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All our classes are held in our 3 Studios at Banks Mill (Derby). Giving expert tuition to small groups. 

Follow the link by each course to book your place(s) through Eventbrite and we look forward to meeting you.

All our studios are on the first floor and there is no lift available.

Please note that by booking your place on a course or workshop you agree to our terms and conditions.  Full details are on the “Small Print” page of this website.  Thank you.

November

COURSES

Sew on Thursday- evening £89 (6 weeks) 16th November 2017

Come along on Thursday evenings 6.15 – 8.45pm for this 6-week course.

Work on your own projects or be inspired by one of ours. You will be working in a small group with expert teaching of techniques associated with your project. It is a friendly and relaxed environment with use of our Janome sewing machines, embellishers and overlockers

Light refreshments included.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Please note we have first floor studios and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/SewOnThursday16thNovember2107

Fabric Dyeing (3 weeks) £45 Tuesday 28th November 2017

Fabric dyeing is a wonderfully traditional way of designing fabric. You will use both natural and commercial dyes.  Combine vibrant colours to make your own unique designs. All materials included.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Light refreshments included

Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/FabricDying28thNovember2017

WORKSHOPS

Patchwork Block a Month £30.00 Saturday 11th November 2017

Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. We will work on blocks which could be joined together to make a quilt or kept individually for cushions or bags.

You will be sent a list of materials needed when you book your place. We will use a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing on our super Janome sewing machines.

Suitable for beginners and the more advanced sewer.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Light refreshments included

Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/PatchworkBlockOfTheMonth11thNovember2017

Make a Bolster Cushion £30 Saturday 11th November 2017

In this workshop you will make a bolster cushion.  You will  learn how to work out pattern placement, make piping and put in a zipper.

Develop your making skills and confidence in a small group in our well equipped studios.

All materials and light refreshments are included and you will be given a set of notes for you to use at home for your own projects.

Your tutor is Nichola Cunningham

Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/MakeABolsterCushion11thNovember2017

Young Creative’s £12.50 Saturday afternoon 11th November 2017

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over.  Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.

Suitable for all levels.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)

Light refreshments included

Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/YoungCreatives11thNovember2017

Introduction to Appliqué £30 Saturday 18th November 2017

Patchwork Techniques AppliquéYou will learn how to appliqué using three different methods, then you will be able to make your own beautiful designs.

You will be sent a list of materials needed when you book your place. We will use a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing on our super Janome sewing machines.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Light refreshments are included.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/IntroductionToApplique18thNovember2017

Christmas Wreath £30 Saturday morning 18th November

In this half-day workshop, you will have a ‘ripping’ time and make a unique Christmas wreath using beautiful fabrics and other haberdashery. You will have a decoration that you will want to use every year.

This course is suitable for all levels.

Light refreshments are included.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/ChristmasWreath18thNovember2017

December

WORKSHOPS

Christmas Angels £55 Saturday 2nd December

In this full day workshop, you will make a beautiful Leah Halliday inspired Christmas angel using a range of lovely vintage fabrics. You will use both hand and machine stitching to create your unique angel, which you will dress in all her Christmas splendour and also create her hairstyle and face.

Places are limited for this session.

All materials and light refreshments are included you just need to bring some lunch. If you have some special fabrics you want to use in your design please bring them along.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/ChristmasAngels2ndDecember2017

Patchwork Block a Month £30.00 Saturday 9th December 2017

Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. We will work on blocks, which could be joined together to make a quilt or kept individually for cushions or bags.

You will be sent a list of materials needed when you book your place. We will use a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing on our super Janome sewing machines.

Suitable for beginners and the more advanced sewer.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

Light refreshments included

Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/PatchworkBlockOfTheMonth9thDecember2107

Young Creative’s £12.50 Saturday afternoon 9th December 2017

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over.  Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.

Suitable for all levels.

Tutor: Philippa Larkam

(All tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)

Light refreshments included

Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.

By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.  Full T&C’s on our website.

