Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops
Sewing classes and creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March
10 – 12.30pm
Sumptuous silks, cool cottons, warm velvets and lace if you love fabrics, beads and embroidery this Crazy Patchwork course is perfect for you. seven weeks of stitch indulgence to include ribbon work, Tuesday mornings between 10am – 12.30 just for you..!
Sat 28 March
10 – 4.30pm
Spend the day learning lots of skills to create your very own beautiful roomy tote bag complete with pockets, a zip closure and shoulder straps.ng, laying and cutting out pattern pieces and finally construction getting to know about using stretch fabrics along the way. Patterns may vary.
Sat 14 and Sun 15 March
10 – 4pm
Spend the weekend with Cathy Emmott, who works under the name Dear Emma Designs, to create a stunning stitched lampshade that will perfectly compliment your home.
Sat 18 April
10.00 – 4pm
In this relaxed workshop Janet will show you how to make your very own tiny stitched garden using free motion machine embroidery combined with reverse applique and finished with hand stitch.
Sun 22 March
8 – 6pm
If you love dressmaking, patchwork, embroidery, knitting, felt making, card making, cake decorating and more this is the trip for you. With exhibitions by national and international textile artists there is so much to see and do, it is arguably the BEST show in the North.
Sat 25 and Sun 26 April
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.