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Courses for Adults

We have lots of dates for exciting workshops for adults. Please note, for courses running in 2024, we are now taking bookings via Craft Courses (www.craftcourses.com), unless specified otherwise. The links will take you direct to the course booking page on craftcourses.com. We also offer a discount for multiple bookings. If you book two sessions via Craft Courses in a 2 month period (excluding family and subsidised sessions) you may be entitled to a 10% money back offer. You do not need to do anything to get this discount, we will contact you to let you know how we will apply this. If you do not hear from us please feel free to contact us

Stitched Places

Free-motion Machine Embroidery 

A fantastic NEW course in which you will learn how to use a sewing machine in free-motion mode, combined with simple painting skills to create beautiful images of places, landscapes or scenes. With embroidery hoop to KEEP and display your work. 

This is a lovely session, which will allow you to explore painting onto fabric with stitch. You will explore images of places - woodlands, seascapes, landscapes, building, skylines - to create stitched visuals. Even if you have little or no sewing experience, this is such a different way to use a machine (dropping the 'feed dogs' and 'drawing with the sewing machine) that it doesn't matter if you haven't done any/much sewing before. Once you have stitched your image, you will add colour to fabric using water-based paints. 

All materials and equipment are provided. 

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/free-motion foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case). Machines must be in good working order and have a recent PAT test certificate. 

Holly will provide you with support and guidance throughout – even if you have never done anything like this before. Holly has been teaching for over 15 years and can help you to create an artwork to be proud of. Session run by Thread and Press CIC, a Community Interest Company. 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. For daytime courses, please bring your own lunch.

This is an adult course. No experience required. 

Thread and Press CIC are a Community Interest Company based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing arts workshops, classes and projects for adults and children. Established by two experienced art teachers, we have been operating since 2020, providing many workshops and sessions across East Riding and surrounding counties. Sessions are delivered by a qualified teacher with Enhanced DBS. Thread and Press CIC are ERMOS registered. 

Friday 6th September 2024, 10am - 3pm

Pocklington Arts Centre

£55

BOOK DIRECT WITH THE VENUE - link to Pocklington Arts Centre


Creative Textiles

 

We are thrilled to bring you this new course - Creative Textiles. This session will allow you to explore a range of creative textile processes using dyes, inks, paints, surfaces and stitch. Taking a mixed-media approach, you will be given opportunity and support to explore unusual creative combinations to create exciting textile artwork. In this session you will:

  • Explore the use of dyes, inks and paints to create background surfaces. Taking an experimental approach to create exciting backgrounds to work on later in the session

  • Experiment with free-motion embroidery - learn how to use a machine in free-motion mode to create simple linear stitch drawings from your own artwork or using some of our template images

  • Create a plan for your piece, with the option of exploring repeating pattern and adding paint base layers

  • Stitch your artwork to your background using free-motion embroidery and optional hand embroidery

Holly will provide you with support and guidance throughout – even if you have never done anything like this before, you will love the experimental approach. Holly has been teaching for over 15 years and can help you to create an artwork to be proud of.

 

All materials and equipment are provided. PPE is provided, but inks and dyes can stain so please wear appropriate clothing.

 

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided. Please bring your own lunch.

This is an adult course. No experience required. 

Thread and Press CIC are a Community Interest Company based in the East Riding of Yorkshire, providing arts workshops, classes and projects for adults and children. Established by two experienced art teachers, we have been operating since 2020, providing many workshops and sessions across East Riding and surrounding counties. Sessions are delivered by a qualified teacher with Enhanced DBS. Thread and Press CIC are ERMOS registered. 

St Chad's Church Hall, Campleshon Rd, York

Friday 4th October 2024 10am - 4pm

£65

The booking link below will take you to craftcourses.com

St Nicholas Community Centre, Beverley

Friday 15th November 2024 10am - 4pm

£65

The booking link below will take you to craftcourses.com

Reverse Applique and Free-motion Machine Embroidery

 

A fantastic course in which you will learn how to use a sewing machine in free-motion mode, combined with wonderful reverse applique techniques. Reverse applique is a method of layering fabric and cutting away sections of different layers. Also known as 'cutwork' This produces wonderful and exciting results. Create work using one of our templates or bring your own ideas. Don't worry if you have not done much/any sewing before, this is a  whole new way to stitch and full teaching and support is provided. 

All materials and equipment are provided. 

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/free-motion foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case). Machines must be in good working order and have a recent PAT test certificate. 

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. 

