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Learning Curve Workshops

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Timetable and Descriptions

More than 230 classes on offer, including:

Dressmaking Studio in association with

and

Alexandra Palace, London

5th – 9th October 2016

The definitive event for anyone with

a love of textile based crafts.

Supplies, workshops and textile art.

www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com

0844 581 1302 (+44 (0) 121 796 6100 from outside the UK)

Image: Alice Kettle - Pause 2009 (detail) Photo: Joe Low

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Learning Curve Workshop Timetable

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Code Start Title Tutor Style Level Cost

1 10:30 Fabric Origami Bag Celia Banks 1 hr ws B £13

2 10:30 Denim Storage Tubs by Machine Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

3 10:30 Needle Felt a Robin Sophie Buckley 1 hr ws B/I £13

4 10:30 Make an Adorable Doll's Head 'Steiner' Style Fi Oberon 1 hr ws AL £13

5 10:30 Make a Crocheted Mandala Garland Jo Smith 1 hr ws I £13

6 10:30 Wildflowers in Stumpwork Kay Dennis 1.5 hr ws AL £16

7 10:30 Create a Corsage Using Vintage Upcycling Techniques Jenni Stuart Anderson 1.5 hr ws AL £16

8 10:30 Knit Using the Magic Loop: 2 Socks at a Time Diana Wilderspin Jones 1 hr ws I £13

9 10:30 Wet Felted Woolly Wrist Warmers Flews Group 1 hr ws AL £13

10 10:30 Sew Knits on a Sewing Machine Wendy Ward 1 hr ws B/I £13

11 10:30 Simple, Lined Shoulder Bag Claire Tyler 1.5 hr ws B £16

12 11:45 Thread Catcher and Pin Cushion Celia Banks 1 hr ws AL £13

13 11:45 Machine Stitch a Metal Framed Coin Purse Sue Cotten 1.5 hr ws AL £16

14 11:45 Silk Ribbon Embroidery: A Basket of Roses Heather Wright, Love Ribbons 2 hr ws B £22

15 11:45 Hand-stitched Crazy Patchwork Kate Haxell 1 hr ws AL £13

16 11:45 Needle Felted Guinea Pig Gai Button 1 hr ws AL £13

17 11:45 Beginners' Chainmaille: Waterfall Earrings Sue Tootill 1 hr ws B £13

18 11:45 Dip Dye a Silky Scarf Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

19 11:45 Easy Make & Wear Pull On Trousers Janice Croft 1.5 hr ws AL £16

20 12:15 Learn to Crochet Graeme Knowles Miller 2 hr ws B £22

21 12:15 Couture Beading with Tambour Hook Charlotte Appleby, The English Tailoress 1 hr ws B/I £13

22 12:15 Five Favourite Feet: Expand and Explore Claire Tyler 2 hr ws AL £22

23 13:00 Free Motion Sewing for Beginners Kim & Debbie, Six PennyMemories 1 hr ws B £13

24 13:00 Beaded Bangles Liz Thornton, The Beadworkers Guild 1 hr ws B £13

25 13:00 English Paper Piecing Ruth Singer 1 hr ws AL £13

26 13:00 Aurora Beaded Motif: Keyring or Pendant Sue Tootill 1 hr ws AL £13

27 13:00 Introduction to Delicate Nuno Felting Cathy Unwin 1 hr ws AL £13

28 13:30 Create Beautiful Rugs with Rug Ragging Jenni Stuart Anderson 1 hr ws AL £13

29 13:30 Beat the Buttonhole Blues Celia Banks 1 hr ws AL £13

30 13:45 Create Texture and Embellishment by Machine Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

31 14:15 Stitch a 'Remember Me' Cushion from a Shirt Barley Massey 1 hr ws AL £13

32 14:15 Leather Look Journal Cover Cecile Whatman 1 hr ws AL £13

33 14:15 Crochet a Beautiful Bag Jo Smith 1 hr ws I £13

34 14:15 Develop Design Skills in Fair Isle Knitting Monica Russel, Knit Knacks 1 hr ws I £13

35 14:15 Stitch and Papercraft Christmas Cards Beatrice James 1 hr ws AL £13

36 14:15 Little Donkey, Little Donkey: Needle Felting Fi Oberon 1 hr ws AL £13

37 14:30 Lovely Lampshades Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

38 14:30 Sew a Pullover Top in 2 Hours Deli Bryan 2 hr ws AL £22

39 14:45 Goldwork Peacock Feather Royal School of Needlework 1.5 hr ws AL £16

40 15:00 Pattern Alterations for Larger Busts Claire Tyler 1.5 hr ws I £16

41 15:00 Fine Tune your Dressmaking Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws AL £16

42 15:30 Machine Embroider Landscapes Wendy Dolan 1 hr ws AL £13

43 15:30 Zipperdi Do Dah Alysn Midgelow Marsden 1 hr ws AL £13

44 15:30 Darning and Needle Weaving Elizabeth Healey 1 hr ws AL £13

45 15:30 Knitting with Wire: Poppy Brooch Susan Burns 1 hr ws AL £13

46 15:30 Japanese Sashiko Stitched Coasters Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts 1 hr ws AL £13

47 15:30 Shibori Dyeing for Beginners Fi Oberon 1.5 hr ws AL £16

48 15:45 Decoupage Demystified: Fabric Decoupage a Purse Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

Key Code: 1 hr ws -1 hour workshop, 1.5 hr - 1 1/2 hour workshop; 45 mins talk - 45 minute talk;

AL - Any level; B - Beginner; I = Intermediate

DM Studio - dressmaking studio. PC4 and PC5 are Palm Court rooms upstairs,only accessible by stairs.

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Learning Curve Workshop Timetable

Thursday 6th October 2016

Code Start Title Tutor Style Level Cost

49 10:30 Quick Stripey Cushion with Applique Kim & Debbie, Six PennyMemories 1 hr ws AL £13

50 10:30 Fabric Manipulation; Creative Dressmaking Techniques Jenni McGill, It's Sew Simple 1 hr ws AL £13

51 10:30 Crochet a Flower Corsage Jo Smith 1 hr ws I £13

52 10:30 Knitting with Wire: Autumn Sparkle Bracelet Susan Burns 1 hr ws AL £13

53 10:30 Decoupage demystified: Fabric Decoupage a Purse Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

54 10:30 Needle Felt a Sleepy Dormouse Sophie Buckley 1.5 hr ws B/I £16

55 10:30 Japanese Sashiko Stitched Coasters Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts 1 hr ws AL £13

56 10:30 Hand-Smocking Made Easy Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

57 10:30 Shibori Dyeing Meets Nuno Felting Fi Oberon 2 hr ws AL £22

58 10:30 Fine Tune your Dressmaking Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws AL £16

59 10:30 Make a Roman Blind Sample Katya Essery, Sew Pretty 2 hr ws I £22

60 11:00 Build an Online Presence for your Small Business Kate Underdown & Rachel Walker 45 min talk AL £9

61 11:45 Deal with Denim: Stitch, Zip and Tips Claire Tyler 1 hr ws I £13

62 11:45 Machine Sew a Quirky Creature Miss Libby Rose 1.5 hr ws AL £16

63 11:45 Hexagon Patchwork for Beginners Kate Haxell 1 hr ws AL £13

64 11:45 Sew Your Own Dinosaur Iona Barker, Say It Ain't Sew 1.5 hr ws AL £16

65 11:45 Beginners' Chainmaille: Waterfall Earrings Sue Tootill 1 hr ws B £13

66 11:45 Beginner's Tatted Bracelet Barbara Murdock 1.5 hr ws B £16

67 11:45 Knit Using the Magic Loop: 2 Socks at a Time Diana Wilderspin Jones 1 hr ws I £13

68 12:15 Learn to Crochet Graeme Knowles Miller 2 hr ws B £22

69 12:15 Know Your Knits: Sucessfully Sew Stretch Fabrics Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws AL £16

70 12:45 Wired Satin Ribbon Roses for Bouquets Heather Wright, Love Ribbons 1 hr ws AL £13

71 12:45 Zip It: Concealed and Lapped Zips Made Easy Katya Essery, Sew Pretty 1.5 hr ws I £16

72 12:15 Thoughtful Dressmaking: Planning Your Sewing &

Wendy Ward 45 min talk AL £9

Sustainable Fashion

73 13:00 Coiled Pots by Machine Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

74 13:00 Beaded Bangles Liz Thornton, The Beadworkers Guild 1 hr ws B £13

75 13:00 Introduction to Trapunto Ruth Singer 1 hr ws AL £13

76 13:00 The Owl & The Pussy Cat: Needle Felt the Owl Fi Oberon 1 hr ws AL £13

77 13:30 Upcycle Ties into a Tote Bag Barley Massey 1.5 hr ws I £16

78 13:30 Monoprinting & Stamping with Gelli Plates Cecile Whatman 1 hr ws AL £13

79 13:30 Freestyle Hand Embroidery: Wildflower Garden with Bee Ilke Cochrane, Mabel's Figworthy Fancies 1.5 hr ws B £16

80 13:30 Favourite Fabrics with Polly Leonard Polly Leonard, Selvedge Magazine Editor 45 min talk AL £9

81 14:00 Tie-Dyeing Fun, Customise a Tote Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

82 14:00 Lovely Lacy Knickers Claire Tyler 1 hr ws AL £13

83 14:15 Machine a Mobile Phone Pillow Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

84 14:15 Beyond The Pattern Celia Banks 1 hr ws AL £9

85 14:15 Develop Skills in Knitting Simple Lace Monica Russel, Knit Knacks 1 hr ws I £13

86 14:15 Crochet a Love Heart Garland Jo Smith 1 hr ws I £13

87 14:30 Create a Scene: Seascape Sally Holman 1 hr ws AL £13

88 14:30 Design, Cut & Stitch Yoga Pants or Leggings Miss Libby Rose 3 hr ws I £32

89 14:45 Aurora Beaded Motif: Keyring or Pendant Sue Tootill 1 hr ws AL £13

90 14:45 Significance: An Indepth Look at Key Feature of the Exhibition Jane McKeating & Alice Kettle 45 min talk AL £9

91 15:15 Easy Sew Cowl Neck Top Janice Croft 2 hr ws AL £22

92 15:30 Layered Textiles with Machine Embroidery Wendy Dolan 2 hr ws AL £22

93 15:30 Five Fabulous Feet: Expand and Explore Claire Tyler 2 hr ws AL £22

94 15:30 Sculptural Explorations Alysn Midgelow Marsden 1 hr ws AL £13

95 15:30 Shisha Embroidery for Beginners: Tile Card Ilke Cochrane, Mabel's Figworthy Fancies 1.5 hr ws AL £16

96 15:30 Blackwork View Royal School of Needlework 1.5 hr ws AL £16

97 15:30 The Owl & The Pussy Cat: Felt the Pussy Fi Oberon 1 hr ws AL £13

98 15:30 Wet Felt a Festoon of Flowers Flews Group 1.5 hr ws AL £16

99 15:45 Japanese Embroidery Midori Matsushmima 1 hr ws AL £13

100 16:00 Ribbon and Rag Roses Elizabeth Healey 1 hr ws AL £13

101 16:00 Needle Felting: Fad or Here to Stay Steffi Stern, The Makerss 45 min talk AL £9

Key Code: 1 hr ws -1 hour workshop, 1.5 hr - 1 1/2 hour workshop; 45 mins talk - 45 minute talk;

AL - Any level; B - Beginner; I = Intermediate

DM Studio - dressmaking studio. PC4 and PC5 are Palm Court rooms upstairs,only accessible by stairs.

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Learning Curve Workshop Timetable

Friday 7th October 2016

Code Start Title Tutor Style Level Cost

102 10:30 Padded, Lined and Zipped Box Bag Claire Tyler 1.5 hr ws AL £16

103 10:30 Double Your Fun with Twin Needles Katya Essery, Sew Pretty 1 hr ws I £13

104 10:30 Scintillating Landscapes Catherine Lawes 1 hr ws B £13

105 10:30 Introduction to English Paper Piecing Rosie Scott 1.5 hr ws B £16

106 10:30 Dynamic Duo, Needle Felting & Kantha Stitching Fi Oberon & Angela Daymond 2 hr ws AL £24

107 10:30 Create a Little Winter Scene Sally Holman 1 hr ws AL £13

108 10:30 Broomstick Lace Crochet a Scarf Diana Bensted 1 hr ws B £13

109 10:30 Embellish a Bag with Vintage Rag Rug Techniques Jenni Stuart Anderson 1 hr ws AL £13

110 10:30 Felt a Funky Mobile Case or Small Bag Carole Waddle 2 hr ws AL £22

111 10:30 Incredible Invisible Zips Celia Banks 1 hr ws I £13

112 10:30 Design and Create your own Little Black Dress Miss Libby Rose 3 hr ws I £32

113 11:00 From Whitework to White Walker: New Work from the RSN Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Royal School of 45 min talk AL £9

Needlework

114 11:45 Vintage Style Piped Bolster Cushion Sandra Togher, The Bowery 2 hr ws B/I £22

115 11:45 Silk Shading Maple Leaf Embroidery Bella Lane 2 hr ws AL £22

116 11:45 Noodle Scarf from Upcycled T-Shirts Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

117 11:45 Goldwork Peacock Feather Royal School of needlework 1.5 hr ws AL £16

118 11:45 Blossom: Twisted Beads and Wire Necklace Kath Orsman 1 hr ws B £13

119 11:45 Sew Knits on a Sewing Machine Wendy Ward 1 hr ws B/I £13

120 12:15 Free Motion Sewing for Beginners Kim & Debbie, Six PennyMemories 1 hr ws AL £13

