Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes & creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses

Due to the continued situation with the Coronavirus we have decided to postpone all workshops until the New Year, we will of course keep you updated with news or changes in the future.

If you are concerned about bookings please email Linda. Tickets are available to reserve places on 2021 workshops, please use this option to register your booking.

Did you know that you can now shop online?  Visit our new online store & discover beautiful patterns, fabrics, kits & fibres!


Needle felt a festive Tomte

Embroidered Wreath

Commences Friday 8 January 2021

Kick off the New Year with a fantastic new skill and learn how to embroider from the comfort of your own home. This online video tutorial on hand embroidery will guide you stitch by stitch through all the embroidery stitches needed to make your very own Embroidered Flower Wreath. Suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Fabric Heart

Saturday 20 March 2021
10 – 4pm

Create a beautiful fabric heart that is full of texture and depth. Kate will demonstrate traditional and modern fabric manipulation techniques that introduce volume and interest allowing you to create your very own stunning piece of art.


Needle felt a festive Tomte

Embroidered 3D Flower

Sat 6 March 2021
10 – 4pm

Using embroidery and stumpwork techniques Corinne will show you how to create your very own 3D flowers that can be used to decorate your home, clothes or textile work!

Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

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Needle felt a festive Tomte

Textile Books

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 April 2021
10 – 4pm

Create your very own fabric ‘story book’ with pages of layered fabrics including recycled fabric, felt, scrim and lace all beautifully embellished using applique, needle felting and hand stitching. A workshop where you can really let your imagination free!


Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Mixed Bed

Saturday 13 March 2021
10 – 4pm

Create a beautiful bed of mixed media floral sculptures incorporating wire work, thread wrapping, hand stitch and exciting embellishments of fabrics, papers and buttons.


Stitched Collage Flower - Anne Brooke at Creative Thread Workshops

Collage Garden

Saturday 24 April 2021
10 – 4pm

Stitched Collage, a lovely day of creativity with Anne Brooke, bring along an image to work from and engross yourself in collage, stitch and embellishment.

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

Textured Heart

Sat 20 June
10 – 4pm

Create a beautiful fabric heart that is full of texture and depth. Kate will demonstrate traditional and modern fabric manipulation techniques that introduce volume and interest allowing you to create your very own stunning piece of art.

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.