Beginners Workshops

  • Crochet Morning - Tutor April Haxby Jan/Feb 2020
    08/01/2020 - 12/02/2020
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fortnightly crochet mornings 10.30am -12pm~ a great introduction to crochet. Learn from the beginning and chain, single, double and triple crochet stitches will be demystified over four weeks. Great for beginners and those wishing to improve their technique.

  • More Patchwork Skills - Tutor Lis Binns
    09/01/2020 - 02/04/2020
    10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Over the course of four months develop your patchwork skills by learning how to sew triangles to make the Flying Geese block, how to Foundation Piece, work with curved piecing and put together blocks using part-sewn seams all under the expert guidance of Lis Binns.

  • Creative Hand Embroidered Gardens for Beginners - Tutor Linda Robinson 8 week course
    13/01/2020 - 09/03/2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

During this 8 week course you will learn a variety of lovely hand embroidery stitches which will be combined to create a beautiful flower garden following step by step guidance. The course runs on Monday evenings 6.30 – 9pm.

  • A Beginners Introduction to Machine Sewing - Tutor Linda Robinson
    21/01/2020 - 11/02/2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Master the basics of a machine sewing, from how to thread up the machine to sewing in a straight line! You’ll get lots of practice with your sewing machine creating a variety of easy to sew projects.

  • Dressmaking, Stretch T-Shirt: Tutor - Jenny Atkinson
    23/01/2020 - 13/02/2020
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patterns may vary. Create a beautiful yet comfy stretch t-shirt for every day wear. Follow the complete tailoring journey from measuring, laying and cutting out pattern pieces and finally construction getting to know about using stretch fabrics along the way..

  • Batik Landscapes - Tutor Jenny O'Leary
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Using landscapes as inspiration you will experiment with various conventional and unconventional batik techniques and tools to capture the essence of your landscape on fabric.

  • Seedpods Folded Book Using Batik on Tissue - Tutor Jenny O'Leary
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Create your own beautiful folded book. Using seedpods, and other plants, as inspiration experiment with conventional and unconventional batik techniques on tissue paper to create your own unique book.

  • Dear Emma Teaches Stitched Lampshades- Tutor Cathy Emmott
    14/03/2020 - 15/03/2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

  • Sewing For Pleasure Coach Trip NEC Birmingham 2020
    8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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.

  • A Tiny Stitched Garden - Tutor, Janet Browne
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.


Want To Book A Course That's Fully Booked?

If you’re interested in a workshop that is fully booked, please email us – we can add you to a reserve list or make sure you’re first to know next time we run the workshop.

Can't Make That Date?

Also let us know if there is a workshop that you’re interested in but can’t make. If you'd like to attend a workshop on a textile topic not shown here, feel free to let us know by phoning us or send us an email...

Looking forward to hearing from you. Don't forget to pop back regularly to check for new workshops and events!

Happy Sewing, Linda.


Cancellation Policy

- To secure your chosen workshop we ask for full payment at the time of booking

- If you discover later you are unable to attend please let us know as soon as possible, we may be able to offer you an alternative date

- With more than 2 weeks’ notice of cancellation, we can offer you a refund; however a £10 administration fee will be kept for all cancellations

- Cancellations within two weeks of the event will only be refunded if your place can be filled. We will try our best to fill your place