Workshops

We are passionate about sharing crafting skill so we’re delighted to share with you our workshops for the New Year. Why not try something new today?

For more details see below and check out our Facebook Events

To book: Call the shop on 01223 350691.

Payment confirms your place on the workshop. All workshops are 16yrs + unless otherwise stated. Bookings are non-refundable. If it is necessary for us to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances you will be offered a full refund.

For any of the workshops requiring use of a sewing machine, you can bring your own or hire a machine for £5 for a short workshop or £10 for an all day workshop.

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Beginners’ Knitting Group
Tuesday 8th January & Fortnightly thereafter 18:30-20:30
Group costs £25 for the first session – all new participants will receive a ball of DK wool and a pair of knitting needles. Group costs £15 a time after that.

Drawstring Bag
Tuesday 8th January  18:30-20:30
A perfect sewing project for beginners. Workshop costs £25. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided. You should be confident threading a machine, winding a bobbin and straight stitch sewing. Machines available for hire for £5.

Beginners’ Stitch Library
Saturday 12th January  10:00-13:00
Ideal for those who just want to learn a little more about what you can do with your stitches. You will come away with a little library of stitches and techniques and how you achieved them. You should be confident threading a machine, winding a bobbin and straight stitch sewing.
Workshop costs £30. Machines available for hire for £5.

Beginners’ Crochet Group
Tuesday 15th January & Fortnightly thereafter 18:30-20:30
Group costs £25 for the first session – all new participants will receive a ball of DK wool and a crochet hook. Group costs £15 a time after that.

Get to Know your Sewing Machine (Part 1)
Tuesday 15th January  09:30-12:00
If you’ve just got a new machine and need some help getting started this is the perfect workshop for you!
Workshop costs £25.

Sock Knitting for Beginners
Wednesdays 16th, 23rd and 30th January  18:30-20:30
Learn to knit socks! It’s addictive but they make great gifts.
3-part workshop costs £75.

Drawstring Bag
Thursday 17th January  10:30-12:30
A perfect sewing project for beginners. Workshop costs £25. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided. You should be confident threading a machine, winding a bobbin and straight stitch sewing. Machines available for hire for £5.

Shopper Bag
Thursday 17th January  14:30-16:30
A perfect sewing project for beginners. Workshop costs £25. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided. You should be confident threading a machine, winding a bobbin and straight stitch sewing. Machines available for hire for £5.

Beginners’ Tunisian Crochet
Tuesday 22nd January  09:30-12:00
A fab new skill to learn using basic crochet stitches. You should already be able to chain and pick up a loop. Workshop costs £25.

Freemotion Embroidery
Wednesday 23rd January 14:30-17:00
A brilliant technique for quilting and machine embroidery. Once you’ve mastered this technique you can create lettering, drawings or vermicelli quilting! Workshop costs £30.

Make Luna Lapin (Designed by Sarah Peel)
Saturday 26th January 10:00-16:00
Come and make Luna Lapin, ‘a quiet and kind rabbit with impeccable taste’! Workshop costs £45. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided.
Why not join us in February when we’ll learn to make her clothes too!

Get to Know your Sewing Machine (Part 2)
Wednesday 30th January  09:30-12:00
This workshop builds on part 1. Techniques, stitches and stretch fabrics.
Workshop costs £25.

Tunisian Cowl in the round
Tuesday 5th February 09:30-12:00
A fantastic cowl pattern to wow! You should already be confident with the basic Tunisian crochet stitches and technique. Workshop costs £25. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided.

Luna Lapin Clothes
Saturday 9th February 10:00-13:00
If you’ve already learned to make Luna, she’ll need a wardrobe next! Come along and make her clothes so she can dress to impress. Workshop costs £30. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided.

Needle Felted Toadstools with The Lady Moth
Saturday 9th February 14:00-17:00
Learn to needle felt with Cambridge based tutor – The Lady Moth – and make a quirky toadstool! Workshop Costs £45. All materials included.

Liberty Block Therapy
Thursday 14th February 10:00-13:00
Liberty quilting fabrics can be tricky to combine because of their unique busy florals, so we’ve come up with interesting blocks to combine fabrics and colours to inspire you!
Workshop Costs £30. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided.

Introduction to Dressmaking: Wrap Skirt
Friday 15th February 10:00-16:00
Learn everything you need to know about dressmaking from measuring up and cutting out the pattern to piecing and finishing.
Workshop Costs £45. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided. Machines available to hire for £10.

Scrap Handbag
Saturday 23rd February 10:00-16:00
If you’re anything like the rest of us sewists you’ve got a stash of quilting cotton scraps you’ve been diligently saving for the perfect scrap project – and here it is!
Workshop Costs £45. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided. Machines available to hire for £10.

Needle Felted Easter Eggs with The Lady Moth
Saturday 9th March 10:00-13:00
Learn to needle felt with Cambridge based tutor – The Lady Moth – and make stunning Easter eggs! Workshop Costs £45. All materials included.

Jelly Roll Techniques
Saturday 23rd March 10:00-16:00
Discover ways to use up your jelly rolls and make beautiful projects.
Workshop Costs £45. You will need to bring your own materials or you can buy in store – list provided. Machines available to hire for £10.