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Scared of the sewing machine? You won’t be after this class.

There is much joy and satisfaction that comes from being able to say, “I made that” so what better way to get you started than with this great new sewing course designed for beginners or as a refresher for those who have not sewn for many years.

During this sewing course you will learn the sewing machine basics such as how to thread your machine, how to sew in a straight line and how to create a seam. There will be plenty of time for practice and step by step demonstrations throughout. You will also complete a mini project outcome during this course.

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This course aims to give students the opportunity to combine the traditional techniques of hand embroidery and beadwork and to encourage students to experiment with new techniques and develop individual ideas.

It is for beginners to embroidery or those with previous knowledge who want to learn more.  Everyone is most welcome, from the newcomer to embroidery to the converted addict. During the course students will, through demonstrations and instruction, learn a variety of embroidery stitches and how to apply beads to their embroidery. By the end of the course students will be able to go home with a fantasy underwater scene on the way to completion, having learnt a broad range of embroidery and beadwork stitches, techniques and textures. Students will also have the confidence to finish their embroidery.

Please bring the following materials:-

Fabric - Calico – medium weight and fine weight for backing,  OR cotton, OR polycotton OR silk noil.  Please bring fine calico for backing whatever top fabric you use

Threads - A variety of threads to include stranded cotton, perle sizes 5 & 8, coton a broder, silk, any textured threads you may have etc.

Nymo beading thread if you have it – if not I can bring some.

Any silk rods and pods you may already have.

Some size 10 or 12 seed beads and some dagger beads. I will be bringing beads with me for you to purchase

Frames - 8” or 10” tambour (round), or any frame you are comfortable using. Crochet cotton for lacing if using a slate frame.

General sewing equipment to include – embroidery scissors, thimble (if used), variety of needles to include tapestry, and any aid you find useful, i.e. Lowery stand, seat frame, magnifying lamp, etc.

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This fun filled course will open up the world of free machine embroidery to you. If you have heard of it but wasn’t quite sure what it was all about then this is the course for you. The techniques themselves are easy and you will see that with just a little practise how easy it is to “draw with the needle”. You don’t need a complicated sewing machine to do this you just need to be able to lower your teeth (or put a plate over them) and put on a free-machine embroidery foot (darning foot). If you don’t have a sewing machine you can still come along as the college has a machine it can lend you.
At the end of the week you will have plenty of samples and two pieces of work- one which can be a picture or a panel for a cushion cover and one three-dimensional piece. You will also have the knowledge to do other projects at home.

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A relaxing Summer Holiday in French fields without leaving Denman!!

On this course you will create two beautiful pictures depicting typical scenes from the French countryside:

One scene will be a field of stunning sunflowers, and another will depict a beautiful field full of Lavender

Complete with bees!!

These pictures will be created using silk ribbons and embroidery threads to portray typical landscapes full of beautiful blooms and foliage.

The art of sewing using silk ribbons combined with threads is relaxing, easy to learn and has rewarding results. Silk ribbon is also very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. Packs of silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor.

This course is for the beginner as well as the more experienced stitcher.

Please bring….

Basic Sewing kit.

Embroidery threads, there will be a good selection of embroidery threads provided.

Embroidery hoop 5”/6” and there will be hoops to borrow or buy

Silk ribbons if you have them, but packs will be available for £15, including the background silk.

Any inspirational seascape pictures or photos.

Double sided tape.

Hoops will be available to borrow or purchase from the tutor and background fabric and packs of ribbons will be available to purchase for approx.£15

Also mounts and frames will be available to purchase from the tutor at approx. £10 per picture

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This course combines measuring and some sewing.

Bring along a favourite commercial pattern and learn how to check the key points of the pattern and adjust them to your personal measurements and stance.

Test sections of your adjusted pattern in calico to assess and arrive at a perfect fit.

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Elf on a shelf: Getting ready for Christmas? This growing trend from the USA is designed to entertain children in the leading weeks up to the big day. The elf on the shelf moves around the house watching you and seeing if you behave. Finding him in all sorts of places and scenarios; the fun is finding where he gone now.

