03 September 2011
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The Medicine Garden,Downside Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 3LU
Contact – Melissa Merchant, tel: 07711 392 228
Email: email@example.com www.makemeworkshops.com
Melissa Merchant is the creator of MakeMe workshops with support from her husband David. At MakeMe you can choose a workshop that lasts a few hours, learn new skills and leave with your own creations.
24 September, 23 October, 19 November and 11 December - Free Motion Machine Embroidery with Sarah Dodds. Learn how to draw using your sewing machine to complete fabulous pieces of art that you will take home in a lovely box frame. You can either create your own design or use one of our many templates and use a sewing machine to ‘draw‘ your piece. We have an assortment of both designer and vintage fabric and assorted ribbons, beads and other embellishments. Learn the basics of free motion embroidery, how to thread a sewing machine and wind a bobbin and stabilise your work and free sew plus various design and embellishment techniques. All materials and equipment required for this workshop. This class is suitable for absolute beginners. £35
Studio Time – The workshop is available for Studio time between courses where you can book hour long slots to work on your own project in our studio. Use their large worktables 9instead of the floor or dining table) and borrow a new Janome computerised BCC-30 machine. They will also provide lots of moral support and might be able to help if you had a question or two if you get stuck.
Other workshops planned for September – December are as follows:
Fabric flowers – This workshop is for beginners to get acquainted with a sewing machine.
Make a handbag – On this workshop, make a pretty bag and learn to insert lining and zips.
Make and embellish a drawstring bag – This is a workshop designed for children as an introduction to machine sewing and appliqué.
Upcycle a Cardie – Learn how to appliqué and embellish an existing item in your wardrobe.
Ellie B Jewels
Digbeth Court, Suite 5, 162-164 High Street Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham, B12 0LD
Contact details – email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.elliebjewels.com
Make a Fascinator - Create and make your own fascinator for a special occasion using Sinamay, feathers, veiling and other materials on this one day workshop. Learn how to form and sculpt delicate Sinamay flowers and trimmings and apply them using hand sewing techniques to your base, hair comb or hair band.
Make Up Bag workshop
Make this useful little bag for your make up. Learn how to insert a zip to give a professional look.
Bag Making workshop
Make a series of bags starting with a lined shopping tote bag. Developing your skills further with a zipped make up bag, a messenger style bag, a handbag and making a kiss lock metal frame bag. Learn about adding piping, add boning, embellishing your bag and how to add a magnetic clasp.
Fabric Flower Brooches
Make fabric flowers from the petals to rosettes and turn them into brooches using your sewing machine. Use to embellish garments, bags, hats etc. This workshop is ideal for beginners.
If you have ever wanted to know how to adapt commercial patterns or make up you own pattern from scratch on these workshops you’ll learn to construct a basic pattern, make up a toile for fitting and adapt them to your own design. Once you have an understanding on how a pattern has been constructed you will be able to create from your own designs using your blocks.
The following courses are available and dates flexible to suit:
Basic skirt block - Using your body measurements learn how to construct your own fitted skirt block and make a toile of your pattern.: £125.00
Basic Bodice block - Using your body measurements learn how to construct your own bodice block and make a toile off your pattern plus learn how to combine it with the skirt block to form a dress block. £125.00
Basic Trouser block - Construct your own perfect fit trouser pattern block. Make a toile off your pattern and learn how to fit it against your body. £150
The Complete Pattern Cutting Course – Book all 3 of the above workshops. £350.00
13B Aquarium, 101Lower Anchor Street (Off New London Road)Chelmsford, EssexCM2 0AU
Contact details – tel: 0776 6867569
Beaullah’s Boutique is inspired by everything handmade, fashion, food, fair trade and doing the green thing using sustainable materials. Beaullah’s craft workshop boutique and sewing cafe in Chelmsford, Essex aims to teach the people in and around the area various crafting skills and turn to handmade and eco-friendly makes. The vintage workshops offer to up-cycle materials that cannot be recycled and thus reducing CO2 footprint still with quality and style.
