Classes and Workshops

Our classes and workshops are designed for you to develop and acquire new skills, whilst enjoying the company of others who share a common passion for needle craft.  Our locally based tutors with a wide variety of skills will enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience with you.

Classes and workshops are held throughout the week, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Whether you are a complete beginner, a little rusty, or wanting to learn new techniques to add to years of experience, the classes are tailored to suit attendee’s abilities.

View our Classes and Workshops at a glance.

List of Classes and Workshop dates to November 2019

Dates for our classes and workshops are listed below, click on the title to view more details. We hope that you find something to inspire you to start an exciting project and make new friends.

We would love to hear suggestions for additional workshops.


Places on courses are secured by a £10 deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the course leader.


The booking fee includes tutoring and refreshments in the classroom.

Materials required for classes or workshops are usually supplied by the attendee unless otherwise specified in the workshop details.  All items required will also be available to purchase in our shop with a 10% discount off products for the duration of the workshop or class.

If your class or workshop involves the use of a sewing machine, you are very welcome to bring your own or alternatively use one of our latest models of Brother Sewing machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.

When our classroom is not in being used for classes or workshops, it is available for individual or group use.  Please contact us for more details.

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Knitting Circle - Every Monday, 10.00am to 12.30pm - £3.00 per person

Beginners Knitting Session - Every Monday with Dee Semmens, 2pm to 4pm - £7.50 per person

Sewing Bee - Every Thursday, 10.00am to 12.30pm - £3.00 per person

No booking required

‘By appointment’ - one to one private tutored session with Gary Mills for sewing and construction projects - £15 per hour (minimum of 3 consecutive hours booked)

Booking required


Tues. 16 July - Sewing Machine Familiarisation with Jackie, 7pm to 9pm - £20 per person


Wed. 7 Aug. - Confidence with your Overlocker with Jackie, 7pm to 9pm - £20 per person

Tues. 20 Aug. - Fashion Summer School special for Tweens & Teens with Sally Scyner, 10am to 4pm - £40 per person ( materials included )


Fri. 13 Sept. – Introduction to Arm Knitting (Snood) with Catherine Greer, 2pm to 4pm - £27 per person ( yarn included )

Sat. 14 Sept. – Making an Apron for Beginners with Gary Mills, 10am to 1pm - £27 per person ( materials included )

Thurs. 19 Sept. - Make a Fashionable Tunic - Intermediates sewing evening class with Gary Mills, 6pm to 9pm over 3 weeks - £60 per person

Fri. 20 Sept. - Sewing Machine Cover with Jackie, 10am to 4pm - £25 per person

Sat. 21 Sept. - Somerset Art Weeks ‘Open Gallery’ come and see the exhibition of creative works by Gary Mills on display for two weeks with a glass of complimentary Bucks Fizz 10am -3pm

Tues. 24 Sept. - Introduction to Laminated Stitch with Gary Mills, 10am – 1pm - £25.00 ( materials included )

Fri. 27 Sept. - ’Kantha and Boro stitched Journal Book Covers’ with Gary Mills, 10am – 1pm - £25.00 plus materials cost

Sat. 28 Sept. - Make your own Lampshade with machine applique designs of Bees and Butterfly or Terraced row of Houses with Gary Mills, 10am – 4pm - £30.00 plus cost of materials and lampshade kit