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