Come and learn how to create your own cheeky elf. This is lots of fun to make and would also be a lovely gift for anyone. You will be taken through the construction process from cutting out with the supplied pattern, to then constructing using sewing machine and hand stitching. You will be able to give your outcome his character with stitching the facial details and adding the garments and accessories to your figure.

This class is suitable for the intermediate to the advanced. A basic knowledge of a sewing machine and construction stitching is required.

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This course is for all levels of ability, no previous experience is needed. Everyone is welcome, from the newcomer to embroidery to the converted addict. Just arrive with a sense of humour, a willingness to relax and learn, and go with the flow. Through a series of demonstrations, discussions and practical instruction work, students will learn many three dimensional stitches and how to use them to represent flowers.
They will also learn about different threads and how to use each one to achieve the best results.
There will an additional charge of £1.75 - £3.50 for materials used if applicable.

Preparation for the Course
Student will need to bring:
Frames: 8 or 10 inch round or square slate.
Crochet cotton for lacing IF YOU ARE USING A SLATE FRAME.
Fabric: medium-weight calico enough to fit the frame
Light-weight calico for backing, enough to fit frame
Threads: a variety of threads in garden and flower colours to include stranded cotton, perle sizes 3, 5 and 8, cotton a broder sizes 16 and 25, silk or any other threads you may already have.
General sewing equipment to include a pair of fine, sharp embroidery scissors, thimble if used, a variety of needles to include a tapestry needle and any aid you find useful.
Blue water soluble fabric marker pen.

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Japanese Temari Balls. In Japan Temari balls are given to celebrate important events such as births, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings. They are decorative baubles made with a soft wadding core, wrapped with sewing thread to form a ball, which is then divided into sections and sewn with contrasting threads to form many simple and complex patterns.

 Chinese Rice Dumplings. A basic shape is made from card which is folded and then wrapped with threads.  These can be used as Christmas decorations or mobiles.  Smaller ones can be made as earrings and wrapped with silk threads in colour schemes to match your favourite outfits, to give you that total, complete, colour co-ordinated, fashionable look

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Mountmellick is a traditional, hand embroidery technique, which is both beautiful to look at and relaxing to do. If you are a newcomer to embroidery, Mountmellick is an ideal technique with which to begin, as it employs many lovely stitches which are also used in other forms of embroidery. It is a 'white on white', highly textured technique developed in Ireland during the 19th century. On this course you will learn how to transfer your design onto fabric, dress a frame, and start a piece of work using a great variety of stitches. You will also make samples of the knitted fringe that is a characteristic of this type of work. Everyone is welcome on this course, from the newcomer to the 'addict', come and see how easy and satisfying hand embroidery can be. The aim of this course is to provide the chance for lovers of traditional hand stitchery to get back to basics and learn the rules before being asked to bend them. It also aims to help the student to produce helpful working samples to gain a firm knowledge of this technique which employs many varied and beautiful stitches that can also be used in other forms of embroidery. The course begins with a short introduction to the technique and an explanation of the equipment and materials needed. You will then concentrate on producing either helpful working samples or a piece of work utilising many stitches to which you can refer at a later date as a source of reference. By the end of the course the student will have gained enough experience and knowledge to identify Mountmellick embroidery, know what materials and equipment are needed and be able to execute a great variety of stitches. Please bring: * General sewing equipment to include embroidery scissors and chenille needles. * A frame – either tambour (round) and/or a slate frame size 8in or 10in or 12in. * Crochet cotton, to lace fabric to frame(if using a slate frame). * Pre-washed closely woven heavy duty white cotton fabric (Twill or cotton sateen or satin jean) to fit frame. * A variety of white cotton threads, i.e., Perle 3, 5, 8 and 12, coton a broder, embroidery soft, etc, if you already have them. *Tracing paper, pencil and dressmakers carbon or a water soluble pen. * A pair of number 10 or 12 knitting needles (old size – or metric equivalent) (I’m not sure of metric sizes). The tutor will have the following for sale: Heavy duty cotton satin fabric suitable for Mountmellick work. A few yarns. Photocopied sheets of stitches, instructions and designs. Square/oblong frames on which to work. Copies of her book. Approximate additional cost to students for materials: £3 - £7. If you would like additional information on this course, please contact Denman on 01865 391 991.

