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November

9: Learn to sew: Sewing Day for Beginners

16: Make your own advent calender

7, 14, 21, 28: Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

December

5, 19: Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

January

9. 16, 23, 30 : Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

15: Start 10 week Dressmaking Course

16 : Start 10 week Course Sewing for Beginners

18: Learn to SewSewing Day for Beginners

25: Get to know your Sewing Machine

February

 6, 13, 27Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

15 : Cloth Collage; a creative textiles workshop

29 : Creative Sewing: Freehand Machine Embroidery

March

5, 12, 19, 26 : Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

28 : Get to know your Overlocker

April

4: Sewing Day for Beginners; a one day workshop

23: Start 10 week Course Sewing for improvers

2, 23, 30 : Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

May

7, 14, 21 Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

June

6 : Get to know your Sewing Machine

4, 11, 18, 25,  : Sew-In, every Thursday Sewing Day

 

 

Sewing course for beginners: Learn practical skills and creative techniques

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A 10 week Sewing course suitable for beginners and anyone who wants to brush up on their existing skills. We will cover a wide range of techniques and methods that are usable for dressmaking, interior design and more creative handmade projects. These skills are taught through a variety of hands-on projects, demonstrations and guided supervision.

 
The knowledge and expertise you gain will be:
- Getting total control of the sewing machine.
- Mastering a variety of seams, stitches and finishings.
- Experiment with colours, pattern and fabric properties.
- How to sew zips, buttonholes, corners, curves and darts.
- Have a go at applique or patchwork to give projects a whole different twist.
- Mastering hems on all sorts of garments so shortening or lengthening becomes a doddle.
- Making your own samples useful for future references.
 
 
When: Thursday evenings 16 January - 26 March (no session Thursday 20 February due to half term).
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time: Thursday evenings 7pm - 9pm
Fee: 169
 
 
Interested...for any questions please get in touch by email.
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Dressmaking for Beginners

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A new 10 week evening course at the Sewing Shed Stroud starting on Wednesday evenings.

This course is designed for anyone that wants to start dressmaking with little or no experience, or simply want to enjoy the art of sewing and creating! We do ask that you have used a sewing machine before and have basic sewing skills. If you haven't got basic sewing skills yet please sign up for our 10 week sewing for beginners course.

We will cover the following:

  • How to follow a paper pattern, learning about the pattern markings and what they mean.
  • Following a plan and cutting out your fabric correctly.
  • Learning the art of pairing fabric and pattern.
  • Measuring yourself and selecting the correct size.
  • Tweaking fitting issues.
  • Understanding dressmaking terminology.
  • Suitable seam finishes for different fabrics.

At the Sewing Shed Stroud we work in small groups so there is plenty of time to ask questions, receive hands on guidance and tuition.

Sewing machines and other sewing tools are available during the course. Excluded materials.

When: Wednesday evenings starting 25 September until 4 December 
Where: at the Sewing Shed Stroud
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
SOLD OUT 

When: Wednesday evenings starting 15 January until 25 March (no sewing on 20 Feb due to half term)
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
Fee: 179

Interested?...For any questions please get in touch by email.

freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Sewing for Beginners Workshop

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freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

In this workshop you will learn how to sew in a fun and enjoyable way. You will be shown how to set up the sewing machine and how to use a variety of stitches.
You will learn how to create button holes or put in zips plus lots of tips and tricks! Then practice these skills and gain confidence whilst making a beautiful looking product such as a bag, cushion cover, or purse, etc.
Suitable for beginners or those looking to improve their skills.

At the Sewing Shed we work in small groups so there is plenty of time to ask questions, receive hands on guidance and tuition.
Sewing machines and other sewing tools are available for use.

When: Saturday 18 January
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time: 10 pm - 4 pm
Fee: 70 including all materials.

When: Saturday 4 April
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time: 10 pm - 4 pm
Fee: 70 including all materials.

Interested?...For any questions please get in touch by email.

freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Freehand Machine Embroidery:

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At this workshop you have the opportunity to explore and develop freehand machine embroidery in combination with other techniques.
We will be experimenting with layering fabrics, drawing with thread, and appliqué. It is this use of a combination of different materials and techniques that can often inspire our work to develop in a new way.
After this experimental phase you have the opportunity to move on to make a bag using one or more techniques or to continue to focus on the experimental development. 

