Workshops

December 2021

Dressmaking

with Karen Fanzo

Grab your sewing kit and join us for this relaxed and friendly class.

Take your learning at your own pace with your choice of project. For beginners we recommend a basic skirt, simple trousers or simple children’s wear to help you gain confidence in your skills in a practical and encouraging way.

If you already have experience but feel slightly rusty then choose a pattern to reflect your level of skill. Or the more experienced could push themselves with their project.

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2 December 2021 for 6 weeks

Class times:

afternoon class from 1.00 – 3.00, evening class from 7.00 – 9.00

Price: £90

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Countryside Collection

with Karen Fanzo

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4 December 2021

10.00 – 4.00

£40

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Sew Together

with Zoë Hughes

Sew, what would you like to do next? An opportunity to overcome the ‘brick wall’ or problem you might be having with a piece of work, learn new skills, or just to get a day dedicated sewing done and meet like-minded Thimblestitchers. Zoë’s class is for those wanting to work on their own individual projects and have a tutor on hand to guide and encourage them. Please let me know if you would like more information about this monthly group.

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10, 12 & 17 December 2021

10.00 – 4.00

£30

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January 2022

Beach Bonanza

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15 January 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£40

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February 2022

Get to Know Your Overlooker

with Vanessa Borrell

Do you have an overlocker that you are not quite sure how to use? Overlockers can be a bit daunting but this course is designed to give you the confidence to use your overlocker and show you what a wonderful piece of kit it really is! The course will include:

  • Threading your machine and the easy way to re-thread!
  • How the tension works and how to adjust it correctly
  • How to adjust your stitch width and length
  • Learning about differential feed and how it affects the fabric
  • How to create a three and four-thread stitch and the appropriate uses of each
  • How to overlock in a circle and the correct way to finish off your overlocking
  • How to do a rolled hem
  • How to use decorative threads.

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12 February 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£50

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Free Motion Quilting Workshop

Quilting inside the Box

with Linda Campbell

Free motion Quilting in small bites!

This style of quilting is based on a grid, formed either from patchwork pieces, or on a drawn framework. This day is perfect for a total beginner or someone who would like to improve their skills. Linda is a fabulous Tutor and you will come away feeling really confident!

Linda will take you through the basics of free motion quilting. Once you have mastered the basic grid pattern there are lots of variations to explore!

The next Workshop in the series is Fun with Free Motion Quilting on 26th March, Linda is also Quilting with Rulers on 14th May.

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26 February 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£45

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Pouches & Sail Away

with Louise Nichols

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19 February 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£45

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March 2022

Dressmaking Techniques

with Vanessa Borrell

Want to take your dressmaking to the next level? This workshop will teach you a range of techniques to give your makes a more professional finish.

You will learn how to:

  • Insert a lapped zip
  • Insert piping into seams
  • Create beautiful bound buttonholes
  • Stitch narrow hems on delicate fabrics
  • Stitch a shirt placket
  • Get a crisp sharp corner on your cuffs

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19 March 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£45

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Fun with Free Motion Quilting

with Linda Campbell

Explore the possibilities of free motion quilting to create a variety of patterns and textures.

This workshop follows on from the beginners day but is suitable for beginners and the more advanced quilter alike. The day will offer a wide variety of free motion patterns suitable for all background fills depending on your ability.

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26 March 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£45

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April 2022

Bee Hive

Description coming soon

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30 April 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£45

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Mosiac Day

Make your own piece of (indoor) mosaic art in a one-day workshop.
If you have ever thought you would like a go….. now is the time!
Karen will supply the tools and all the beautiful glass and ceramic materials at a cost of £10.
There is a choice of 3 different designs:  Butterfly, Square or Long Rectangle to be decided prior to the day.
Just come for a fun day – learning the basics of mosaic-making.
No drawing skills or previous experience necessary.
You need to know….. mosaic can be a bit addictive!!

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2 April 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£55

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October 2022

Christmas Wreath

with Louise Nichols

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8 October 2022

10.00 – 4.00

£45

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