make this stylish jacket. On this workshop you will learn to put together the panels, correct seam finishes, top stitching and buttons and button holes. Learn More
  224. T Shirt Dress - 14th July

    T Shirt Dress - 14th July

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    Everything you need to make this beautiful garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. Using a classic pattern, choose one of five designs to create your T Shirt. Take the fear out of sewing with stretch fabrics on this one day workshop. We have a choice of excellent quality t-shirt fabric. Learn all the techniques you need to make this wardrobe essential and leave with a garment and pattern so you can make many more. Learn More
  225. Shirt Dress - 2nd/3rd July

    Shirt Dress - 2nd/3rd July

    £145.00

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it. A classic shirt dress will suit all figures, this workshop will teach you the techniques used in making a shirt. After adjusting the pattern, you will make your garment. Lots of hints and tips along the way will leave you with a shirt dress to inspire you to make many more. Learn More
  226. Knickers and Boxers - 8th December 2015

    Knickers and Boxers - 8th December 2015

    £55.00

    Out of stock

    Perfect for yourself or for presents. Making knickers is a fun and practical workshop! You can choose to make for yourself or have a go at making boxer shorts. Everything you need to make two pairs are provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing them! An array of lovely fabrics to choose from you will also learn french seams and working with elastic. Learn More
  227. Bra Making - From 32AA to 48FF - 17th July 2016

    Bra Making - From 32AA to 48FF - 17th July 2016

    £92.00

    Out of stock

    Wouldn’t it be lovely to have the perfect fitting bra without the changing room! This course is the perfect place to start. You will create a simple and beautiful bra made of high quality materials. Learning all the techniques and processes so that you can create many more. You need to be confident in using a sewing machine. Please call me if you are not sure about your experience. Learn More
  228. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Bag - 17th 18th September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Bag - 17th 18th September

    £108.00

    Marcy Tilton Bag

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer bag is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home carrying it over your shoulder.

     During the day you will learn how to construct and line the bag and insert internal and external pockets for your bits and bobs.  Each bag will be your own creation as you will select the fabric and trims from our stocks.    All you have to do is decide whether you are going to make a large or small tote and choose the fabric.

     

    Marcy Tilton Month

     This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

    Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

     We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

     An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.



     

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  229. Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Dress & Jacket - 5th,6th,7th September

    Autumn Focus - Marcy Tilton Designs - Dress & Jacket - 5th,6th,7th September

    £194.00

    Marcy Tilton Month

    This month the dressmaking workshops will all be using the wonderful designs of Marcy Tilton. Based in Oregon, USA, Marcy designs patterns for Vogue which are fabulous, wearable garments with lots of design detail.

    Marcy’s love of sewing comes through in her designs, curved seam lines, A-symmetrical hemlines, different darts and tucks, unusual pocket details and seam finishes all make for exciting original garments.

    We have chosen a mix of patterns using various fabrics so if you are looking for an unusual design, would like to learn new techniques or work with a difficult fabric there is something for everyone.

    An exciting challenging month for everyone and we are really looking forward to creating beautiful garments.

    Marcy Tilton Dress & Jacket

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required and you could go home wearing it.

    Create a beautiful outfit and learn lots of technique on this 3 day workshop.  The dress is made of panels so lots of matching, create bias binding for the neck and add a pocket. The fitted cardigan has mock front bands and a flounce,work with jersey and learn the correct seam and hem details, finish off with button & loop 

    Work with one of our cotton jersey from a collection we carefully selected as we know they will give you a great result , learn to alter your pattern and how to work with jersey fabric, correct seams and hem finishes and gathering.

    We hope you will love it enough to purchase another fabric from our gorgeous selection to take home and make another.

