Workshops

  1. ‏About our Workshops

All the sewing ones do require you to bring your sewing machine though we do have a couple here that you may use.

As our workshops provided by fabulous tutors are growing increasingly popular and because we only take 6 on each workshop for a cosy, informal feel they do tend to fill up rather quickly – if there is one that you are interested in which is full please drop me a line – I can put you on a list should there be a last minute cancellation or if there are a few interested we may be able to squeeze in an extra workshop or tell you first when we get new dates.

We can arrange bespoke workshops or Crafternoons just for you, crafty hen parties are popular as are our Eventful Evenings so please get intouch to discuss further.

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS – MANAGED TO GET AS FAR AS MARCH BUT STILL PLENTY MORE TUTORS TO ADD DATES!!

PICS WILL FOLLOW ONCE I’VE GOT DATES FINISHED,THEN ONLINE BOOKING – message me in the meantime via FB page or 07890017715 (text is best)

 

GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE with Carole McPhillips

Saturday 5 January 1-4pm £35 incl lunch and all materials

if you are getting/did get a sewing machine for Christmas then this one is for you – aimed at total beginners to those returning to sewing or upgraded to a new machine and looking to gain confidence.

NUNO  FELTED SCARF with Erika, Textile Arts

Tuesday 8 January 10-4pm £59.95 incl lunch and all materials

Join textile artist Erika and let your imagination loose as you create a piece of art you can wear or a wall hanging using silks, wool tops and chiffons to make a statement scarf, this can also be embellished with beads – if you like a bit of sparkle.

LEATHER HANDLED TOTE BAG with Hole House

Saturday 12 January 10 -4pm £79.95 incl all bag bits and lunch

This is a good bag to get started with if you are new to bag making  – you will need your sewing machine, chosen fabrics and thread, Emma will show you how to cut out a pattern, pattern match and finish off with coloured leather handles.

FABRIC TAXIDERMY HARE with Freyja

Monday 14-Tuesday 15 January 10-4pm £120 incl all materials and lunch

Freyja returns after the success of her bird workshop to work on a larger project – a hare. day one will be spent making the form and binding it then day two will be embellishing and stitching on vintage fabrics and laces as well as being able to rummage through our stash which includes cottons, tweeds, sari silks, chiffons and wool selvedge.

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 17 January 12 – 3pm or 5.30 – 8.30pm £2.50 to come add ons include cheese board £3.50 and taster crafts from £3.50

SEWING SKILLS with Carole McPhillips  (MONTHLY EVENT)

Monday 28 January 6-9pm £35.00 incl supper

Join Carole as she takes on a new sewing skill every month.

BECOME A WEAVER with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 30 – Thursday 31 January 10-4pm £120.00 incl all materials & lunches

Join our favourite weaver Jan and learn how to dress a loom on day one then start weaving on day two. Jan has three 8 shaft looms that can be booked or you can bring your own (though please check direct with Jan if it is suitable). Day two will be spent experimenting with colour, texture and patterns. you can expect to take home a scarf width/length of fabric.

FABRIC TAXIDERMY – BIRDS with Freyja

Tuesday 5 February 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

This is a great introduction to creating animal forms – you transform paper and wire into a form bind with wool, create wire legs and then embellish your bird either as real bird or a fantasy creature. You will get one bird made, the more speedy may get time to start another or a mouse.

BECOME A WEAVER with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 February 10-4pm £120.00 incl all materials & lunches

Join our favourite weaver Jan is back – we have popped two of these in as the first filled up so quick. Learn how to dress a loom on day one then start weaving on day two, you can bring your own (though please check direct with Jan if it is suitable). Day two will be spent experimenting with colour, texture and patterns. you can expect to take home a scarf width/length of fabric.

 

PLUMPTON PURSE with Hole House

Tuesday 12 February 10-2pm £45 incl all bag bits and lunch

Emma’s second visit sees the Plumpton Purse _ a plump leather ended zipped pouch with a wire frame that lends itself to many uses from cosmetics to sewing bits! they make really useful pressies too!!

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 14 February 12 – 3pm or 5.30 – 8.30pm £2.50 to come add ons include cheese board £3.50 and taster crafts from £3.50

SEWING SKILLS with Carole McPhillips (MONTHLY EVENT)

Monday 25 FEBRUARY 6-9pm £35.00 incl supper

Join Carole as she takes on a new sewing skill every month.

FELTED WRIST WARMERS with Erika Textile Arts

Tuesday 26 February 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Join Erika and learn how to create a pair of wrist warmers in one piece using the wet felted method with silks and wool tops – Erika has lots of wonderful colours as do we, so you can be as colourful or muted as you choose – these will be thick, warm and fit you – well, like a glove!

MACHINE EMBROIDERY with Delicate Stitches

Saturday 2 March 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Discover the limitless possibilities of drawing with a sewingmachine. Local artist Helen Walsh will take you through the process of creating beautiful machine embroidered and appliquéd textile drawings. there’s a variety of patterns to choose or you can create your own.

You will need your sewing machine, a free motion/darning foot and know how to drop the feed dogs.

