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January 2018

Dress-making classes

January 29 @ 10:30 am

Suitable for: see individual class descriptions for details Tutor: Gill McBride is the tutor for all classes Materials: see individual class descriptions for materials needed Dates: Monday 29th January, 26th February, 9th April and 4th June. These classes can be booked individually or as a block. The cost for these classes is £40 per class or £140 for the block. Monday 29th January: Understanding sewing patterns This small class of six is suitable for a confident beginner who has some sewing…

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February 2018

The Challenge: Lone Star

February 9 @ 10:30 am - February 10 @ 4:30 pm

Suitable for: Advanced quilters Tutor: Diane Smyth Materials: 1m light, 1m medium, 1m light and 2m background materials. Sewing kit and pins, threads to match. Dates and times: A two-day class on Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th February 2018. 10.30am – 4.30pm each day. These two-day challenges are for advanced quilters (please ask Diane for advice on your level!). You have over a Friday and Saturday to explore a new technique. This semester Diane is offering two challenges: Lone Star and Bargello.…

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Start Using the Sewing Machine!

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
sewing machine

Suitable for: Beginners 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. Are you looking at your sewing machine and thinking: what is that button for? How do I adjust the tension? Why are the stitches irregular? Learn about different stitches, tension, different feet and learn about putting in a zip. Learn about dropping the feed dogs and start quilting and embroidery on…

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Mile-a-minute: Start Quilting with Jelly Rolls

February 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Suitable for: Beginners Tutor: Mhairi McNeill Materials: You will need a jelly roll. Bring one or buy one in the shop and get your 10% fabric discount for this class. Threads. The Jelly Roll pattern is a very simple technique with amazing results which has the potential to make a quilt top very quickly indeed! Come and see what all the fuss is about - anyone can make this quilt.  It is great fun, fast and furious quilting! Contact us…

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March 2018

Fidget Blankets

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Suitable for: anyone who knows how to sew Tutor: Diane will be on hand but it's a join-in session rather than a tutored workshop. Materials: We will try and beg some material from our suppliers. Bring in your odd buttons, zips, scraps of fake fur etc. Fidget Blankets are tactile quilts designed for people with dementia. With lots of unique additions and different textures, e.g zips, lace, bells, buttons, different types of fabric and lots of colour, they provide pleasure and…

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