121 12:15 Elizabethan Embroidery Kay Dennis 1.5 hr ws AL £16

122 12:15 Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional Textile Bethany Walker 45 min talk AL £9

123 13:00 Lucet: Viking Knitting Ziggy Rytka 1 hr ws B £13

124 13:00 Embellished English Patchwork Sally Holman 1 hr ws B/I £13

125 13:00 Create Beautiful Rugs with Rug Ragging Jenni Stuart Anderson 1 hr ws AL £13

126 13:00 Introduction to Delicate Nuno Felting Cathy Unwin 1 hr ws AL £13

127 13:00 Pattern Alterations for Larger Busts Claire Tyler 1.5 hr ws I £16

128 13:30 Denim Storage Tubs by Machine Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

129 13:30 Needle Felt a Cute Fox with Wired Legs Fi Oberon 1.5 hr ws I £16

130 13:30 Terrific Trouser Tips Celia Banks 1 hr talk AL £9

131 14:00 Making Dorset Buttons Elizabeth Healey 1 hr ws AL £13

132 14:00 Make a Lined Curtain (sample size) Katya Essery, Sew Pretty 2 hr ws I £22

133 14:15 Stitch your Own Pretty Top from a Shirt Barley Massey 1 hr ws B £13

134 14:15 Leather Look Journal Cover Cecile Whatman 1 hr ws AL £13

135 14:15 Cable Knitting is Fun and Creative Monica Russel, Knit Knacks 1 hr ws I £13

136 14:15 Create a Mini Seascape for a Coaster Sally Holman 1 hr ws AL £13

137 14:15 Cluster: Crochet a Bracelet in Wire and Beads Kath Orsman 1 hr ws B £13

138 14:15 Screen Printing Fun Nicole Line 2 hr ws AL £22

139 14:45 Machine Sew an Adorable Lined Clutch Bag Vintage Style Sandra Togher, The Bowery 2 hr ws B/I £22

140 14:45 Advanced Dressmaking Techniques Claire Tyler 2 hr ws I £22

141 14:45 Tissue Fitting for Busy People Celia Banks 1 hr talk AL £9

142 15:30 Machine Embroider Seascapes Wendy Dolan 1 hr ws AL £13

143 15:30 Zipperdi Do Dah Alysn Midgelow Marsden 1 hr ws AL £13

144 15:30 Beadwork on Canvas Eliza McClelland 1 hr ws AL £13

145 15:30 Big Stitch, Thick Thread Quilting Angela Daymond, Fenland Textiles 1 hr ws AL £13

146 15:30 Crochet Fingerless Mittens Jo Smith 1.5 hr ws I £16

147 15:30 Japanese Sashiko Stitched Coasters Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts 1 hr ws AL £13

148 15:30 Furry and Woolly Textures Catherine Lawes 1 hr ws AL £13

149 16:00 Behind the Scenes of Stunning West End Stage Costumes Claire Louise Hardie, Thrifty Stitching 45 min talk AL £9

Key Code: 1 hr ws -1 hour workshop, 1.5 hr - 1 1/2 hour workshop; 45 mins talk - 45 minute talk;

AL - Any level; B - Beginner; I = Intermediate

DM Studio - dressmaking studio. PC4 and PC5 are Palm Court rooms upstairs,only accessible by stairs.

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Learning Curve Workshop Timetable

Saturday 8th October 2016

Code Start Title Tutor Style Level Cost

150 10:30 Quilted Jewellery Roll Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws AL £16

151 10:30 Fabric Manipulation; Creative Dressmaking Techniques Jenni McGill, It's Sew Simple 1 hr ws AL £13

152 10:30 Scintillating Landscapes Catherine Lawes 1 hr ws AL £13

153 10:30 Mythical Creatures: Mermaids, Dragons & Unicorns Iona Barker, Say It Ain't Sew 1.5 hr ws AL £16

154 10:30 Felt and Wooden Bead Necklace Alison Nicholson 1 hr ws AL £13

155 10:30 Embellished English Patchwork Sally Holman 1 hr ws AL £13

156 10:30 Japanese Sashiko Stitched Coasters Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts 1 hr ws AL £13

157 10:30 Confetti: Knitting in Wire Kath Orsman 1 hr ws B £13

158 10:30 Print and Embellish a Small Canvas Julia Phillips 1 hr ws AL £13

159 10:30 Perfect Pockets: Trouser & Welt Claire Tyler 1 hr ws I £13

160 10:30 Vintage Style Cushion with Concealed Zip Sandra Togher, The Bowery 2 hr ws AL £22

161 11:00 Here, There and Everywhere Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn 45 min talk AL £9

162 11:45 Transform Scarves: Free Motion Quilt a Laptop Cover Barley Massey 1 hr ws AL £13

163 11:45 Polymer Clay Granny Square Buttons Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

164 11:45 Nine Patch Hand Sewn Quilted Mat Helena Marriott 1 hr ws B £13

165 11:45 Create a Little Landscape for a Coaster Sally Holman 1 hr ws AL £13

166 11:45 Blackwork View Royal Schoolof Needlework 1.5 hr ws AL £16

167 11:45 Needle Felt a Little Lamb with Wired Legs Fi Oberon 1 hr ws AL £13

168 11:45 Wet Felting: Create a Colourful Needlecase Laura Guida 1 hr ws AL £13

169 11:45 Deal with Denim: Stitch, Zip and Tips Claire Tyler 1 hr ws I £13

170 12:15 Wavy Clutch with Contrast Lining Sue Cotten 1.5 hr ws AL £16

171 12:15 Little 3D Goldwork Bumble Bee Bella Lane 2 hr ws AL £22

172 12:15 Behind the Scenes: My life in Stitches, A sewing career Claire Louise Hardie, Thrifty Stitching 45 min talk AL £9

173 13:00 Faux Fur Scarf Janice Croft 1 hr ws B £13

174 13:00 Shisha Mirror Embroidery Angela Daymond, Fenland Textiles 1 hr ws AL £13

175 13:00 Pictures in Stitches: Applique & Embroider Helena Marriott 1 hr ws B £13

176 13:00 Pattern Cutting: 5 Styles from a Basic Bodice Sandra Togher, The Bowery 1 hr ws AL £13

177 13:00 Japanese Embroidery Midori Matsushmima 1 hr ws AL £13

178 13:00 Block Print a Cushion Cover Julia Phillips 1 hr ws AL £13

179 13:00 Fine Tune your Dressmaking Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws AL £16

180 13:00 Heart Shaped, Reversible Apron Miss Libby Rose 1 hr ws B £13

181 13:30 Crochet a Mandala Wrap Jo Smith 1.5 hr ws I £16

182 13:30 Modern Tools, Modern Quilts Cecile Whatman 45 min talk AL £9

183 14:15 Denim Storage Tubs by Machine Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

184 14:15 Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine Kim & Debbie, Six PennyMemories 1 hr ws B £13

185 14:15 Furry and Woolly Textures Catherine Lawes 1 hr ws AL £13

186 14:15 No Sew Tutu: Kids Fancy Dress or Hen Do Claire Tyler 1 hr ws AL £13

187 14:15 Make It Fit: How to Resize a Pattern Sandra Togher, The Bowery 1 hr ws AL £13

188 14:15 Leaf: Crochet in Wire Kath Orsman 1 hr ws B £13

189 14:15 Wet Felt a Frilly Flower Flews Group 1 hr ws AL £13

190 14:15 Make a Wrap Skirt with Applique in 2 Hours Miss Libby Rose 2 hr ws AL £22

191 14:30 Learn to Crochet Graeme Knowles Miller 2 hr ws B £22

192 14:45 Japanese Kimono: Revealing the Layers and History Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts 45 min talk AL £9

193 15:00 A Trio of Tailoring Techniques Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws I £16

194 15:30 Simple, Lined Shoulder Bag Claire Tyler 1.5 hr ws B £16

195 15:30 Machine Embroider Landscapes Wendy Dolan 1 hr ws AL £13

196 15:30 Sculptural Explorations Alysn Midgelow Marsden 1 hr ws AL £13

197 15:30 Hexagon Patchwork For Beginners Kate Haxell 1 hr ws AL £13

198 15:30 Knitted Christmas Decorations Sally Holman 1 hr ws I £13

199 15:30 Crocheted Rug with Recycled & Vintage Fabrics Helena Marriott 1 hr ws I £13

200 15:30 Needle Felt a Sand Filled Pebble Pin Cushion Fi Oberon 1 hr ws AL £13

201 15:30 Dip Dye a Silky Scarf Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

202 16:00 Stitch in Fashion: A RSN Insight Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Royal School of 45 min talk AL £9

Needlework

Key Code: 1 hr ws -1 hour workshop, 1.5 hr - 1 1/2 hour workshop; 45 mins talk - 45 minute talk;

AL - Any level; B - Beginner; I = Intermediate

DM Studio - dressmaking studio. PC4 and PC5 are Palm Court rooms upstairs,only accessible by stairs.

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Learning Curve Workshop Timetable

Sunday 9th October 2016

Code Start Title Tutor Style Level Cost

203 10:30 Mini Storage Bucket, Vintage Style Sandra Togher, The Bowery 1 hr ws AL £13

204 10:30 Machine Sew a Festive Reversible Tote Bag Miss Libby Rose 1 hr ws AL £13

205 10:30 Ribbon Weaving Fun Barley Massey 1 hr ws AL £13

206 10:30 Lovely Lampshades Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

207 10:30 Felt and Wooden Bead Necklace Alison Nicholson 1 hr ws AL £13

208 10:30 Decoupage Demystified: Fabric Decoupage a Purse Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

209 10:30 Japanese Sashika Stitched Coasters Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts 1 hr ws AL £13

210 10:30 Cluster: Crochet a Bracelet in Wire and Beads Kath Orsman 1 hr ws B £13

211 10:30 Shibori Dyeing for Beginners Fi Oberon 1.5 hr ws AL £16

212 10:30 Heavenly Hems Celia Banks 1 hr ws AL £13

213 11:00 Pattern Adaptations: Transform 1 Design into Others Janice Croft 3 hr ws I £32

214 11:45 Machine Sew an Adorable Lined Clutch Bag Vintage Style Sandra Togher, The Bowery 2 hr ws AL £22

215 11:45 Awesome Applique Claire Tyler 1 hr ws AL £13

216 11:45 Soutache Jewellery Marta Zajkowska 2 hr ws B £22

217 11:45 Cocoon Necklace Cecile Whatman 1 hr ws AL £13

218 11:45 Introduction to Trapunto Ruth Singer 1 hr ws AL £13

219 11:45 Noodle Scarf from Upcycled T-Shirts Sue Cotten 1 hr ws AL £13

220 11:45 Goldwork Peacock Feather Royal School of needlework 1.5 hr ws AL £16

221 11:45 Crochet a Mandala Jo Smith 1 hr ws I £13

222 11:45 Know Your Knits: Sucessfully Sew Stretch Fabrics Celia Banks 1.5 hr ws AL £16

223 12:15 Felt a Fabulous Flower Carole Waddle 1.5 hr ws AL £16

224 13:00 Sew a Pullover Top in 2 Hours Deli Bryan 2 hr ws AL £22

225 13:00 Crochet a Cable Clutch Bag Diana Bensted 2 hr ws I £22

226 13:00 Lucet: Viking Knitting Ziggy Rytka 1 hr ws AL £13

227 13:00 Knit a Christmas Pudding Choc Cosie Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

228 13:00 Blossom: Twisted Beads and Wire Necklace Kath Orsman 1 hr ws B £13

229 13:30 Needle Felt a Cute Fox with Wired Legs Fi Oberon 1.5 hr ws I £16

230 13:30 Trouser Zips Made Easy Claire Tyler 1 hr ws I £13

231 14:00 Fabric Origami Bag Celia Banks 1 hr ws AL £13

232 14:00 Zipperdi Do Dah Alysn Midgelow Marsden 1 hr ws AL £13

233 14:00 Dyeing Naturally in a Jar Angela Daymond, Fenland Textiles 1 hr ws AL £13

234 14:15 Develop Design Skills in Fair Isle Knitting Monica Russel, Knit Knacks 1 hr ws I £13

235 14:15 Uniquely Styled Covered Notebook Terry Harper 1 hr ws AL £13

236 14:15 Japanese Embroidery Midori Matsushmima 1 hr ws AL £13

237 14:45 Pattern Alterations for Larger Busts Claire Tyler 1.5 hr ws I £16

Key Code: 1 hr ws -1 hour workshop, 1.5 hr - 1 1/2 hour workshop; 45 mins talk - 45 minute talk;

AL - Any level; B - Beginner; I = Intermediate

DM Studio - dressmaking studio. PC4 and PC5 are Palm Court rooms upstairs,only accessible by stairs.

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A–Z of Workshop Descriptions

A Trio of Tailoring Techniques

Celia Banks

Do you shy away from tackling more

tailored garments because you lack

the confidence? Come along to this 90

minute workshop to learn how to sew

beautiful welt pockets, make a sharp,

mitred sleeve vent and prepare the

sleeve cap for setting in. All of these

techniques will raise your sewing to a

new level of expertise, using methods

employed by some of the great couture

houses. This workshop is suitable for

more experienced sewers. This class is

in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Saturday

Advanced Dressmaking Techniques

Claire Tyler

Achieving a perfect finish for your

garments often comes from the extra

details used in construction. On this

workshop you will learn how to choose

the correct fabric to interline for a

couture finish, when and where to use

interfacing as well as how to make

continuous bias binding from a small

square of fabric then finish seams and

hems with a Hong Kong binding. Lots

of techniques to learn, with samples

and notes to take home. This class is

in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Friday

Aurora Beaded Motif: Keyring or

Pendant

Sue Tootill

Working with superduos, 4mm beads

and seed beads and needle and thread,

you will create a stunning circular motif

that can be used as a keyring, bag

charm, brooch or pendant. You will be

able to complete one motif in the class.