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Learn how to create a beautiful lacy bowl by sewing on soluble fabric. We first trap various threads, fabrics and wool tops in between two layers of Avalon soluble fabric. We then free-machine embroider over the layers before washing the soluble fabric away in water. We create a bowl shape by placing it over a mould and drying it with a hairdryer. We decorate the bowl with a few beads and sequins and then it is all ready to twinkle with a battery operated tealight inside. It also looks great with sweeties inside.

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This course aims to introduce the technique of hand surface embroidery using traditional methods and stitches, and also to show 21st century materials to encourage students to experiment and develop new ideas in order to produce a piece of work depicting a delightful Magical Forest. Everyone is welcome on this course, from the newcomer to embroidery to the more experienced. During this course, by the showing of many samples, and through detailed demonstrations, instruction and discussion, both as a group and individually, students will learn many different ways to represent a forest scene. This scene could include, amongst other things, trees, plants, mushrooms, pixies, fairies, dragonflies, etc, and could be real, imaginary or fantasy.

Fabric - Calico – medium weight and fine weight for backing, OR cotton, OR polycotton OR silk noil. Please bring fine calico for backing whatever top fabric you use. Please bring enough to fit whatever size frame you are bringing.

You could bring a coloured (perhaps green) patchwork fabric if you prefer, perhaps a batik overall pattern for background

Small quantities of bondaweb and pelmet Vilene if you have it, if not I have some you can purchase.

Threads - A variety of threads to include stranded cotton, perle sizes 5 & 8, cotton a broder sizes 16 and 25, silk, any textured threads you may have etc.

Please bring colours that will suit the theme – blues, greens, browns some flower colours, trees, leaves, mushrooms, fairies, pixies, or butterflies, or dragonflies, etc. plants – anything that would fit into a Magical Forest theme

Frames -  8” or 10” tamb our (round), or any frame you are comfortableusing. Crochet cotton for lacing if using a slate frame.

General sewing equipment to include – embroidery scissors, thimble (if used), variety of needles to include tapestry, and any aid you find useful, i.e. Lowery stand, seat frame, magnifying lamp, etc.

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Create a celebration of bugs, butterflies and bumblebees.

Trish and Paula will teach you this very fresh and delicate technique, using micron pens, opalescent paints and embroidery. You will create a large sample which can later be mounted and framed.

Get bitten by the bug - you will want to put them on everything.

No drawing skills required and absolute beginners and seasoned stitchers welcome.

NOTES FOR STUDENTS

This course is suitable for all abilities. Our technique of combining pen, paint and stitch will allow you to assemble an attractive picture quickly. We will teach you how to add character and simple stitching so that you can make these quirky little creatures your own. 

Students will need to bring:-

  • Basic sewing kit pins, needles and scissors etc.
  • Embroidery threads if you have them (especially metallics)
  • An 8 inch embroidery hoop if you have one.

The Tutors will provide a kit at a cost of £15 per student containing all the necessary fabrics, micron pens and all patterns and the choice of threads. paints/ brushes, watercolour pencils, beans etc. 

* Spares of everything will be available throughout the course. 

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On this course, you will make a beautiful Christmas tree topper, which is sure to become a family heirloom! Using a combination of textile techniques, such as needle felting, bead and wirework, sewing and embroidery, using pretty trims, metallic accents, sequins and embellishments, you will create a unique and original fairy to be proud of.

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Modular knitting is a method of knitting that produces squares of knitting by the use of decreases. Each module is picked up from preceding modules so involves no sewing up at all. Colour and stitch changes produce an infinite number of designs. Multiple modules can be worked which produce even more design choices. You will need to be able to knit and purl plus decrease. It is as simple as that! But beware, modular knitting can become addictive!

