Our terms and conditions
All classes will be held in our workroom at The Peacock and the Tortoise. The majority of classes are 10.30am to 4.30pm. There will be a 30-45 min break for lunch at the discretion of the tutor, packed lunches welcome. We have disabled access, toilet facilities and tea and coffee is available to you throughout the day. Please ask advice about parking options if you are not familiar with Perth city centre.
The Peacock and the Tortoise reserves the right to refuse people.
Please refer to this newsletter for special arrangements for any course; what to bring (basic sewing kit for instance) and which materials to buy. There is a hand-out for some courses which, if necessary, will be given at the time of booking. Use of most equipment is included in the class cost. Materials are generally not included; there will be an additional charge depending upon the nature of the class and the quantity of material needed – see individual class descriptions for details please. If you buy your fabrics/yarn/wool for a particular class in our shop in one transaction, you are entitled to a 10% discount. This does not include haberdashery items and you do get stamps on your loyalty card as usual for these purchases. Unfortunately, due to current health and safety and our insurance policies we are unable to allow students to bring their own sewing machines to classes. However, all students in all of our classes will have the use of our own Husqvarna machines which will be at a ratio of 1 student per machine this class session.
Please note that some classes will teach you a technique; in which case you will go home with some samples. Other classes are taught around a project. In that case we expect most of the participants to have finished the project. However, this is dependent on the previous experience of the participant and whether any preparation had been done. Sometimes there will be some work left to finish at home. In order to gauge whether a particular class is suitable for you, we have numbered all the classes with numbers: 1 is suitable for those without any sewing experience, 2 for those who are able to use a sewing machine and 3 for people with sewing experience. Please ask for advice if you would like to know whether a particular class is suitable for you.
On our regular patchwork and quilting classes we offer the current students the “right of refusal” on their current place with a commitment to the next term and payment in full by Wednesday 13 January. After this date we are then able to offer any unclaimed places to the general public and people on our waiting list for these classes.
We have done everything to make sure that the following information is correct. It is almost inevitable that changes will occur. If and when you have booked yourself a place on a course and we have to make changes, we will inform you as soon as possible to offer you an alternative day or a full refund.
There is a free (compulsory) service for participants of the ‘Get to know your Own Sewing machine’ class. This test is ONLY to make sure that your sewing machine is safe, not whether or not it works. Please bring in your machines before or on the following dates. The PAT electrical testing date for this semester is Friday 20 May. Please bring in your machine before 12 noon on that day.