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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.

How to Attach Bias Binding to a Round Potholder

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£20.00 5 tickets left

Gary Mills demonstrates how to make a useful insulated table runner with a binding finish. Learn the stages of cutting binding, how to join lengths, stitching on right angles and great tips to get a neat finish.

How to Make a Table Runner

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
£20.00 6 tickets left

Gary Mills demonstrates how to make a useful insulated table runner with a binding finish. Learn the stages of cutting binding, how to join lengths, stitching on right angles and great tips to get a neat finish.

Beginners Monthly Quilt Block – Flying Geese

September 7 @ 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 Flying Geese Quilt block.

How to Make Birds on Stilts

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30.00 5 tickets left

Gary Mills demonstrates how to make Birds on Stilts. Learn the stages through assembling the birds, cutting out from the supplied pattern, and then constructing through simple machine stitch and stuffing. Finally adding the details to give him or her character through stitch and decoration.

Confidence with your Overlocker

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 1 ticket 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.

Get to know your Sewing Machine

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£40.00 4 tickets left

This is a day workshop with Julia Langley for those with either a new machine or those who are keen to start sewing but don’t have a machine yet. Learn all about the various stitches, feet, maintenance, needles, thread and tips for tricky fabrics.

How to Do Visible Mending, The New Fashion Detail

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30.00 6 tickets left

The new “make do and mend” trend is truly visible, which can be seen, stand out and enhance the look of the garment. Learn how to give a once pre-loved every day manufactured piece of clothing a unique, home spun, hand worked new lease of life.

Sewing with Stretch

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£36.00 4 tickets 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 5 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.

How to make Rudolph Advent Calendar – over 2 sessions

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£60.00 6 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 4 tickets left

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 6 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 3 tickets left

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.

How to Make a Nordic Christmas Angel

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£30.00 6 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.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

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