All the techniques on offer are adaptable for all levels.

When: Saturday 29 February.
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time 10 am - 4 pm.

Fee : 65 

For more info please get in touch.

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From Cloth to Collage

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An introduction into freehand machine embroidery exploring a variety of materials.

Using imagery and photos as inspiration, your fabric creations will be composed and layered before being stitched over using machine embroidery, hand stitch, collaging and applique. Suitable for any level. 

Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea on offer.

When: 15 February 2020
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time : 10am - 4pm.

Fee : 65 

Feel free to email if you have questions...

freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Get to know your overlocker for beginners.

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freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Get as much benefit out of using your overlocker as possible. Find out what else you can use your overlocker for. We will cover things like: how to rethread the EASY way, adjust stitch length and blade position. Understanding and adjusting the tension. How to sew corners and round edges. How to look after your machine such as replacing the needles and how to clean your machine. You will go home having gained a better understanding of how to neaten raw edges professionally and being able to change the settings with confidence. 

This workshop is for beginners who can bring their own overlocker. Fresh coffee and tea on offer. Please bring your own lunch. For the next level you can sign up for the "Follow on workshop for Overlocking'.

 
When: Saturday 12 October
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time : Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Fee: 65
 
When: Saturday 28 March
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time : Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Fee: 65

Sewing for Improvers: 10 week course

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This 10 week course is designed for anyone who has some previous sewing experience or has completed the sewing course for beginners.

We will be expanding on your skills and be creating something new. Our aim is to increase your confidence whilst giving you a fun and enjoyable experience so you feel sure to tackle more advanced sewing projects. Some of the skills that we will cover are invisible zips, mastering pleats, folds and tucks whilst creating several projects on the way.

We work in small groups with plenty of time to ask questions, receive hands on guidance and tuition.
Sewing machines and other sewing tools are available at the Sewing Shed Stroud. 

 
When:  23 April - 2 July (no session on 28 May due to half term)
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time: Thursday evenings 7 - 9pm
Fee: 169
 
Interested...? For any questions please get in contact.
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Sew-In Sessions; Tutor led

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Ever wanted to make or alter your own clothes or home soft furnishings? This is a friendly group at which you get individual tuition, help and guidance along the way. All abilities are welcome on this course, which offers all aspects of sewing:- designing, choosing fabrics and styles, mending and altering, understanding commercial patterns, measuring for pattern size, cutting out and garment construction.

Find inspiration while learning basic principles and professional finishing techniques to create great fitting original clothes, no matter your shape, size, style or experience. A group makes the experience enjoyable while ensuring that you get the individual guidance and advice you need to produce garments of your choice.

This is a group of like minded people that is meeting ones a week at the Sewing Shed in Stroud. Interested? Come for a trial session. I am also happy to discuss ideas for projects to get you started and of course help you along the way.
There are sewing machines and other equipment for you to use. Coffee and tea included.

When: Thursdays mornings and afternoons
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Mornings : 9.30 am - 12.00 noon
Afternoons : 1 pm - 3.30 pm

A drop in session: 20
A small pack, 4 classes : 75
A regular pack, 7 classes : 125

Interested...? email or phone on 0784 685 3016.

freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Get to know your Sewing Machine

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freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Bring in your own sewing machine and get to know how the tension works and what to do when it goes wrong, what all feet are for, the purpose of the different stitches, etc. We will cover all this and more and answer all your questions time permitted.

Just bring your own machine. Coffee and tea provided.

When: Saturday 25 January
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time: 9.30am - 12 noon
Fee: 35

When: Saturday 6 June
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time: 9.30am - 12 noon
Fee: 35

Like to join or for any questions ... don't hesitate to get in touch via email.

freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Triple Saturday Stitch

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At this 3 day course we will be making one garment each month. We'll start off with simple skills and gradually introduce more complicated techniques and different methods. At the teaching day you will be guided through the more skill full parts of the garments by making samples using calico. This knowledge and experience will then enable you to make the garment at home. At the following session we can then share the work that is achieved independently at home and feedback possible difficulties, questions or uncertainties.

We will work with commercial patterns and cover the following skills: How to apply facings, dart manipulation, setting in sleeves and applying ease, covering seams and hems, making and applying bias binding, yoke application and more.

This course is suitable for anyone who knows how to use a sewing machine and has basic sewing knowledge.

