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Courses for Adults

From 16 + (or 13 if accompanied by an adult)

Basic Sewing

NEW!

This basic sewing course will teach you all you need to know about how to sew. From learning about your sewing machine, to creating your own constructed outcome, we will guide you through all stages. This course is suitable for absolute beginners or those with very little prior experience using a machine.

 

Within this course you will learn the health and safety aspects of using a sewing machine, how to thread and maintain your machine and how to adjust tensions. We will show you how to sew on a variety of fabrics and how to construct basic seams, darts and folds.

 

For the first stage of the project, we can provide a structured project for a fashion outcome, such as a simple top, all patterns are provided, you will need to choose your own fabric approximately 1m each (we can guide you on which to purchases). Our tutor will guide you through the stages of constructing your outcome. You will have access to a range of threads, yarns, buttons, ribbons and trimmings.
For those on the 6 week course, we can guide you in which fabric to purchase for another second project. 

In--person courses:

We provide sewing machines. You are welcome to bring your own, this must be in good working order and you should let us know at the time of booking.

Please contact us for more detailed information.

 

This is an adult course for students aged 16 +

(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult).

Maximum of 10 places available.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Locations: In-person

IN-PERSON Eastrington Village Hall (near Howden), East Riding of Yorkshire

6.15pm - 8.15pm Wednesday evenings

starting Wednesday 8th September

for 6 weeks (check dates below)

Wed 8th September

Wed 15th September

(no session Wed 22nd September)

Wed 29th September

Wed 6th October

Wed13th October

Wed 20th October

Cost:

£120 for 6 weeks or £75 for 3 weeks

Booking reference: BASIC SEWING

Comprehensive Sewing

NEW

times

Now running online and in-person*. Within this comprehensive course learners are taught many aspects of dressmaking and pattern cutting. Whether you are a recent beginner or have some previous sewing experience, this session will introduce you to basic and advanced pattern drafting, making your own patterns from your body measurements and altering commercial patterns to get the right fit.

Within this course you will be working on making your own top to your own measurements, covering the basic skills needed to draft a made-to-measure pattern. You will be guided through the sewing machine skills needed to produce a wearable and effective final garment. During the course you will learn how to measure yourself and make a made-to-measure bodice block, learn how to use the block, how to draft a pattern, how to draft a sleeve, add style lines, flare, dart manipulation.. all in a few sessions!  

Class size is capped to a maximum of 8 students, allowing for a fun and social session yet giving you the one-to-one guidance required to be successful, whatever your ability. By the end of this course you will feel more confident in your sewing ability and ready to tackle many more creative sewing projects. 


Some basic experience of using a sewing machine is desirable for this course. Great for those looking to take the next step from bought patterns or looking to amend patterns.

NEW JULY COURSE - Draft your own palazzo pants/trousers to fit you perfectly. A new course that will give you the best trousers to fit your shape. 

In-person course: We provide sewing machines (or you can bring your own) and we provide equipment and basic material for toiles. 

We will provide:

Live/in-person tuition
One-to-one support if required
Pattern paper
Toile calico fabric
Flexible ruler 
Pins
Dress-making chalk

Sewing machines (if required)

Use of overlocker and mannequin

Tea and coffee

Please contact us for more detailed information. 

 

This is an adult course for students aged 16 +

(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Locations:

IN-PERSON Eastrington Village Hall (near Howden), East Riding of Yorkshire

9.30am - 12.15am Tuesday mornings

starting Tuesday 7th September

for 6 weeks (check dates below)

Tues 7th September

Tues 14th September

Tues 21st September

Tues 28th September

Tues 5th October

Tues 12th October

Cost:

£160 for 6 weeks or £110 for 4 weeks

IN-PERSON Trousers

Cottingham Darby and Joan Hall

9.30am - 12.15am Tuesday mornings

starting Tuesday 6th July

for 3 weeks (check dates below)

Tues 6th July

Tues 13th July

Tues 20th July

Cost:

£75 for 3 weeks 

Booking reference: Comprehensive Sewing

Creative Stitch

This creative sewing course will show you how to use free-motion machine embroidery methods to 'draw' with a sewing machine. We will show you how to applique, sew with 'dropped teeth' and embellish using a sewing machine. We also show you how to combine this with other creative methods such as needle-felting, dyed fabrics and batik. A highly creative course for those who would like to create with fabrics.

This course will begin with the principles of free-motion embroidery. You will then choose and develop an image, taking inspiration from your own visual sources or using some of our supplied images. We will guide you through a series of experimental samples within which you might incorporate needle felt, hand-painting, dying and batik. We will provide excellent contemporary contextual references to show you how textiles can be used as a contemporary and cutting-edge art form. You can choose whether to develop your outcome as an artwork textile illustration, or a product such as a handmade handbag or cushion. Don't be put off if you think you can't draw, you can trace images to get fantastic results.  

Some basic sewing experience would be desirable for this course, but not essential. We are happy to teach learners of all abilities and levels of experience. 

 

Sewing machines are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own machine (if using your own machine, it must have the function to 'drop the feed dogs' and come with an appropriate darning foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case) 

 

Please contact us for more detailed information. 