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  230. Keeping Sketchbooks - 2nd October

    Keeping Sketchbooks - 2nd October

    £62.00

    Out of stock

    All materials are included in the cost of the workshop Keeping a sketchbook is like keeping a diary but this diary is a visual record of all your ideas. We will explore a multitude of techniques and materials including collage, paint, fabric and stitch. This workshop is designed to take away the fear of the blank page! At the end of the day you will take with you the beginnings of a journal that will inspire your future work whether it is a quilt, a wall piece, a cushion or a dress. From a previous student! “Thank you so much Debs for the brilliant sketchbook day, I was so frightened! but now I can’t put it down” Marina Learn More
  231. Summer Sewing School 28,29,30& 31st July

    Summer Sewing School 28,29,30& 31st July

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  232. Couture Skirt - 6th & 7th June

    Couture Skirt - 6th & 7th June

    £125.00

    Out of stock

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop Couture" means dressmaking or sewing and is always associated with high quality. Couture clothes hang beautifully and last for years, they may take longer to make but it is always worth taking the time, especially if you have beautiful fabric. On this workshop you will learn all the skills needed to create a perfectly fitted and finished couture skirt. You will first make a toile which will be altered to fit your figure, next learn about interlining, correct interfacings, zips, waistbands, fastenings and all the hand stiches needed for a couture finish to your garment. Learn More
  233. Colouring fabric 16th & 17th February

    Colouring fabric 16th & 17th February

    £156.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on natural fabrics including cotton, silk and wool. By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  234. Weaving on a peg loom - 23rd May

    Weaving on a peg loom - 23rd May

    £62.00

    A fantastic opportunity to make chunky, luxurious rugs using a traditional Peg Loom. You will be able to complete a series of samples during the day and have the skills to make more at home. We will use a combination of recycled fabric and Goodwood organic sheep fleece to build up fabulous textural surface to your own tastes and colour preferences. If you love the technique you will be able to buy your loom to take home with you at a cost of £36 Learn More
  235. Beginners Shibori 6th July

    Beginners Shibori 6th July

    £64.00

    The cost of the workshop includes all patterns, materials and notions, and of course coffee, tea and plenty of biscuits! Shibori is the Japanese art of resist dying using binding, folding, stitching and twisting to create beautiful fabrics. Kanoko shibori is what we would term as tie-dye but the Japanese developed many many more techniques to create incredibly beautiful patterns. On this course you will learn many of the techniques and how to prepare the dyes. All the dyes we prepare will be safe to use at home. By the end of the day you will have a stash of samples and notes on how to continue to expand this technique. Learn More
  236. Creating Batik 23rd November

    Creating Batik 23rd November

    £72.00

    Out of stock

    Learn this beautiful craft of painting with wax and then dying the cloth. We will use both traditional and modern techniques. Working with beautiful natural fabrics you will be able to experiment to achieve fantastic results. Learn More
  237. Drawing with Thread - 21st May

    Drawing with Thread - 21st May

    £64.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and thread are included in the cost of the workshop. Free hand machine embroidery allows your imagination to run wild whether figurative or abstract. You will learn all the tricks of the trade including layering with thread and using dissolvable fabric. We will also create a quilted sample. Discover a real freedom in stitch and create at least 4 beautiful samplers in the process. Don’t worry about the drawing I will show you lots of ways to create wonderful images without being Da Vinci! Learn More
  238. Evening Workshop -Wednesday nights - starts 15th April

    Evening Workshop -Wednesday nights - starts 15th April

    £152.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Wednesday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 15th April 22nd April 29th April 6th May 13th May 20th May Learn More
  239. UFO! - Dressmaking - 13th February

    UFO! - Dressmaking - 13th February

    £58.00

    If you have an unfinished project or a pattern that you need fitting advice with then this is the perfect day for you. Whether it's pattern instructions that are causing a problem or a difficult fabric, a toille that needs fitting or advice on measurements all can be achieved on this workshop. You can also learn about techniques to create the best finish for your garment. Learn More
  240. Copy it - Make it! - 9th and 10th March

    Copy it - Make it! - 9th and 10th March

    £120.00

    Do you have a favourite garment that you would love to recreate? On this two day workshop you will learn how to make a pattern from your garment and make up a toile for fitting. We cannot guarantee that you will have time to make the duplicate, it will very much depend on what you choose to copy. It would be best to bring along a simple garment to learn the techniques – a consultation with Claire can be arranged before the workshop. Learn More
  241. Work that Overlocker part 1 -  15th February

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 15th February

    £56.00

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  242. Weaving on a peg loom - 12th march