 

Saturday 28th September 10am - 4pm

North Yorkshire Art School - DARLINGTON VENUE

£85

Book via the venue - link to NYAS website

Friday 20th September

The Grimbarians Studio, Grimsby 

£50

Book with Eventbrite - link to Eventbrite website

Creative Stitch - Free-motion Machine Embroidery

 

This a wonderful workshop opportunity to learn how to combine simple paint techniques with stitch to create beautiful artwork. Learn how to use a sewing machine with lowered feed dogs in 'free-motion' mode to 'draw' with threads. You will learn how to paint a simple image onto primed fabric. Don't worry if you haven't done much/any painting before - you can use one of our templates with step-by-step instructions, or Holly can guide you in creating a simple paint layer from your own image.  You will learn how to set up and use your machine in free-motion mode, to add coloured layers or stitch to your work. 

Even if you have never sewn before, or have little or no experience, we welcome beginners and can show you how to use a machine. 

All materials and equipment are provided. You can bring your own image to work from (7 inch diameter max) or use one of our source images or templates.

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/free-motion foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case). Machines must be in good working order and have a recent PAT test certificate. 

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. 

Dates coming soon

 

Lino Printing onto Paper

A fantastic opportunity to learn how to lino print onto paper. Lino printing is a form of relief printing. You will learn how to prep an image and then transfer onto lino. You will also learn how to safely use a lino carving tool to carve a lino block and print onto paper. You can bring your own image to work from or use one of our templates. Perfect for beginners. 

 

All materials and equipment are provided. 

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. 

Dates coming soon

Lino Printing onto Fabric

Learn how to lino print onto fabric to create wonderful, hand-made fabric featuring your own artwork. We show you how to carve and print your lino block onto fabric in a repeating pattern, to create a piece of fabric in wash-safe inks for use in all sorts of projects, or just to hang on your wall. 

You will be guided through the entire process, from designing a block, carving to printing. We can provde images to work from or bring your own (15cm x 15cm size).

All materials and equipment are provided. 

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. 

St Chad's Church Hall, York

Friday 5th July 10am - 2.30pm, 10am - 2.30pm

£55

The booking link below will take you to craftcourses.com

Allerthorpe Village Hall, near Pocklington

Friday 27th September, 10am - 2.30pm

£55

The booking link below will take you to craftcourses.com

Fabric Collage and Free-motion Machine Embroidery

FLORALS
 

NEW: In this exciting session you will learn how to layer fabrics to create simple but effective backgrounds using a loose applique and fabric collage technique. You will then explore floral images to create a plan for your design and experiment with free-motion machine embroidery to create stunning floral embroidery designs. Add some optional embellishment and hand-embroidery too. 

 

All materials and sewing machines are provided. 

No sewing experience required - beginners welcome.  

 

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/freemotion foot. Please let us know at the time of booking if this is the case). Machines must be in good working order and have a recent PAT test certificate. 

 

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. 

Friday 13th September 10am - 3pm

St Nicholas Community Hall, Beverley

BOOKING LINK COMING SOON

The booking link below will take you to craftcourses.com

IMAGES COMING SOON

Needle Felting into Fabrics
 

In this relaxing and enjoyable session, we show you how to needle felt a picture into fabric. 

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. 

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

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. 

NEW SESSION - Needle Felting into Fabrics - Waterlilies

A fantastic session and opportunity to learn how to needle felt the wonderful waterlilies at Burnby Hall Gardens.

Wednesday 17th July 10am - 2.30pm

£40

Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor's Centre, Burnby Hall Gardens, The Balk, Pocklington

 

Dates coming soon


Needle Felting and Free-motion Machine Embroidery
 

A new and exciting course which will combine two of our favourite methods: needle felting onto fabric and free-motion machine embroidery. In the first half of the session you will learn how to needle felt a beautiful artwork onto fabric using a simple but highly effective needle and sponge technique. In the second part of the session, you will learn how to use free-motion embroidery to add beautiful finishing touches.  

 

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). Machines must be in good working order and have a recent PAT test certificate. 

 

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. 

 

Friday 12th July 2024, 10am - 4pm

ST Nicholas Community Centre, Beverley

£65

The booking link below will take you to craftcourses.com


Sarah's Sewing Surgery - NEW

This is a great opportunity to get focused sewing advice in a very small group session (only two per session) with our expert pattern cutter and dressmaker teacher, Sarah. You can now book Sarah for a dedicated timeslot to work out any problems, issues or to get specialist help with your sewing. Perhaps you want help with using your machine/over-locker or perhaps you have some pattern adjustment that you need help with? Or perhaps you would just like a bit of support and guidance from a professional? Sarah has been sewing and teaching for many years and she is here to help you. You can bring your own sewing machine/over-locker or use one of ours. We also have a mannequin and other dressmaking equipment for use. Please bring your project fabrics and any other relevant resources with you. It is important that you email us to discuss your needs so that we can ensure we can help you in the session. Please note, we cannot do alterations for you in this session, but we can guide you in completing and sewing work of your choice. We also cannot fix or repair machines in this session, but we can help you to use your machine correctly. 

New dates coming soon

To enquire or book, please email us and state which session you are interested in and a brief description of your requirements for the session. 

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