This is an adult course for students aged 16 +

(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Locations:

IN-PERSON Eastrington Village Hall (near Howden), East Riding of Yorkshire

10am - 2pm

Friday 18th June 2021*

Cost: £45

Booking Reference: Creative Stitch

Applique (Machine Embroidery)

A superb follow-on to our Creative Stitch course, or great as a stand-alone option, this course will guide you through free-motion machine embroidery applique. Learn how to create a beautiful image using different fabrics and stitching combined. 

We provide a structured task, or bring your own ideas. All materials and sewing machines are provided. 

Some basic sewing experience would be desirable for this course, but not essential. We are happy to teach learners of all abilities and levels of experience. 

 

Sewing machines are provided, although you are welcome to bring your own machine (if using your own machine, it must have the function to 'drop the feed dogs' and come with an appropriate darning foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case) 

 

Please contact us for more detailed information. 

This is an adult course for students aged 16 +

(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Locations:

IN-PERSON Cherry Burton Village Hall, East Riding of Yorkshire

10am - 2pm

Wednesday 30th June 2021

Cost: £45

On-street parking. Please note, this venue has staircase access only. 

IN-PERSON Eastrington Village Hall (near Howden), East Riding of Yorkshire

10am - 2pm

Friday 9th July 2021

Cost: £45

Parking available. 

Subject to current government guidance. Please note, we offer a full refund for any classes that cannot run due to Covid-19. 

Booking Reference: Applique

Screen Printing

NEW FORMAT, NEW VENUE

Screen printing is an exciting technique which offers a huge variety of creative possibilities. Take a drawing, illustration or photograph and print your image onto a variety of fabrics!

This new exciting blended online and in-person course allows you to print your own fabrics in one day! Attend a short online live session (or watch a recorded video if you prefer) to show you how to prepare your artwork prior to the sessions. This work is then emailed or posted to us and we will have your screen and artwork ready to use in your session and print an array of fabrics.


How it works:

Session 1: Join in a 1 hour live session to learn how to prepare images for your screen (or watch the recorded session if you prefer). Send this artwork to us by email or post within 7 days.

Session 2: Join us at the venue and we will bring your images on a screen ready to print! During the session you will be shown the principles of screen-printing, how to print a single image, dying fabrics, how to mask your screen, mixing pigments, using decolourant, layering and repeats and cleaning/maintaining your screen.

 

At the end of the session, you have the option to buy your screen, squeegee and some inks if you want to continue at home, for a small additional fee (entirely optional, you can decide on the day, bring your own jars to fill)

 

We provide fabrics, screens, inks and all equipment needed for this day session.


You will need (for drawing):

Fineliner pen (black)

Pencil

Premium tracing paper

Paper

We can supply the above in a pack for £5.


We also provide one FREE Zoom follow up session for questions or follow up advice. (Date on agreement/optional)


No prior experience is needed, just enthusiasm.


Once you have booked we will send you details of how to access the first live online session and/or the recording. Please contact us for more detailed information. 
 

This is an adult course for students aged 18 + (or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

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Locations:

NEW  IN-PERSON

Yapham Village Hall, near Pocklington

Friday 25th June 10am - 2.30 pm

 

Live prep session ONLINE date: Thursday 10th June

7 - 8pm

This can be accessed by a recording to watch when convenient if you prefer

Cost: £70

Locations:

NEW  IN-PERSON

Darby and Joan, Cottingham

Saturday 19th June 10am - 2.30 pm

 

Live prep session ONLINE date: Thursday 3rd June 

7 - 8pm

This can be accessed by a recording to watch when convenient if you prefer

Cost: £70

Booking reference: SCREEN PRINTING

Printmaking

LINO PRINTING

NOW RUNNING IN-PERSON*: Printmaking covers multiple techniques, including relief and intaglio printing. These processes allow you to craft your own print surface. Relief printing involves the removal of a print surface to print with the remaining area. Our BEGINNERS SESSION will focus on lino printing to create a one-colour print and a reduction print block. These techniques are a fantastic introduction to the world of printmaking. Extremely good fun and easy to replicate at home. Our INTERMEDIATE session will focus on a reduction print to create a two or three colour block print.

We provide materials to use, you keep your lino block and prints. If you wish to purchase basic equipment/inks after the session this can be arranged. 

No prior experience required for the beginners course.

Session plan (Beginners):

Creating linear imagery

Carving your lino block

Printing your first prints onto paper and fabric

*In-person session dates are provisional based on latest guidance - subject to change, In the event that we cancel the course or postpone to a date you cannot attend, we offer a full refund. 

DRY-POINT ETCHING

Dry-point etching is a wonderful intaglio printing technique that yields beautiful results. Using a special tool, you carve into a surface and then ink your block to print using a press. Great for showing wonderful linear detail. Make as many prints as you can manage in the time you have got! All materials and equipment provided. Suitable for beginners. 

 

This course is not suitable to run online and will run in-person only.  

Please contact us for more detailed information. 

This is an adult course for students aged 16 +

(or aged 13 if accompanied by an adult). Maximum of 10 places available. 

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

Locations:

IN-PERSON 

DRY-POINT ETCHING: Allerthorpe Village Hall, nr Pocklington

Tuesday 8th June 2021*, 10am - 1pm

Cost: £35

Subject to current government guidance. Please note, we offer a full refund for any classes that cannot run due to Covid-19. 

Booking reference: PRINTMAKING