No beadwork experience is necessary

but students should be comfortable

using a needle and thread.

Wednesday & Thursday

Awesome Applique

Claire Tyler

Applique by machine is a fabulous

technique that can embellish garments

or make simple soft furnishings stunning.

Learn how to achieve great results,

using the right fabrics and tools for the

job, whilst appliqueing a simple cushion.

Suitable for any level.

Sunday

Beaded Bangles

Liz Thornton, The Beadworkers Guild

Learn how to make a three dimensional

bangle, no clasp required, simply roll on

roll off. Using a needle, thread and seed

beads, this repetitive technique grows

quickly and looks gorgeous. Once you’ve

made one you’ll want to experiment

with different colour combinations and

different shapes and sizes. Before you

know it you’ll have an armful. Suitable

for beginners and those with some

experience of beading.

Wednesday & Thursday

Beadwork on Canvas

Eliza McClelland

Make a beautiful beaded motif on

canvas. You will learn the stitch and all

about the correct materials to use - as

well methods of using bead soups for

colour effects and scrunchy textures.

The sassy finished product will be a

beautiful embellishment for cushions,

bags, patchworks, your jeans, anything!

Suitable for beginners or anyone wishing

to add to their skills.

Friday

Beat the Buttonhole Blues

Celia Banks

Do you avoid making projects that

require a buttonhole? Do you have

problems achieving professional-looking

machine buttonholes? Then this one

hour class is for you. You will be shown

how to prepare the fabric by marking

and interfacing carefully and then

practice a variety of machine – worked

buttonholes on different fabrics. You

will also be introduced to some useful

haberdashery items that will help you to

produce the perfect buttonhole. Suitable

for any level. This class is in association

with The McCall Pattern Company and

SEW TODAY.

Wednesday

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Beginners’ Chainmaille:

Waterfall Earrings

Sue Tootill

This is a fun beginner’s introduction to

chainmaille – if you thought chainmaille

was strictly the realm of knights in

medieval times – think again. Using the

same techniques, jump rings, seed beads

and pliers, you will be able to create

a gorgeous, light and sparkly pair of

earrings (you will be able to complete

one earring in the class, but your kit

will include enough to complete the

other one at home). No experience is

necessary.

Wednesday & Thursday

Beginner’s Tatted Bracelet

Barbara Murdock

Tatting is a form of lace made using

a shuttle and thread. The finished

results will enhance any sewing project,

giving them a vintage appeal and

also a very unique look, or it can be

used as a stand-alone piece. In this 90

minute class, you will learn the basic

double stitch, how to make a chain,

the picot and the join with the aim of

progressing to make a simple bracelet.

Everything you need for the workshop

is provided, just come along and learn

a new technique. Suitable for beginners

including children over 12.

Thursday

Behind the Scenes:

My life in Stitches, A sewing career

Claire Louise Hardie, Thrifty Stitching

From sewing on buttons backstage to

teaching sewing: dressing early morning

newscasters, shortening hotpants for

celebrity workout DVDs, and even

writing the best-selling sewing book in

2015, Claire-Louise Hardie has had a

rich and varied career as a professional

Seamstress, Costumier, Sewing Bee

Author and TV Sewing Producer. Inspired

to sew when her diminutive height

prohibited her from buying mainstream

fashion, Claire-Louise has been sewing

clothes since she was 14. Her passion for

fashion is undiminished by her 25 years

professional experience, and she began

a Masters degree last year in Pattern

and Garment technology at London

College of Fashion last year. Claire-

Louise will share some of her “behind

the scenes gossip and know how” from

a life in sewing. Ever wondered what a

Wardrobe Mistress does, or a Sewing

Producer? Then this light-hearted and

inspiring talk is for you.

Saturday

Behind the Scenes of Stunning West End

Stage Costumes

Claire Louise Hardie, Thrifty Stitching

Are you dazzled by the amazing

costumes you see on stage and screen?

Have you ever wondered how they’re

created? Now you can find out! Let

Claire-Louise Hardie, transport you

on the magical journey of a costume

from initial idea to finished garment,

introducing you to the many artisans

and myriad techniques involved along

the way. Claire-Louise is an established

Theatrical Costumier with an impressive

CV. She has worked in all aspects of the

exciting world of theatrical costume, all

over the UK and abroad, from an RSC

tour of Japan to TV’s Midsomer Murders.

In her fascinating, interactive talk, Claire-

Louise reveals all the people and tricks

used to make costumes for stage

and screen.

Friday

Beyond The Pattern

Celia Banks

This 1-hour presentation and

demonstration of handy tips and

processes will cover topics such as

moving and shaping darts and fitting

waistbands and contoured yokes. There

will be an overview of how to quickly

attach zips, how to prevent some

common sewing mishaps and things

to consider beyond the basic pattern.

The session will include suggestions for

making the most of a pattern and ideas

for developing your fashion sewing

skills. The tutor is an Associate Educator

with the Palmer Pletsch company and

specialises in teaching people to get the

best fit from commercial patterns.

Thursday

Big Stitch, Thick Thread Quilting

Angela Daymond, Fenland Textiles

Hand stitching is having a huge revival

as more people discover how relaxing

it can be. In this workshop you will learn

about hand quilting using a thicker perle

cotton thread. Using a thicker thread

means that your stitches will be larger

and your stitching will grow much faster.

You will learn how to transfer designs

and mark fabrics, how to start and end

your stitching and which needles are

best to use with thicker threads. Angela

will also talk about the huge variety of

threads on the market that can be used

for quilting. This workshop is suitable for

all levels including children aged 10+.

Friday

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Blackwork View

Royal School of Needlework

This charming Blackwork design gives

you a chance to try three different

counted patterns with different tonal

weights that can be used to create

dimension. Suitable for any level.

Thursday & Saturday

Block Print a Cushion Cover

Julia Phillips

Using Indian wooden printing blocks,

print your own unique design on a white

canvas cushion cover with a concealed

zip, measuring 18” square. Learn basic

pattern theory and how to create

depth by layering. This is achieved by

combining different blocks with tints,

tones and shades of colour. Learn how

to apply the paint successfully, how to

get reliable results and how to care for

your wooden blocks. Suitable for any

level.

Saturday

Blossom: Twisted Beads and Wire

Necklace

Kath Orsman

This unusual necklace requires the

minimum of skills and creates a

delightful, wearable piece. Create your

own beads from spirals of wire and

intersperse these with pretty feature

beads. In the hour long workshop you

will learn how to twist wire, make ‘beads’,

threading and completing your necklace.

Come and start an exciting and unusual

new hobby! Don’t worry if you are a

complete beginner as Kath will teach you

all the skills required. Children aged 8+

also welcome.

Friday & Sunday

Broomstick Lace Crochet a Scarf

Diana Bensted

Learn to make Broomstick Lace with a

crochet hook and a very large knitting

needle! Broomstick lace is made by

making large loops over a 10-20mm

needle, then taking them off in groups of

3-5 with double crochet stitches. During

this session we will cover the basics,

following a pattern, how to start and

finish, making loops of different sizes and

taking them off in different groupings.

You will start a Broomstick scarf, with

enough yarn to complete, and a photo

tutorial to remind you of the techniques

learned. This course is for those who

already crochet, but have never tried

Broomstick lace. No children.

Friday

Build an Online Presence for your Small

Business

Kate Underdown & Rachel Walker

Social media has become an essential

part of marketing for small businesses,

but deciding where to spend your time

is often quite daunting. Which one will

work best for you? Covering the core

platforms (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter

and Instagram) Kate Underdown and

Rachel Walker from the very successful

The Foldline will give you advice on the

best ones to focus on and give you tips

on growing your online presence. At the

end of the talk there will be a question

and answer session. This presentation

will be held upstairs in Palm Court 5

which is only accessible by stairs.

Thursday

Cable Knitting is Fun and Creative

Monica Russel, Knit Knacks

This workshop will give you the

opportunity to develop your techniques

and confidence in cable knitting and

will give you ideas to make your own

snood or scarf or how to interchange

traditional borders for cable ones. The

workshop is suitable for people who

can cast on and off and knit and purl. All

materials and patterns will be provided

to enable you to knit several samples.

Suitable for intermediate level.

Friday

Cluster: Crochet a Bracelet in

Wire and Beads

Kath Orsman

This attractive bracelet is created from

a beaded, crochet chain. Using a mixture

of beautiful beads, the variety of sizes,

shapes and colours adds to its charm. A

three strand plait makes this a chunky,

attractive addition to your wardrobe. In

the hour long workshop you will learn

how to crochet in wire, to plait and

finish your bracelet. Working in wire is

addictive and could be the start of an

exciting and unusual new hobby! Don’t

worry if you are a complete beginner as

Kath will teach you all the skills required.

Children aged 8+ also welcome.

Friday & Sunday

Cocoon Necklace

Cecile Whatman

Take a packet of hand dyed silk cocoons

and some gorgeous variegated thread

and turn it into a hand stitched textile

necklace or bracelet. Simple stitching

makes this project super easy. A range

of different colourways will be provided

in the kits. Students should finish the

project in the time available. Suitable for

any level including children aged 12+ with

adult supervision.

Sunday

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Coiled Pots by Machine

Sue Cotten

In this workshop you will learn how to

make a cute coiled pot using a sewing

machine. The workshop pack will include

full instructions and cotton cording. We

provide everything else you need to

make your pot. After the workshop you

should be able to repeat the technique

to make other coiled pots of different

sizes, they make great handmade

gifts. Basic sewing machine skills will be

required for this workshop.

Thursday

Confetti: Knitting in Wire

Kath Orsman

Knitted in wire, this attractive bracelet

is beaded with a mixture of beautiful

beads. A variety of sizes, shapes and

colours of beads adds to its charm.

In the hour long workshop you will

learn how to knit in wire, discover its

differences and limitations compared to

yarn but also its advantages, and start

an exciting and unusual new hobby! The

skills required are being able to cast on,

knit and cast off. Don’t worry if you are a

complete beginner as Kath will teach you

all the skills required. Children aged 8+

also welcome.

Saturday

Couture Beading with Tambour Hook

Charlotte Appleby, The English Tailoress

Couture beading used in French hautecouture

is created using a tambour

hook on fine silk organza, to create a

chain of beads and embroidery chain

stitches. During the 1 hour workshop you

will understand how the tambour hook

works and create the basic embroidery

chain stitch before attempting a chain

of beads. A focus will be on the essential

chain stitches using tambour on a

simple design. Alongside this technique

surface beading will be added to create

the 3 dimensional beadwork using a

beading needle to add more dimension

to the design. The class is suitable for

beginners and intermediate levels.

Wednesday

Create a Corsage Using Vintage

Upcycling Techniques

Jenni Stuart Anderson

Make a beautiful fabric flower brooch

using two traditional rag rug techniques,

scaled down. Yarn is hooked in

loops through hessian backing then

surrounded with fabric petals, using

the technique of progging. Back your

flower with a piece of felt and sew on a

fastening to wear your unique brooch,

for everyone to admire. Both techniques

could be used later to make larger

projects like rag rugs or wall art and

Jenni will show you examples. Suitable

for beginners and children over age 10.

Wednesday

Create a Little Landscape for a

Coaster

Sally Holman

Start to make a small fabric landscape

using a variety of patchwork and quilting

techniques including textured foundation

piecing, quilting and embroidery. You will

learn how to piece the picture using my

special techniques and how to add the

final detail with embroidery. The piece of

work can then be framed in an acrylic

coaster blank. Suitable for beginner to

intermediate level.

Saturday

Create a Little Winter Scene

Sally Holman

Start to make a small picture using a

selection of fabrics and my special piecing

technique for making small landscapes.

You will learn how to both piece the

picture using flat and textured foundation

piecing and add detail with quilting and

embroidery. The picture will be framed in a

greetings card blank. Suitable for beginner

to intermediate level.

Friday

Create a Mini Seascape for a Coaster

Sally Holman

Start to make a small fabric seascape

using a variety of patchwork and quilting

techniques including textured foundation

piecing, quilting and embroidery. You will

learn how to piece the picture using my

special techniques and how to add the

final detail with embroidery. The piece of

work can then be framed in an acrylic

coaster blank. Suitable for beginner to

intermediate level.

Friday

Create a Scene: Seascape

Sally Holman

Start to make a small seascape using a

selection of fabrics and my special piecing

technique for making fabric pictures.

You will learn how to both piece the

picture using flat and textured foundation

piecing and add detail with quilting and

embroidery. The picture will be framed in a

greetings card blank. Suitable for beginner

to intermediate level.

Thursday

Create Beautiful Rugs with Rug Ragging

Jenni Stuart Anderson

Progging is a traditional rag rug

technique which you can use to recycle

your fabric stash (or old clothes/

bedding) into rugs and wall art. In this

session try Progging, which consists of

poking or pulling bits of fabric through

a hessian base, giving a shaggy effect.

First you can try a prodder, like granny

did, then use a modern tool to achieve

the same effect, but faster. Make a

sample or start a seat mat to finish later.

Suitable for beginners.

Wednesday & Friday

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Create Texture and Embellishment by

Machine

Sue Cotten

In this workshop you will have the

opportunity to experiment with

manipulating fabric techniques and

create some amazing calico samples.

The samples can be used to make a bag

or cushion when you go home. You will

learn how to create a variety of tucks,

pleats and fancy origami style pieces.

We will provide everything you need

to make your samples. Basic sewing

machine skills will be required for this

workshop which is suitable for any level

including children capable of using a

sewing machine independently.

