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  LAMPSHADES

Have you ever wanted to make a lampshade to match your soft furnishings, or transform that piece of vintage fabric into something useful?
This relaxed and supportive half day workshop introduces you to the simple techniques and tools required to make a basic 30cm drum lampshade. A range of attractive cotton print fabrics is available for you to choose from if you wish.
Materials: £15 maximum

Date Tues 28th August  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 10.00am-12.30pm  
Ref 2113  
Fees £40  
   

   
  MORE LAMPSHADES

Learn the craft of traditional lampshade making but with a contemporary twist!
Make a 10" diameter bowed empire or scallop shade cover using machine and hand stitching techniques with modern fabrics and trimmings.
You may wish to use left over furnishing fabric adding individual style to your room or create a fun look with contrasting colours.
Materials: £40 inc. fabric

Date Sat 1st September  
Tutor Vanessa Moreton  
Time 9.30am-4.30pm  
Ref 2115  
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 12th September  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2089  
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 Wed 10th October  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2289  
Fees £45  
     

     
  CURTAINS AND BLINDS

A series of individual workshops that takes you through the techniques required to produce a small pair of the following: Lined Curtains. Workshop covers pattern repeat, cutting, bagging out and use of heading tape.

Date Sun 14th October  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2243  
Fees £50  
     

     
  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 24th October  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2241  
Fees £50  
     

     
 

CLONE YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT

Course full

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. You may wish to book onto the follow on workshop Ref: 2306 on the 14th November to improve fitting and finalise your pattern.

Date Wed 31st October  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2305  
Fees £50  
     

     
  CHALK PAINTING

Come along with your favourite small piece of furniture, mirror, picture frame, small cupboard or occasional table and transform it using chalk paint. Learn how to prepare your item by cleaning and sanding and then how to apply the specialist paint. Finish with a choice of coloured waxes or crackle for a professional look.

Date Wed 31st October  
Tutor Margaret Bennett  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2350  
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 7th November  
Tutor Anita Lewis  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2290  
Fees £45  
     

     
 

CLONE YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT

2 places remaining

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! This workshop is designed as a follow on to course 2305. In this workshop you will work on minor alterations that can be made to improve the fit of your new pattern. Make up your sample garment and address any fitting issues. Leave with a pattern that works!

Date Wed 14th November  
Tutor Pat Phillpott  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2306  
Fees £50  
     

     
  CURTAINS AND BLINDS

A series of individual workshops that takes you through the techniques required to produce a small pair of the following: Interlined Curtains. Workshop covers the same techniques as lined curtains with the addition of interlining.

Date Wed 21st November  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2244  
Fees £50  
     

     
  CHALK PAINTING

Come along with your favourite small piece of furniture, mirror, picture frame, small cupboard or occasional table and transform it using chalk paint. Learn how to prepare your item by cleaning and sanding and then how to apply the specialist paint. Finish with a choice of coloured waxes or crackle for a professional look.

Date Sat 26th January  
Tutor Margaret Bennett  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2351  
Fees £50  
     

     
  CURTAINS AND BLINDS

A series of individual workshops that takes you through the techniques required to produce a small pair of the following: Roman Blind. Workshop covers cutting, lining and cord technique.

Date Wed 30th January  
Tutor Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2245  
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 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 2241  
Fees £50  
     

     
  LOVE YOUR OVERLOCKER

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

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

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 Catherine Crowther  
Time 10.00am-4.00pm  
Ref 2304  
Fees £50