Courses

Fancy learning something new or brushing up your existing skills?

Courses

Fancy learning something new or brushing up your existing skills?

How we run our courses

All courses and lessons are run on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis. This is such a better way for you to learn and feeling free to ask questions whilst enjoying personal tuition. Classes are run throughout the year with skilled tutors who are chosen for being lovely, patient people, which is really what you need when trying to learn a new skill.

Our well-equipped room has new Janome sewing machines available and students are welcome to use all of our quality haberdashery items.

Terms and Conditions for all our courses can be found here.

Knitting Courses

Have you ever wanted to learn knitting or maybe you never quite got the knack? A friendly, gentle approach is all you need to learn the how and soon you’ll be knitting up a storm…

Beginners Knitting

Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, you will learn about the different weights of yarn, the knitting needles required and how to get that yarn onto one of them!

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

You’ll soon know your knit from your purl – the start of a lovely piece of knitting.

Beginners Knitting

Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, you will learn about the different weights of yarn, the knitting needles required and how to get that yarn onto one of them!

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

You’ll soon know your knit from your purl – the start of a lovely piece of knitting.

Crochet Courses

If you think a hook and a chain is something you find on a boat, you need our Beginner’s Crochet class…

Beginners crochet square in pink, blue and green wool

Beginners Crochet

Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, pick up a hook and learn to crochet like you’ve always wanted! You will learn the basic foundation stitch building to make the traditional Granny square.

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Practice really does make things perfect!

Beginners Crochet

Beginners crochet square in pink, blue and green wool

Designed with the absolute beginner in mind, pick up a hook and learn to crochet like you’ve always wanted! You will learn the basic foundation stitch building to make the traditional Granny square.

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Practice really does make things perfect!

Sewing Courses

Not everyone finds it easy to do buttonholes, insert a zip or cut out a pattern – but you will after just a few classes…

Close up of sewing machine

Make friends with your machine

You have this amazing object before you – but what can it do? Learn all the basics – how to set it up, use and look after it properly and make a simple drawstring bag handy for your bits and bobs!

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Make a…

A beginner’s course to take you from selecting the right pattern and fabric for a design, cutting and stitching to complete a simple garment.

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

How to… do buttonholes

In this workshop you will soon enjoy finding how easy it is to use your machine to make a variety of buttonhole styles.

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Make friends with your machine

Close up of sewing machine

You have this amazing object before you – but what can it do? Learn all the basics – how to set it up, use and look after it properly and make a simple drawstring bag handy for your bits and bobs! Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Make a…

A beginner’s course to take you from selecting the right pattern and fabric for a design, cutting and stitching to complete a simple garment. Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

How to… do buttonholes

In this workshop you will soon enjoy finding how easy it is to use your machine to make a variety of buttonhole styles. Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

How to…insert a zip

In this technical workshop, you will learn which is the correct machine foot in order to neatly insert a concealed (invisible) or regular zip into a garment or a bag.
Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

How to…insert a zip

In this technical workshop, you will learn which is the correct machine foot in order to neatly insert a concealed (invisible) or regular zip into a garment or a bag. Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Patchwork and Quilting Courses

Designed for the beginner, all these courses and workshops will enable you to learn the correct method of measuring and cutting fabric, stitching together in a design, binding, sashing, backing and quilting your project. Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Quilt a Bag

Come and make a beautiful quilted patchwork bag with tuition from Sally Stevens!

Bring your own material (or we have lots of gorgeous fat quarters in stock for you to buy). This course runs over 3 weeks.

Sudoku Quilt

Learn to Quilt and make a beautiful Sudoku design quilt or hanging. Expert tuition by Sally Stevens, you will learn all the techniques from cutting, piecing together and quilting. 

All equipment is provided other than fabric which you will choose or bring your own. 3 week course.

Suffolk Puffs

You will learn this beautiful quilted technique from scratch to create a cushion pad or quilt.

Quilt a Bag

Come and make a beautiful quilted patchwork bag with tuition from Sally Stevens!

Bring your own material (or we have lots of gorgeous fat quarters in stock for you to buy). This course runs over 3 weeks.

Sudoku Quilt

Learn to Quilt and make a beautiful Sudoku design quilt or hanging. Expert tuition by Sally Stevens, you will learn all the techniques from cutting, piecing together and quilting. 

All equipment is provided other than fabric which you will choose or bring your own. 3 week course.

Suffolk Puffs

You will learn this beautiful quilted technique from scratch to create a cushion pad or quilt.

Foundation Paper Piecing

Make a fabulous Jubilee Union flag block with Sally Stevens, learning the technique of Foundation Paper Piecing.

You will produce a lovely block suitable for transformation into a cushion or maybe something decorative for the window.

Freemotion Quilting

It’s not as hard as you think to use a sewing machine to ‘draw’ patterns, initials or designs on your quilted work – especially under the expert tuition of Sally Stevens.

All materials are provided, even the machine, though you’re welcome to bring your own. 4 hour workshop.

Foundation Paper Piecing

Make a fabulous Jubilee Union flag block with Sally Stevens, learning the technique of Foundation Paper Piecing.

You will produce a lovely block suitable for transformation into a cushion or maybe something decorative for the window.

Freemotion Quilting

It’s not as hard as you think to use a sewing machine to ‘draw’ patterns, initials or designs on your quilted work – especially under the expert tuition of Sally Stevens.

All materials are provided, even the machine, though you’re welcome to bring your own. 4 hour workshop.

Creative Workshops

From felted gifts and string art to learning the soothing art of Japanese Sashiko embroidery…

Now taught as either a 1:1 or 2:1 lesson.

Japanese Sashiko Embroidery

This is a beautiful, mindful art of Japanese hand embroidery – learning the special techniques needed to create a piece to be proud of. Subarashī (wonderful)!

String Art

Using a hammer, nails and thread, you will create a beautiful piece of artwork to gift or keep.

Japanese Sashiko Embroidery

This is a beautiful, mindful art of Japanese hand embroidery – learning the special techniques needed to create a piece to be proud of. Subarashī (wonderful)!

String Art

Using a hammer, nails and thread, you will create a beautiful piece of artwork to gift or keep.

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