Wednesday

Crochet a Beautiful Bag

Jo Smith

Crochet goes beyond granny squares!

In this class you will learn how to use a

basic crochet bag pattern and be given

tips for choosing colours and making

designs as you work as well as different

ways of making handles. You will start

the bag with plenty of advice from Jo,

so that you can finish it at home with

confidence. Suitable for intermediate

level and children who have intermediate

crochet skills.

Wednesday

Crochet a Cable Clutch Bag

Diana Bensted

Learn to make cables in Crochet. This

technique is one of several different

ways to make cables. We will read the

pattern, use post stitches in the front of

our work, to twist the stitches around

each other. We will start to make a

clutch bag with different sizes of cables

in Aran weight yarn. This course is for

those who already crochet, but have

never tried post stitches. No children.

Sunday

Crochet a Flower Corsage

Jo Smith

Learn to make a pretty flower corsage,

perfect for wearing as a brooch on a

coat, sewing onto a hat or a cushion or

bag. You will be given a pattern for a

rose and leaves and learn how to adapt

sizes and play with colours.

Thursday

Crochet a Love Heart Garland

Jo Smith

During this workshop, Jo will teach you

how to make a crocheted love heart

which can be made into a pretty garland

to decorate a room. You will also learn

how to follow a crochet symbol chart.

Suitable for intermediate level including

children who have intermediate crochet

skills.

Thursday

Crochet a Mandala

Jo Smith

A Mandala is a circular style of crochet

that looks fabulous as a decorative wall

hanging, table decoration or placemat.

In this class you will start your own

Mandala under the expert tuition of

Jo, who will provide the pattern she

has designed so you can create your

very own masterpiece. Suitable for

intermediate level including children who

can already crochet basic stitches.

Sunday

Crochet a Mandala Wrap

Jo Smith

In this workshop you will learn how to

make the individual motifs and how

to join and arrange them to make a

beautiful wrap/shawl. You will also learn

how to follow a symbol chart, with expert

guidance from Jo. You will then be able

to confidently finish your wrap at home.

Suitable for intermediate level, including

children who have intermediate crochet

skills.

Saturday

Crochet Fingerless Mittens

Jo Smith

In this workshop you will learn how to

make crocheted fingerless gloves, how

to adapt sizes and to embellish them

to make them extra funky! You will

start the gloves in the class with expert

guidance from Jo, in order to finish them

at home with confidence. Suitable for

intermediate level and children who have

intermediate crochet skills.

Friday

Crocheted Rug with Recycled & Vintage

Fabrics

Helena Marriott

Learn how to prepare balls of fabric

and crochet in the round to create

a delightful rug mat or keep going

to make a seat mat or floor rug.

A basic knowledge of crochet is

required.

Saturday

Darning and Needle Weaving

Elizabeth Healey

Who says darning has to be boring!

Darning or needle weaving can be used

decoratively to add interest to clothes

and fabric accessories, as well as to

prolong the life of much loved, but worn

textiles that we can’t bear to part with.

In this one hour workshop, you will learn

the principles of needle weaving (aka

darning) on a swatch of supplied fabric.

Needles, thread and a fully illustrated

worksheet will also be supplied. Suitable

for any level.

Wednesday

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Deal with Denim: Stitch, Zip and Tips

Claire Tyler

If you have ever struggled with thicker

fabrics like denim then come along to

this workshop and learn lots of tips that

will make it easier to handle. Seams,

top stitching, distressing, buttons &

buttonholes will all be covered and you

will take home lots of samples and notes

so you are ready for your next denim

project. This class is in association with

The McCall Pattern Company and

SEW TODAY.

Thursday & Saturday

Decoupage demystified:

Fabric Decoupage a Purse

Sue Cotten

In this workshop you will learn a fabric

decoupage technique, which is principally

pasting fabric onto an item, for example

bags and shoes to create an individual

piece for your wardrobe. You will prepare

the fabric using a rotary cutter paste the

tiny pieces of fabric onto a clip frame

purse learning how to get around the

curvy bumpy bits, the decoupatch glue

will be kindly supplied by Decoupatch

stand. After the workshop you should

be able to use the technique to decorate

shoes and bags for a unique look or

to match an outfit. Your kit will include

fabric and a clip frame purse base. We

will provide everything else you need to

decorate your purse. Suitable for any

level including children age 10 plus.

Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday

Denim Storage Tubs by Machine

Sue Cotten

In this workshop you will make a useful

lined denim tub from a pair of recycled

jeans to store anything you like. The leg

of the jeans will be de-constructed and

re-fashioned into a pot, tall enough to

hold your pens and pencils. Your kit will

include jean fabric, lining fabric and a

tag to stamp up a label of contents. We

will provide everything else you need

to make the pot. Basic sewing machine

skills will be required for this workshop

which is suitable for any level including

children capable of using a sewing

machine independently.

Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Design and Create your own Little

Black Dress

Miss Libby Rose

In this introduction to pattern cutting

you will measure yourself correctly and

professionally to make a simple ‘Little

black dress’ We will create an easy

block and turn that into your very own

dress all set for festive parties. We look

at seam allowances, facings and ease.

The cutting out process is vital and Miss

Libby Rose will give you some great tips

and ideas from her days of working in

the trade. In three hours you will leave

with your fabulous creation and the

knowledge and confidence to design and

make a basic made to measure dress.

A limited range of fabrics are provided

but you are welcome to supply your

own (cotton /cotton blend) 2 metres

– it doesn’t have to be black! Suitable

for intermediate level. This workshop is

being held in Palm Court 4 which is only

accessible by stairs

Friday

Design, Cut & Stitch Yoga Pants

or Leggings

Miss Libby Rose

Create your very own personalised

pair of stylish leggings or yoga pants.

You will draw up a pattern to your own

measurements so we can design, style

and make these funky trousers and

learn how to use the sewing machine

using stretchy jersey fabric. Take away

the skills to carry on designing and

making for friends, family or for business.

There will be a limited range of fabrics

to choose from or you are welcome to

supply your own cotton stretch jersey (2

metres). This workshop is open to adults

and children who have basic sewing

knowledge. It is to be held in Palm Court

4 which is only accessible by stairs.

Thursday

Develop Design Skills in Fair Isle Knitting

Monica Russel, Knit Knacks

This class is suitable for an intermediate

knitter who would like to design their

own Fair Isle. You will learn how to read

a chart, and plan your personal design.

We will also experiment with colours

and learn how colour choices effect the

look of your design. You will also learn

how to twist yarns so there are no long

loops at the back of your work. By the

end of the class you will be able to use

Fair Isle in a creative way to personalise

simple projects such as snoods, scarves

and borders on jumpers. Suitable for

Intermediate level.

Wednesday & Sunday

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Develop Skills in Knitting Simple Lace

Monica Russel, Knit Knacks

This workshop will give you the

opportunity to develop your techniques

and confidence in lace knitting and give

you ideas to make your own snood

or scarf. The workshop is suitable for

people who can cast on and off and knit

and purl. All materials and patterns will

be provided to enable you to knit several

samples. You will also be given guidance

of how to rectify errors when knitting

lace. Suitable for Intermediate level.

Thursday

Dip Dye a Silky Scarf

Terry Harper

Ever wanted a scarf with your own

colours to match your outfit? In this

hands-on class you will make an

exquisite dip-dyed flowing scarf and

learn about the dyes to use and the

method of doing it. Get tips on variations

you can add to a pretty design and use

the skill to work on your own fashionable

projects at home. Suitable for any level

including children aged 12 plus.

Wednesday & Saturday

Double Your Fun with Twin

Needles

Katya Essery, Sew Pretty

Knowing how to thread a double needle

and then use it properly can make the

difference between your garments and

can be incredibly satisfying. But, can you

double your fun and use the twin needle

for other purposes? Come and find

out in this hour workshop. Suitable for

intermediate level.

Friday

Dyeing Naturally in a Jar

Angela Daymond, Fenland Textiles

In this workshop you will learn all about

the fascinating process of natural dyeing.

Angela will teach you about when and

how to mordant and you will be given a

fat quarter of mordanted cotton. You will

then put this into a jar with some natural

dye plants including onion skins, berries

and madder root. Angela will give full

instructions on how you will heat up your

jar once home and wash and care for

your fabric. Everyone will get stunning

and unique results. The hardest thing

will be in deciding what you are going

to do with your fabric. This workshop is

suitable for all levels including children

aged 10+ and everything is provided for

you.

Sunday

Dynamic Duo, Needle Felting & Kantha

Stitching

Fi Oberon & Angela Daymond

This 2 hour workshop is in two halves:

Experienced tutors Fi and Angela share

a passion for the rhythm of stitches and

a delight in the textures we can create

with mixed media textiles. They have

come together to lead this specialist

session. Explore how sheers behave

when needle felting expert Fi Oberon,

teaches you the art of nuno needle

felting, combining sheer fabrics onto a

felt batting to make your own panel.

Then complete your work guided by

Angela Daymond, (often seen on Create

and Craft TV) who will inspire and guide

you to complete your panel with a

variety of Kantha stitch techniques and a

variety of thread types. Suitable for any

level.

Friday

Easy Make & Wear Pull On Trousers

Janice Croft

These trousers are made with one

pattern piece. Any fabric will do. cotton

for the summer, georgette for the

evening, ponte jersey for the winter.

They are easy to wear, easy to make,

when you know how and make great

yoga pants too. We will cover resizing,

variations of leg width and sewing with

stretch fabric. All materials are provided

for you to make your own pair during

the 90 minute session. Suitable for any

level, although basic knowledge of using

a sewing machine is necessary. This class

is in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Wednesday

Easy Sew Cowl Neck Top

Janice Croft

Come and join Janice for this 2-hour

session in which you will make a super

comfortable stretch knit top. Eliminate

all your problems with cowl necks, learn

how to measure so you get the perfect

neck drop for you. We will explore

several ways to cut the shape including

tips on bias cutting. You’ll leave with

some useful skills and a lovely new top.

Suitable for any level, although basic

knowledge of using a sewing machine is

advisable. This class is in association with

The McCall Pattern Company and SEW

TODAY.

Thursday

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Elizabethan Embroidery

Kay Dennis

The embroideries of the Elizabethan

period are sumptuous and lavish with

coiling gold stems colourful flowers,

exotic fruit and outlandish insects.

Using simple stitches and techniques,

beads, metal threads and spangles you

will learn how to make a pretty little

embroidery, which could be made into

a bag or box top at a later date. You will

be able to start each of the techniques

and will have a comprehensive booklet

on finishing your project at home.

Suitable for all levels.

Friday

Embellish a Bag with Vintage Rag Rug

Techniques

Jenni Stuart Anderson

Using two traditional rag rug techniques

you can dress up a useful hessian bag.

Yarn and thin fabric strips are hooked

in loops through the hessian then

surrounded with fabric petals, using the

technique of progging. A flower is a

simple motif to add in this session but

you could design your own decorations

later, to make lovely, unique gifts. Both

techniques could also be used later to

make larger projects like rag rugs or wall

art and Jenni will show you examples.

Suitable for beginners

Friday

Embellished English Patchwork

Sally Holman

Start to make a small cushion front

and learn the art of Embellished

English Patchwork. You will combine the

techniques of hand sewn patchwork

with embellishment using lace and

embroidery to create this dainty vintage

style applied patchwork motif that can

be applied to a square of fabric to make

cushion front. A new twist to a traditional

but timeless method of patchwork.

Suitable for beginner to intermediate

level including children aged 10 plus.

Friday & Saturday

English Paper Piecing

Ruth Singer

Traditional English patchwork hand sewn

over paper templates. You can learn the

basics of this addictive technique in just

one hour using pre-cut paper templates

and scraps of beautiful fabrics. Find out

how to cut scraps to the right size, tack

them to the templates and then join the

pieces using my own quick and invisible

technique. You will create a flower of

six small hexagons in this workshop to

use as an applique or to make into a

pincushion later. Suitable for anyone

confident with basic hand sewing.

Wednesday

Fabric Manipulation; Creative

Dressmaking Techniques

Jenni McGill, It’s Sew Simple

This is a very creative workshop, where

you will be able to experiment with lots

of different techniques that you can use

to upcycle old clothes as well as get help

with some difficult sewing challenges.

During this 90 minute class, you will gain

lots of sewing tips whilst experimenting

with pleating, gathering, darts, folding

ribbon, pin tucking and shirring. Suitable

for any level.

Thursday & Saturday

Fabric Origami Bag

Celia Banks

This is a great little 1 hour workshop in

which you will machine stitch a folded

fabric bag using ideas gleaned from

the Japanese art of paper-folding. The

drawstring bag will be made using two

different quilting cotton fabrics and

will have one main compartment and

several smaller outside pockets. It can

be used for make-up, toiletries or even

to hold your sewing kit. Suitable for any

level, including children capable of using

a sewing machine independently.

Wednesday & Sunday

Faux Fur Scarf

Janice Croft

Machine sew a warm fake fur scarf

with a silky lining. The design of this

scarf allows it to stay perfectly in place.

Learn how to work with faux fur, hidden

seams and the secret to creating the

slot. Brilliant for those chilly mornings, it

complements any style coat or would

make a great present. Suitable for any

level.

Saturday

Favourite Fabrics with Polly Leonard

Polly Leonard, Selvedge Magazine Editor

Selvedge Founder, Polly Leonard shares

her story and passion for textiles,

with examples of some of the most

thoughtful, intelligent and beautiful

things she has encountered. “You can

go anywhere in the world”, says Polly,

‘and as long as you’re with people who

love textiles, you are in some way at

home.” The talk will highlight the artists,

designers and producers who are

featured, as well as the significance of

textiles in Polly’s own life. This talk will be

held in Palm Court 5, only accessible by

stairs.

