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Covid-19: An Update 

Due to the current pandemic, we are pausing all of our current workshops and group meetings. We will be in contact for those who have booked onto our current workshops for refund arrangements and you will have priority when we are back to normal. Of course, you can still be added to waiting lists and we will do our best to accommodate this while we still can. 

Workshop Terms and Conditions 

Terms and Conditions 
 
Please read these updated terms and conditions carefully. Last minute cancellations have caused considerable inconvenience and loss of revenue for us and for our tutors. Consequently we have revised our class booking arrangements in line with terms offered by other organisations running workshops and tuition. 
 
1. You may book via our website or by telephone, or in person at the shop. 
2. Full payment will be required to secure your place on a day workshop. For courses, a 50% deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance of the full fee being paid two weeks before the date of the first session of the course. 
3. Workshop fees are not transferable to other workshops. 
4. If you are unable to attend, we cannot offer a refund.* 
5. If we are obliged to cancel any classes, your money will be refunded in full. 
 
*If you are unable to attend a workshop or a course, but you can find a replacement, we will refund your money as soon as your replacement pays the appropriate fees. 
 
Bookings for workshops are taken on the understanding that you have read and accepted the above terms and conditions. 

Get to Know your Sewing Machine with Linda Jackson  

A basic introduction to using your sewing machine with confidence. 
 
Please hand in your (named) instruction book one week before. 
 
Please bring scissors, thread and pins as well as your machine. If you have some spare medium weight cotton (2 pieces each approx 43x34cm) you may have time to start a simple place mat - this is optional. 
 
Monday 24th February 
6:30-9:30pm 
 
Sorry, this class is now FULL - please call the shop to be added to the Waiting List 

Introduction to Quilt Making with Sarah Harris  

Learn to make a simple quilt, using basic patchwork and quilting techniques. Workshop runs over 3 evenings. Please see requirements sheet. 
Wednesday 26th Feb, 4th Mar and 11th Mar 
6:30 - 9:30 pm 
Sorry, this class is now FULL - please call the shop to be added to the Waiting List 

Dressmaking with Linda Jackson 

Sewing machine required. 
Learn how to use a pattern, cut out, make seams and openings, facings, hem and become familiar with a sewing machine. Use all these techniques to make a garment of your choice. 
 
New students are invited to talk to shop staff or Linda about patterns, materials and equipment beforehand. 
 
Class runs over consecutive Thursdays for five weeks. 
 
Starting Thursday 27th Feb 
6:30 - 9:30pm 
Sorry, this class is now FULL - please call the shop to be added to the Waiting List 

English Paper Piecing with Sarah Harris  

English Paper Pieced Patchwork is enjoying a revival and it is the ideal introduction to patchwork and quilitng. Choose from three different projects to make on the day and take home templates and instructions from all three designs.  
 
This workshop is aimed at complete beginnners and people new to stiching. It will bea small class size and cutting equipment will be provided. Skills you learn include rotary cutting, making templates and stitching.  
 
Please download requirements. 
 
Saturday 29th February 
10:00 - 3:30 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds. 
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 
 

Lampshade Making with Sarah Brown 

Learn how to make a beautiful drum lampshade. You will need to bring along half a metre of fabric (nothing too heavy or embellished please) and we will supply all the other materials. You will be able to choose between making a 20cm or 30cm diameter lampshade 
 
Saturday 14th March 
10:00 - 1:00 
Sorry, this class is now FULL - please call the shop to be added to the Waiting List 

Learn to Knit Socks with David Harris 

Increase your knitting knowledge by learning to knit socks on double pointed needles! 
 
Saturday 21st March 
10:00 - 3:30 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds.  
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 

Folding Storage Pouch with Laura Parsons 

Run over 2 evenings. You will learn to make a 4 pocket folding storage pouch. Suits all levels of sewing ability. Skills used will be inserting zips, sewing with vinyl, quilting and binding edges. 
 
