Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes and creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses

Workshops…

Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Slouch Handbag

Make a beautiful casual Slouch bag perfect for everyday use, finished with an extendable shoulder strap and a delicious fabric lined zipped inner pocket

Make your own unique lampshade with stitch and applique

Stitch & Shade

A day of fun. Make your own unique lampshade with applique, machine embroidery and hand stitching

Sewing for Pleasure 2018 NEC Birmingham

Coach Trip

Four Shows In One At The Sewing For Pleasure show at NEC Birmingham: Sewing for Pleasure, Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch and Hobbycrafts.

Includes coach travel from Garstang plus an entry ticket to the show on Sunday 17th March 2019.

Mono-Printing Day

Mono-Printing

Let Diane Jones inspire you with colour and guide you through the techniques of working on a silk screen

Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

All Workshops

Want to see all our workshops? View available classes

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Magic Mirror

Enjoy a day of needle felting in the festive spirit of Christmas making your own Tomte.

Create a mixed media canvas using machine embroidery to construct and embellish your piece

Mixed Media

Create a mixed media canvas using machine embroidery to construct and embellish your piece

From Us To You

Welcome to the world of Creative Thread, a place to relax, be inspired and make at your own pace, with people who share the same interest in sewing, textiles and the handmade…..

We love to teach and to inspire you to make, whether you are new to sewing or an experienced maker you will find a varied programme of creative sewing and textile workshops from machine sewing to hand embroidery, felt making to mixed media and more; plus a fabulous range of amazing workshops taught by our visiting professional artists.

In April 2016 we opened Creative Thread Fabric and Sewing Shop, a sewalicious space of delicious 100% cotton fabrics, enticing embroidery threads, beautiful buttons, patterns by indie designers, sewing and embroidery kits by British makers, felting supplies, haberdashery, yarns and trims with the wow factor…

Come and see us soon; our enthusiasm is contagious, our love of fabrics and all things textile is infectious and we love to inspire you.

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Students with their creations at a Creative Thread Workshop

What workshop would you like to see? We’d love to know. Drop us a line and and we’ll look into arranging a course!

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Creative Thread Voucher

 

The perfect gift for fabric lovers, workshop lovers or for sewalicous supplies.

A gift of creativity – Creative Thread Gift vouchers are available for any of our workshops or classes.

Or we have lots of choice in the shop – fabrics to yarns, embroidery kits to dressmaking patterns, Embroidery threads to felting supplies, in fact something for all creative people..

Our vouchers can be personalised to you, any value available upward of £10.00

We will post the vouchers out to you, or you can collect at

Creative Thread Sewing and Fabric shop, 4 Market Place, Garstang, PR3 1ZA.

Call us 01995 603363

Order your voucher here

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Bostin Bugs - tutor Kathleen Murphy at Creative Thread Workshops

Bostini Bug

Make a highly decorative, 3-dimensional bug! Over the course of a day you’ll be guided through a combination of stumpwork, applique and hand embroidery techniques to make your bug brooch come to life.

I would definitely recommend Machine Sewing For The Terrified to anyone who wants to learn how to use their machine.

I had become very disillusioned with mine and it had sat in the loft for around 25 years but after your course I am feeling very inspired.  I felt a lot more confident using my machine and then I even surprised myself by making a beautiful book cover.

i just wanted to say a big thank you for a great course on Saturday!

Susan Margetts

Attended Machine Sewing For The Terrified workshop

How To Book

Flower pin cushion made at Creative Thread Workshops

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Beginners

Beginners, intermediate and advanced workshops available

New To Sewing?

Try beginners machine and hand sewing classes.

These workshops offer lots of guidance and encouragement to build your confidence and help you to develop new skills.

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Julie Bull - teacher at Creative Thread Workshops

Want To Try Something New?

Learn new techniques from our professional textile artists who'll motivate and inspire you with their knowledge of, and passion for working with textiles.

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Locations

Creative Thread Workshops are held at various locations in and around Garstang in the heart of Lancashire and are easily accessible off the M6 junction 32 or 33 and from Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, the Fylde Coast and the Ribble Valley.