Workshops and classes

Here’s a list of all of our upcoming workshops and classes. Select each one to read more about it, including when it’s on, what it involves and whether it’s aimed at beginners or people with more experience. To find out more or book a class, contact us online or call 01738 717009. Thank you!

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November 2019

Trousers!

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of illustration of women wearing smart trouser suits

Learn how to get the fit right on tricky trousers! Bring along your own chosen pattern, a prepared toile and your final fabrics, pockets, linings, zips etc and learn how to transfer fitting adjustments from your pattern and get the fit right before embarking on the final garment.

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Sewing with Stretch

November 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45

This fascinating class is for anyone who has some dressmaking experience and would like to widen their repertoire to mastering stretch! Learn about stretch fabrics, how to cut and handle them and learn how machines react to stretches. You will make a simple T-shirt of your choice and take home ips, techniques and a finished T-shirt!

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Make a Christmas cushion

November 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45

Learn how to pipe a cushion and put a zip in. You don’t have to make a Christmas cushion as the technique taught can be used for any cushion. 

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December 2019

Introduction to Crochet

December 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
teaching materials for the crochet course

Crochet is making the same comeback as knitting has done, so come along to this fascinating class and find out why! Learn the basic stitches in crochet, how to read a simple pattern, how to make a Granny Square and how to do filet work. Suitable for beginners.

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Creative Textiles Group – Autumn / Winter 2019: Day 4 of 4

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£70
Photo showing "Cloots" that can be made on the Creative Textiles course at The Peacock and the Tortoise

In the fourth of a series of four classes running in September, October, November and December 2019, textile designer Morag Gray encourages you to explore your creative potential and learn exciting textile techniques to transform your stitching into artwork. Awaken your creativity and surprise yourself with what you can do with leftover materials.

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