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Our range of courses covers a wide variety of techniques including rag rugging, embroidery, print and textile art. These are suitable both for beginners and those with more experience.
Full day courses run from 10am – 4pm and cost £45 which includes all materials and tuition plus coffee, tea and cake. As I don’t have space to make lunches now please either bring your lunch with you or order something from West Vale Bakery when you arrive.
Half day courses run from 10am – 1pm and cost £25, materials and refreshments provided.
‘Crafternoon Tea’ is held twice a month, usually the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, but check the programme. 11-30am – 3-30pm, £5. Bring your own work and enjoy a chat, a brew, cake and the company of others.
‘Stitch a Month’ course is now fully booked.
Numbers will be limited on all courses to ensure you get the most out of the sessions. If a course is fully booked I will put a further date on if there is sufficient interest.
As before, if you would like to book a session for your own group of between 2 – 8 people this can be arranged on a mutually convenient date, including weekends. I also run workshops for children and their accompanying adults, both from my studio and other venues such as schools. Contact me for further info.
'Stitch a Month' is a new half-day course once a month where you can enjoy a few hours of hand-stitching. We will explore a different embroidery stitch each month, working towards making your own fabric book of stitch samples. This course is suitable for beginners and those with more experience looking for inspiration.Find out more »
Other courses you may be interested in
Recycle your old clothes and create something fabulous ! Using traditional rag rugging techniques start to make your own rug, cushion, bag or hanging.
Learn lots of embroidery stitches whilst working either a stitch sampler or a cottage garden picture.
Experiment with a variety of different threads and materials to create your own original design
Spend a fun day creating your own lino print blocks. Bring your design ideas or get inspiration from our wide selection of designs. Print your blocks onto fabric and learn how to add stitch. For details of other print courses available at the studio contact email@example.com
Learn the techniques and stitches used in this beautiful and traditional form of embroidery. Start a stunning piece of work whilst you learn to use metal threads and more.
Another traditional technique, this is raised embroidery with which you can create beautiful 3-dimensional pieces of work. The sheep project is aimed at beginners, I also have insect and flower projects which are suitable for those with more experience.
Learn this counted method of embroidery and create a canvaswork sampler, needlecase or pincushion. Worked on canvas fabric using a variety of threads, you will learn many stitches specific to this exciting technique.
Choose from our large selection of fabrics and embellishments and create a hand or machine pieced panel for a cushion, a bag, a quilt or throw. Have fun embellishing your work with stitch and trims.
Interpret a landscape or building in fabric and stitch. Choose from our selection of images or bring your own – why not work your own house? This technique uses fabric applique with hand or machine stitch.
Wool embroidery inspired by traditional Jacobean designs of flowers, foliage, fruit and insects. Worked in two ply worsted yarn using a variety of stitches.
Use wool fabrics combined with blanket stitch to create a cushion, wall hanging or decorative mat.
Learn the beautiful technique of silk shading, or thread painting as it is sometimes known. This method of embroidery, when worked in conjunction with Goldwork, can give a stunning effect.
Choose from my wide selection of fabrics and trimmings to make a number of small hand-stitched and embellished panels. These can then be combined to make unique phone cases, bags, book covers or needlecases.
Using a selection of vintage style fabrics and embellishments make a slip-on cover for a book. Learn how to adapt this technique to fit any size of book. This method can be used to make themed covers to give as a special gift.
Come and learn these button making techniques which date back to the 16th century. Use them to create earrings, bag charms, brooches, and buttons of course !