Thursday

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Felt a Fabulous Flower

Carole Waddle

Explore and learn wet felting 3D

seamless techniques. Let your

imagination run riot and create a

beautiful Fab-u-lous felt flower with

a stem. Use colour blended fleece to

produce a richly decorated surface,

which can be embellished later with

hand stitching and/or beads and sequins.

Create a stunning corsage to use as

jewellery or to decorate wearables

etc. The only limit is your imagination!

Suitable for any level.

Sunday

Felt a Funky Mobile Case or Small Bag

Carole Waddle

Explore and learn wet felting 3D

seamless techniques. Let your

imagination run riot to create a small

funky felt bag with a handle or a case

for your Mobile, with felt buttons as

closure. Use colour blended fleece

and/or other fibres to produce a richly

decorated surface, which could later be

embellished with hand stitching, beads

or sequins etc. Suitable for any level (not

suitable for children however).

Friday

Felt and Wooden Bead Necklace

Alison Nicholson

During this class, Alison will show you

how to make colourful felt beads using

wool tops and strands of silk. You will

combine these with wooden beads and

string onto beading wire to make a

stunningly vibrant necklace long enough

to put over your head so no need for

clumsy clasps. You can choose colours

to suit your colouring and clothing so

that your necklace will be entirely unique.

Suitable for any level.

Saturday & Sunday

Fine Tune your Dressmaking

Celia Banks

This is a practical 90 minute workshop

during which you will learn great

techniques to develop your dressmaking

skills. Sewing darts without bubbles,

making bound buttonholes and setting

in sleeves will become much easier with

the tips and tricks practiced during this

session. All materials will be provided,

together with handouts for future

reference. It is suitable for most ability

levels, but attendees do need to be able

to know how to use a sewing machine

for straight stitching. This class is in

association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Wednesday, Thursday& Saturday

Five Fabulous Feet: Expand and Explore

Claire Tyler

There are lots of different feet available

for your sewing machine which can help

you get a better finish. On this workshop

you will learn about five of the most

popular feet, how to attach them and

what they can do. Whilst trying them

out, you’ll get lots of tips and take home

samples to remind you what you can

achieve with these five fantastic feet.

Suitable for any level.

Wednesday & Thursday

Free Motion Sewing for Beginners

Kim & Debbie, Six Penny Memories

Free motion stitching is all about

‘drawing with thread’ and it is so

liberating! Learn this fun technique whilst

stitching an applique panel that you can

later frame or use as a centre piece for

a bag or cushion cover. You will learn

how to set the machine up for free

motion, how to move the fabric smoothly

and create your own very unique design.

Each student will be provided with

pre-cut applique shapes and will leave

the class with a full colour Six Penny

Memories Pattern. Suitable for any level,

this is a great chance to try something

outside your comfort zone, but be

warned – it is addictive! Suitable for

any level.

Wednesday & Friday

Freestyle Hand Embroidery: Wildflower

Garden with Bee

Ilke Cochrane, Mabel’s Figworthy Fancies

Using a variety of embroidery stitches

including straight stitch, detached chain

stitch, French knot and fly stitch you will

create a little wildflower garden with

grass, poppies, daisies, lavender, wheat

and a cornflower. Oh, and a bee! This

is worked as a two-coloured bullion

knot which we will practice first, but if

you decide that’s a bit too daunting

after all then an alternative version will

also be shown. The finished project will

be made into a card. Your kit contains

everything you need as well as detailed

instructions. This workshop is suitable

for people who have never done any

freestyle embroidery before, but some

previous stitching experience in other

techniques (for example cross stitch) is

recommended. Children from the age of

12 welcome.

Thursday

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From Whitework to White Walker: New

Work from the RSN

Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Royal School of

Needlework

This talk will highlight just some of

the exciting work RSN students have

produced this year on all courses,

offering inspiration, a range of

techniques and variety of subject matter.

Suitable for any level. This talk will take

place upstairs in Palm Court 5, which is

only accessible by stairs. Image: Alice

Chen, Blackwork

Friday

Furry and Woolly Textures

Catherine Lawes

In this class you will start to create a

fun, textural piece using many types

of yarns and threads. Lots of colour

and texture to have fun with, hand

stitched onto another textural base. All

materials supplied to carry on at home

and complete a wonderful picture.

Suitable for any level.

Friday & Saturday

Goldwork Peacock Feather

Royal School of Needlework

Inspired by our recent Peacock &

Pomegranate exhibition, this delicate

flowing design will introduce students

into the basic Goldwork techniques:

covering, couching and cut work.

Suitable for any level.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Hand-Smocking Made Easy

Terry Harper

Need a special touch to your dressmaking

or stunning cushion cover for

your living room? Smocking has made

a come-back and is fun to learn and

experiment with. Learn to smock and

use embroidery threads to create a

stunning surface design. Gain the skills of

gathering and pleating. You will be shown

how important tension is and all the tips

to master a traditional skill, with handson

assistance to guide you through all

the basic techniques. Suitable for any

level including children aged 10 plus.

Thursday

Hand-stitched Crazy Patchwork

Kate Haxell

Learn techniques for making and

embellishing a sample of this very

decorative style of patchwork. No

special sewing or embroidery skills are

needed and workshop notes, illustrations

and advice will help you develop the

techniques to make larger projects, such

as a quilt or cushion. Suitable for any

level.

Wednesday

Heart Shaped, Reversible Apron

Miss Libby Rose

Learn to make a simply wonderful heart

shaped reversible apron in this beginners

machine sewing workshop. You will

choose from a variety of quirky cotton

prints or plains and get cutting, sewing,

snipping and pressing. This is a great

introduction to dressmaking if you are

looking to get into garment making for

yourself. Suitable for any level, including

children who are capable of using a

sewing machine independently. This class

is being held in Palm Court 4 which is

only accessible by stairs.

Saturday

Heavenly Hems

Celia Banks

This is a one hour practical workshop

in which you will learn a variety of

methods for making hems. These will

include clean finish, top-stitched, blind

hem and some hand stitched finishes.

The samples will be made in several

different fabrics, each of which has its

own challenges. These samples will then

be your personal reference library for

future projects. You will also discover

some useful products that will give you

a professional finish, whether on a prom

dress or a pair of jeans. Suitable for any

level. This class is in association with

The McCall Pattern Company and SEW

TODAY.

Sunday

Here, There and Everywhere

Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn

Join Jan and Jean as they provide an

insight into their work, inspiration and

more “Through textiles, we have been

given fabulous opportunities to travel

and record our observations. These have

inspired our work over the last 30 years

and more. The gallery of recent work

and retrospective examples from twenty

five years of book collaboration reflect

this passion”. Talks are held in Palm

Court 5 which is only accessible by stairs.

Saturday

Hexagon Patchwork for Beginners

Kate Haxell

Hexagon patchworks are traditionally

made from recycled and vintage fabrics

and this workshop teaches you how to

use pretty fabric scraps to hand-stitch a

seven-patch hexagon block. No special

sewing skills are needed and there are

detailed workshop notes and illustrations

to take away with you, plus advice on

how to expand your block into a larger

patchwork, such as a quilt or a cushion.

Aimed at beginners, children over 12

years old are welcome

Thursday & Saturday

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Incredible Invisible Zips

Celia Banks

This is a workshop that will unravel the

mystery of setting in the perfect invisible

zip, so that it disappears into the seam

of a garment or project. Using both the

specialist concealed zip foot and the

standard one, you will practice sewing

several invisible zips and will learn how

to add a waistband to the top. There

will also be a demonstration of how to

attach facings at the neckline entirely by

machine. Suitable for any level. This class

is in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Friday

Introduction to Delicate Nuno Felting

Cathy Unwin

This session will introduce you to the

magical processes needed to combine a

silk chiffon fabric with merino wool fibres.

The resulting ‘Nunofelt’ is of one of the

lightest weight felts possible, perfect for

clothing. You will be shown a variety of

ways to give different effects and some

hints to guide your own explorations.

Wednesday & Friday

Introduction to English Paper Piecing

Rosie Scott

During this 90 minute class you will be

introduced to the traditional patchwork

technique of English Paper Piecing (EPP).

In EPP fabric is wrapped around paper to

stabilise it before being stitched together.

This allows complex shapes to be

created. Hexagons are most commonly

used and so you will cut, baste and stitch

together seven hexagons to create a

flower. Your flower can then be used to

applique onto a bag or cushion at home.

Suitable for beginner and children aged

7 plus.

Friday

Introduction to Trapunto

Ruth Singer

Trapunto or Italian quilting is a fast, fun

technique for creating raised texture

on fabric. Unlike traditional quilting, in

trapunto the stuffing is added between

two stitched layers of fabric just in

the areas required. Trapunto can be

worked by hand or machine, but in this

class we will use simple hand-stitching

techniques to create a small sampler.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of

stitchers and is an introduction trapunto

for those who have never done it before.

Thursday & Sunday

Introduction to Using a Sewing Machine

Kim & Debbie, Six Penny Memories

Build confidence in using a sewing

machine, from threading up, winding

the bobbin, understanding how to use

the different stitch functions, and feet

in the machine. You will also learn basic

piecing, use decorative stitches on the

machine, finishing the inside with the

overcast stitch to give a professional

finish and making a simple envelope

back. The cushion will be identical to the

photo using cheat stripey fabric and we

anticipate it will be finished within the

hour. Suitable for beginners.

Saturday

Japanese Embroidery

Midori Matsushmima

This class is an introduction to basic

Japanese techniques. You will stitch with

flat silk and gold threads and learn to

embroider a typical Japanese flower

design of a chrysanthemum with the

expert guidance of Midori Matsushima.

Suitable for any level.

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

Japanese Kimono: Revealing the Layers

and History

Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts

Do you realise how many layers of silk

are wrapped, folded and tied to create

the stunning kimono outfit? In this talk

Katie, will show you how a ceremonial

kimono is put on, while explaining the

purpose of each piece and how it is

made. She will touch on many aspects

of Japanese textile techniques, as well

as some funny stories from her times in

Japan. Find out more about Katie’s work

at www.japancrafts.co.uk

Saturday

Japanese Sashika Stitched Coasters

Katie Chaplin, Japan Crafts

Sashiko is an easy and relaxing form of

Japanese embroidery, using just a simple

running stitch to create beautiful designs

on soft cotton fabric. You will receive

enough to make 2 coasters – one in

the class and one to take home and

complete, and 2 traditional Japanese

patterns to stitch. I’ll show you how to

transfer the designs onto your fabric

and stitch the designs with authentic

Japanese sashiko thread. You will also

take your sashiko needle home. Suitable

for any level (not suitable for children)

Everyday

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Knit a Christmas Pudding Choc Cosie

Terry Harper

Using either knitting or crochet skills

you will learn how to make the cutest

little Christmas pud covers for Ferreira

Rocher chocolates. As long as you can

knit or crochet this class will be fine for

you. You will get hands-on assistance in

the tricky parts of the pattern and walk

away with a fabulous gift for someone –

and a little chocolate to enjoy!

Sunday

Knit Using the Magic Loop: 2 Socks at a

Time

Diana Wilderspin Jones

Join Diana and learn how to knit using

the magic loop on a circular needle.

Once this technique is mastered, it opens

the door to knitting two socks at a

time, therefore avoiding suffering from

‘second sock syndrome’. Sleeves can

also be worked two at a time. You will

learn how to set up a magic loop and

Diana will cover the pitfalls to look out

for as the work grows. Having mastered

one loop, participants will be shown

how to set up two loops on one circular

needle. You do need to be able to cast

on, knit and cast off. All ages with these

skills are welcome.

Wednesday & Thursday

Knitted Christmas Decorations

Sally Holman

Choose from either a bell or bauble

and using a selection of yarn and

embellishments, start to knit a Christmas

decoration. Both patterns will be on the

worksheet so that you can use your own

yarn and knit the other one at home.

You will need to know how to knit plain

& purl for this workshop. Suitable for

intermediate level.

Saturday

Knitting with Wire: Autumn

Sparkle Bracelet

Susan Burns

Join Susan for her latest bracelet

workshop which includes Autumn

coloured glass beads and wire to make a

sparkling bracelet. Suitable for those that

can already knit, cast on and cast off.

Thursday

Knitting with Wire: Poppy Brooch

Susan Burns

In this workshop you will be knitting a

simple but beautiful poppy brooch which

you will be able to wear with pride. All

materials will be included to make your

poppy into a brooch. You must be able

to knit, cast on and cast off.

Wednesday

Know Your Knits: Sucessfully Sew

Stretch Fabrics

Celia Banks

This is a useful 90 minute workshop

in which you will learn how to produce

great finishes when sewing with stretch

and knit fabrics, even without an

overlocker. A number of seam samples

will be made and you will learn how to

apply a variety of neckline finishes to

tops and tee-shirts using an ordinary

sewing machine. Attendees will be

provided with a useful resource and

booklist made to encourage them to

work with these versatile fabrics. Suitable

for any level, and no previous experience

of sewing stretch fabrics is required. This

class is in association with The McCall

Pattern Company and SEW TODAY.

Thursday & Sunday

Layered Textiles with Machine

Embroidery

Wendy Dolan

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing

machine. You will be shown how to use

a basic domestic sewing machine to

create exciting surface textures. Fabrics

will be pieced and layered, then worked

into with freehand machine embroidery.

You will create and take home a textured

panel which can be made into a cushion

cover, bag or book cover. Be inspired

to have a go on your own machine at

home. Suitable for any level including

children aged 14 plus.

