Craft courses

Discover your creative side

We offer the following Craft courses in 2024

Patchworking and quilting

Patchworking and quilting involves needlework and sewing small pieces of cloth, with different designs, colours or textures together.

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Making Clothes

This course is designed for students to use commercial patterns and adapt them to fit. All the basic techniques of dressmaking are taught with students being given some individual attention. If you are a beginner then the first class should be used for consulting the tutor on choice of pattern, fabric and equipment needed.

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Get to know your sewing machine

Single taster sessions available in December and April to allow you to get to know your sewing machine with guidance from one of our tutors.

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Calligraphy

Be part of our friendly, relaxing class and enjoy learning to write a number of scripts. Calligraphy is a low-cost craft and ranges from simple texts to more complicated decorative design pieces and family trees. Everyone works at their own pace with tutor, Richard who is a professional calligrapher. First time students receive an introduction to the background of calligraphy, the tools and their use while those attending for their second / third term usually wish to begin more complex pieces using scripts learnt and sometimes gilding. Regular students like to discuss and plan their own term’s project with the tutor. Left handers are welcome and taster sessions are available.

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Flower Arranging courses

Simple ideas for a variety of occasions, dinner parties, presents etc. Suitable for beginners to intermediates. Students will need to bring their own equipment, such as flowers. The first class will be a demonstration and will cover technique and advice on choice of materials.

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Upcycling a pair of jeans

Come and learn about upcycling jeans. You can make the items listed below, or simply learn the basic principles and let your imagination run wild.
 
In the classes you will learn about the best way to utilise the various parts of the jeans, how to take them apart to maximise usage, and when making new items which can be stitched and where glue is the best option. You can add bits of your own fabrics, trims and coloured threads if you wish.
 
The standard offering includes
  • Item 1 - Tote bag with button fastening and inside pockets,
  • Item 2 - Drawstring clutch
  • Item 3 – Stuffed hanging heart
  • Item 4 - Sunglasses and umbrella pouch
  • Item 5 - Initial patch
  • Item 6 – Cup holder
  • Item 7 - Coin purse
  • Item 8 - Feather decoration

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Booking

To book one of our Craft Courses, please contact 020 8336 7770