Handy Pouches Workshop Sunday 26th April 1pm – 4pm £40

You can never have enough pouches !

This workshop is great if you are thinking of make gifts for family or friends.

By the end of the class you will have made a beautiful lined pouch to take away.

You will learn how to:
* Set your machine up
* What Tools are required
* Fabric choices and preparing your fabric
* Thread choice
* Inserting a zip

Class size are a maximum of 6 to ensure lots of individual attention.

Sewing skills level – Confident beginner

  • Please note the embroidery on some of the pouches displayed has been completed by some of our more advanced students and will not be covered on this workshop

 

Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery Saturday 2nd May 2pm – 5pm £40

Have you ever wanted to try free-motion embroidery on your sewing machine but didn’t know where to start?

In this fab workshop you will learn how to set your own Brother A150 sewing machine up ready to create wonderfully wobbly lines.

You’ll then get to grips with using the machine without feed dogs, ‘drawing’ with your machine and adding splashes of colour with fabrics.

By the end of the class you’ll have a selection of sample pieces to take away.

You will learn how to:
* Set your machine up ready for freehand machine embroidery
* What Tools are required
* Fabric choices and preparing your fabric
* Thread choice
* Transferring designs
* Great practice ideas
* Resolving issues
* Learning good Free Motion Embroidery habits
Class size are a maximum of 6 to ensure lots of individual attention.
Sewing skills level – Confident beginner
Everything is provided just bring yourself!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-free-motion-embroidery-tickets-99689191054

 

 

Introduction to Rag Rugging – Sunday 7th June 10am – 4pm £75

Our full day workshops are designed to give you all the skills you need to be able to start any rag rug project for yourself at home. With plenty of 1-2-1 help throughout the day you will learn how to use the rag rug equipment, how to work with the hessian, how to choose and prepare materials, how to design for rag rug, how to do the two different types of rag rugging (loopy and shaggy) and how to finish your work. During the session you will get the opportunity to begin a rug, cushion or smaller project (depending on how ambitious you’re feeling). We ask that you bring a packed lunch with you but all the rag rug materials are provided on the day. You even get a latch hook to take home with you!

Helping the Planet – rag rugging uses up old clothing that might otherwise end up in landfill or shipped abroad. We’d much rather give that clothing a second life as a rug or cushion. Long live upcycling!

The Chameleon of Crafts – when you think of rag rugging, it’s hard to think of anything other than rugs, rugs and more rugs. Well rag rugging has changed a lot over the years – nowadays it’s a textile art that can be used across a whole spectrum of projects. We’ve rag rugged anything that will stay still long enough… cushions, draft excluders, tissue boxes… you name it, we’ve probably tried it!

Easy to Learn – rag rugging is a very forgiving craft that is simple to learn and hard to forget. The tools are inexpensive and finding fabric is as simple as clearing out your wardrobe. Don’t believe us? Join us for one of our workshops or pick up a kit and you’ll soon be convinced.

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-rag-rugging-school-of-sew-tickets-98209941579