7 September and 5 October - Textile Pictures. Taught by Sharon Blackman, participants will be taught how to maximise and use vintage fabrics (old shirts/sheets/baby clothes etc) and transform them into gorgeous hand sewn textile pictures ready to hang up in your home.
The Textile Space
Charlton Barns, Charlton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0HX
Contact details – tel: 01243 811300or 07976 800965 www.thetextilespace.co.uk
The Textile Space is situated in an 18th Century grade II listed flint and oak timbered barn in the heart of the village and part of the Goodwood Estate and it’s 900 sq ft is filled with sewing machines, cutting tables, dye vats and loads of fabric/thread; an exciting and professional venue to learn new skills for adults and children bringing all things textile under one roof!
Choose your own dates – Choose the workshop and choose a minimum of 3 friends. Making with friends is a great way to spend time with them whilst learning some new skills.
3 -4 September - Tailored Trousers. Make a perfect fitting pair of tailored trousers on this two-day weekday course. Make a Calico toile to learn how to make alterations to a pattern and cover perfect pockets, zip and seams. Basic sewing skills required. £145
24 – 25 September - Depth and Transparency. Explore the contemporary and creative art of felt making. Learn pre-felting techniques, layering, stitching, embellishing, laminating and cutwork collage. Create a piece that has a depth, richness with gentle transparency and evokes a painterly outcome. £145
Le Jardin du Cure
Held in the Tarn region, South-West France
Contact details – tel: +33 (0)5 63 34 83 69 www.lejardinducure.co.uk
Le Jardin du Cure run a range of patchwork courses and workshops in this idyllic part of South-West France. Set in a hectare of beautiful garden with a pool and situated in an area full of excellent markets and restaurants, this is an ideal break for anyone who enjoys the fascinating art of patchwork.
These patchwork holidays offer a great combination of a relaxing break in one of the holiday homes (The Chapel, The Cottage or The Vestry) but with the added benefit of tailored patchwork tuition. Learn how to make quilts using wavy borders, folds, nine patch blocks and jelly-rolls, plus free cutting stars.
Included in the price is use of sewing machine, cutting boards and rotary cutters so you don’t need to worry about extra luggage! Prices start in June from €450 for The Chapel (2 adults and 2 children) flights, insurance and car hire are not included.
2 Dale Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester 1 1JW
Contact details – tle: 0161 238 8517
Email: email@example.com www.junkshopuk.com
In Sept of 2007, Junk Shop opened a new radical space in the heart of Manchester. The shop has been lovingly furnished entirely using recycled and reclaimed materials including a re-moulded fairy liquid bottle counter. Junk Shop are the current No. 1 selling sustainable fashion label made in Manchester, worn by Celebrities and Supermodels but also run their School of Junk including courses with sustainability and recycling in mind.
Sustainable Fashion Course Recycled Fashion. Bring a favourite garment to this course and refresh it with tailoring and customisation. Create new pieces from pre-loved fabrics and work with Elna sewing machines. £60
1 Day Introduction to your Sewing Machine - This 1-day course allows students to learn how use their your sewing machine effectively or gives those without their own machine the chance to use our brand new sewing machines sponsored by Elna. Learn how to hem, over-lock, buttonhole, add zips and create the garments. £60
Dressmaking Course. This personalised course will give students an unique insight into the industry and teach skills such as pattern cutting and tailoring to your own personal measurements. Choose from an array of gorgeous fabrics and take home a dress beautifully fitted to your measurements from a shift dress to a cocktail dress. This course is run for beginners, intermediates and advanced sewers. £120
COURSES FOR KIDS
Find courses for kids at the following course providers:
Alison Victoria’s School of Sewing - www.schoolofsewing.co.uk
Homemade London – www.homemadelondon.com
Just Sew – www.justsewbrighton.co.uk
Little Needles – www.littleneedles.co.uk
Love Sewing Studio - www.lovesewingstudio.co.uk
Net Mums – www.netmums.com
School of Frock - www.schooloffrock.com
Seams So easy, www.seamsoeasy.com
Sew Brilliant – www.sew-brilliant.co.uk
Sew Something - www.sewsomething.co.uk
Stitch Clubs – www.stitch.co.uk
Stitch Knit – www.stitchknit.co.uk