    Weaving on a peg loom - 12th march

    £62.00

    A fantastic opportunity to make chunky, luxurious rugs using a traditional Peg Loom. You will be able to complete a series of samples during the day and have the skills to make more at home. We will use a combination of recycled fabric and Goodwood organic sheep fleece to build up fabulous textural surface to your own tastes and colour preferences. If you love the technique you will be able to buy your loom to take home with you at a cost of £36 Learn More
  243.  Skirts, skirts, skirts - 8th February

    Skirts, skirts, skirts - 8th February

    £68.00

    Out of stock

    Create your perfect skirt; choose to make it straight or A line, short or long. You will learn everything you need to know to make it fit perfectly! A choice of wonderful linens and wools available. You will also use the overlocker to give your skirt that professional finish and learn to put in the concealed zip. You can then go on and use your pattern to make many more. This is one of the all time favourite workshops! Learn More
  244. Sample Day - Tailoring Techniques- 3rd March

    Sample Day - Tailoring Techniques- 3rd March

    £44.00

    Learn all you need to know to achieve a professional finish to your tailored garments with some easy techniques. If you have ever wondered how to shape a striped fabric around a lapel, make a two piece sleeve or a jetted pocket then this is the workshop for you. Bound buttonholes, balanced darts and even how to make your own shoulder pads will also be covered. Learn how to do it and take home samples. Learn More
  245. UFO! - Dressmaking - 16th January

    UFO! - Dressmaking - 16th January

    £58.00

    Out of stock

    If you have an unfinished project or a pattern that you need fitting advice with then this is the perfect day for you. Whether it's pattern instructions that are causing a problem or a difficult fabric, a toille that needs fitting or advice on measurements all can be achieved on this workshop. You can also learn about techniques to create the best finish for your garment. Learn More
  246. Evening Workshop - 23rd February

    Evening Workshop - 23rd February

    £130.00

    Out of stock

    You can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. The dates of the workshop are Monday nights 6.00pm - 8.30pm 23rd February 2nd March 9th March 16th March 23rd March Learn More
  247. Work that Overlocker part 1 -  7th May

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 7th May

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  248. Work that Overlocker  part 2 - 31st May

    Work that Overlocker part 2 - 31st May

    £66.00

    On this 2nd part of our Overlocking Workshops you will learn to use your Overlocker to create decorative stitches. Using different threads and even fishing line, you will create samples as well as making a bag with a zip - all with your overlocker. If you would like to use one of our overlockers then you are very welcome. Learn More
  249. Work that Overlocker part 1 -  23rd June

    Work that Overlocker part 1 - 23rd June

    £56.00

    Out of stock

    All thread and fabric is included in the cost of the workshop. Take your overlocker out of the box and bring it along to our Overlocking day! If you don't have one then then you can use one of ours. Learn how to thread your machine and how to set it up for finishing seams, constructing garments, decorative stitches and the perfect rolled hem. You will leave with samples and notes to give you confidence to use your overlocker for all your creative projects and the professional finish. Please when booking let us know what make your overlocker is or that you would like to use one of ours. Learn More
  250. Summer Sewing School 25,26,27& 28th August

    Summer Sewing School 25,26,27& 28th August

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  251. Summer Sewing School 18,19,20& 21st August

    Summer Sewing School 18,19,20& 21st August

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  252. Summer Sewing School 11,12,13& 14th August

    Summer Sewing School 11,12,13& 14th August

    £175.00

    Out of stock

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  253. Half Term Sewing School - 26/27/28 & 29th May

    Half Term Sewing School - 26/27/28 & 29th May

    £175.00

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  254. Teen Sewing School - 4th April 2016

    Teen Sewing School - 4th April 2016

    £78.00

    Under expert guidance from Sue, you will make a beanie tablet case from recycled materials or a simple cotton tunic top from a wide selection of funky prints. Ideally but not essential, you should be able to use a simple sewing machine. Learn More
  255. Colouring fabric 9th & 10th October

