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Sewing and Knitting

[W] Weekly courses     [S] Saturday workshops

[8+] or [13+] means courses are suitable for ages 8 or 13 upwards when accompanied by a paying, participating adult.

[16+] means courses are suitable for ages 16 upwards, with written parental consent. All other courses are for adults over the age of eighteen.

Our sewing workshops with Sue Hazell are extremely popular and have just 10 places so you get individual attention. You need to know how to use a sewing machine if you are attending anything other than ‘Love your Sewing Machine’. If you don’t own a sewing machine, you can hire one for £8. If you are thinking of buying one, we recommend Brother or Janome. Make sure the stitch length and width can be altered independently.


Sewing: PJ Bottoms [S] [13+]
Saturday 10th October
09:30-16:30, £46 + materials
Tutor: Sue Hazell
www.sewing-tuition.co.uk

Once you’ve learnt the basic techniques of sewing PJ bottoms on this workshop, the opportunities for making them for the whole family are endless and it means they can be made to suit any preference eg…no tags, pockets etc… . Using a sewing machine (either yours or ours), you will learn how to decide on the size, make pockets, insert zips, add contrasting colours and colourful linings and create different designs.


Sewing: Chirstmas Crafts and Gifts [S] [13+]
Saturday 14th November
09:30-16:30, £46 + materials
Tutor: Sue Hazell
www.sewing-tuition.co.uk

The opportunities for making Christmas gifts and crafts for your family and friends are endless. With a sewing machine (either yours or ours) make one or two items from the following in time for the festive season: bunting, tote bags, cushions, heart fabric ornaments, gift bags and pillows, apron, book cover, Christmas stocking, Christmas wreath or tree.

 


Applique and Doodling [S] [13+]
Saturday 6th February
09:30-16:30, £46 + materials
Tutor: Sue Hazell
www.sewing-tuition.co.uk

This is a one-day introduction to the art of machine applique and doodling without needing to buy expensive equipment for it. With our help, create shapes to make a pleasing design on a small panel and learn how to doodle the easy way, using a sewing machine. You will learn how to select suitable fabrics, test your design, cut out and assemble accurately.


Patchwork for Beginners [S] [13+]
Saturday 13th March
09:30-16:30, £46 + materials
Tutor: Sue Hazell
www.sewing-tuition.co.uk

This is a one-day introduction to the art of machine patchwork without needing to buy expensive equipment for it. With our help, cut and join shapes to make a pleasing design, add backing to your small panel and learn how to quilt the easy way, using a sewing machine. You will learn how to select suitable fabrics, test your design, cut out and assemble accurately, and apply quilting layers.


Sewing: BBQ Aprons and Gloves [S] [13+]
Saturday 16th May
09:30-16:30, £46 + materials
Tutor: Sue Hazell
www.sewing-tuition.co.uk

Just in time for Father’s day and the summer months learn how to make BBQ Aprons and Gloves. With our help, cut and join shapes to make a pleasing design, learn how to quilt the easy way, using a sewing machine. You will learn how to select suitable fabrics, test your design, cut out and assemble accurately, and apply quilting layers


Get Knitting [S] [13+]
Saturday 14 November
10:30-15:00, £30 + £10 materials
Tutor: Steph Radda
www.knittingforall.co.uk

Knitting is a mindful, relaxing life-skill, and this workshop is a great introduction for beginners or those who haven’t knitted for a long time. Steph will show you the basics of how to knit and purl, cast on and off, increase and decrease stitches to create a beautiful and unusual Autumn leaves bunting. The materials provided include needles, quality Rowan wool, and accessories to give your bunting that finishing touch. You’ll learn how to resolve common problems like picking up dropped stitches and go away with the confidence to knit more bunting at home to reinforce your new skills. 


Knitting: From Beginner to Confident Knitter [W] [13+]
Wednesdays 19:00-21:00
13 Jan (10 wks), £105 + £25 materials
Tutor: Steph Radda
www.knittingforall.co.uk

If you’re a beginner or you haven’t knitted for a long time, by the end of this course, you will be able to follow a pattern, cast on and off, increase and decrease, sew up and block your knitting, and solve things like picking up stitches. You will learn a variety of different stitches over the 10 weeks, including more advanced ones like cable and bobbles, by stitching and combining knitted squares to create a small throw or cushion. You can choose from one of our two seasonal colourways using quality Rowan wool or bring your own. You have the option to purchase extra wool to create more squares between classes or afterwards, to make a larger heirloom blanket. 


Knitting: Beginners Sock Workshop [W] [13+]
Saturday 6th February 10:00-15:30
 £25 + £16 materials
Tutor: Steph Radda
www.knittingforall.co.uk

If you’re a beginner or you haven’t knitted for a long time, by the end of this course, you will be able to tailor make socks that fit your feet perfectly with an adaptable pattern for socks knitted from the toe up. Suitable for beginner to expert.