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Join me on this beginner’s sock workshop. You need to be a keen knitter willing to have a go. Knitting your own socks is very much in vogue. This workshop allows you to use straight needles of a nice size, 4-50/5mm with Aran yarn. Aran these days comes in many beautiful colours, some are 100% wool others are more man-made. I will encourage you to bring the yarn of your choice. Working with two needles will give you a great insight into how to knit socks.

You should leave with a complete pair of socks and many ideas of how you can knit more.

Notes for students

I encourage all my students to bring a note book in which you will be encouraged to make notes of your own ideas. There will be a knitting pattern for you to work from and take home. For this workshop student to bring their own knitting needles and yarn.

Size of knitting needles to bring are 5mm, 4-5mm. or in old sizes 6 & 7.

1x 100grams Aran yarn

1 large eyed sewing needle.

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This is a course for everyone with a sewing machine wishing to navigate successfully through the many functions. Using the correct foot, needle, thread and tension setting can make an enormous difference to the quality of your stitching. We will work through a range of techniques including beautiful buttonholes, accurate top stitching, twin needle stitching, piping and more. Solve the mysteries that lie in the accessory box! Find out what all those extra bits and pieces are for.

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Do you only neaten edges on your overlocker? Do you spend many hours re-threading? Unlock the mysteries that cause the frustrations generated by this wonderful but infuriating piece of equipment! Understanding how an overlocker works is key to successful sewing. Come and learn about maintenance, tension, threading, hemming, turning corners, flatlocking, gathering, attaching lace and elastic and much more. Take away samples of techniques and the confidence to tackle so much more with your overlocker.

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On this enjoyable and creative and relaxed two day course you will be opening the door to an interest that should provide you with the opportunity to discover a new and exciting craft.

You will learn the various basic patchwork techniques and in the process make you first quilt.

You will learn how to use a rotary cutter, find out about self healing boards and see how to make best use of a ruler.

You will learn how to measure and cut correctly and how to use a sewing machine to the best effect

You will get to know all about the terminology associated with patchwork

Using a simple design you will discover how to make the most creative use of various shades of fabric to produce an attractive cushion front.

All the equipment that you require, including sewing machines, is freely available at Denman.

Hopefully this pressure free course, in wonderful surroundings, will be the start of a new hobby and new friendships.

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Patch and quilt all in one The traditional craft of patchworking is brought bang up to date with this one day course. You will learn how to design for scrappy patchworking and quilt all at the same time using a lovely array of fabrics supplied by the tutor and a sewing machine. You will make a quilted glasses case embellished with beads and buttons and some simple embroidery - you decide which techniques you would like to use - and once you've made this you could go on to bigger and more ambitious projects. The perfect starter project for the novice stitcher - ability to stitch a straight line using a machine would be helpful.

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Need some help finishing (or starting!) a patchwork UFO (unfinished object)? Bring it to Denman and we will work together to finish the job, or at least move it further on!

Individual help and guidance will be provided every step of the way by experienced textile tutor, Pat Lumsdale. Working as part of a supportive group could be just what you need to get that project finished/nearer completion.

Students should bring their unfinished object with them and any sewing equipment they usually use.

Denman has rotary cutters/rulers and boards for students to use. If you wish to use a college sewing machine please telephone or mail Denman to reserve one

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Finding a well-fitting comfortable pair of trousers that suit your body shape is difficult. This course will teach you how to apply your personal body measurements to draft very own trouser pattern. Your basic trouser shape will be sampled in calico and when perfected, copied onto card to be used as your trouser template or basic block. Time permitting you can style the basic block into a trouser design of your choice and, working with the tutor, draw up a sewing plan, listing the sequence of processes that will enable you to make the trousers at home.

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This course combines an introduction to pattern cutting and sewing.

Design your own six panel skirt in a fabric of your choice.  You will learn how to construct a simple pattern using your own measurements, ensuring an excellent fit, the perfect length and silhouette.

Samples and handouts to help you achieve a quality finish to your skirt.      