    Colouring fabric 9th & 10th October

    £156.00

    Out of stock

    All materials and dyes are included in the cost of the workshop. This is a true workshop of experimentation. Learn to work with procion dyes, paints and rusty nails! We will be block printing, stencilling, painting and blending. You will spend the two days working with colour on natural fabrics including cotton, silk and wool. By the end of the workshop you will go away with a sample book and the confidence to use these techniques again. All techniques are safe to use at home. You will need to be ok wearing rubber gloves and a cotton face mask for some of the work. Learn More
  256. Vintage Sewing Weekend  20th & 21st June

    Vintage Sewing Weekend 20th & 21st June

    £152.00

    On this weekend you can make a dress from the 40's or 50's, choose from a selection of Vintage Vogue patterns and beautiful fabrics and make a dress perfect for Goodwood Revival or for any special occasion. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  257. June Sewing School 9th - 12th June

    June Sewing School 9th - 12th June

    £175.00

    For this four day sewing school you can make a garment of your choice – a skirt, shirt, dress or even a jacket or a pair of jeans. Bring along your pattern and fabric and learn all the skills you need. Each day we will start with tuition and discussion on techniques, you will see examples of simple and couture finishes which you can use in your garment construction. The rest of the day will be spent working on your garment under expert guidance. Learn More
  258. Copy it - Make it! - 2nd & 3rd November

    Copy it - Make it! - 2nd & 3rd November

    £120.00

    Out of stock

    Do you have a favourite garment that you would love to recreate? On this two day workshop you will learn how to make a pattern from your garment and make up a toile for fitting. We cannot guarantee that you will have time to make the duplicate, it will very much depend on what you choose to copy. It would be best to bring along a simple garment to learn the techniques – a consultation with Claire can be arranged before the workshop. Learn More
  259. Sample Day - Zips - 19th May

    Sample Day - Zips - 19th May

    £44.00

    Out of stock

    Overcome your fear of zippers in this practical skills workshop! You’ll learn to insert a regular zip, a concealed zip (look like a pro when you make dresses or cushion covers!). A fly zip with a placket and a couture zip. You’ll also get tips for managing broken zips and for altering garments with existing zippers. At the end of the class you’ll leave with samples of each technique, plus a stylish little zippered purse you made yourself. Don’t let zips hold you back! Learn More
  260. Sheer Dress - 30th June & 7th July

    Sheer Dress - 30th June & 7th July

    £165.00

    Everything you need to make this stunning designer garment is provided in this workshop including fabric, pattern and notions. We teach you all the techniques required. Choose from a short or maxi dress style which suits many figure shapes and is perfect for a summer day or special enough for evenings. Using a sheer fabric can be a challenge but on this workshop you will learn all the techniques needed to tame this fabric, choose the correct seam and hem finishes. This course has been designed over two Tuesday as there will be some homework involved or feel free to come to stitch cafe on Wednesday 1st June to work on your dress if you wish. Learn More
  261. Summer Trousers 14th May

    Summer Trousers 14th May

    £78.00

    Out of stock

    All material, pattern and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. Learn to alter a pattern for your size, and make a perfect fitting pair of trousers for the summer. You will choose your fabric from our range of cottons and linen then learn to insert a concealed side zip and different bindings to finish off your trousers. Learn More
  262. Beginners Dressmaking - Drawstring Trousers - May 22nd

    Beginners Dressmaking - Drawstring Trousers - May 22nd

    £68.00

    All material, pattern and notions included in the cost. Create your pefect drawstring trousers, choose to make short or long. Whether to relax at home or as PJ's , you will learn everything you need to know to make them. A choice of wonderful cottons or linens are available. You will also use the overlocker to give your trousers that professional finish. You can then go on and use your pattern to make many more. This one is an excellent choice for your first dressmaking adventure Learn More
  263. Reversible Wrap Skirt - 13th March

    Reversible Wrap Skirt - 13th March

    £74.00

    All pattern, fabric and notions are included in the cost of the workshop. Two in one, what more could you ask for! On this workshop you will learn to alter a straight skirt pattern to an A line then choose 2 fabrics for your reversible wrap skirt with ribbon waist and tie. The skirt in the picture that Claire made is from two linens. On offer will be a host of cottons and linens to choose from. Learn More
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