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Courses for Adults

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

Beginners Sewing Sessions

NEW beginners sewing sessions now available to book!

MAKE A CUSHION

In this fantastic double session for beginners, we show you how to use a sewing machine to make an applique cushion. You will learn how to use a sewing machine to construct a wonderful cushion design using a mixture of fabrics. We also show you how to manage seams and insert a zip. Please note this course may run over two sessions, please check the dates listing carefully. All materials and sewing machines provided (or bring your own).

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MAKE A TOP

In this fantastic double session for beginners, we show you how to use a sewing machine to make a simple top. We provide a pattern and equipment, just bring your own fabric (we can guide you in what to bring). Our tutor will show you how to understand and follow a commercial pattern, manage seams and binding and how to use decorative stitches to make a beautiful top. Great for learning basic dressmaking skills and gain the confidence to take this further.  Please note this course may run over two sessions, please check the dates listing carefully. 

We provide sewing machines (or bring your own).

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Please contact us for more detailed information. We can provide sewing machines but you are welcome to bring your own, this must be in good/safe working order and you should let us know at the time of booking.

 

These are adult courses for students aged 16+ (or aged 13 if accompanied by another booked adult).

Maximum of 8 places available on each course.

Location: Wesley Centre (Ground floor), St John's Methodist Church, Market Weighton

MAKING A CUSHION:

Wednesday 27th April 6-8pm, Wednesday 4th May 6-8pm*

*this is a double session course - attendance at both dates is required

Cost: £50

MAKING A TOP:

Wednesday 11th May 6-8pm, Wednesday 18th May 6-8pm*

*this is a double session course - attendance at both dates is required

Cost: £50

Booking reference: BEGINNERS SEWING

Comprehensive Sewing

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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!  In the 4 week block you will draft your pattern and make a toile. For the 6 week block, you will make your garment in your chosen fabric. 

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.

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

We will provide:
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 8 places available. 

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Locations:

IN-PERSON St Mary's Church Hall, Sancton Road, Market Weighton

MAKING A TOP

Next sessions starting Wednesday 15th June 

Book for 4 or 6 weeks (check dates below)

9.30am - 12.15pm

Wednesday 15th June

Wednesday 22nd June

Wednesday 29th June

Wednesday 6th July

Wednesday 13th July

Wednesday 20th July

Cost:

£170 for 6 weeks or £120 for 4 weeks

Booking reference: Comprehensive Sewing

Applique and Machine Embroidery

A superb freemotion machine embroidery course, this session will guide you through how to use free-motion machine embroidery to 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. 

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Returning Autumn 2022

 

 

Booking Reference: Applique

Creative Stitch

Learn how to combine art and textiles with this wonderful course. You will learn how to draw with the sewing machine and create a beautiful artwork. We show you how to create a paint layer and then add stitch. Even if you are not confident in art, we show you easy ways to create a multi-layered textile artwork. 

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. 

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Returning Autumn 2022

Booking Reference: Creative Stitch

Needle-Felting onto Fabric

NEW! In this relaxing and enjoyable session, we show you how to needle felt an animal into fabric. 

We provide a structured task, or bring your own ideas. All materials re provided. 

 

Needle-felting is a wonderful activity to learn. It's very relaxing and offers so many opportunities. It is easy to do once you have learned some basics. We provide tuition from beginners level to ensure you create a wonderful outcome. We also give you a kit to take home and continue in your own time. 

 

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. 

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Locations:

Returning Autumn 2022

Booking Reference: Needle Felting Fabrics

Screen Printing Fabrics

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 exciting 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 short live one-to-one session to learn how to prepare images for your screen (or watch the 20 min recorded session if you prefer). Send this artwork to us by email or post within 7 days of the course start date.

If you don't feel confident creating your own artwork, we can help do this for you!

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)

You will leave with beautiful printed fabrics to frame or use for sewing projects. 

 

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.


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:

Returning Autumn 2022

Booking reference: SCREEN PRINTING

Printmaking

LINO PRINTING

NOW RUNNING IN-PERSON*: covers multiple techniques, including relief and intaglio printing. These processes allow you to craft your own print surface. Relief printing using lino 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

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. 

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. 

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Locations:

Returning Autumn 2022

Booking reference: PRINTMAKING