Wonderful Workshops


Workshops are a wonderful way to explore your creativity, make new friends, learn new skills and relax away from everyday life.

Our workshop venues in and around Garstang offer space and large work areas. They are equipped with excellent lighting and seating facilities, for your comfort, they are warm and airy. Remember when booking a workshop to check which of our many venues you will be attending.

  • Crazy Patchwork & Embroidery, Tutor - Linda Robinson
    22/01/2019 - 19/03/2019
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sumptuous silks, cool cottons, warm velvets and lace if you love fabrics, beads and embroidery this Crazy Patchwork course is perfect for you. Eight weeks of stitch indulgence to include ribbon work, Tuesday evenings between 6.30 and 9pm are evenings just for you… Dates are – 22, 29 Jan, 5, 12, 26 Feb, 5, 12, 19 and 26 March 2019

  • Crochet Morning - Tutor April Haxby Feb/March 2019
    13/02/2019 - 27/03/2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Crochet Morning - Tutor April Haxby April/May 2019
    10/04/2019 - 22/05/2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fortnightly crochet mornings ~ a great introduction to crochet, learn from the beginning, chain, single, double and triple crochet stitches will be demystified over four weeks. Great for beginners!

  • Lovely Lampshades - Tutor Linda Robinson
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In this Wednesday evening workshop discover how to make your own unique lampshade to brighten a corner in your workshop, office or home.

  • Free Machine Embroidery - Tutor Linda Robinson
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover how to use your machine needle as a drawing tool and create a selection of samples suitable for decorating bags, books or cards. Great beginners day.

  • Creative Hand Embroidered Gardens for Beginners - Tutor Linda Robinson 8 week course
    06/03/2019 - 01/05/2019
    6:00 pm - 8:30 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 Wednesday evenings 6 – 8.30pm.

  • An Introduction to Patchwork - Tutor Lis Binns
    07/03/2019 - 06/06/2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Starting from the very beginning learn how to create traditional patchwork blocks over this four session course with tutor Lis Binns.

  • Ewe Can Needle Felt with Linda
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A fun Saturday workshop learning the very basics of needle felting to create a gorgeous woolly sheep. All materials are included.

  • Sewing For Pleasure Coach Trip NEC Birmingham
    8:00 am - 7:15 pm

If you love dressmaking, patchwork, embroidery, knitting, felt making, card making, cake decorating and more this is the trip for you. Exhibitions by national and international textile artists. There is so much to see and do, it’s arguably the BEST show in the North.

  • Print and Bloom, Tutor Anne Brooke
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ann Brooke leads a day teaching a variety of techniques including creating and using printing blocks, building up a floral collage and adding machine and hand embroidery resulting in your own unique mixed media vase of flowers. This course runs on Saturday 23 March 2019.

  • Animal Stitched Collage - Tutor Anne Brooke
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Take the challenge of minimal materials – to create a charming Birdy stitched collage canvas using a collage technique and hand or machine embroidery to finish


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