Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes and creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses


Mono-Printing Day

Winter Village Wreath

Sat 26 Oct
10 – 4pm
On this Saturday workshop create a beautiful winter village scene set within a twiggy wreath that can be enjoyed year after year.

Make your own unique lampshade with stitch and applique

Rag Rug Wreath

Saturday 9 Nov
10 – 4pm

Rugalicious festive wreath, up-cycling loveliness – learn the age old techniques hooky and proddy used for generations to make rag rugs.

Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Linen Paper

Saturday 2 Nov
10 – 4pm

In this workshop, Corinne will guide you through making pieces of your own paper using linen fibre. You will then be able to use your beautiful paper to make a 3D flower or seed head using hand or machine embroidery.


Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

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Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern


Monday 4, 11, 18 and 25 Nov
10 – 1pm

Spend four weeks gaining a bank of knowledge on two of the fundamental building blocks of beading: Brick stitch and Peyote stitch. By working through the design, draft and implementation process of a number of projects you will learn not only how to work with the two stitches but also how they can be modified and manipulated to fit the projects of your imagination!

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Felt Landscape

Sat 16 & Sun 17 November
Under the guidance of Valérie Wartelle discover how to enhance, isolate, and develop line, texture, form and colour that will then then be used as inspiration for a piece of wet felted artwork.

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.

Tell Us...

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!

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

Coming Soon!

Bostin Bugs - tutor Kathleen Murphy at Creative Thread Workshops

Hand Dyed Threads

Sat 16 May 2020
10 – 4pm
Spend the day hand dyeing a range of natural threads. You will use your unique threads to create a beautiful brooch based on a flower garden that you can wear home with pride.

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, 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.


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.


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.