Peckish Summer Tasters

Springing into summer we will be joining forces with Beckenham Place Mansion for their weekly Peckish Street Food Market, alfresco drinks, beautiful views all summer long and the finest DJs and bands in town.
The sewing school will be offering a series of TASTER CLASSES on Friday evenings.   Enjoy sewing with friends and family then hang out afterwards for a festival vibe in the park.
Friday 11 June 4-5pm and 6-7pm 
Sew a Bean Bag Frog – Kids Taster £5
Join us in the studio to sew our popular toymaking kit which includes fabric, pattern and beads for eyes.

Friday 18 June 6pm-9pm
Sewing Machine Taster – Adults £30
SPECIAL OFFER usually £40 use code PeckishJuneSEW for £10 OFF
Get into sewing with our express taster session learn how to use a sewing machine, make and take home a utility bag.

Friday 25 June 4pm-5:15pm
DIY Denim Fabric Baskets – Kids & Adults Peckish Taster £10
Bring along some old denim or use our stash to give your old jeans a new lease of life, basic sewing skills essential!  You will make one basket but get the pattern to complete a set of 3 sizes.

Friday 25 June 7pm-8:30pm & Friday 25 July
Dressmaking Patterns Taster – Adults Peckish FREE
Join us in this introduction and guide to Dressmaking with Patterns. Bring your notepads and questions.

Friday 25 June 7pm-8pm
Meet the Denim Scientist – Salli Denim – Adults Peckish £5
An evening with a leading lady in the world of sustainable and circular future for DENIM which will be followed by questions and answers and we are also running a DENIM DROP for free patterns.

Friday 9th July 4pm-6:30pm 
Kids Sewing Machine Driving Licence offer use code PECKISHkidsSEW
Kids get qualified to learn how to use a sewing machine in this one-off discounted session, make and take home a drawstring bag.

Watch out for our next newsletter with our summer programme for kids and adults sewing workshops.  Take a sneaky peek at our

for summer sessions available to book now. 

Art in the Park

Drop in and indulge to explore your creative potential with The Mansion resident artist Marina Beard. These art sessions are planned to run alongside Peckish, come with your friends to make an evening of it.

Cost: £5 payable on the day (partially charity funded).
Drop in sessions, no booking required. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Suitable for all ages but under 7’s will need to be accompanied by an adults. Places are limited 12 maximum. To reserve please email

Journalling £5
Drop in and indulge in a time to explore the creative potential of art journaling.

Pinch Pots £5
Make your own clay pinch pots with no previous experience needed!