Monday 23rd and Monday 30th of March 
6:30 - 9:30pm 
 
Sorry, this class is now FULL - please call the shop to be added to the Waiting List 

Little Bags with Sarah Harris 

Make a 3D zipped patchwork bag, or a simple drum shaped container, using 5 inch square of cotton patchwork fabric. Once you have mastered the technique you can make varying sizes and styles! This class is a good introduction to patchwork for novices or intermediate stitchers. 
Saturday 28th March 
10 - 3:30 
Sorry, this class is now FULL - please call the shop to be added to the Waiting List 

Sew up your Knitting with Sarah Harris  

Come in and get that project finished beautifully, and learn how to sew up your knitting confidently. 
 
Bring your knitted project pieces and sew them together into a finished garment. We will sew side and shoulder seams, sleeves and pick up stitches around the neck or button band. 
 
Sunday 5th April 
11:00-2:00 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds. 
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 
 
 

Stitched felt dogs with Geraldine Hargreaves 

Using the template provided, cut out, hand stitch, decorate and stuff a dog of your choice. All materials provided. 
Saturday 18th April 
10:00-3:30 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds. 
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 

Learn to Spin with Sarah Harris 

In this workshop you will spin and ply a ball of yarn. The day covers carding, and spinning on a spindle, great wheel and treadle-driven flyer wheel. Bring your own wheel or use one of ours. Materials provided. 
Sunday 19th April 
10:00 - 3:30 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds. 
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 

Needle Felted Mice with Kirsten Hill-Nixon 

Learn this fantastic dry felting technique. Using specialist felting needles to sculpt and compact the wool fibres, we will create small animals. This is a great take-anywhere felting technique requiring very little equipment. All materials supplied. 
Saturday 25th April 
10:00 - 3:30 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds. 
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine with Linda Jackson 

Basic introduction to using your sewing machine with confidence. Please hand in your (named) instruction book one week before. Please bring scissors, thread and pins as well as your machine. If you have some spare medium weight cotton (2 pieces each approx 43x34cm) you may have time to start a simple place mat - this is optional. 
 
Thursday 30th April 
6:30-9:30pm 
 
We are currently processing the waiting list for this class. Please ring the shop to be added to the waiting list. 

Needle Felted Birds with Kirsten Hill-Nixon 

Create realistic life size garden birds using the needlefelting technique. Specialist felting needles are used to compact wool fibres into a sturdy little bird of your choice. Just bring along some pictures of your favourite birds, eg blue tits , robins, etc. All other materials and equipment will be supplied. 
 
Saturday 2nd May 
10:00 - 3:30 
 
This class is currently suspended. Those already booked on will be contacted to arrange refunds. 
You can still be added to the waiting list though so give us a ring for when things go back to normal! 
 
 

Get to Know Your Sewing Machine with Linda Jackson 

Basic introduction to using your sewing machine with confidence. Please hand in your (named) instruction book one week before. Please bring scissors, thread and pins as well as your machine. If you have some spare medium weight cotton (2 pieces each approx 43x34cm) you may have time to start a simple place mat - this is optional. 
 
Thursday 30th April 
6:30-9:30pm 
 
We are currently processing the waiting list for this class. Please ring the shop to be added to the waiting list. 
 
 

Dress Making with Linda Jackson 

Learn how to use a pattern, cut out, make seams and openings, facings, hem and become familiar with a sewing machine. Use all these techniques to make a garment of your choice. 
New students are invited to talk to shop staff or Linda about patterns, materials and equipment beforehand. 
Sewing Machine required. 
 
 
Thursday 14th May for 5 weeks: 
14/5, 21/5, 4/6, 11/6, 18/6 
 
We are currently processing the waiting list for this class. Please ring the shop to be added to the waiting list. 

Learn to Crochet with Angi Loach  

Learn the art of mindful crochet with our crochet workshop! Join us to learn basic stitches, how to read a pattern and begin your own granny square blanket! Suitable for beginners. 
All materials included. 
 
Saturday 6th June  
10:00-3:30 
 
Saturday 20th June  
10:00-3:30 
 
We are currently processing the waiting list for this class. Please ring the shop to be added to the waiting list. 
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