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LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER

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Just bought an overlocker or have one and need to get reacquainted? These are the workshops for you. The basics. Threading, needles, tension adjustments and altering stitch width and length. Make samples of seams, cuffs and bindings.

Date Tues 5th June  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2154  
Fees £50  
   

   
 

LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER

Just bought an overlocker or have one and need to get reacquainted? These are the workshops for you. The basics. Threading, needles, tension adjustments and altering stitch width and length. Make samples of seams, cuffs and bindings.

Date Tues 19th June  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2155  
Fees £50  
   

   
  INTRODUCTION TO SOFT FURNISHING

Learn how to make simple furnishings to brighten your home.
These individual workshops will introduce you to the basics and you will be amazed at how quickly you can progress from making simple cushion covers to lined curtains and Roman blinds. If you are looking to start a new project, or finish an existing one, your tutor will guide you through each step, building confidence to go further.

Date Wed 27th June  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2034  
Fees £50  
   

   
  LAMPSHADES

Have you ever wanted to make a lampshade to match your soft furnishings, or transform that piece of vintage fabric into something useful?
This relaxed and supportive half day workshop introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30cm drum lampshade. A range of attractive cotton print fabrics is available for you to choose from if you wish.
Materials: £15 maximum

Date Sat 30th June  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 10.00am-12.30pm  
Ref 2112  
Fees £40  
   

   
  ECO CHIC UPCYCLED FASHION


A fun workshop learning how to upcycle your unwanted items of clothing, pieces of fabric and other bits and bobs that you just can't bear to throw away.
It could be a jazzy bag from a pair of jeans, a wrap or poncho from a tweed throw or fabulous cushions from old jackets and cardigans. Have fun learning how to bring different fabrics together creating new pieces to cherish!

Date Wed 4th July  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2035  
Fees £50  
   

   
  HOW TO USE YOUR SEWING MACHINE

This workshop is created specially for those students who need step by step guidance in setting up and using their sewing machine.
Start by learning the basics of threading up, adjusting the tension and how to replace needles and feet. Discover what all of those dials and switches do!
By the end of the workshop you will feel more confident about using your machine and will make a simple cushion cover with your newly acquired skills!

Date Wed 18th July  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2032  
Fees £50  
   

   
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 25th July  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2088  
Fees £45  
   

   
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Sun 12th August  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2089  
Fees £45  
   

   
  LAMPSHADES

Have you ever wanted to make a lampshade to match your soft furnishings, or transform that piece of vintage fabric into something useful?
This relaxed and supportive half day workshop introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30cm drum lampshade. A range of attractive cotton print fabrics is available for you to choose from if you wish.
Materials: £15 maximum

Date Tues 28th August  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 10.00am-12.30pm  
Ref 2113  
Fees £40  
   

   
  MORE LAMPSHADES

Learn the craft of traditional lampshade making but with a contemporary twist!
Make a 10" diameter bowed empire or scallop shade cover using machine and hand stitching techniques with modern fabrics and trimmings.
You may wish to use left over furnishing fabric adding individual style to your room or create a fun look with contrasting colours.
Materials: £40 inc. fabric

Date Sat 1st September  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2115  
Fees £50  
   

   
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 12th September  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2089  
Fees £45