Sunday, 14 September 2014

Christmas Classes

Classes Starting in November

We have some great, super practical classes rolling out in November and early Dec to allow you to get ahead on your Christmas making, or whip up some really useful and lovely household items that will have you basking in a saintly homemade glow on the run up to Christmas.

We have some lovely Christmas fabrics in The Workroom at the moment - those elves and Christmas puddings are flying out the door do don't get left with an empty stocking!

Pop Up Retro 1950's Pinny Class 

We're kicking off with a purely indulgent class to make this totally fabulous 1950's Retro Pinny. Why not treat yourself before all the frazzle of Christmas is upon us? We're pretty sure that wearing this pinny can transform even the most chaotic harried Christmas Chef into a poised 1950's super housewife in the kitchen! Prawn Cocktail and a Sweet Sherry anyone?

This is a two morning class on the 3rd and 10th Nov from 10am - 1pm, £60 to incl the pattern

Availability: Spaces

Pop Up Scarf Class - Wed 5th Nov 10am - 12pm

This class is the perfect pressie preparation. Learn how to make a hand finished infinity style snood scarf from your favourite fabrics. These scarves come together quickly and make fabulous presents for female family members and friends as they can be perfectly customised for the wearer. They're also super snug which will be perfect for your evening plans on November 5th - this class is 10am - 12pm on the 5th Nov. £25.00.

Availability: 2 spaces

Pop Up Ironing Board Covers - Thurs 6th Nov 10am - 1pm

Ooh this little project is such fun. Take a boring but super practical mini ironing board and transform it! These little boards are loved by sewing people but also are great for students, utility rooms, and anyone who is allergic to wrestling with their big ironing board!

It's a quick and fun project and we're looking forward to super individual ironing boards tailored for their recipients - we have some lovely man-fabric in stock at the moment if anyone wants to gift the man in their life?! he he.

Thursday 6th Nov 10am - 1pm £25, just bring your sewing machine ( or book ours), mini coard and fabric of choice (2FQ)

Availability: Spaces

Cathedral Windows  - Thurs 13th, 27th Nov, 4th Dec 10am - 12pm

In this workshop you will learn how to produce this lovely three dimensional block using a mix of hand and sewing machine work. Using origami-like folding, manipulating and stitching squares of plain fabric and inserting pieces of patterned fabric you will explore the beautiful hand patchwork technique of cathedral windows. This classic block looks complicated but is deceptively simple once you understand the technique. You will create cathedral window block that you will be able to extend to make a table runner or cushion. This technique can be used to make really lovely Christmas decorations for your home.

This class is taught by Claire Wheeler.

10am – 12pm 
13th Nov, 27th Nov, 4th Dec.
Availability: One space

Fabric Pocket Advent Calendars - Sat 15th and 29th Nov 10am - 2pm

This is such a lovely project. It's one of those makes that you always think you'd like to get round to but don't - so make this the year before those kids or Grandchildren get too big to enjoy a rummage in these inviting advent pockets! This is a real heirloom piece, there is something so special about bringing a handmade piece like this out year after year.

Sat 15th and 29th Nov 10am - 2pm £55.00
Availability: Spaces

Fabric Covered Lampshades

Learn how to make a fabric covered lampshade. No sewing required, just fast fun fabric indulgence. These shades are great presents, kids love a customised lampshade in their favourite theme and grown ups too!

Monday 17th Nov
10am - 12.30pm
£45.00 incl all kit
Availability: 3 spaces

Felt Christmas Wreath - Saturday 22nd November 10.30am - 1pm

This a totally relaxing feel good class. Make a modern or traditional indoor Christmas Wreath to match your decor. Felty balls, shiny ribbons and christmassy fabric...........what's not to like? Come and join us and stock up on some zen before Dec kicks in!

Sat 22nd Nov 10.30am - 1pm. £25.00 
Availability: Spaces

Quilted Hot Water Bottle Covers - Tues 25th November 10am - 1pm

These are one of those presents that always delight. Learn how to make these lovely hot water bottle covers. Make a personalised version for all the special people in your life who you want to tuck up warm and cosy on those winter nights. Practise your machine quilting and binding and enjoy this fun little seasonal make.

25th November 10am - 1pm £35.00
Availability: 3 spaces

Christmas Table Placemats - Wed 3rd Dec 10am - 1pm 

Gorgeous linen table placemats for your seasonal table. These mats use a modern version of the classic snowball block to make stylish classy mats in linen that will wash and wear better and better with age. Another make that you will thank yourself for for years to come.

Wednesday 3rd December 10am- 1pm, £35.00
Availability: Spaces

** This class can be linked with the Christmas table Runner Class on Sat 6th Dec, book both for 10% saving**

Christmas Table Runner - Sat 6th Dec 10am - 2pm 

Gorgeous linen table runner for your seasonal table which looks great as a decoration or is super practical for serving up your Christmas dinner.  Another make that you will thank yourself for for years to come.

Saturday 6th December 10am- 2pm, £45.00
Availability: Spaces

** This class can be linked with the Christmas table mats Class on Wed 3rd Dec, book both for 10% saving**