Thursday

Leaf: Crochet in Wire

Kath Orsman

Crochet this attractive bracelet in wire

using only two basic stitches - chain and

double crochet. The free style of the

bracelets creates a unique item every

time which is unusual and very pleasing.

Suitable for intermediate level including

children aged 12+.

Saturday

Learn to Crochet

Graeme Knowles Miller

This 2-hour beginners workshop will

teach you the foundations of the

increasingly popular art of crochet,

well known for the iconic granny

square which is used in many projects

including throws (something we all

remember from our childhood!) This

introductory course will give you a basic

understanding of the most commonly

used stitches and how to change

colours, enabling you to embark on

many projects. After completing this

workshop you will be confident in most

aspects of this fun and fulfilling craft.

Suitable for beginners.

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

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Leather Look Journal Cover

Cecile Whatman

Create a gorgeous journal or book

cover using inks, Transfer Artist Paper

(TAP) and Kraft Tex. Discover what these

media are and how to use them. You

will make a piece large enough to cover

an A4 journal, visual diary or book or

a couple of smaller ones. Final fitting

and stitching of the cover will be done

at home. Suitable for all levels including

children aged 12+.

Wednesday & Friday

Little 3D Goldwork Bumble Bee

Bella Lane

With this stunning Bumble Bee, Bella

will introduce you to the world of 3D

Goldwork embroidery. The perfect

project for the adventurer in needlework.

Participants will learn how to create this

Bee from scratch; also they will learn

how to manipulate delicate traditional

Goldwork threads, how to stitch and how

to make the perfect effect for this happy

insect. Tutor is a master in traditional

and creative Goldwork and a winner of

several goldwork prizes. Suitable for all

levels.

Saturday

Little Donkey, Little Donkey: Needle

Felting

Fi Oberon

This is a great introduction into the Fi’s

world of needle felting, in which your will

learn the basics of how to work safely

without pricking yourself and how to

take a few helpful shortcuts to speed

up your felting projects. Whilst learning

needle felting, you will make a delightful

donkey, a great addition to the festive

season. Suitable for any level including

children accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday

Lovely Lacy Knickers

Claire Tyler

Making knickers is simple and fun,

using a simple pattern and stretch lace

create these pretty knickers. Perfect to

wear every day, these knickers have no

side seams so are perfect under close

fitting clothes and no vpl. If you can

use a sewing machine you can make

these. This class is in association with

The McCall Pattern Company and SEW

TODAY.

Thursday

Lovely Lampshades

Terry Harper

Making something unique and chic for

your home is fun and inventive. You will

learn to grapple with a drum lampshade

frame and secure your fabric using

the right materials and tools. As well

as hands-on assistance and becoming

skilled at the techniques, you will be

able to make more, ever different,

lampshades for yourself and as gifts.

Suitable for any level including children

aged 10 plus.

Wednesday & Sunday

Lucet: Viking Knitting

Ziggy Rytka

This class is designed for beginners

and intermediates, for adults and

accompanied children. You will learn

the fundamental technique of lucetting

producing a square Lucet cord and

will then move on to a more advanced

technique to improve pace and cord

production. The class is designed to

introduce you to the basic skills enabling

you to progress further at your own

pace, towards advanced lucetting.

Friday & Sunday

Machine a Mobile Phone Pillow

Sue Cotten

The mobile phone pillow is like a

miniature bean bag for your phone to

rest while you work or lounge in your

favourite position. The pattern can be

upsized to rest a book, gaming machine

or tablet. In the workshop you will

make a pyramid shaped padded pillow

from a fat quarter kindly provided by

The Eternal Maker. Your kit includes a

pattern, sewing instructions, fabric and

wadding. We provide everything else you

will need to make the pillow. The pillow

is an unusual handmade gift that would

please anyone who uses an electronic

device. Basic sewing machine skills will

be required for this workshop which is

suitable for any level including children

capable of using a sewing machine

independently.

Thursday

Machine Embroider Landscapes

Wendy Dolan

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing

machine. You will be shown how to

use a basic domestic sewing machine

and practice stitching techniques.

Then, working on a simple painted

background, you will design and create

a small, individual landscape picture,

with freehand machine embroidery and

applied fabrics. Be inspired to have a

go on your own machine at home. No

experience necessary. Suitable for any

level including children aged 14 or over.

Wednesday & Saturday

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Machine Embroider Seascapes

Wendy Dolan

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing

machine. You will be shown how to

use a basic domestic sewing machine

and practice stitching techniques.

Then, working on a simple painted

background, you will design and create

a small, individual seascape picture,

with freehand machine embroidery and

applied fabrics. Be inspired to have a

go on your own machine at home. No

experience necessary. Suitable for any

level including children aged 14 plus.

Friday

Machine Sew a Festive Reversible

Tote Bag

Miss Libby Rose

Using four pieces of fabric we will create

a brilliant shopping bag with festive

applique. You will learn to easily line

a bag to a high standard that makes

it useable on both sides. Suitable for

all levels of sewing. You will be using

various techniques including applique

with Bondaweb. Suitable for any level

including children who are capable of

using a sewing machine independently.

Sunday

Machine Sew a Quirky Creature

Miss Libby Rose

This Sewing workshop is aimed at adults

looking to learn activities to do with or

make for children and for children to

make themselves (age 8+). We will sew

a creature, approx. 35cm in height, these

are made with an aromatic filling to aid

sleep or to stimulate kids brains at play.

Creatures are pre-cut -choose from

Crazy-Cat, Dangerous-Dino, Whacky

Wale & Sleepy Owl. The creature will be

stuffed with a Polyester Hollow Fiber

Filling and a choice of natural herbs such

as a soothing lavender or rose petals.

Suitable for any level including children

who are capable of using a sewing

machine independently.

Thursday

Machine Sew an Adorable Lined Clutch

Bag Vintage Style

Sandra Togher, The Bowery

You will make an adorable lined clutch

using reclaimed fabrics and fastenings.

The shape and style can be easily

changed so you’ll never be without a

clutch again. Please note: Although this

workshop is aimed at beginners and

improvers, you will need to be familiar in

how to use a sewing machine.

Friday & Sunday

Machine Stitch a Metal Framed Coin

Purse

Sue Cotten

In this workshop you will learn how to

make a coin purse using fabric and

metal frame. Your kit will include a fabric,

pattern, purse frame. We will provide

everything else you need to make your

purse. After the workshop you should be

able to make other purses or bags using

the same technique, ideal to match an

outfit or for gifts. Basic sewing machine

skills will be required for this workshop.

Wednesday

Make a Crocheted Mandala Garland

Jo Smith

Jo will give you a pattern that she has

designed and which sells well on her Etsy

shop. This can be made into a garland

or it makes lovely coasters. Lots of

coloured yarns will be provided so you

can experiment and play with colour as

you crochet. Suitable for those who can

already crochet and children providing

they have intermediate crochet skills.

Wednesday

Make a Lined Curtain (sample size)

Katya Essery, Sew Pretty

Curtains can be very expensive to order;

so why don’t you learn how to make

them yourself? In this 2 hour class you

will learn to make a sample of pencil

pleat lined curtain. This class requires

basic sewing machine skills. It is being

held in Palm Court 4, which is only

accessible by stairs.

Friday

Make a Roman Blind Sample

Katya Essery, Sew Pretty

Roman Blinds can be a fantastic addition

to your house interior and great way to

create shade without using too much

fabric. You will make a sample unlined

roman blind using sewing machines

under the expert of Katya. Suitable for

intermediate level. This is a 2 hour class

and is in Palm Court 4, only accessible by

stairs.

Thursday

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Make a Wrap Skirt with Applique in 2 Hours

Miss Libby Rose

In this 2-hour class, learn to make a

simply wonderful wrap skirt in this

beginners machine sewing workshop.

You will design the skirt yourself by

choosing from a variety of quirky cotton

prints or plains and create an appealing

applique motif to really personalise your

style. Get cutting, snipping, pressing,

Bondawebbing and making. This is a

great introduction to skirt making if you

are looking to get into garment making

for yourself, as a hobby or as a business.

Suitable for any level, including children

who are capable of using a sewing

machine independently. This class is

being held in Palm Court 4 which is only

accessible by stairs.

Saturday

Make an Adorable Doll’s Head

‘Steiner’ Style

Fi Oberon

This style of doll is often called

‘Waldorf’ or ‘Steiner’ referring to Rudolf

Steiner’s education system. Made from

carded wool and stockiknit, the dolls

are gorgeous for their simplicity and

combination of firmness and softness.

They make a wonderful gift and the

technique is well worth learning as you

will be motivated to make many such

dolls. Suitable for any level including

children aged 10+.

Wednesday

Make It Fit: How to Resize a Pattern

Sandra Togher, The Bowery

If you are in between sizes, larger on

the top than bottom etc, then this

workshop is for you! You will learn how

a commercial pattern is graded so

you can amend it with confidence. The

workshop will cover skirt, bodice and

sleeves. We will work on A4 scaled down

patterns to build up a portfolio that you

can take away. Suitable for those with

some dressmaking experience.

Saturday

Making Dorset Buttons

Elizabeth Healey

Learn the traditional craft of needle woven

buttons. Perfect for personalising your

knitted garments, or other handmade

clothes for that matter, this 1 hour

workshop teaches how to make Dorset

buttons from curtain rings, knitting yarn

and embroidery threads. You should be

able to make one button in the workshop

but a kit for making 2-3 buttons will be

supplied, along with a fully illustrated

worksheet so you can make more buttons

at home. Super-size Dorset buttons made

from embroidery hoops, fabric rags and

plastic strips will be circulated to show

students how the technique can be

adapted to make other decorative items.

Suitable for any level.

Friday

Mini Storage Bucket, Vintage Style

Sandra Togher, The Bowery

Super strong and super versatile, you

can use these for all your crafting

projects. The one you will make within

the workshop will be approx 15cms

in diameter x 20cms in height but

obviously at home you can go as large

as you desire. These buckets are made

from hessian and reclaimed pattern

fabrics. Please note: Although this

workshop is aimed at beginners and

improvers, you will need to be familiar in

how to use a sewing machine.

Sunday

Modern Tools, Modern Quilts

Cecile Whatman

Come along and see how versatile

and easy new rulers and tools are to

making stunning and achievable quilts.

Focus will be on the Hex N More and

Superside Kick by Jaybird Quilts, but

a couple of others will be examined.

Lots of examples will be shown and a

free pattern given to every participant.

Suitable for any level, including older

children accompanied by an adult. This

talk will be upstairs in Palm Court 5, only

accessible by stairs. Image Gravity by

Jaybird Quilts

Saturday

Monoprinting & Stamping with Gelli Plates

Cecile Whatman

Learn how to create sensational surface

design fabrics that can be incorporated

into any textile art project. Begin with

basic pattern making by monoprinting;

build layers of varying degree of

transparency, mask and then mask and

stamp. This workshop is a great way to

learn how to add colour and texture to

fabric, either as gorgeous backgrounds

or feature fabrics. Participants will print

up to four 10 inch square fabric pieces

using the amazing Gelli Plates. Suitable

for any level, including older children

aged 12+ with adult supervision.

Thursday

Mythical Creatures: Mermaids, Dragons

& Unicorns

Iona Barker, Say It Ain’t Sew

At Say It Ain’t Sew, we believe that sewing

is a universal language that can cross

countries, boundaries and unite people

no matter their background or skill level.

During this class you will get to choose

your preferred mythical creature and

learn the basics if you are a beginner,

polish up your hand sewing if you have

done it before and take something

home with you that you or a friend can

treasure forever! This workshop involves

embellishing a pre-cut creature then

sewing and stuffing your chosen mythical

creature using a wide selection of threads

and decorations. It is suitable for any level

including children aged 7 or over.

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Needle Felt a Cute Fox with Wired Legs

Fi Oberon

This projects builds upon the basics

of needle felting and introduces you

to successful wirework during this 90

minute workshop. The characterful fox

you’ll create has wired legs and tail and

likes nothing more than posing for his

photograph. Suitable for intermediate

level.

Friday & Sunday

Needle Felt a Little Lamb with Wired

Legs

Fi Oberon

This workshop is great for beginners

and those with some experience of

needle felting. Starting with a preformed

felt body allows you to achieve

great results within an hour. You will

learn the basics and a couple of more

advanced techniques; How to use the

different gauges of needles for speedy

construction and finer details, to creating

a wool covered wire frame. By the end

of the workshop you will have everything

you need from materials to techniques

to complete this lovely standing sheep

designed by Fi Oberon. Suitable for all

levels including children aged 10 plus.

Saturday

Needle Felt a Robin

Sophie Buckley

Create a sweet robin using wool and

a special barbed needle. Sculpting

the wool into a 3d shape and applying

colour is fun and easy to learn. You

will have Sophie Buckley, co-author of

Making Needle Felted Animals, on hand

to guide you through the steps and you

will be able to take away your finished

robin, a handout and felting needle.

Suitable for beginners to intermediate

including children aged 10 plus.

Wednesday

Needle Felt a Sand Filled Pebble Pin

Cushion

Fi Oberon

Needle Felting is becoming ever more

popular. It is a great skill to master

allowing you to embellish flat work and

add 3D details to hats etc. This beginner

level workshop is a great place to start

and you will learn how to combine

needle felting with your sewing skills and

how to add detail to flat felt all within a

project which creates a lovely practical

pin cushion. Suitable for any level.

Saturday

Needle Felt a Sleepy Dormouse

Sophie Buckley

Create a very sweet and sleepy

dormouse using a special barbed needle,

British wool, and a wire armature. Needle

felting is fun and easy to learn, even if

you have never needle felted before you

will be able to take away your finished

dormouse, and you will have Sophie

Buckley, co-author of Making Needle

Felted Animals, on hand to guide you

through. Take away your dormouse,

a handout and felting needle. Suitable

for beginners to intermediate including

children aged 10 plus.

