About Us

“Creativity Is Contagious, Pass It On”

– Albert Einstein

…And pass it on we do! Creative Thread Workshops are very popular, here’s why…

Fab Tutors

Professional, practicing artists who love to share their skills

Julie Bull - teacher at Creative Thread Workshops

How To's

Easy step-by-step guidance to grow your confidence

Machine sewing classes with step-by-step tutorials at Creative Thread Workshops

Friendly & Fun

Sewcial and creative with lovely tea and cake

Students making a Sock Monkey at a Creative Thread Workshop

Made With Love

By you – take home and admire your work!

Show off your beautiful creation

 Meet Linda

Founder, Creative Thread Workshops

Linda Robinson - Fouder of Creative Thread Workshops

Linda Robinson, has been running Creative Thread Workshops for six and a half years.

Having sewn since childhood, initially on her mums beautiful treadle Singer sewing machine, over the years Linda has enjoyed a variety of creative City and Guilds courses followed by Access to HE in a variety of subjects.

Linda studied stitch, print and felt making at Lancaster University and following her degree she acquired her teaching certificate PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Life Long Learning Sector). She became a member of the International Felt Makers Association and more recently the Modern Quilt Guild.

Linda has had several projects featured in Stitch Magazine and Sewing World, and has blogged for Toyota Oekaki on Free machine embroidery.

Whilst working with Helen at the Artroom Gallery in Garstang they organised workshops with professional artists and consequently Linda discovered there was a need for a varied program of sewing and textile workshops, which importantly required the highest standard of teaching by professional textile artists…

…so Creative Thread evolved –  to inspire you.

We’ve Grown…

Creative Thread Has Grown

In April 2016 Linda and her daughter Rebecca opened Creative Thread Fabric and Sewing Shop, a sewalicious space filled with modern fabric, felting supplies, yarn, patterns, embroidery threads, sewing kits, haberdashery and more.

You can find us at:

Creative Thread Studio, 68b, Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1YA

Visit the Creative Thread Workshops studio in Garstang

I have got to say Linda is the most inspiring, approachable, and happy caring tutor ever!

Pin cushion stitch kit - Creative Thread Workshops


“I came out of the course with a whole bunch of new friends, as well as a completed pincushion and I even had a bash at French knots, a daisy and blanket stitch.

Linda did a demo of each section, we also had a complete hand out including patterns and stitches. The course was friendly and professional …. aims and objectives met. A jolly grand day!”

Wowsie Baldwin
Attended the Hand Sewn Pin Cushion Workshop


I shall most certainly be a frequent visitor from now on

“I popped in the shop this morning to buy fabric, thread and buttons. I just had to write to you to tell you how impressed I was with your friendly and helpful staff.

I have lived in the area for the last 12 years and previously had stopped visiting and travelled into Preston or Lancaster for my craft supplies. What a difference this morning! The whole place has come alive, and the 2 ladies were delightful. I shall most certainly be a frequent visitor from now on.

Thank you for making me feel valued today.”

Gilli Dinsdale
Happy customer

You really have brought great joy into my life

Sock Monkey Creative Thread sewing workshop

“Linda your workshops bring so much pleasure, fun and enjoyment into people’s lives as well as lots of crafting, artistic and sewing skills.

You really have brought great joy into my life with re-energising my engagement with my crafting side. The last few weeks I have been surrounded by felt, fabric, yarns, buttons, beads and ribbon.”

Bernie Carter
Attended several workshops

Your Sewing, Craft & Textile Workshops

Hares & Foxes felt workshop at Creative Thread Workshops

All Workshops

Want to see all our workshops? View available classes

Sewing, craft & textile classes for beginners

Starting Out

Learn the basics, be inspired & discover a new found confidence

Intermediate sewing, craft & textile classes

Gaining Confidence

Discover new workshops, crafts & techniques

Experienced sewing, craft & textile classes

Savvy Makers

Love a challenge?  Attend a master-class.

Looking For Creative Inspiration or Finishing Touches?

Fabrics by Makower, Liberty, Lewis and Irene, Alison Glass, Stylecraft yarn, Anchor & DMC Threads, Beautiful threads from Stef Francis, independent dressmakers patterns, wool mix felt, Merino fibres and wool batt for felt making and needle felting, haberdashery, bag making, inspirational books and more..