Sewing, Textile & Craft Workshops

Sewing classes and creative workshops from taster sessions to weekly courses


Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Experimental Journal

Monday Evenings or Tuesday Mornings for 12 weeks
Commencing Mon 9 Sept or Tues 10 Sept
Mon at 6.30-9pm or Tues at 10-12.30pm

Gathering a 12 week journal course on printing methods and stitch, including eco printing, rust mark making, photo prints, cyanotype, enhanced with stitch and embroidery, Suffolk puffs, hexie’s, cord making, inches and weaving to name a few.
If you love the experimental side of textiles this is the course for you.

Please note the link takes you to the Monday class, please go to the Workshops page to find more information on Tuesday’s classes.

Make a super casual slouch bag with Emma Redfern

Textures & Stitch

Sat 5 Oct

A creative Saturday with Emily, embracing a range of mixed media methods with stitch to create exciting textures for hand stitch and embellishment.

Mono-Printing Day

Lino Print

Sat 14 Sept & Sun 15 Sept
10-4pm & 10-3.30pm
Louise will guide you through making your own lino cut ready to print and embellish. you will then be able to embellish and stitch your print and make it into a hanging, picture or a cushion, with the option of adding some of Louise’s prints to your work.

Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

All Workshops

Want to see all our workshops? View available classes

Make your own unique lampshade with stitch and applique

Winsy Folk Birds

Sat 21 & Sun 22 Sept
Join Kathleen as she shows you how to create your very own Winsy bird using felt, fabric scraps, embroidery and a few tall tales!

Needle felt a festive Tomte

Felt Landscape

Sat 16 & Sun 17 November
Under the guidance of Valérie Wartelle discover how to enhance, isolate, and develop line, texture, form and colour that will then then be used as inspiration for a piece of wet felted artwork.

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

Rag Rug Wreath

Sat 9 Nov
10 – 4pm
Rugalicious festive wreath, up-cycling loveliness – learn the age old techniques hooky and proddy used for generations to make rag rugs.

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.