Workshop Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
Please read these updated terms and conditions carefully. Last minute cancellations have caused considerable inconvenience and loss of revenue for us and for our tutors. Consequently we have revised our class booking arrangements in line with terms offered by other organisations running workshops and tuition.
1. You may book via our website or by telephone, or in person at the shop.
2. Full payment will be required to secure your place on a day workshop. For courses, a 50% deposit is required to secure your place, with the balance of the full fee being paid two weeks before the date of the first session of the course.
3. Workshop fees are not transferable to other workshops.
4. If you are unable to attend, we cannot offer a refund.*
5. If we are obliged to cancel any classes, your money will be refunded in full.
*If you are unable to attend a workshop or a course, but you can find a replacement, we will refund your money as soon as your replacement pays the appropriate fees.
Bookings for workshops are taken on the understanding that you have read and accepted the above terms and conditions.
Beginners Introduction to Quilts with Sarah Harris
Learn to make a simple quilt over the course of the three evenings. You will be taught how to to use rotary cutting equipment, to cut and piece simple patchwork, and then you will quilt, bind and finish your project.
This course requires a sewing machine – use one of ours or bring your own.
We will look at fabrics, waddings, threads, measuring, stitching and finishing techniques.
This course will get you started on adventures with patchwork and give you a basic grounding in the principles of quilting.
Thursday 17th/24th/31st October
FULL - please call shop to go on Waiting List
Embroidery with Kirsten Hill-Nixon
Lovely gentle hand stitching, Bring along your felted picture from a previous workshop, or stitch into coloured fabric, to produce a picture inspired by the examples.
Saturday 19th October
10:00 - 3:30
Learn to Knit Socks with David Harris
Learn how to knit a sock in the round, including the use of double-pointed needles, turning the heel and grafting the toe. Bring along a set of 2.5mm double-pointed needles and a ball of 4-ply sock wool.
Saturday 2nd November
10:00 - 3:30
Little Bags with Sarah Harris
Learn to make a useful 3D patchwork bag with either a zip or a bound edge at our one day workshop, then make others at home, in various sizes, from the basic pattern. You will find endless uses for these pretty little bags, and they make lovely gifts too. Please ask for requirements.
Sunday 3rd November
Stitched Felt Christmas Decorations with Geraldine Hargreaves
Make a selection of festive decorations using felt. No experience needed as you will be guided through the process from start to finish. Templates will be provided, along with all materials, felt, thread, embroidery silks, needles and stuffing. At the end of the day you will take away a gorgeous decoration to hang on your Christmas tree.
Saturday 9th November
10:00 - 3:30
Fabric Advent Calenders with Sarah Harris
Make a fabulous stitched advent calendar over 2 evening sessions to use year after year. Decorate it with buttons, beads, bells and prepare it ready for hanging up.
Session 1: Cut out and sew the advent calendar pockets, then layer up with wadding and backing. Take your project home to embellish and quilt. Full instructions will be provided.
Session 2: Finish making your calendar: fit the binding and hanging sleeve. Then discuss ideas for filling the pockets!
Wednesday 13th & 20th November
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Needle Felted Christmas with Kirsten Hill-Nixon
Learn the needlefelting technique on this one day workshop. Choose from a selection of Christmas ornament designs, with the aim of making two or three in a day. This workshop is ideal for beginners, or for those who fancy expanding their needle felted repertoire. All materials are provided.
Saturday 16th November
Crocheted Wreaths with Angie Loach
As an intermediate crocheter, come along and develop your skills to make a seasonal crocheted wreath. This one day workshop will cover all the techniques needed, including how to crochet flowers.
This workshop is suitable for those who have prior crochet knowlege, or who have been on the 'Beginner Crochet' workshop.
Saturday 23rd November
Learn to Spin with Sarah Harris
On this one day workshop you will learn how to spin and ply a ball of yarn. The day covers carding, and spinning on a spindle, great wheel and treadle-driven flyer wheel. You can bring your own wheel or you are welcome to use one of ours. Materials are provided.
Sunday 1st December