Sunday, 17 May 2015

Summer Classes

This time of year when the sun is shining ( hopefully) and we are all out and about outside we try and pack our schedule full of fun, fast one day classes with 'make in a day projects'...or 'sew in a deckchair' projects.

There's lots of lovely sewing to be had over the next 3 months ahead of the August break. Check out our classes with spaces if you fancy some sunny summer sewing x ( details on the classes page here)

Teens Bunting

A great 'first' sewing machine project for 10 - 15 year olds. Spend a morning making a length of bespoke bunting for your bedroom and build your confidence using the sewing machine at the same time. This class is suitable for kids moving up from Miss Stitch with some sewing machine experience, but they do not need to be confidently sewing aided - this class is heavily tutored to get them happy using the machine and sewing.

We also have an Adults Summer Garden Party Bunting Class where we will tackle the same project...a great 'confidence booster'; on the sewing machine or just enjoy some summer frivolous sewing fun

Cathedral Windows ( am and pm)

This is a perfect summer sewing project. It looks really complicated but is lovely and straightforward to put together under Claire's patient tuition. Its a hand sewing project and it's a scrap buster too, a fun technique to make pin cushions, cushion covers etc.

English Paper Piecing Workshop

This is my summer sewing of choice. It's portable, it's hand sewing, it can be as big or small a project. Make a quilt, make a cushion, learn how to draft your own patterns or try out one of ours...from wagon wheels to rose stars or stick with a classic hexagon.....for new to EPPers up to experienced EPPers wanting to try a new pattern or sew with a group.

Fabric Lanyard Keyrings

A super quick, super useful class - learm how to make a fabric key chain or lanyard. Finally get your keys organised, colour code, personalise, give away as a gift....this is such a great skill to have and it's a fun quick project...come and play x

Crochet or Knitting Needle Wraps

Come and make a crochet or knitting needle wrap with Victoria. This is such a great project as you can mix it up and make anything from a roll for colouring pencils on the go for a little person, to make up brushes for a bigger well as finally finding a place to store all your knitting or crochet equipment in one handy to get to place. As usual with Vics classes the delight will be in the detail. Add hexi embellishment or embroidery touches...

By Ali 

Make a Baby Quilt In a Day

If you are working or looking after little people during the week, sign up for our baby quilt in a day. You'll make a baby sized quilt, but much more than that, you'll learn the basics of machine sewn, rotary cut patchwork. You'll make a baby quilt in the day but you'll go away with e skills to make  a bigger quilt...or lots more baby quits!

by Emma
Free Motion Embroidery

Our popular free motion embroidery class returns for an extra slot. So many people have enjoyed exploring a totally creative sewing skill on Claire's sell out class this year. Don't miss out on the fun, come and learn how to throw the rule book of sewing out and embrace a fantastic technique.

Next Steps in Crochet

This class is aimed at Novice Crochet graduates...come along and spend a day consolidating your crochet skills with Penny. In this personalised class we will move your skill set on to get you crocheting confidently, or help you troubleshoot any issues.

Next Steps in Knitting

This class is aimed at Novice Knitting graduates...come along and spend a day consolidating your knitting skills with Penny. In this personalised class we will move your skill set on to get you knitting confidently, or help you troubleshoot any issues.