41 Terminus Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 8TX (01243 788174)
Friday 16th August - Quilt top in a day with Sandy 10.30am - 4pm £40
Well this class does exactly what it says on the tin - using pre-cut squares (layer cakes) Sandy will show you how to construct your quilt top.Covering all the skills you will need to cut, pin and stitch your quilt top all in one session. There will also be guidance on how to finish your quilt ,with hints and tips on quilting, backing and binding. A class perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike, you really will leave with a true sense of achievement and a brand new quilt top! You will need to purchase or bring with you half a metre of fabric and a layer cake. You will receive 10% off any layer cake purchased on the day of the class.
Saturday 24th August - Mixed Media Owls with Sue - 10.30pm - 4pm £40
Now this is what we call a fun class - spend the day delving into our scrap box and create your very own owl for any occasion. Textile artist sue, of sew-sister fame, will show you how to construct your owl's body and how to use fabric to embellish and accesorise him (or her!). Be guided through stitching and applique techniques to personalise them and create a truly unique owlet!
NEW DATES!! Friday 6th September and Friday 20th September - Machine Embroidery masterclass with Lara
Machine embroidered lampshades - £90 for both sessions. 10.30am - 4pm
In this two part class you will work on a selection of samples and complete a machine embroidered panel that you will use to construct your lampshade. Using lara's graphic free hand machine embroidery techniques, you will be amazed as your work develops before your eyes. In day one you will work on samples and experiment with techniques. lara will help you to design your panel and you will begin the main embroidery. in day two you will finish embroidering your panel and then construct your lampshade using your lampshade kit. (We would really recommend you bring your own sewing machine to this class if at all possible as you will be able to work more comfortably and Lara will be able to assist you in getting your machine settings correct for working on projects at home. If you have a darning foot or embroidery foot please bring this along too.) Please note to complete your lampshade you must attend both sessions. your scrap fabrics, plain linen backing fabric and lampshade kit are included in your class price and you receive 10% off any further purchases of lampshade kits on the class dates.
If you would like to book a space on any of our classes or have any questions in regards to any of them please do get in touch – we love to hear from you.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone : 01243 788174
All the extra bits........
Materials and Lunches: When booking a class you will be told if you need to bring anything along to the class. Normally you would have the choice of purchasing fabric in store or bringing your own, or sometimes all materials are provided – if you have any questions in regard to this please just drop us a line and we can advise you. Hot and/or cold drinks and biscuits will be provided during all classes but if you are attending a full day class you will need to bring a packed lunch.
Teenagers and children: Unless otherwise stated the majority of our classes are suitable for beginners and can be attended by teenagers with basic sewing machine (or appropriate) skills if accompanied by an adult – phone us prior to booking to confirm.
“Make and Takes”: Make and Take sessions are designed to be suitable for all the family – so bring cousin lucy, bring great aunt Tabitha just drop by any time within the stated session. Again under eighteens must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Childrens’ Birthday Parties: We also run childrens’ party sessions for seven year olds upwards. Prices and timings vary to suit your needs. Ask in store, email or telephone us for your details. Please note our calendar gets booked up very quickly so book early to avoid disappointment.
Sewing Machines: For all machine sewing classes we now recommend you bring your own sewing machines. We still have Elna 2600 machines in the classroom available for you to use if you are travelling a distant or coming by public transport - so just let us know if you would like one set up for your chosen class. However from recent feedback we feel strongly that people achieve more and are happier when using a machine familiar to them.
Craft Groups and Classroom Space: If you are a craft group looking for a working venue or would like to attend a class together please get in touch – we can normally organise a repeat class or an event to suit you. Please note we can no longer offer our classroom for hire as a workroom space on an individual basis.
Booking: When booking we will need to take a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your place. This can be transferred between class bookings (or for store credit) at least two weeks prior to your class being held. If you cancel your booking within the two weeks prior to your class we will not be able to issue you with a transfer or store credit unless we are able to fill your place on the class. We hope that you understand that recent short notice cancellations has meant it has been necessary to change our booking systems and policies.
Event Days: We are not having a school house day this year instead we are continuing our range of successful event days – so come along to learn, create, enjoy and have a good old natter with like minded people.