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; […]

Classes for Spring 2017

One Day Workshops • Sunday 30th April Dressmaking – Lounge Pants • Sunday 7th May Introduction to Screen Printing • Sunday 28th May Home Textiles – Oven glove & peg bag • Sunday 11th June Sewing with Jersey knits (stretchy materials) Courses • Sunday 4th April, 14th May & 25th June – Sewing Machine Driver’s […]

Sewing Surgery

Exclusive to our Sewing School customers who haven’t quite completed their projects we are offering a free sewing surgery to help you finish off. Also we will be running some demonstrations to get you excited for future classes coming up for 2017. Sunday 13 November 2-4pm booking is essential as there is limited space.

Key Lime Pie

Zesty, delicious Key Lime Pie, a cake to get your mouth watering! Ingredients: For the base: 95g butter 175g digestive biscuits A pinch of cinnamon   For the filling: 1 tbsp. grated lime zest 150ml lime juice 1 large egg yolks 400g condensed milk   For the topping: 150g whipped cream or double cream   […]

Kale and Sweet Potato Mini Savoury Snack

These are delicious packed lunch bites, they go lovely with hummus, sweet chilli sauce and also as an alternative to a roast potato for Sunday lunch.  Ingredients Makes 24 mini muffins 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons of milk 1 clove garlic ½ medium onion (average size) ½ red pepper 1 tablespoon […]

Blueberry Muffins

The secret of this recipe is that you mix up the batter the night before and leave it to rest overnight, it shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes from weighing up and getting the batter into the fridge. It’s a real store cupboard treat and if you don’t regularly buy fresh blueberries then have […]

Buttermilk Pancakes

A delicious recipe for Pancake Day or any day you fancy a treat! Ingredients: 175g plain flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 large egg 225ml buttermilk 1 tbsp. golden syrup 25g butter, melted Oil or lard, for greasing   Tasty Alternatives: Top with lemon and sugar or maple syrup and add a piece of crispy […]

Energy Bars Recipe

The trick with this recipe is that it is so flexible, you can change things around, take out things you don’t like and add something new. Although there looks a lot of things to buy, you are only using a small amount so that means that it becomes a store cupboard recipe and depending on […]

Chicken Mole Recipe

Serves 4-6 people Cook 1.5-2hrs 8 skinless chicken thighs 2 red chillies de-seeded (check the strength, less if they are very hot) 2 tbsp sunflower oil 2 onions, roughly chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp cinnamon 2 large garlic cloves crushed 50g raisins or sultans or currants 3 tbsp peanut butter, smooth or crunchy […]

Cooking School in Beckenham

Back to Basics – Cooking » Want to know ‘How to Cook’ but you don’t know where to start? Our small and super friendly classes mean that you can polish up on new skills, meet people who are at the same level as you and as our beautiful studios are in Beckenham you don’t have to […]

Sewing Classes in Beckenham

Our sewing classes for adults based in Beckenham, Kent are ideal for you to learn to sew, use a sewing machine or for more experienced people – highly creative. Absolute Beginners – learn to use a sewing machine Level 1 This is a great class for the complete novice or those with a “last did […]