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UPHOLSTERY

Course full

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 20th February  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2291  
Fees £45  
     

     
  INTRODUCTION TO SOFT FURNISHINGS

Learn how to make simple furnishings to brighten your home. For those absolute beginners, you can start with an introduction to using your sewing machine. Learn how to use its various functions and how to work with different types of fabric. Surprise yourself how quickly you can progress to making a simple cushion cover. All levels of ability welcome.

Date Wed 27th February  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2242  
Fees £50  
     

     
 

LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER

Course full

Just bought an overlocker or have one and need to get reacquainted? These are the workshops for you. The basics. Threading, needles, tension adjustments and altering stitch width and length. Make samples of seams, cuffs and bindings. Workshops can be booked separately.

Date Wed 6th March  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2303  
Fees £50  
     

     
 

UPHOLSTERY

Course full

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 13th March  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2292  
Fees £45  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Sat 23rd March  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2293  
Fees £45  
     

     
 

LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER

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Just bought an overlocker or have one and need to get reacquainted? These are the workshops for you.Experiment with a differential feed for finer fabrics, flat and rolled hems. Learn how to make minor alterations to garments. Workshops can be booked separately.

Date Wed 27th March  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2304  
Fees £50  
     

     
  CLONE YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT

Be amazed at how easy it is to copy your favourite item of clothing. Choose a simple garment and learn how to make a paper pattern WITHOUT UNPICKING IT! Work on minor alterations that can be made to improve the fit of your new pattern.

Date Wed 3rd April  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2417  
Fees £55  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 10th April  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2419  
Fees £50  
     

     
  CLONE YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT

Be amazed at how easy it is to copy your favourite item of clothing. Make up your sample garment and address any fitting issues. Leave with a pattern that works!

Date Wed 17th April  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2418  
Fees £55  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 8th May  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2420  
Fees £50  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 5th June  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2421  
Fees £50  
     

     
  TUBE LAMPSHADES

This relaxed and supportive workshop takes you through the process of making a covered drum lampshade for a floor standing or table lamp, in a fabric of your choice. Then, by adding a premade lamp base complete with electrics, turn this into a finished, floor standing (100cms height) or a table (3ocms height) lamp. You will be surprised how simple this process is, inspiring you to continue your lampshade making at home. Materials: £40 exc. fabric.

Date Thur 6th June  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 9.30am to 12.30pm  
Ref 2486  
Fees £45  
     

     
  SEWING SKILLS

These workshops will provide a good foundation for any future sewing projects. Introduction to your Sewing Machine- (2483) Learn how your sewing machine works. You will look at threads, tension, needles and fabric choices. Practise free quilting and appliqué.

Date Wed 12th June  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2483  
Fees £55  
     

     
  SEWING SKILLS

These workshops will provide a good foundation for any future sewing projects. Sewing Skills – (2484) Learn a variety of sewing techniques using both machine and hand sewing. From zips, seams and hems to pressing and finishing.

Date Wed 19th June  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ref 2484  
Fees £55  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 3rd July  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2422  
Fees £50  
     

     
  TUBE LAMPSHADES

This relaxed and supportive workshop takes you through the process of making a covered drum lampshade for a floor standing or table lamp, in a fabric of your choice. Then, by adding a premade lamp base complete with electrics, turn this into a finished, floor standing (100cms height) or a table ( 3ocms height) lamp. You will be surprised how simple this process is, inspiring you to continue your lampshade making at home. Materials: £40 exc. fabric.

Date Sun 7th July  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 9.30am to 12.30pm  
Ref 2485  
Fees £45  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Sat 20th July  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2423  
Fees £50  
     

     
  UPHOLSTERY

Is that dining chair crying out for a new seat, or maybe that tired sofa needs to be loved again! Learn how to upholster using traditional methods including woodwork restoration, webbing, stuffing, springing and covering. Tools are available to borrow. Materials: £5 maximum

Date Wed 11th September  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2424  
Fees £50