Mixed Media Art Class for Teens »

“Now you see me” with resident artist Marina Nasso-Beard These projects have their roots in making art with an environmentally considerate ethic. I am excited to share my love for combining materials to create mixed media pieces. The classes are an opportunity to try something new, something challenging and meaningful which encourages creativity and is […]

Mixed Media Art Class – Kids »

Our changing world This project is on the theme of conservation and global warming. You will use drawing, printing, layered fabric and materials to make an abstract colour collage. You may choose from two colour palettes; either eternal sunshine (reds, yellows and oranges) or melting ice (blues, purples and iridescent whites). What you learn Using […]

Featured Class: Sew your first patchwork cushion »

Want to improve your skills and learn some new techniques? This is the perfect ‘next steps’ class to follow your Sewing Machine Driving Licence. This workshop is super simple and teaches you how to cut your own pattern, join fabrics and sew buttonholes.  Extending sewing skills and learning techniques that can be applied to your […]

Embroidery and Hand Sewing Stitch Club »

We are really delighted to be starting our first hand sewing and embroidery based stitch club, aimed at 7 -10 years of age (but of course older can join and are very welcome). This initially course is over a full term of 11 weeks (5 week then half-term followed by a 6 week run up […]

Summer Floor Cushions »

Everyone needs one of these and kids and teens especially love a Beanbag floor cushion great for chilling, watching a movie, lunch breaks and sleepovers and of course perfect for a nap (cats and dogs also tend to like these too so watch out!!)We love this quick to make workshop and the best fun is […]

Featured Class: Sewing your first Denim skirt  »

This is all about project ‘getting ready’ for those lighter brighter summer days and family days out or hanging out in the park with besties! This super cute very on trend denim skirt is sassy and stylish. You will also be able to incorporate re-purposed fabrics into your skirt or add some very on trend […]

Garment Repair and Restore   »

Hand sewing workshop which teaches you all the essential skills and techniques to repair garments and fabric items. We teach you how to approach the most common repair problems and undertake basic alterations which you may often pay a fortune at the Dry Cleaners for. Hemming skirts and trousers, repairing rips and holes in fabric […]

Sew a skirt in a day for Beginner Dressmakers »

This is the perfect Kick-Starter into dressmaking for beginner dressmakers and a great class for anyone just starting out to sew. You must have completed one of our Learn to sew workshops or courses (or equivalent) In this Workshop we take a Really Basic Skirt Pattern and adapt it to your personal fit. Using a […]

Tie Dyeing for Kids & Teens »

The kids will love this fun and not so messy approach to tie dye – one of Summer 2019’s hot themes – it’s everywhere in fashion and we love the approach to making this totally cool technique quick and super easy by using Tulip One step kits we create some awesome effects. Feel free to […]

Learn to Sew a Classic Wrap Skirt »

Perfect for the Summer make it short midi or long you decide. We provide all the equipment and patterns. This is a fantastic next steps class for all beginners who have completed a taster course or class, and is a stunning wardrobe staple, who doesn’t need a wrap skirt in their wardrobe. Join our expert teachers and […]

Dressmaking Patterns Taster »

Join us in this introduction and guide to dressmaking with patterns. We explain and guide you on the different types of patterns available, looking at traditional Paper patterns and the current available options for Digital downloads. We also explain what the difference is between Pattern cutting and creation and commercially made patterns. Plus we give […]

Kids Stitch Club »

Our kids after school sewing clubs ‘The Stitch Club’ are one of our most popular courses and growing every term in attendance. In these classes kids work on a range of textile sewing projects, mainly on the sewing machines but we mix it up and add in hand sewing skills and a few other sewing […]

Absolute Beginners – 5 Week Course »

This is the perfect course to start your sewing journey, over 5 weeks you gradually build up your skills, techniques and knowledge. We teach everything you need to know to be able to confidently sew basic projects and complete simple dressmaking. Skill Level: Beginner Suitable for those who have never sewn before or have lost […]