Needlepoint Cafe

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25

A two hour session introducing you to the uses and features of a sewing machine.

You will learn basic skills such as:

-      Threading a machine

-      Inserting a bobbin

-      Winding a bobbin

-      Knowing what tension and stitches to use for different fabrics

You will be shown how to create a neat seam, hem and perfect corners.

You will be shown how to change the machine foot and learn when to use different feet for a variety of techniques.  

Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

Craft Accessories - £50 (2 sessions)

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make their own craft accessories. Suggested projects could be a piped cushion, lined tote bag, sewing room, kitchen, gadget or car accessories or even a dog coat.

Suggested patterns

Pattern brand

Pattern number

Product

Simplicity

1929

Cushions

Simplicity

1214

Children’s room organisers

Simplicity

Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Bunting for any occasion - £25

A fun and relaxed workshop to create a lovely row of traditional bunting.

You will learn how to:

-          Cut out a pattern

-          Sew a neat seam

-          Cut curves, corners, points to create a professional finish

-          Apply a bias binding or tape

This is a great workshop for beginners or people wanting to get back into sewing, plus bunting makes a great decoration for any special event – Weddings, christenings, birthdays, summer BBQs, Christmas etc.

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30

Memory Blanket - £35

Turn your babies’ clothes into a beautiful memory blanket. A lovely item to hang on a wall, put at the end of a bed or something special to treasure.

Over this 4 hour workshop you will make a small blanket using  basic patchwork techniques. Some sewing machine experience is advised.

You will need to bring a minimum of 20 items of your child’s clothing. It can be a mixture of stretchy fabric and cottons.

You will also need 1m of cotton backing fabric and 1m of a medium weight wadding. 

Tea, coffee and cake are included.

Date: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:00

Saturday Morning Kid's Club - Noticeboard - £12.50

Noticeboard

Back to school so it’s time to get organised. Today we will be making a handy noticeboard to display photos, social activities or your school timetable. Using fabric, ribbon and decorative stitches each child will create their own design before attaching the finished creation to a canvas backing. All ready to hang on the wall at home.

Suitable for children age 7+ with some sewing machine experience.

All materials, a drink and snack are included.

Please phone or email in advanced to book a place for your child as places are limited.  

Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00 to 11:30

Patchwork Quilt - (3 sessions) - £60

Create your own mini quilt using patchwork techniques.

Week 1 – you will be shown how to;

-           Cut fabric using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat

-          Sew a straight seam

-          Press a seam

-          Match seams

-          Create your design using squares

Week 2 – Once you have finalised your design you will spend this session adding a boarder and quilting on top of your patchwork. 

Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 18:00 to 21:00

Craft Accessories - £50 (2 sessions)

In this 2 part workshop each student will learn how to make their own craft accessories. Suggested projects could be a piped cushion, lined tote bag, sewing room, kitchen, gadget or car accessories or even a dog coat.

Suggested patterns

Pattern brand

Pattern number

Product

Simplicity

1929

Cushions

Simplicity

1214

Children’s room organisers

Simplicity

Date: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 10:30 to 13:30

Patchwork Quilt - 3 Sessions - £60

Create your own mini quilt using patchwork techniques.

Week 1 – you will be shown how to;

-           Cut fabric using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat

-          Sew a straight seam

-          Press a seam

-          Match seams

-          Create your design using squares

Week 2 – Once you have finalised your design you will spend this session cutting, sewing and matching your pieces together.

Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:30 to Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 13:30

Introduction to the Sewing Machine - £25

A two hour session introducing you to the uses and features of a sewing machine.

You will learn basic skills such as:

-      Threading a machine

-      Inserting a bobbin

-      Winding a bobbin

-      Knowing what tension and stitches to use for different fabrics

You will be shown how to create a neat seam, hem and perfect corners.

You will be shown how to change the machine foot and learn when to use different feet for a variety of techniques.  

Date: 
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00

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