COURSES


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Weave and upcycle

Weaving is a genius way of reducing waste and creating beautiful sustainable items. On this 2 session course, you will learn how to:

  • Create your very own loom

  • Transform any fabric into yarn to make your own fabric

  • And transform it into a small purse or pouch & finish it with a tassel or a pom-pom to your zip.

You will leave this course with skills to turn delivery boxes into a nifty scrap reducing device, giving dustbin destined fabrics a new lease of life.

Dates: Thursday 29th August & 5th September 7 - 9:30pm

Cost: £25 (Members) / £30 (Non-Members)

Run by: Nana

 

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LEATHER GLOVE COURSE

This course provides a great opportunity to learn the difficult techniques and processes of glove making. Learn to stitch a glove. You will get the glove already cut and prepared to stitch and finish. From selecting leather, stretching, cutting to final finishing, you will learn the whole process of glove making, including the special tools you need.

Exploring leather manipulating techniques, pattern making for gloves, leather cutting skills and stitching skills, measuring techniques for glove making, basic hand stitching techniques and advanced finishing techniques.

Run by: Vajira Peiris

Date: November, tbc


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LEather Handbag COURSE

Do you want to learn how to make your own leather handbags?On our short-courses you will learn how to design & make your own handbags:

  • From cutting the leather using ready-made patterns

  • to constructing and hand-stitching the bag together

  • and finishing off the edges for a professional looking finish.

We will equip you with the essential skills & knowledge needed to continue the craft at home. Trust us; you'll never want to buy another bag again

Dates: Aug-Sept-Oct

Run by: Sonja, Handbag Atelier


Hop on Hop off

Courses

We understand that you lead busy lives and that not everyone can commit to 4 weeks in a row! That's why we operate on a hop on, hop off basis! You pay for 4 sessions and take them when you can.

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CUSHION COURSE

Making a cushion is a fabulous way to start your sewing journey! On this 4 session course, you will learn how to make a complete cushion cover from start to finish.

  • From making a template of your cushion,

  • to cutting out your fabric and sewing it together, to adding your trim!  

You will leave this course with not only some beautiful cushions, but the skill and confidence to make a cushion out of any fabric that takes your fancy!

Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm & Fridays 9.30am -12pm

Cost: £80 (Members) / £100 (Non-Members) for 4 classes

Run by: Fay & Kal

 

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Upholstering Drop-in Seat Course

Upholstering a drop in dining seat is a marvellous way to up cycle, revamp and give your home the personal touch and style you’ve always wanted without having to break the bank on new furniture.

On this 4 session course, you will learn how to give a new lease of life to your dinning room chairs.

  • From stripping your existing chair

  • to cleaning and painting the frame

  • to rebuilding your seat and picking your favourite fabric!  

You will leave this course with the skill and confidence to revamp any drop-in chair, in any fabric you choose and another old piece of furniture gets a new lease of life!

NB: Chairs available on request or bring your own.

Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm & Fridays 9.30am -12pm

Cost: £80 (Members) / £100 (Non-Members) for 4 classes

Run by: Fay & Kal


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Lampshade course

Creating a lampshade is a unique way to jazz up any surroundings with snazzy mood lighting. On this course you will learn everything from:

  • designing and imaging your creation

  • to making your own drum or coolie self adhesive lampshade.

  • to up-cycling and adding a bit of va-va-voom to your recycled lampshade shells with the perfect finish

You will leave this course with the skills to tie in any decor or create magnificent centre pieces. Bringing an element of luxury to your fixtures without the designer price tag.  

Dates: Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm

Cost: £ 110 for 4 classes

Run by: RoseMary


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HEADBOARD COURSE

Renting? Stuck with old furniture? Making a headboard is a nifty way to upcycle and add extra comfort to any bed!

On this 4 session course, you will learn how make or  reupholster any existing headboard from start to finish:

  • from choosing your material,

  • to cutting out your fabric and sewing it together,

  • to adding deep buttoning or a finish of your choice !                                                                         


Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm & Fridays 9.30am -12pm

You will leave this course with a unique and personalised headboard and a great feeling of accomplishment.

Cost: £100 (Members) / £120 (Non-Members) for 4 classes

Run by: Fay & Kal


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Upholstery Course

In a world of consumerism, waste and ever changing fashion, fight back by joining our crafty revolution by upcycling, reusing and revamping your way into a new way of life.

On this ongoing course, you will learn how to transform existing pieces of furniture into fresh, stylish interior decor.

  • From stripping your existing piece

  • to assessing problem areas and mending them

  • measuring and choosing your favourite fabric

  • to feeling the magic that happens when you transform a tired old piece into a designer master piece!  

You will leave this course with the skill and confidence to revamp all those special pieces, in any fabric you choose and another old piece of furniture gets a new lease of life!

NB: Please bring your own piece of furniture

Dates: Tuesday & Thursdays 7 - 9:30pm & Fridays 9.30am -12pm

Cost: £100 (Members) / £120 (Non-Members) for 6 classes

Run by: Fay & Kal


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Summer Skirt

Sun's out! Update your summer wardrobe with a product of your very own design. Choose between a box pleat, circle or wrap skirt in a maxi, mini or a midi.

On this 4 session course, you will learn how make a skirt in a style and fabric from start to finish:

  • from choosing your material, and creating a pattern

  • to cutting out your fabric to size and sewing it together,

  • to adding deep zip and a finish of your choice !                                                                         


You will leave this course with a unique and perfectly tailored bespoke skirt and the skills to replenish your wardrobe.

Cost: £100 (Members) / £120 (Non-Members)

Date: Saturdays 2pm - 5pm for 4 classes

Run by: Fay & Kal