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Make a quilt for the love of colour and logging history

This is an introduction to machine sewing, cutting, piecing, binding and quilting terms (a whole new language). An appetiser - where everyone will complete a lap quilt. Start from scratch. Use new, recycled, treasured or stash buster fabric, or buy from me or Denman. This is for all abilities. A chance to exchange knowledge and quilting stories.

I’m mad keen to pass on my stash of knowledge. Colour therapy and adventure; meeting lovely people along the way. Denman is the ideal venue - informal, relaxed & beautiful - to sew and be happy. Join me at Denman. You’d be most welcome to bring your own project to work on, too.

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This is a relaxing course and suitable for the absolute beginner as well as the more experienced embroiderer.Using pictures, photos and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own Tree complete with a very handsome Partridge! A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower stitches are added to give a guide to your design. Silk ribbon is very easy and quick to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. Needle felting is an easy technique using a barbed needle and a little wool. This piece could then be framed on the course or finished as a book cover, cushion etc. at a later date.

Please bring…. 

Basic Sewing kit.
Embroidery threads, although a range of coloured threads will be free to use.
Embroidery hoop 5” if you have one. There will be some available to buy or borrow.
Silk ribbons if you have them
Double sided sellotape.

Additional costs…
Silk Noile for the base material will be available for £1 a piece.
Packs of dyed silk ribbon will be available for £7  per pack
Hoops will also be available to purchase or borrow

Embroidery threads will be available to use.
Mounts will be available to purchase for £2.50p

Felting needles and Wool will be provided free.

If you require further information, please contact Denman on 01865 391991.

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The art of sewing using silk ribbons combined with threads is relaxing, easy to learn and has rewarding results. Create beautiful seascapes and landscapes on this course, which can be framed, used as book covers or on a cushion at a later date.

Using magazine pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own stunning sea/landscape interpretations.

A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower details are added. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff.

Please bring a sewing kit and various embroidery threads.

Also any silk ribbons although packs of silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor.

Please bring….

Basic Sewing kit.

Embroidery threads but there will be a good selection to use.

Embroidery hoop 4/5” if you have

Silk ribbons if you have them, but packs will be available to purchase

Double sided tape

A few small beads.

Any inspirational seascape pictures or photos.

Hoops will be available to borrow or purchase from the tutor and background fabric and packs of ribbons will be available to purchase for approx.£8

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Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. Ribbon stitches are easy to master and as there are only a few to learn your picture will “grow” quite quickly.

A background can be applied using an easy paint technique before flower/grass details are added, so the picture is roughly outlined to help guide the embroidered details.

The technique of dying silk ribbons in the microwave will be demonstrated to enable students to continue the craft at home if desired.

The finished piece can be framed or used as an inset on a book cover, cushion etc.

DATES HAVE CHANGED SINCE BROCHURE WAS PRINTED

 

NOTES FOR STUDENTS

Please bring….

Sewing kit.

Embroidery threads

Embroidery hoop 5/6”  if you have one.

Silk ribbons if you have them, packs of silk ribbons will be available to purchase.

A few beads or sequins

Any inspirational pictures or photos.

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Using pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own embellished Photograph.

There will be photos of Denman College, ready for you to design and stitch a beautiful garden around the house, or you could bring a personal photo of family, animals, or a favourite scene to enhance with flowers!!

All flower stitches will be demonstrated then you can “plant” your garden at your own pace.

This piece will then be mounted ready and framed on the course, if you wish, or at a later date.

Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff.

 

Please bring….

Basic Sewing kit.

Embroidery threads although a good selection will be provided.

Embroidery hoop 4/5”

Silk ribbons if you have them, but a pack will be available to purchase.

Any inspirational photos.

Double sided tape.

 

Additional costs…

Packs of dyed silk ribbon will be available for £8 per pack

The backing “sheets” are £2.50 each

Hoops will also be available to purchase or borrow.

Mounts are available for £2.50

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Using magazine pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own interpretation of beautiful blooms. A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower details are added, and there will be a choice of a bouquet or garland of flowers. This piece can then be mounted, ready to frame at a later date. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff. Please bring a sewing kit, silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor.