Thursday

Needle Felted Guinea Pig

Gai Button

Using a felting needle and loose wool

Gai will show you how to 3D needle felt

a cute little Guinea pig. This is a nice

introduction into the craft of needle

felting that even complete beginners will

enjoy. You will go away with at least one

finished guinea pig and the confidence

and technique to go home and make

more. Suitable for any level, including

children aged 12 plus.

Wednesday

Needle Felting: Fad or Here to Stay

Steffi Stern, The Makerss

Needle felting is hugely addictive! Join

Steffi Stern, artist entrepreneur and

co-author of Making Needle Felted

Animals as she dispels many myths and

assumptions and shares her passion for

the craft. “Needle Felting is one of the

easiest crafting skills that I have ever

learned. It is like painting but you don’t

need to be an artist! It is like sculpting

but you don’t need to be a sculptor.”

During this talk Steffi will look at the

history of needle felting, its process and

what actually happens, its usefulness

today and unlimited possibilities to

combine with other crafts. We look

at 3D needle felting as well as picture

making, embellishing, mixing it with other

fabrics and textiles, its mending and

upcycling potentials and how the wool

just becomes more magical with the help

of a felting needle. We also look at which

fibres, natural and man made may be

suitable for needle felting. And we look

at ‘going BIG’ on needle felting.... This

talk will be held upstairs in Palm Court 5,

which is only accessible by stairs.

Thursday

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Nine Patch Hand Sewn Quilted Mat

Helena Marriott

You will learn to make and assemble

a patchwork block using nine precut

squares. You will then be shown how

to quilt this to a piece of wadding and

back it to make a gorgeous place mat.

Suitable for any level including children.

Saturday

No Sew Tutu: Kids Fancy Dress or

Hen Do

Claire Tyler

This is a fun workshop using ribbon

and net to make a tutu perfect for a

party – with no sewing required! Choose

your colours and get making. You’ll have

fun whilst creating your very own tutu!

Suitable for any level.

Saturday

Noodle Scarf from Upcycled T-Shirts

Sue Cotten

Learn how to make a Noodle Necklace

using t-shirt fabric. Once you have

learned the technique you will be able to

use your imagination to make Noodles

in a variety of lengths, colours; a skinny

Noddle for summer, thicker Noodle for

winter, and then you can think about

adding embellishments for added

glamour. We will provide everything you

need to make your Noodle. Suitable for

any level including children age 10 plus.

Friday & Sunday

Padded, Lined and Zipped Box Bag

Claire Tyler

If you can use a sewing machine you can

make this useful zipped bag. During this

90 minute class, using the machine’s

overlock stitch and foot you will create

this padded, lined boxy bag with a zip

– make for either your knitting needles

or sewing bits, a really practical project.

Suitable for beginner to intermediate

level.

Friday

Pattern Adaptations: Transform 1 Design

into Others

Janice Croft

Want to make that dress you saw on the

catwalk? Learn how to make a pattern

work for you. Remember the take one

pattern and transform it challenge in

Sew Today a while back. This will get

you ready to have a go. We will cover

dart manipulation, redrawing seams,

lengthening and shortening, completely

changing the shape of the garment,

adding collars, cuffs and changing

sleeves. Spend half a day improving your

pattern cutting skills and you will be set

for life. Suitable for those with some

dressmaking experience. This class is

being held in Palm Court 4 which is only

accessible by stairs.

Sunday

Pattern Alterations for Larger Busts

Claire Tyler

If you have ever had trouble adjusting

a pattern to fit your shape then this is

the workshop for you. Learn to alter a

commercial pattern for a fuller bust for

garments with and without darts or with

princess seams. Suitable for those with

some dressmaking experience. This class

is in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Pattern Cutting: 5 Styles from a Basic

Bodice

Sandra Togher, The Bowery

Using a basic bodice block you will learn

how the manipulate the pattern so you

can create another 5 designs You will

learn how to alter necklines and add

shape with the use of darts, yokes, tucks

and pleats. We will work on A4 scaled

down patterns to build up a portfolio

that you can take away. Suitable

for those with some dressmaking

experience.

Saturday

Perfect Pockets: Trouser & Welt

Claire Tyler

A perfect pocket can make a garment

look professionally made. On this 1 hour

workshop you will make learn how to

make welt pockets and trouser pockets

so you are ready for next project. This

class is in association with The McCall

Pattern Company and SEW TODAY.

Saturday

Pictures in Stitches: Applique &

Embroider

Helena Marriott

Create your very own fabric picture

using hand stitched appliqué and free

form embroidery. You will use new

and reused fabrics – it’s a great way

to upcycle or create a memory panel

from treasured clothing. Suitable for

beginners and children aged 12 plus.

Saturday

Polymer Clay Granny Square Buttons

Terry Harper

Ever wanted to create a stunning set

of matching buttons, each resembling

a crocheted Granny Square? Using a

template of a granny square and the

polymer clay, you will learn to create a

cane and get all the tips to making it

even, intricate and attractive. Handson

assistance to learn the tricks of the

trade. You will take it home to bake on a

low heat. Suitable for any level, including

children aged 10 plus.

Saturday

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Print and Embellish a Small Canvas

Julia Phillips

Using Indian wooden printing blocks,

print your own unique design on fabric

and embellish with stitching, beads and

glitter glue before mounting onto a

small block canvas. Learn basic pattern

theory and how to create depth by

layering. This is achieved by combining

different blocks with tints, tones and

shades of colour. Learn how to apply

the paint successfully, how to get reliable

results and how to care for your wooden

blocks. Suitable for any level.

Saturday

Pushing the Boundaries of Traditional

Textile

Bethany Walker

Bethany is a Mixed Media Artist

working with cement and textiles.

Her work pushes the boundaries of

contemporary textiles – blurring design

disciplines, breaking preconceptions

and traditionalist viewpoints to create

pleasantly stunning pieces. Bethany will

share the journey of how she came to

work with such a dynamic combination

of materials as well as her most recent

venture - Interlace, her collaborative

work with Ruth Singer, which will be

exhibited at this year’s shows. The talk

will be aimed at people of all ages and

abilities. It simply aims to open people’s

minds to the diverse ever-changing

world of contemporary textiles. This talk

is being held in upstairs Palm Court 5

which is only accessible by stairs.

Friday

Quick Stripey Cushion with Applique

Kim & Debbie, Six Penny Memories

You will be provided with a variety of

strips of fabrics which will be sewn

together to form the background and

raw edge applique technique for the

flower of this quick, easy and very

effective cushion. As well as piecing

a little free motion sewing will be

introduced for the detail on the flower. A

simple envelope back will complete the

project. NB: Fabrics may differ from the

photo. Suitable for any level.

Thursday

Ribbon and Rag Roses

Elizabeth Healey

In this one hour workshop you will learn

how to make fabric roses using simple

folds and stab stitches. You should

be able to complete one ribbon rose

within the hour, but a kit containing a

fully illustrated worksheet and fabric

strips for making more roses will be

supplied so you can make more, either

at the workshop, or later at home.

The technique has a wide range of

applications ranging from millinery,

making wedding bouquets, corsages,

and appliqués for handmade clothes.

Suitable for any level.

Thursday

Ribbon Weaving Fun

Barley Massey

Learn how to create a simple woven

cloth from upcycled fabric strips, ties or

ribbons. There will be an inspirational mix

of materials to work with. Explore colour,

texture and composition. Barley will

guide you through this low tech method

of weaving on flat boards from setting

up, weaving to stabilizing the fabric and

removing from the boards. By the end

of the class you should have created a

couple of placemats! Suitable for any

level, including children age 10 plus.

Sunday

Scintillating Landscapes

Catherine Lawes

In this class you will be presented with

a selection of interesting, exotic and

colourful fabrics excluding patchwork

cottons and have the opportunity to

create an atmospheric, impressionistic

landscape. The kit includes backing

fabric and strips of many fabrics

including sheers and organzas. Although

a sample will be shown, you will be

encouraged to play and have fun

creating your own picture. The stitching

used can be very simple or complex

depending on your abilities so it is

suitable for any level. It is possible to

complete a picture in the time allowed,

but more can be added at home.

Friday & Saturday

Quilted Jewellery Roll

Celia Banks

Make this for yourself or a friend as a

neat, lightweight, holiday storage item.

Using quilting cotton or ready-quilted

fabric learn how to quilt, bind, insert a zip

and pad the fabric to make cushioned

pockets for your jewellery, which can

then be rolled up safely for travelling.

The project can be adapted to provide

travel storage for ipod and mobile phone

accessories. Suitable for those with

experience of using a sewing machine.

Saturday

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Screen Printing Fun

Nicole Line

Screen printing is a versatile process

that allows you to experiment with

exciting and expressive techniques such

as creating your own stencils to print

with. In this hands on class you will be

shown practical ways to implement your

ideas, understanding and exploring the

building of colour onto sample prints and

pushing boundaries within your designs.

This workshop is aimed at beginners

through to experienced printers. Nicole

will guide you though each process,

resulting in a final print onto a tote bag.

You are welcome to bring your own

items to up-cycle from home, such as

t-shirts and fabric. This workshop is

aimed at all levels, and children aged

16 plus.

Friday

Sculptural Explorations

Alysn Midgelow Marsden

Weave with recycled metal, wire and

beads to create a small free standing,

three dimensional sculpture in the

form of a leaf, a lily or a spiral. Your

creation will be great for standing inside

in a flower arrangement or outside in

planting. These are a small version of

pieces made on a much larger scale to

stand outside in planted borders, so will

give you inspiration and ideas for other

projects in the future and experience

working with metals and wires, as well

as learning techniques for colouring and

manipulating metals which you can find

around the house. Suitable for any level.

Image by Kevin Mead

Thursday & Saturday

Sew a Pullover Top in 2 Hours

Deli Bryan

Working with Butterick 5948 you will

make a sleeveless cotton top. You will

learn some of the basic must-know

techniques of dressmaking including

seaming, hemming and bias binding.

Working with fabric pieces already

cut for you, you will make up the top

with side slits and a bias binding faced

neckline and armholes. You will also

use a pattern piece to cut and sew a

decorative patch pocket. This class is

in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY but is being

held in Palm Court 4, which is only

accessible by stairs.

Wednesday & Sunday

Sew Knits on a Sewing Machine

Wendy Ward

It’s easier than you think to sew stretchy

knit fabrics with your regular sewing

machine. Learn how to sew seams and

hems and finish necks and armholes.

Best for those who know how to use

a sewing machine. Not suitable for

children. This class is in association

with The McCall Pattern Company and

SEW TODAY.

Wednesday & Friday

Sew Your Own Dinosaur

Iona Barker, Say It Ain’t Sew

Say It Ain’t Sew’s mission is to use ageold

techniques to inspire young people

and adults alike to be creative and have

fun via sewing by hand. In this dinosaur

work shop you will learn basic hand

sewing if you are a beginner, and if you

are more of an expert then you will

remember skills in a fun and inspiring

environment. This workshop involves

embellishing a pre-cut selected dinosaur

then sewing and stuffing it using your

chosen colour of thread and various

decorations. Suitable for any level

including children aged 7 plus.

Thursday

Shibori Dyeing for Beginners

Fi Oberon

This workshop is a fascinating

introduction to the complexity of repeat

patterns you can achieve by tying and

clamping material prior to dyeing. You

will come to recognise how the patterns

are achieved and have a go at two mini

projects yourself. Please be aware that

whilst aprons are provided you will be

working with dyes and may be wise to

avoid wearing your Sunday Best. Suitable

for any level

Wednesday & Sunday

Shibori Dyeing Meets Nuno Felting

Fi Oberon

This combined class introduces you

to two fabulous techniques – Shibori

dyeing and then delicate nuno felting.

To begin you will explore how different

fabric folding and binding techniques

create beautiful repeat patterns when

dyed, then deciding on a fold pattern

you will create your own unique Shibori

panel. You will then learn how to apply

wool fibres onto the panel and wet felt it

creating an exquisite nuno felted fabric.

Suitable for any level including children

aged 10 plus.

Thursday

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Shisha Embroidery for Beginners:

Tile Card

Ilke Cochrane, Mabel’s Figworthy Fancies

Try your hand at this Indian style of

embroidery, characterised by the use

of small mirrors. First you’ll learn how

to attach a mirror or sequin using

variegated perle cotton, then we’ll use

some traditional stitches like stem stitch

and detached chain stitch (with a twist)

to turn your shisha motif into a pretty

tile design by adding scrolls and corner

motifs. Some sparkly sequins and beads

add a bit of extra bling! The finished

project will be made into a card. Your kit

will have everything you need as well as

detailed instructions. This workshop is

suitable for people who have never done

any shisha embroidery before, but some

previous stitching experience in other

techniques (for example cross stitch) is

recommended. Children from the age of

12 welcome.

Thursday

Shisha Mirror Embroidery

Angela Daymond, Fenland Textiles

Shisha stitch is a hand embroidery stitch

used for fixing large sequins or small

mica mirrors to fabric. In this workshop

you will learn how to make foundation

stitches that are then woven around

to create a decorative and beautiful

effect. You will stitch around a large

paillette sequin and a mica mirror in the

workshop. Lots of tips will be given on

working with different fabrics, weights

of thread and adding beads. This is a

relaxing and addictive hand sewing

techniques that can be applied to

stitched textiles and clothing. Suitable for

any level.

