Kids and Teens Holiday Workshops

CRAFT FESTIVAL

A series of workshops over three days, this is a chance to try out lots of different textile and craft projects. We’ll be making felted flowers and beads using natural wool, having a go at tie dye, block printing, and bleach designing with stencils, and there is also the opportunity to sew your own customisable denim duffle bag! Also an amazing opportunity to have a go at making glass beads at the flame with Rebecca Weddell in her studio  (age 12+ only for the beads, I’m afraid).

Students need to bring a packed lunch each day and are advised to bring a set of old clothes to wear while dyeing/bleaching – (every care will be taken to avoid getting messy, but some people are just the messy sort!)

By the end of the workshop you will have your own uniquely designed denim duffle bag, a selection of tie-dyed and block printed bandana scarves and T-shirt, a bleach stencilled T-shirt, felted wool flowers, and a set of beads made into a necklace or keyring.

Dates: 3-day Workshop – Monday 31st July/Tuesday 1st/Wednesday 2nd August

Cost: This course is £200 for all three days (with an additional £40 if you opt to do the glass bead making) or, if your child only wants to attend one or two days the cost is £70 per day, and includes all materials. Suitable for ages 10+, boys and girls are welcome at all of our workshops. *Please note – you will not be able to do all of the activities above unless you pick all three days.

Our schedule of activities:

Mon: Tie Dye and Block Printing

Tue: Bleach Stencilling and Felting

Wed: Duffle bags

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APPLIQUE CUSHION OR TOTE BAG

One day workshop

A great workshop for anyone who’s a little shy about making clothes. Create your own appliqué design using a range of techniques and then turn it into a cushion or a tote bag. Brilliant for both boys and girls of all abilities.

Learn to…
Cut a pattern and mark up your fabric
Wind a bobbin, thread and use a sewing machine
Cut and apply bondaweb using an iron
Freehand machine embroidery
Sew on buttons
Sew a zip or a pocket (depending on what you choose to make)

 

Dates: Monday 24th July

Cost: £65 including all materials.

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POM-POM SHORTS/CLASSIC PJ SHORTS OR SKATER SKIRT

One day Workshop

This one day workshop is a great opportunity to dip a toe into the world of making your own clothes. Suitable for complete beginners or the more experienced. In this class you will make either a pair of classic PJ bottoms, a skater skirt, or a pair of festival style pom-pom shorts.

This workshop is suitable for all abilities, boys and girls are welcome at all of our workshops, ages 10+

 

Dates: Wednesday 23rd August

Shorts workshop: £60 plus the cost of your fabric. (You can either choose from our selection or buy your own in advance).

Skater skirt workshop: £60 plus the cost of your materials (£10 payable by card or cash on the day)

 

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SUNDRESS/ PLAYSUIT DESIGN WORKSHOP

Three day workshop

Over three days you will get to design your own short playsuit or dress.

We’ll teach you how to adapt your pattern to include your own design features, maybe pin-tucks, a collar, ruffles, colour block panels, or perhaps add sleeves or pockets. You can then make your own design in a cotton fabric of your choice and finish it off with buttons, a zip, appliqué, and trims. The perfect course for a budding fashion designer, your opportunity to design a unique one-piece all on your own.

This is the course that started it all for Jade (Great British Sewing Bee Contestant 2016) back in 2012. #sewingbee

Here are a few finished designs from previous workshops…

 

Dates: 3-day Workshop – Monday 7th/Tuesday 8th/Wednesday 9th of August

Cost: £180 plus materials

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HOODY WORKSHOP

Two Day Workshop

Make yourself a soft and cosy hoody from our range of organic 100% cotton sweatshirt fabrics.

Why not customise your hoody with an appliqué design, perhaps your name or favourite team or what about ears? Here are a few that our students have made in the past….

In this two day course you will learn to cut and mark your fabric from a paper pattern, construct your garment using a sewing machine and overlocker, apply patch pockets, add stretchy cuffs, apply your own decorative extras in the form of appliqué.

Look totally awesome in your own unique hoody. Course costs £135 including all basic materials. If you decide to go wild and cover it in trims, these will be charged separately.

Super speedy sewists may finish their hoody in less than the two days allocated, but don’t worry, you won’t be twiddling your thumbs, we have a range of exciting small projects to fill any extra time.

Dates: 2-day workshop Tuesday 29th/Wednesday 30th August

Cost: £135

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SKATER SKIRT WORKSHOP

One Day Workshop

These have been trendy for a few seasons now, and are still going strong. Learn to make your own skater skirts in just one day! With the pattern we will make just for you, you’ll be able to make loads more of these cool skirts at home.

In this one day course you will learn:
To make your own skater skirt pattern
To use a sewing machine and overlocker to create your skirt
To attach elastic to finish off the waist for a personalised fit
To hem the bottom edge to create an on-trend style.

This course costs £70 including all materials – you can choose from our exciting range of fabrics, elastics, and trims to make a unique skirt!

Dates: Thursday 24th August

Cost: £70 including all materials.

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DENIM DUFFLE BAG WORKSHOP

One Day Workshop

This full day workshop is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sewists! You will create your own drawstring duffle bag from our selection of denim, trims, and contrast fabrics. This workshop will give you the opportunity to express your individuality as you can customise your bag with appliqué and creative colour combinations.

This class will include:

  • Using a paper pattern to cut and mark your fabric
  • Using a sewing machine and overlocker to construct your unique bag
  • The chance to design your own decorative features and experiment with colour combinations
  • The opportunity to use rivets and clip fastenings, as well as tough strapping, to make a really professional hardwearing bag

Basically, this bag will be awesome!

Dates: Friday 25th August

Cost: £65 including all materials.

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ALL COURSES….

You can book and pay for all of our Summer Workshops online using paypal. If you are interested in booking more than one workshop or for more than one student we are pleased to offer you a 10% discount on your entire booking. If this is the case, please contact us and we can send you an invoice via email. We are new to online payments and cannot yet offer discounts on purchases made through the website, sorry!

Workshops run from 10am- 4pm each day, boys and girls are welcome at all of our workshops, and unless otherwise specified, our workshops are suitable for ages 10+.

Students are required to bring a packed lunch for each day they attend, you will also need to complete a consent form (this will be sent to you) agreeing to the activities that your child will be taking part in on the day of the workshop.

 

We really look forward to seeing you for a Summer Sewing Workshop!

Please be aware of our cancellation policy before making a booking.