WI Member : From £460.00


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The art of sewing using silk ribbons combined with threads is relaxing, easy to learn and has rewarding results. Create beautiful seascapes and landscapes on this course, which can be framed, used as book covers or on a cushion at a later date.

Using magazine pictures and samples of ribbon work for inspiration, as well as demonstrations of flowers and foliage, create your own stunning sea/landscape interpretations.

A background can be lightly sponged on with paint before flower details are added. Silk ribbon is very easy to use as it is soft and malleable, while other materials can be too stiff.

Please bring a sewing kit and various embroidery threads.

Also any silk ribbons although packs of silk ribbons will be available to purchase from the tutor.

Please bring….

Basic Sewing kit.

Embroidery threads but there will be a good selection to use.

Embroidery hoop 4/5” if you have

Silk ribbons if you have them, but packs will be available to purchase

Double sided tape

A few small beads.

Any inspirational seascape pictures or photos.

Hoops will be available to borrow or purchase from the tutor and background fabric and packs of ribbons will be available to purchase for approx.£8

WI Member: From £360.00


Non Member: From £400.00



Come and make beautiful free- machine embroidered butterflies or flowers on soluble fabric.

You will embroider wings or petals, couching down sumptuous fabrics before washing your pieces and revealing your embroidered lace. You will embellish your creations with crystals before finishing them off with a crystal body or feather and beaded stamen.

They can be worn in the hair, attached to bags or used as brooches.

This is not a course for complete beginners, some previous experience of free- machine embroidery is required. Techniques will be clearly demonstrated and plenty of help is on hand.

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Enjoy using those leftover fabrics that you treasure.  Cut them, layer, twist, stitch, sandwich and sew in imaginative ways to create a new fabric and then a one off accessory.  Have fun sharing ideas and working at your own pace. Basic machine sewing skills required.

 

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Design a Garment from your custom Block.


Making your own sewing patterns is a great skill and will show of your own unique style. 

Custom crafted clothes that fit well, will make a statement and feel great to wear. 

This course will help you to gain an understanding and flair for pattern drafting:

Using  your custom block to make, blouses, tops, dresses, skirts, trousers.

You will learn to: 

How to create a design

Put seams where you want them.

Change darts to seams.

Move darts.

Add pleats, yokes,  

Make collars, pockets, and details to create whatever new styles you like.

As you make your patterns, you'll sew the garments, out of rough fabric (Toile) for fitting. So you will conclude the course with at least 1 pattern that is perfect for you.

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Recycling at its best! Have fun using your leftover fabrics to make stunning flowers to personalise your clothes or to give as a gift. Nothing gets wasted and the results are unique.

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A course for absolute beginners to learn the basic uses of a sewing machine. Learn about the machine parts and maintenance of the machine, about using the correct needles and threads and how to wind the bobbin, thread the machine correctly and adjust the tension. You will then learn how to start and finish, practice basic stitches, finish edges, sew hems, apply trims and make two simple projects to practice your new found skills.

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Make a camisole or petticoat in silk or pretty cotton lawn.  Both styled to be semi fitted with adjustable straps.  Wear the camisole as an undergarment or the modern way under an open shirt or jacket. Use the petticoat shape as a sundress or that little strappy number for parties.
Patterns provided, with a small choice of fabric to choose from, or bring along your own fabric.

WI Member: From £660.00


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Breathe new life into your wardrobe. Adjust sleeve, skirt and trouser hems. Re-shape those ill fitting garments. Learn tips and tricks for fabulous alterations.

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Sewing jersey or stretch with Sewing machine or Overlocker.
You will learn tips and tricks  you need to know to sew any type of knit. Here’s what you'll learn about: 
Knit and stretch fabrics and their unique characteristics.
Pinning and Cutting stretch fabrics.
Choosing the perfect fabric for your chosen garment.
Setting up your machine for the type of stretch or knitted fabrics.
The correct needles
Garment construction.
Finishing techniques. 
Eliminate rippled seams for ever.