When: tbc
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time 10 pm - 4/4.30 pm

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making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting, crafting, ongoing sewing group

Stretchy Workshop: Make a top in 2 Days

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We will be making a top which is based on a traditional sweatshirt. It has tree quarter length raglan sleeves and can also be made into a short sleeved t-shirt.

We will be working with stretch material using a domestic sewing machine so you will be able to work with jersey materials at home.
 
This class is suitable for anyone who has some experience in dressmaking and want to take these skills further.
 
During this course we will cover: 
 
  • Measuring yourself and choosing the right sizing
  • Sewing with different types of stretchy materials
  • Shoulder and bust darts
  • Needle usage for stretch fabrics
  • Different stitches suitable for stretch materials
  • Tips on how to cut jersey fabrics 
  • Adjusting fitting issues
  • Top stitching with stretch fabrics
  • Sampling side seam pocket

Included in the workshop:

  • Pattern for the top in sizes 6 till 18
  • Lots of tea and fresh coffee.
  • Use of bernina sewing machines and other equipment. 

When: tbc
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time: 10 am till 4 pm
Fee: 

 

Pattern Cutting Workshop: Make your own skirt pattern

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Learn how to draw your own skirt pattern to fit your own shape and size.

This will then be used to make a toile to put these pattern cutting skills into practice, with an emphasis on how to customise your basic block using dart manipulation, gathers, pleats, redrawing seams, altering shapes and creating a yoke.

Please bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea on offer.

When: Saturday tbc
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time : Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Fee: 65
  
Interested?...For any questions please get in touch by email.

Stitched Surfaces

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An exploration of stitch, texture and surface relief using paper and textiles.

This process will involve stitching and layering inspired by mark making, to build up a collection of experimental samples.

Using a wide variety of fabrics, creating layers whilst using a limited colour pallete to explore and observe the effect of particular sitch, stitch effects and colour combinations.

When: tbc
Where: Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time : Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Fee : 6
 
Interested...for any questions please get in touch by email.

 

freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,
freehand machine embroidery art and learn to 'draw' with the machine., Stroud, Gloucestershire, creative, textiles, courses, workshop. Stroud international Textiles Festival, SIT. Sewing courses, Pattern drafting, Sewing Bee, Sewing Shed Stroud, making clothes, kids sewing, teen sewing, creative sewing, sewing classes Stroud, sewing in Gloucestershire, weekly classes, ongoing group, private sewing classes, textiles, making clothes, pattern cutting,

Creative Kids @ Sewing Shed Stroud: making and creating for kids in the Holiday

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This sewing workshop is a great and fun way to introduce you to sewing. The idea is to make a simple and fun project. After making the basic shape there will be time to personalise your work. Think of embellishing it with fabric, ribbons, stitch, handmade flowers, etc. 

You will be learning hand sewing skills as well as gaining confidence and know how in using the sewing machine. All in a fun and easy going manner to enjoy the making process.

On Monday you will be making your own hot water bottle cover inspired by an animal, scenery or an all over pattern. See ideas below made by others to get inspired. You are always welcome to bring your own ideas or base your design on something at the Sewing Shed. 

On Tuesday we will continue with this theme and make the actual creature or a different animal in a 3-D form using fabrics and all sorts embellishments. This could be totally your own design or an existing idea.

If you book both workshops you’ll recieve a 10% discount.

Please bring your own lunch and a snack if you might get peckish. Drinks will be provided.

When: tbc
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time:  10 - 3.30
Cost: £45

When: tbc
Where: at the Sewing Shed, Uplands, Stroud.
Time:  10 - 3.30
Cost: £45

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Follow-on Overlocking Workshop

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This workshop is the follow up from the introduction into the oeverlocker and for anyone who wants to learn more advanced overlocking techniques and to improve their knowledge and understanding of how overlockers work. To get the most out of this workshop you will need to have experience using an overlocker and know how to adjust tension and threading the machine. To gain these skills please attend the "Get to know your Overlocker' workshop to get up to speed.

The techniques we are covering are like flat locking, rolled hems, gathering, pintucks. We will explain the differential feed mechanism and we will be covering overlocking using a wide variety of fabrics.

When: tbc
Where:  Sewing Shed Stroud.
Time : 1 pm - 3.30 pm
Fee : 35

There will be fresh coffee and tea on offer.