Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes & creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses

  Workshops return Autumn 2021, we are delighted that our workshops are back up and running following the last 18 months. Places can now be booked for 2021 workshops  We are running our workshops in a considered way for more information please read Creative Thread Studio workshops and your safety 

If you would like to chat to us directly please  email Linda. or call the shop 01995 603363. 


Needle felt a festive Tomte


Saturday 11 September 2021
10 – 4pm

Let Diane Jones inspire you with colour and guide you through the techniques of working on a silk screen to make mono prints using procion dyes.
The piece displayed was made on a past workshop by Gill which she went onto embellished with stitch.

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Hand Dyed Threads

Sunday 10 October 2021
10 – 4pm

Spend the day hand dyeing a range of natural threads. You will use your unique threads to create a beautiful mini embroidery based on a flower garden.


Needle felt a festive Tomte

Print & Stitch

Saturday 2 October – Sunday 3 October 2021
10 – 4 pm

Lino Printing and embroidery workshop at Creative Thread, with Louise Nichols, make this beautiful festive tree wall hanging, from printed hexagons, stitch, beads buttons and quilting.

Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

All Workshops

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Stitched Collage Flower - Anne Brooke at Creative Thread Workshops

Collage Garden

Saturday 9 October 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.

Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

One Page Wonders

 Sat & Sun 5th & 6th Feb 2022
10 – 4pm

Create your very own unique books markmaking then exploring the concertina and one-page book binding techniques. Unleash your creativity to give your journals, photo albums or sketch books a truly unique look!


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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 workshops, fabric or 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 Studio,  68b Church Street, Garstang, PR3 1YA.

Call us 01995 603363

2022 workshops

Bostin Bugs - tutor Kathleen Murphy at Creative Thread Workshops

Embellished Books

Sat 17th – Sun 18th September 2022
10 – 4 / 10 – 3.30

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!

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.