Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes and creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses


Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Crazy Patchwork

25 February
3, 10, 17, 24, 31 March
7 April
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..!

Mono-Printing Day

Tote Bag

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, laying and cutting out pattern pieces and finally construction getting to know about using stretch fabrics along the way. Patterns may vary.

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Stitched Lampshade

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.

Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

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Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Stitched Garden

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.


Needle felt a festive Tomte

Coach Trip

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.

Make your own unique lampshade with stitch and applique

3D Flower

Sat 9 May
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!


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

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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.