Saturday

Significance: An Indepth Look at Key

Feature of the Exhibition

Jane McKeating & Alice Kettle

Come and find out more about

‘Significance’ which is one of the main

featured galleries at the show this year.

Significance is a collaborative exhibition

between Gawthorpe Textile Collection

and Manchester School of Art staff

and students. These contemporary

works have been made in response to

a remarkable historic collection using

the historic embroideries as a starting

point, to translate a significant aspect

into something new. A small selection

of these works are exhibited alongside

new works which use them as a source.

This may be the tiniest detail of stitch or

a fragment or even an artefacts hidden

story. Amongst those taking part are

Jane McKeating and Alice Kettle who

will present in detail the making of key

selected pieces within the exhibition.

Image: Hello, How Are You. This talk will

be held in Palm Court 5, which is only

accessible by stairs.

Thursday

Silk Ribbon Embroidery:

A Basket of Roses

Heather Wright, Love Ribbons

Join Heather Wright and learn about silk

ribbon embroidery. The two-hour session

will start with a short introduction of

silk ribbon embroidery, how to transfer

a design using a lightbox and an

inexpensive method of transferring

designs without a lightbox plus a

short history of ribbons, the difference

between silk and satin, embroidery

stitches unique to silk ribbon embroidery

and different materials and equipment

that are used. You will then have a

basket of roses project to complete,

or take home to finish. Suitable for

beginners.

Wednesday

Silk Shading Maple Leaf Embroidery

Bella Lane

As the name implies, needle painting (or

silk shading) is the art of painting with

needles and coloured threads, achieving

a naturalistic image of flora, fauna and

even human and animal forms. When

worked correctly the end result with

this technique is lifelike, smooth and

shiny. Join the group for this two-hour

workshop to gain an indispensable

insight into this beautiful and highly

satisfying technique. You will be working

this delicate leaf on pure hand-woven

linen. As the work is very fine, please

do remember to bring your stitching

glasses. Confident beginners and

upwards welcome.

Friday

Simple, Lined Shoulder Bag

Claire Tyler

A great project for a beginner, learn to

use the sewing machine and stitch this

useful bag during this 2 hour workshop.

The bag is fully lined and the perfect

size for shopping, the beach or a laptop

– learn to sew and be inspired to go on

and make more. This class is being held

in Palm Court 4 which is only accessible

by stairs.

Wednesday & Saturday

Soutache Jewellery

Marta Zajkowska

Soutache is traditional embroidery using

special double cord called soutache

and variety of beads, pearls or crystals.

Soutache can be curved and shaped

into many patterns and is essentially a

textile. In this 2-hour class, you will learn

to stitch cords and elements together

and learn how the loops, swirls and beads

all combine to create unique elegant

jewellery. After the workshop you will

know how to create a soutache motif on

necklaces, earrings, brooches and learn

many more useful tips to make more

advanced project. Suitable for beginners.

Sunday

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Stitch a ‘Remember Me’ Cushion from

a Shirt

Barley Massey

‘Remember Me’ is a personal service

offered by Barley to help people

transform items of sentimental clothing

into comforting items and gifts for loved

ones. During this class you will create

a cushion of your own design using

your own shirt and a sewing machine

(Barley will bring shirts too if you don’t

have one). Whilst you sew, Barley will

give insight into her service and share

thoughts on poetic and healing upcycling

ideas. Suitable for any level, including

children capable of using a sewing

machine independently.

Wednesday

Stitch and Papercraft Christmas Cards

Beatrice James

Three different crafts will be taught –

cross stitch embroidery on perforated

paper, teabag folding (which uses

squares of decorative paper) and iris

folding (which uses strips of decorative

paper). You will use these techniques

to create three different cards each

with a Christmas tree theme to make

Christmas special! Suitable for any level

including children.

Wednesday

Stitch in Fashion: A RSN Insight

Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Royal School of

Needlework

Embroidery comes in and out of fashion.

This talk will feature something of

the history of embroidery in fashion,

what you need to think about when

embroidering for fashion and then give

examples of embroidery in 2016 fashion

and some of the celebrities who have

been seen wearing it. This talk will be in

Palm Court 5 which is only accessible by

stairs.

Saturday

Stitch your Own Pretty Top from a Shirt

Barley Massey

Transform a man’s shirt into a pretty

feminine top using simple cutting and

machine sewing .This is a quick and

easy project for absolute beginners and

new stitchers. Feel free to bring along

your own men’s shirt for transformation

although there will also be back up

shirts and a selection of pretty scarves

for the straps! Suitable for beginners

and children capable of using a sewing

machine independently.

Friday

Terrific Trouser Tips

Celia Banks

This is a one-hour demonstration that

will help you achieve better results when

making trousers. From choosing the

correct size pattern through to finishing

techniques, you will be shown how to

identify fitting issues and how to solve

them. You will also be shown a variety of

interfacings suitable for waistbands and

other options for getting a comfortable

fit around the waist, no matter what you

size or shape. Suitable for any level. This

talk is being held in Palm Court 5 which

is only accessible by stairs.

Friday

The Owl & The Pussy Cat: Felt the Pussy

Fi Oberon

This is a fabulous introduction to the

craft of sculpting with wool. Learn to

shape and create small details such as

cats ears and add charm with surface

pattern. Suitable for any level.

Thursday

The Owl & The Pussy Cat: Needle Felt

the Owl

Fi Oberon

This is a great introduction to needle

felting. Learn how to mould and

sculpt with wool using a simple felting

needle. Apply surface pattern to create

character and charm. Suitable for

any level.

Thursday

Thoughtful Dressmaking: Planning Your

Sewing & Sustainable Fashion

Wendy Ward

Do you actually wear all the clothes

that you sew? Wendy is a big believer

in everyday dressmaking and will be

talking about how to better plan your

sewing so that all that time and effort

isn’t wasted on clothes that just hang in

your wardrobe or are kept ‘for best’. It’s

a concept that is closely linked to ideas

about sustainable fashion so Wendy will

be talking more about how and why she

is so passionate about it. This talk will be

held in Palm Court 5 accessible by stairs

only.

Thursday

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Thread Catcher and Pin Cushion

Celia Banks

In this workshop you will make a fabric

patchwork pin cushion and thread

catcher bin. The finished article can

be used at the side of your machine

or across the arm of a sofa and is

extremely useful to take to sewing

classes. Using coordinating quilting

cottons, the project will be completed up

to the point of filling the pincushion. This

can be completed at home using a filling

of choice such as dry rice, lentils or silver

sand. Suitable for any level, including

children capable of using a sewing

machine independently.

Wednesday

Tie-Dyeing Fun, Customise a Tote

Terry Harper

Learn the wonderful variations of tiedyeing

that you can imprint on your

t-shirts and plain fabrics. You will be

shown the skills and will each have a go

at creating a design on a tote shopping

bag which you will then dye in class and

take home with you to open up. Learn

to create complex patterns. Once you

have the hang of it, you will be able to

experiment with colour and designs at

home. Suitable for any level including

children aged 12 plus.

Thursday

Tissue Fitting for Busy People

Celia Banks

This is a one-hour practical

demonstration and explanation of the

principles and techniques of tissuefitting

commercial sewing patterns

for the best results, using the Palmer

Pletsch system. You will be shown how to

measure effectively so that the correct

size of pattern is chosen and then

be given an overview of the process,

using a specific fitting pattern, gingham

bodices and fashion patterns. There will

be demonstrations of several common

alterations and examples of many useful

tools. The session is suitable for all

abilities and will help you gain confidence

in altering patterns. This talk is being

held in Palm Court 5 which is only

accessible by stairs.

Friday

Transform Scarves: Free Motion Quilt a

Laptop Cover

Barley Massey

Transform scarves into practical and

attractive envelope style bags to protect

your laptop or tablet. This class also

introduces ‘freestyle machine quilting’

which is the process of sewing designs

through layers of fabric and wadding

using a free motion or darning foot

on the sewing machine with the feed

dogs down so you move the fabric in

any direction you like. Choose from a

selection of attractive pre loved scarves,

stitch and assemble with Barley’s

guidance. No cutting required!

Saturday

Trouser Zips Made Easy

Claire Tyler

If you have ever struggled with fly zips,

such as those in jeans and trousers,

then come along to this workshop and

learn lots of tips that will make it easier

to handle. You will follow step by step

instructions with Claire’s expert guidance

to insert a sample fly zip to take home

and keep as reference for next time

you make trousers. Suitable for any

level sewers that are comfortable

using a sewing machine. This class is

in association with The McCall Pattern

Company and SEW TODAY.

Sunday

Uniquely Styled Covered Notebook

Terry Harper

Create an exquisitely covered notebook

which will wow all your friends and

colleagues when used at a meeting.

Using a combination of fabric and paper,

you will create a fashionable handy item

you will be proud of. Learning the skills

for tying and spinning, you will be able

to make more unique elite notebooks as

self-designed gifts. Suitable for any level

including children age 10 plus.

Sunday

Upcycle Ties into a Tote Bag

Barley Massey

Learn how to upcycle men’s ties into a

stylish lined bag using a sewing machine

in this 90 minute class. There will be a

collection of inspiring pre-prepared ties

(unpicked and stabilized) to choose

from. The class covers piecing together

the ties on the machine, cutting out your

patchwork using a simple bag pattern,

assembling the pattern pieces, adding

a lining and handles – walk away with a

unique shopping bag! Suitable for those

familiar with using sewing machine.

Thursday

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Vintage Style Cushion with Concealed

Zip

Sandra Togher, The Bowery

Using lovely reclaimed fabrics with

matching zip, you will be taught how to

put in the perfect concealed zip that

doesn’t require any fancy feet. Cushion

inners are not provided, but we will be

making the cover to fit an 18x18” (46

x 46cm) Please note: Although this

workshop is aimed at beginners and

improvers, you will need to be familiar in

how to use a sewing machine. This class

is being held in Palm Court 4, which is

only accessible by stairs.

Saturday

Vintage Style Piped Bolster Cushion

Sandra Togher, The Bowery

Using lovely reclaimed fabrics and a

selection of contrasting bindings you will

learn the easiest way to do piping that

doesn’t require any fancy feet. Cushion

inners are not provided, but we will be

making the cover to fit a cushion of

L16” x Dia 6” (41cm x15cm) Please note:

Although this workshop is aimed at

beginners and improvers, you will need

to be familiar in how to use a sewing

machine.

Friday

Wavy Clutch with Contrast Lining

Sue Cotten

In this workshop you will learn how to

make an eye-catching felt clutch bag

with an attractive wavy detail on the

front flap revealing the contrasting

lining. Your kit will include, felt fabric,

pattern and instructions. We will provide

everything else you will need to make

the clutch. After the workshop you

should be able to make other clutch

bags to match outfits, or even as

gifts. Basic sewing machine skills will

be required for this workshop which is

suitable for any level including children

capable of using a sewing machine

independently.

Saturday

Wet Felt a Festoon of Flowers

Flews Group

Learn how to make a wet felted cord

and silk embellished flowers using a

resist. The flowers will be felted to the

cord. The Festoon of Felted Flowers can

be used as a curtain tie back, decoration

for a mirror or as a necklace. Advice will

be given about shrinkage and choice

of fibres. Suitable for any level, including

children aged 10+

Thursday

Wet Felt a Frilly Flower

Flews Group

Using short merino fibers and silk

hankies learn how to make a two

layered flower with a felted centre using

wet felting techniques. Suitable for any

level including children.

Saturday

Wet Felted Woolly Wrist Warmers

Flews Group

Learn how to blend colours and create

patterns in felt making, using hand dyed

merino fibers and wet felting techniques

to create a pair of woolly wrist warmers.

Suitable for any level.

Wednesday

Wet Felting: Create a Colourful

Needlecase

Laura Guida

In this session we will use wet felting

techniques to create colourful felt using

merino wool and silk fibres. The felt

will be stitched together with inner felt

leaves to create a needlecase with a

bead fastening. This session will provide

an introduction to feltmaking and is

suitable for all levels including children

aged 10 plus.

Saturday

Wildflowers in Stumpwork

Kay Dennis

There is nothing so uplifting than the

sight of a field of wild flowers, bright

red poppies, glorious blue cornflowers,

perfectly white daisies and sunny yellow

buttercups. Using simple embroidery

stitches, different padding techniques

and wires to create free standing petals,

this class will help you create your

own field of sunshine. You will be able

to start the background stitches and

each of the flowers, and will be given a

comprehensive booklet on finishing your

project at home. Suitable for any level..

Wednesday

Wired Satin Ribbon Roses for Bouquets

Heather Wright, Love Ribbons

Join Heather Wright from Love Ribbon

and learn how to make ribbon roses

for decoration and/or for celebrations.

This one hour workshop will start with

a look at the different types of ribbon

and which are best to use, the difference

between dressmaker roses and wired

roses and then how to make a ribbon

leaf including folded and wired. The

project can be completed or taken home

to finish. All materials and instructions

provided. Suitable for beginners.

Thursday

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Zip It: Concealed and Lapped

Zips Made Easy

Katya Essery, Sew Pretty

This is a workshop designed for people

who have used a sewing machine in the

past or people with basic sewing skills

wanting to take the next step forward.

You will learn how to sew lapped and

concealed zips, using different sewing

machine feet and become more familiar

with different sewing techniques. Suitable

for intermediate level it is a 90 minute

class, held in Palm Court 4, which is only

accessible by stairs.

Thursday

Zipperdi Do Dah

Alysn Midgelow Marsden

Upcycle old zippers by creating a needle

felted surface using lovely coloured wool

tops which twist and swirl around the zip.

Add simple, bold stitching and beads, et

viola! A broach, necklace, embroidered

panel, book cover - the choice is yours.

Suitable for any level.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

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