Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes and creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses


Mono-Printing Day


Enjoy your sewing projects with this Janome 230DC sewing machine, at a great offer price of £299.00, has a hard cover for protection and includes an extension table. RRP £349.00, two available to order, ‘Register now’ will take you through to payment.

Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Hand Embroidery

Mon 13, 20, 27 January, 3, 10, 24 February, 2 and 9 March
6.30 – 9pm

During this 8 week course you will learn a variety of lovely hand embroidery stitches which will be combined to create a beautiful flower garden following step by step guidance. The course runs on Monday evenings 6.30 – 9pm.

Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern


Thurs 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 5 March and 2 April
10.30 – 3.30pm

Over the course of four months develop your patchwork skills by learning how to sew triangles to make the Flying Geese block, how to Foundation Piece, work with curved piecing and put together blocks using part-sewn seams all under the expert guidance of Lis Binns.


Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

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Make your own unique lampshade with stitch and applique

Machine Embroidery

Saturday 11 Jan
10 – 4pm

Discover how to use your machine needle as a drawing tool and create a selection of samples suitable for decorating bags, books or cards. A great beginners day.

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Felt Scarf

Sat 18 Jan
10 – 4pm

Starting with a collection of loose fibres craft your very own piece of nuno felt from which you will create a lightweight infinity scarf that is unique and personal to you.


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!

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

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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.