To book your place, please use the link below:

http://bit.ly/YoungCreatives9thDecember2017

January

Courses

Measure up for curtains and make a professional sample curtain £55.00-3 weeks Monday am 8th January 2018

Introduction and Intermediate Soft FurnishingsLearn how to measure your windows correctly for curtains -how much fabric do you need? You will learn how to calculate the quantities you will need for various curtain styles and types of fabrics both plain and patterned.
You will then make a sample curtain to a professional standard.
Tutor: Nichola Cunningham
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/MesureForCurtainsAndSample8thJanuary20

 

Knitting and Crochet Monday 6 weeks £89 8th January 2018

These 6 weekly sessions is for beginners and intermediate knitters and crochetiers. There is an opportunity to work on your own projects are learn new techniques and make samples to create a notebook of skills. We can offer Tunisian Crochet, Broomstick crochet, knitting in the round, Fairisle and Aran as well as the more conventional forms of knitting and crochet. Please bring your own yarns, needles and crochet hooks to work on your preferred project. Light refreshments included.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.
Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/KnittingAndCrochet8thJanuary2018

Sew on Tuesday morning £89 (6 weeks) 9th January 2018

A combination course which provides expert tuition in making small sewing projects such as bags, cushions and sewing needle cases and/or patchwork techniques including paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, blocks and quilting techniques. Please bring your own fabrics and a simple sewing kit.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments are included.
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewOnTuesdayMorning9thJanuary2018

Sew on Tuesday afternoon £89 (6 weeks) 9th January 2018

A combination course which provides expert tuition in making small sewing projects such as bags, cushions and sewing needle cases and/or patchwork techniques including paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, blocks and quilting techniques. Please bring your own fabrics and a simple sewing kit.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments are included.
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewOnTuesdayAfternoon9thJanuary2018

Sew on Thursday- evening £89 (6 weeks) 11th January 2018
Come along on Thursday evenings 6.00 – 8.30pm for this 6-week course.
Work on your own projects or be inspired by one of ours. You will be working in a small group with expert teaching of techniques associated with your project. It is a friendly and relaxed environment with use of our Janome sewing machines, embellishers and overlockers
Light refreshments included.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Please note we have first floor studios and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewOnThursday11thJanuary2018

Workshops

Patchwork Block a Month £30.00 Saturday 13th January 2018
Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. We will work on blocks which could be joined together to make a quilt or kept individually for cushions or bags.
You will be sent a list of materials needed when you book your place. We will use a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing on our super Janome sewing machines.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/BlockOfTheMonth13thJanuary2018

Patchwork Projects £30.00 Saturday 13th January 2018

Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. Come and work on your own patchwork and quilting projects in our large studio space with the expert guidance of Philippa.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/PatchworkProjects13thJanuary2018

Young Creative’s MORNING £12.50 Saturday 27th January 2018

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over. Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)
Light refreshments included
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/YoungCreativesMORNING27thJanuary2018

Young Creative’s AFTERNOON £12.50 Saturday 27th January 2018

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over. Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)
Light refreshments included
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/YoungCreativesAfternoon27thJanuary2018

February

Courses

Introduction to Soft Furnishings 6 week course £160 Monday 5th February 2018

Introduction and Intermediate Soft FurnishingsOn this 6 week course (Monday evenings 6.00pm to 9.00pm) you will make a sample lined curtain, a sample Roman blind and a piped cushion. You will also learn how to correctly measure your windows, calculate fabric quantities and work out pattern placement and repeats.
Develop your making skills and confidence in a small group in our well equipped studios.
All materials and light refreshments are included and you will be given a set of notes for you to use at home for your own projects.
Your tutor is Nichola Cunningham
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/IntroductionToSoftFurnishings5thFebruary2018

Knitting and Crochet Monday 6 weeks £89 26th February 2018

These 6 weekly sessions is for beginners and intermediate knitters and crochetiers. There is an opportunity to work on your own projects are learn new techniques and make samples to create a notebook of skills. We can offer Tunisian Crochet, Broomstick crochet, knitting in the round, Fairisle and Aran as well as the more conventional forms of knitting and crochet. Please bring your own yarns, needles and crochet hooks to work on your preferred project. Light refreshments included.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.
Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/KnittingAndCrochet26thFebruary2018

