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.

  • 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

  • Fur & Feather Embroidery - Tutor Sarah Perry
    02/04/2019 - 03/04/2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Two days of wonderful embroidery with Sarah, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY 2nd & 3rd April 2019. Working in layers of stitch you will produce a raised bird or animal to apply to a background fabric. A wonderful way of producing a sculptured, life-like work of art.

  • 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.

  • Twilight Silhouette, Tutor - Gail Lawther
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Monday 10am – 4pm – As the light of the sun fades, the silhouettes of different birds appear against the twilight landscapes. Create a beautiful silhouette wall hanging with Gail’s expert guidance.

  • Enchanted Garden, Tutor - Gail Lawther
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday 10am – 4pm Creating your own pretty scene from Gail’s Enchanted Garden series – choose either Dragonfly or Butterfly to stitch on the day, and you can take the other design away with you to do at home.

  • Natures Quilted Hanging; Tutor Louise Nichols
    15/06/2019 - 16/06/2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Natures Quilted Hanging with Louise Nichols. Create your own Lino prints that will then be embellished and turned into a wall hanging over the course of Saturday 15 June 10-4pm and Sunday 16 June 10-3:30pm

  • Sun Prints & Stitch - Tutor Sian Hughes
    22/06/2019 - 23/06/2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On Saturday, Sian will teach you the process of sun printing, working on paper initially using flowers, buttons, seeds and haberdashery objects to make lovely prints. Sunday will be a day of stitch working on your lovely prints with Linda

  • Embellish a Lino Print, Applique Cushion. Tutor Louise Nichols
    14/09/2019 - 15/09/2019
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

A weekend workshop with Louise Nichols learning embellishing techniques including applique and embroidery stitches on pre-printed Lino prints of either a hare of a cowparsley that you will then transform into cushion cover. Saturday 14 September 10-4pm and Sunday 15 September 10-3.30pm.


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