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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.

Threads act as agents for the tutors and are happy to answer any additional queries about any of the classes and workshops detailed below.

Sewing with Stretch

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 1 ticket left

This one day workshop with Julia Langley is aimed at improving your confidence and the quality of your finish
when working with stretch fabrics on your sewing machine.

Confidence with your Overlocker

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 4 tickets left

In this 1 day workshop, Julia Langley will guide you through using your Overlocker. Sew using three or four threads, adjust your machine for the best finish, learn tips and tricks, how to do a rolled hem and then make a basic T Shirt.

Beginners Monthly Quilt Block – Improv Strips

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30.00 6 tickets left

In this half day class, Gary Mills will guide you through sewing, cutting and construction for the best results when piecing together an Improv Strips Quilt block.

Christmas Bunting

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 3 tickets left

On this one day workshop with Julia Langley, there is a choice of fun bunting to make for Christmas….bearded gnomes, jingly robins , reindeer, cheeky angels…all Christmas cheer is here!

How to make Chipolata – the Sausage Dog draft excluder.

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£40.00 6 tickets left

Banish those winter drafts with this adorable draught excluder which is relatively easy to make with an exclusive pattern designed by Gary Mills.

Felted Poppies

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£45.00 8 tickets left

More details to follow.

How to make Rudolph Advent Calendar – over 2 sessions

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£60.00 5 tickets left

This Rudolph reindeer inspired advent calendar has been specially designed by Gary Mills for a Christmas themed workshop. Gary has thoroughly enjoyed gathering some of the best ideas out there in the crafting world and incorporating them into this festive outcome.

Beginners Patchwork and Quilting

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£35.00 Sold out

Want to start a new hobby? In this one day class, Julia Langley will go through some basic techniques of machine pieced, hand pieced and applique blocks.

Beginners Monthly Quilt Block – Scrappy Christmas Trees

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30.00 6 tickets left

In this half day class, Gary Mills will guide you through sewing, cutting and construction for the best results when piecing together a Scrappy Christmas Trees Quilt block.

Small Childs Dress

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 4 tickets left

In this one day workshop with Julia Langley you will make a simple dress that can be made in cotton or as a pinafore in needlecord or denim. There will be the chance for some applique or decorative stitching too.

Simplifying Bodice Fitting

November 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 Sold out

In this day workshop with Julia Langley, learn how to understand and adjust a basic bodice pattern for a personal fit and use as a guide to get a better fit with future patterns.

Autumn Felted Wreath

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£45.00 8 tickets left

More details to follow.

How to Make a Nordic Christmas Angel

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30.00 5 tickets left

In this festive decoration, Gary Mills has been influenced by Scandinavian design and culture. As we approach the winter, let us get cosy and settle into the Threads Classroom and get stitching these easy to make Nordic Angel figures.

Sewing Machine Cover

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 6 tickets left

In this workshop we will be making a quilted dust cover for your sewing machine. There are pockets featuring a spool block and also an applique scissors block for keeping your foot pedal/scissors etc in.

Christmas Felted Crafts

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£45.00 8 tickets left

More details to follow.

Skirts and Sleeves

November 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 4 tickets left

More details to follow.

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