Sew on Tuesday morning £89 (6 weeks) 27th February 2018

A combination course which provides expert tuition in making small sewing projects such as bags, cushions and sewing needle cases and/or patchwork techniques including paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, blocks and quilting techniques. Please bring your own fabrics and a simple sewing kit.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments are included.
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewOnTuesdayMorning27thFebruary2018

Sew on Tuesday afternoon £89 (6 weeks) 27th February 2018

A combination course which provides expert tuition in making small sewing projects such as bags, cushions and sewing needle cases and/or patchwork techniques including paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, blocks and quilting techniques. Please bring your own fabrics and a simple sewing kit.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments are included.
Please note we have first floor studios and there is no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewOnTuesdayAfternoon27thFebruary2018

Workshops

Patchwork Block a Month £30.00 Saturday 10th February 2018
Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. We will work on blocks which could be joined together to make a quilt or kept individually for cushions or bags.
You will be sent a list of materials needed when you book your place. We will use a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing on our super Janome sewing machines.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/BlockOfTheMonth10thFebruary2018

Patchwork Projects £30.00 Saturday 10th February 2018

Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. Come and work on your own patchwork and quilting projects in our large studio space with the expert guidance of Philippa.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/PatchworProjects10thFebruary2018

Sewing Machine Introductions £30 Saturday 17th February 2018

Introduction to your sewing machineGet to know your own sewing machine step by step from threading up your machine and a bobbin to using some of the interchangeable feet. Find out things you didn’t know your machine could do!
You will learn what your machine can do for you by making a tote bag with a zipped pocket. You will make a decorative panel to sew onto your bag and using French seams, so you will have a beautifully neat finish inside your bag.
All materials are included and light refreshments.
Your tutor is Philippa Larkam.
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewingMachineIntroductions17thFebruary2018

Young Creative’s MORNING £12.50 Saturday 24th February 2018

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over. Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)
Light refreshments included
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/YoungCreativesMORNING24thFebruary2018

Young Creative’s AFTERNOON £12.50 Saturday 24th February 2018

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over. Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)
Light refreshments included
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/YoungCreativesAFTERNOON24thFebruary2018

March

Courses

Sew on Thursday evening £89 (6 weeks) 1st March 2018

Come along on Thursday evenings 6.00 – 8.30pm for this 6 week course.
Work on your own projects or be inspired by one of ours. You will be working in a small group with expert teaching of techniques associated with your project. It is a friendly and relaxed environment with use of our Janome sewing machines, embellishers and overlockers
Light refreshments included.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Please note we have first floor studios and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/SewOnThursday1stMarch2018

Workshops

Patchwork Block a Month £30.00 Saturday 10th March 2018
Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. We will work on blocks which could be joined together to make a quilt or kept individually for cushions or bags.
You will be sent a list of materials needed when you book your place. We will use a combination of hand sewing and machine sewing on our super Janome sewing machines.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/BlockOfTheMonth10thMarch2018

Patchwork Projects £30.00 Saturday 10th March 2018

Patchwork and quilting is a lovely way to use up your scraps of fabrics and in the process make lovely things for your home. Come and work on your own patchwork and quilting projects in our large studio space with the expert guidance of Philippa.
Suitable for beginners and more advanced sewers.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
Light refreshments included
Please note that we have first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/PatchworkProjects10thMarch2018

Young Creative’s MORNING £12.50 Saturday 24th March 2018

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over. Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)
Light refreshments included
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/YoungCreativesMORNING24thMarch2018

Young Creative’s AFTERNOON £12.50 Saturday 24th March 2018

This is a creative craft workshop for 8 years old and over. Working on projects the Young Creative’s will learn a wide range of sewing and crafting skill.
Suitable for all levels.
Tutor: Philippa Larkam
(all tutors and helpers have enhanced DBS certificates)
Light refreshments included
Please note we have a first floor studio and no lift.
By booking this course you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions. Full T&C’s on our website.

Please use this link to book your place:
http://bit.ly/YoungCreativesAfternoon24thMarch2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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