Sew a Coco dress à la Mary Quant

As a nod to MARY QUANT at the V&A we have the Tilly & the Buttons Coco Dress returning on the 8 and 9 June for anyone wanting to sew stretch or jersey fabrics this is great Improver class for confident and adventurous beginners a super all season dress and also a perfect all occasion pattern useful for […]

May Half Term Sewing Classes

Mansion Sun 26thMay 10 – 12.30pm Sewing Machine Driving Licence for KIDS 8 – 11 years £35 Mansion Sun 26thMay 2-4pm Hand Sewing Mini me  dolls Kids age 6 + must be with an  Adult  if under 8 £15 per child/doll   HUB Tues 28thMay 10 – 12.30pm Sewing Machine Driving Licence for KIDS 8 […]

Summer Wrap Skirt

Are you enjoying the Easter sunshine?  Get yourself booked on to our latest course where you can make the perfect summer skirt. This really easy to sew wrap skirt is the perfect Summer skirt addition to your wardrobe and once you have made it once you will be knocking them out in many different fabrics, […]

Easter Sewing Classes

Kids MANSION Monday 8th April 10 – 12.30pm SEWING DRIVING LICENCE 8 years + £35 Monday 8th April 2 – 4.30PM Hot Cross Patchwork Bunnies – Next steps sewing for kids 8 years + £20 Norwood LIBRARY HUB Tuesday 9th April 10 – 12.30pm SEWING DRIVING LICENCE 8 years + £35 Tuesday 9th April 1.30 […]

Sewing Classes February Half Term

We will be running sewing classes for kids this February Half Term including the Sewing Machine Drivers Licence. Sunday 17th Mansion BPP Kids Driving Licence 10 – 12.30pm £35 Tuesday 19th February Norwood HUB Kids Driving Licence 10 – 12.30pm £35 Kids Improver class Stacking fabric boxes 2 – 4pm £20 Wednesday 20th February Mansion BPP […]

Stitch Club – New term begins Monday

Our Half Term HALLOWEEN antics are all done…still time for the SPOOKS to get you though! Keep an eye on social media and see what we have been creating with our Teens Skull & Rose skater skirts…. they are definitely ready to rock the creepy parties. If your kids have completed the Driving Licence they […]

Know How You Brochure

Hello… As you glance through, you will find something to start or continue your sewing and craft skills. We love what we do and we are incredibly passionate about delivering classes that are skilled, informative and supportive within a warm friendly atmosphere. What We Offer • Adults & Children – Beginners, Improvers & Intermediate Classes • Weekday, Daytime […]

Learn to Crochet – Taster Session

Come along to our introduction to crochet workshop with Kirsty from Warm and The Wild.  Begin to learn the basic steps to crocheting and to get a feel for future workshops.  What you learn: Basic steps to begin crocheting: Learn to hold and get comfortable with your crochet hook, Practice foundation chain Learn to double […]

Felting workshop for beginners

Flextextiles spent yesterday in the gorgeous working space of Know How You (KHY) in Beckenham, with 10 enthusiastic students who had never felted before. They brought along lots of felt samples and books to show the versatility of the medium and get people inspired, highlighted in this great photo. Amanda’s feedback “I totally enjoyed this class, you […]

Teens Sewing

Just the best class to get your KEEN TEEN into or improving SEWING SKILLS! Mostly machines but with a little bit of hand sewing involved. We take a White shirt and REPURPOSE this, changing buttons/adding a new collar/cuffs and tweaking the shape all while advancing their sewing skills on the machine and Hand.

Papercutting Christmas Cards

Try Out Session Paper Cutting this Sunday Morning  Five free places but call to reserve your seat – teens and adults only Join paper cutting artist Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik for an introduction to paper cut cards. This class gives you a bit of practice in cutting by making a little geometric paper Christmas tree […]

Christmas Workshops

In the run up to the festive season Jane Doxey our creative director has invited talented Makers to run masterclass workshops in various craft techniques and going forward into the new year we hope to offer more and more Adult craft and art classes and this will be particularly for those that would like to […]

New Sewing Classes for Autumn

We are delighted that you visited our website and hope that as you glance through it you can find something to start or continue your sewing and craft skills. We love what we do and we are incredibly passionate about delivering classes that are skilled, informative and supportive within a warm friendly atmosphere. Have a look at KnowHowYou-Sewing-Classes   […]

New Classes for September

September is an exciting time for us as we are taking up residence in our newly refurbished studio through the front door of The Mansion, please do pop in and have a look. We are looking forward to a cosy Autumn/Winter season with lots of NEW classes  being launched alongside our usual favourites.

Courses & Workshops for Summer Term

Wednesday Morning Stitch Club New this term – Wednesday morning Cushion Course has now evolved into a regular stitch club that is perfect for those looking for more techniques and skills whilst working on project along the way. Pattern Drafting & Cutting This will continue from last term and we move towards making a Bodice; […]