1. Making the most of your sewing machine
Bring your own sewing machine, with attachments and instruction booklet, or use one of ours. You will gain confidence in learning about all your machine has to offer; plus a taster in free-machine embroidery, simple patchwork and applique.
For the more confident machinist
2. Quilted strip patchwork – ‘Flip and Strip’
An all-in-one method, a quick and effective way to create your fabrics for bags, cushions, wall-hangings etc.
3. Free Machine Embroidery
This includes applique too. Be amazed at what your machine can do. Create beautiful pictures, ‘painting’ with your sewing machine.
4. Textile Jewellery Workshop
Simple but effective jewellery made using the sewing machine. Amaze your friends with your own handmade unique jewellery.
5. Beautiful Book Covers
Create your own bespoke book cover using individual and personalised fabrics, machine and hand sewn. They make perfect gifts for that special occasion.
6. Ribbon or Fabric Woven Bags
Create delicate, small bags using a simple weaving technique and embellish with ribbons, silks, taffetas, hand embroidery and beads.
7. Unique Textile Art Cards
Spend a day creating beautiful cards using various textile techniques, including banding, layering, machine embroidery and appliqué.
8. ‘Jeans and Tie’ Bag
Create a funky, unique recycled bag from your old pair of jeans and a tie of your choosing. Strong and washable. Step out in style with your own handmade shoulder bag. Fully lined with pockets for your essentials. A professional finish you can be proud of.
9. Replica 1940’s Shoulder Bag
Using an original 1940’s pattern, create a unique fabric bag using only ½ a yard of furnishing fabric.