CURTAIN MASTERCLASS with Sew it Seams

Sunday 3 March 10-4pm £65 incl all materials and lunch

Bring you sewing machine andLearn how to cut fabric easily including patten matching and joining fabric. You will make one small sample pair of curtains. One curtain will be all machine stitched including pinch pleat heading tape the other will be hand sewn in and buckram heading tape used.

PLUMPTON PURSE with Hole House

Tuesday 5 March 10-2pm £45 incl all bag bits and lunch

Emma’s third visit sees the Plumpton Purse as the original filled up so quickly we added in another, this is  a plump leather ended zipped pouch with a wire frame that lends itself to many uses from cosmetics to sewing bits! they make really useful pressies too!!

EXPLORING COLOUR, PATTERN & TEXTURE with Jan Beadle

Saturday 9 March 10-4pm £59.95 incl lunch and all materials

Jan has dressed all the looms so you are ready to get weaving and experiment with pattern and colour, suitable for those wishing to try weaving on an Ashford four shaft tabletop loom or for those wishing to try out patterns and colours.

TWO DAY TOTE with Hole House

Sunday 17 – Monday 18th March £155 incl all bag bits and lunches

This is based on our earlier one day tote but has the additions of a recessed zip closure, feet and a reinforced bottom. You will need your sewing machine, chosen fabrics and threads.

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 21 March 12 – 3pm or 5.30 – 8.30pm £2.50 to come add ons include cheese board £3.50 and taster crafts from £3.50

FELT EASTER WREATH with Lynne Dare

Sunday 24 March 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Lynne returns after the success of last year’s teddies and robins to teach this fab Easter decoration – you all know I love a wreath – this one with be embellished with Easter Themed decoration stitched from quality wool felt and embellished with beads and embroidery.

SEWING SKILLS with Carole McPhillips (MONTHLY EVENT)

Monday 25 March 6-9pm £35.00 incl supper

Join Carole as she takes on a new sewing skill every month.

EASTER RABBIT with Lynne Dare

Sunday 14 April 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunch

Join our Queen of Felt; Lynne to make this super adorable Easter Rabbit. Made from quality wool felt and complete with scarf and carrot.

CRAFT CLUB (MONTHLY EVENT)

Thursday 18 April 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50, add ons incl cheese board £3.50 and taster crafts from £3.50 with Jan Bead

 

WEAVE YOUR OWN TWEED & MAKE A BAG with Jan Beadle & Hole House

Monday 29-Tuesday 30 April £125 incl all materials

Day one will be spent with Jan weaving a wider than normal width of tweed, this is suitable for beginners to weaving and sewing (as long as you have used a sewing machine) the morning will be experimenting with colour then weaving a piece in the afternoon of your chosen colour and pattern.

Day two will be making your tweed into a bag – a wooden framed clutch bag with Hole House

WOODEN FRAMED CLUTCH BAG – with Hole House

Wednesday 1 May 10-2pm £49.95 incl all bag hardware and lunch

join Emma to make this popular sized clutch bag, suitable for beginners just bring your sewing machine and choice of fabrics.

SHIBORI SCARF with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 8- Thursday 9 May 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials and lunches

This two day workshop sees you experiment with colour & technique on the first day you will unveil your sample scarf on the second day after it has been washed and dried overnight for you. you will then pick out the elements you like and weave your final piece.

FABRIC & THREAD LANDSCAPES with Delicate Stitches

Wednesday 15 May £59.95 10-4pm incl all materials & lunch

Helen will bring her stash and I have mine to allow you to create a picture using colours and textures, you can machine embroider, hand embroider, embellish with beads.

CRAFT CLUB (MONTHLY EVENT)

Thursday 16 May 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

Come along for £2.50 add ons include cheese board £3.50, taster crafts from £3.50

LEATHER HANDLED MESSENGER BAG with Hole House

Sunday  19 May 10-4pm £89.95 incl all bag bits & lunch

join emma for this new take on an old favourite- funky coloured leather straps transform this into a statement piece.

KESWICK CLUTCH with Hole House

Saturday 8 or Tuesday 11 June 10-2pm £65 including all bag bits and lunch

Emma is back her own designed Keswick Clutch, a handy clutch bag with leather wristlet strap and a zipped back pocket.  Just bring your sewing machine and chosen fabrics.

 

WEAVE A SILK SCARF with Jan Beadle

Wednesday 12 or Thursday 13 June 10-4pm £59.95 incl all materials

Jan brings her Ashford looms back, this time they are warped up with silk and you will weave with silks to create your own designed silk scarf

CRAFT CLUB (monthly event)

Thursday 20 June 12-3pm or 5.30-8.30pm

BOXY CLUTCH with Hole House

Tuesday 2 July 10-1pm £45 incl all bag bits

This is a no-sew bag, bring your chosen fabric and using a frame with a hard shell create a stylish lined clutch bag

HOUNDSTOOTH & PINWHEEL PATTERNS with Jan Beadle

Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 July 10-4pm £120

Jan  brings her looms back – all warped up and ready for you to try out these designs – one day on a four shaft and the other day try an eight shaft to create these stunning patterns