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August 2017
August 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Start Using the Sewing Machine

  Start using the sewing machine Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Trudy Duffy Materials: will be prepared for you: approx. £4 per bag. Suitable for absolute beginners who would like to start using the sewing machine. Has your sewing machine always filled you with fear and apprehension?  Too scared to thread up? Learn about different stitches, tension, different feet and learn about putting in a zip.  A great start for all other fabric-based courses. We will use the…

sewing machine
August 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Crochet

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30pm Tutor: Trudy Duffy Materials: partly inclusive. We will provide needles and scrap wool for practice, but if you want to start a project you may need to buy either wool or crochet cotton. Believe it or not, crochet is making the same comeback as knitting has done. Learn the basic stitches in crochet, how to read a simple pattern, how to make a Granny Square and how to do filet work. This is a…

teaching materials for the crochet course
September 2017
September 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Baby Quilt Appliqué

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Mhairi McNeill Materials: 4 Fat Quarters,60cm of plain(ish) backing fabric, 1 co-coordinating felt square, neutral thread and a coordinating machine quilting thread,50cm freezer paper and a piece of wadding 80cm x 70cm. Come and learn how to make a small baby quilt in fabrics of your choice in boy,girl or neutral colourways. You will learn how to cut fabrics, applique using freezer paper, sew a patchwork backing and then assemble and machine quilt…

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Make a Structured Handbag

Full day: 10.30-4.30pm Tutor: Diane Smyth Materials:  ask in shop for HAND OUT with details. There is some preparation at home for this course. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to make a stunning structured handbag in cottons of your choice. Once you have the basics from this class you are sure to be making them in tweed or even leather.   This is a level 2 class: suitable for those who have some sewing experience

structured handbag
September 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Advanced Handbag

Full day: 10.30-4.30pm Tutor: Janet Haigh Materials:  ask in shop for HAND OUT with details. There is some preparation at home for this course. 0.5 m chosen outer fabric, 0.5 m chosen lining fabric, 1m light to medium weight interfacing. Magnetic clasp, 6” zip (colour of your choice to match fabric), pair leather sew in handles (we have used 50cm handles, again colour of your choice). This class will take a basic handbag making principles, and take them a little…

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