The Small Print

The Small Print

We are very laid back here at Thimblestitch and love providing tutors and seeing students progressing but we are a business and we do need a few ‘t’s & ‘c’s to keep everything fair and equitable.  So please take a few minutes to read the terms and conditions for all our workshops and courses.  This is especially important regarding cancellations and refunds. If you have any questions please do contact us before booking.


Terms and Conditions for Workshops/Classes:

By making a booking for a workshop/class at Thimblestitch you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.



There is a £20 deposit to book a workshop/course.  If you haven’t paid a deposit please don’t assume you are on the course. Deposits cannot be transferred and are non-refundable to cover administration.  The balance is due in full 6 weeks before the workshop/course starts.


Cancellations and Refunds

 If we have to cancel

It is very unlikely that we would cancel a workshop/class but all of our workshops or classes require a minimum number of students to allow them to run and so if we do not have the numbers required and we have to cancel the class we will let you know as soon as we can and will offer a full refund or a transfer to another class.  Deposits are not refundable in any other circumstances.  If Thimblestitch does have to cancel a workshop/class we will not accept liability for any other costs incurred by the student other than the workshop/class fee.

If you have to cancel

If you have to cancel a booking please let us know as soon as possible – we will endeavour to fill your space. If we are able to fill your space we will refund you but will deduct the deposit as an administration charge.

No reductions or refunds are available for people who wish to start their course late or leave early.  Workshop payments are not transferrable to another workshop.


Workshop/Course Bookings

Places are limited so please do not leave it until the last minute to book – this may result in a course being cancelled.  We need to know if a course is viable at least four weeks before the date to ensure it runs.

If you are interested in a workshop/course that is fully booked, please let us know and we can add you to a reserve list or make sure you are first to know next time we run the workshop/course.

Can’t make the date?– let us know if there is a workshop that you are interested in but can’t make.

If you would like to attend a workshop on a textile topic not shown, let us know by phoning or emailing and we’ll see what we can do.

Don’t forget to pop back to the website regularly to check for new workshops and courses.



Workshop/Class fees do not include cancellation insurance.  We recommend that you take out insurance in case you need to cancel your place due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our refund policy applies in all circumstances – refunds will not be given unless Thimblestitch cancels the workshop.


Changes to Workshops/Classes

We reserve the right to make small changes to the content of workshops at our discretion.  If a tutor is unable to attend the workshop/class for any reason we will do our best to let you know as soon as possible and may postpone the class to a later date.  A full refund will be made if the new date does not suit the student.


Privacy Policy

Thimblestitch are committed to respecting your privacy.  We do not sell or disclose to third parties the information you provide to us.  We use your contact information to provide to you related Thimblestitch information.  If at any point you wish to have your name removed from our database please do contact us.