SewArty, 5 Warwick House, Station Road, Kenilworth, CV8 1JF, UK
07530 809308

Workshops and Courses

 

  Workshops and Courses – SewArty 2017
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2017

Our regular weekly workshops are…..

Mondays

7.00 – 9.30pm  Knit, crochet and Stitch £3.00  (£1 goes to our chosen charity Myton Hospice)
An evening social session for all those knitting, crochet and craft lovers. Please bring whatever you are working on, or if you want to start a new project, you’ve come to the right place! Sadly due to numbers and space, we can only do hand projects (Sewing machines just get in the way of tea, biscuits and chat!).

Wednesdays
11.00 –1.00 pm Learn to Crochet £10
For complete beginners to or those just starting out and needing a bit of help to conquor the basics, Tracy will be able to help

1.00 – 3.00 pm Intermediate Crochet £10
For crochet addicts wanting to brush up on some techniques, this workshop is for you!  It’s best to have some knowledge of basic crochet stitches. Tracy will help you with more complex stitches and projects, to reading patterns, all over a cuppa, come and join Tracy for crochet.

7.00 – 9.30pm Dressmaking with Rosalie  £15
Learn new skills or brush up on those you already have on this informal but very informative dressmaking class. Rosalie will take you through all the stages needed to produce lovely clothes and tailor them to fit, from choosing the correct fabric to pattern reading. FULL

ThursdaysFULL
10.00 – 12.30pm Dressmaking with Chrissie £15
Come to this informal but very informative dressmaking workshop. Chrissie will show you how to produce lovely clothes, from choosing the pattern and correct fabric to the finished garment.

Fridays
10.00 – 12.30pm Stitch and Chat  £5
Join us for the morning , have a coffee and a chat and hopefully do a bit of sewing! You can do your own thing or take part in one of  our projects which range from hand stitching to machine and other bits and bobs. It depends what we fancy! You can share the machines at the shop so don’t need to bring your own

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Workshops for 2017

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Childrens/Adults Easter Workshops

Friday 21st April
2.00 – 3.30 Wet felted picture £10 (includes materials)
Learn the process of wet felting using our lovely merino wools and make a picture or small hanging. Be as imaginative as you like! Both children and adults welcome

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Saturday 22nd April
10.00am – 12.30pm All you need to know about sewing with stretch fabrics on an overlocker with Chrissie £25
A second chance to partake in this workshop! Learn how to thread and get to grips with your Overlocker, seaming, neatening,putting in a zip, buttonholes, hems etc. Bring along your Overlocker, a basic sewing kit and threads. Fabrics will be provided. Get going and you will have the perfect finish for those projects in no time!  ( FULL)

Tuesday 25th April and Tuesday 2nd May
9.30am – 3.00pm Make an incredible Denim Moth with Hayley £50 for both days or £30 for each session
Discover different ways to manipulate fabric together with embellishment techniques
Day 1  25th April  Take part in pattern cutting, bleaching, hand and machine stitching, wirework, fabric manipulation and sculpture. Your moth will be finished and ready for beading and embroidery work at the end of Day 1
Day 2  2nd May
Designing and transferring lacework, bead embroidery and applique
Each workshop includes tools and materials, tea, coffee and cake. There will be a break for lunch. All you need to bring is a old pair of  jeans

Saturday 29th April 
10.00-1.00pm – Trees –  Needle felting with Debbie Colby £30 Including Materials.
Learn how to create beautiful pictures using needle felting and free machine embroidery. Debbie will show you the techniques and how to further embellish your work to create a unique piece.
Please bring along your machine with a free machine embroidery foot and a basic sewing kit  (FULL)

Saturday 13th May
2.00pm – 5.00pm Make a Childs Simple Dress or Summer Top £25 (includes fabric and pattern!)
Get on the ladder to basic Dressmaking and make a cute dress or top to go with leggings for a child aged 1-5 years. Choose from a huge variety of 100% Cotton or Poly/Cotton fabrics in the shop and make a personalised item of clothing! Don’t forget to bring along your sewing machine or ask to hire one from the shop.

Saturday 20th May
10.00am – 3.00pm Memory or Patchwork Bear Workshop £30  (patchwork pieces and stuffing included)
Use some of our lovely fabrics or you may want to use all those small pieces of fabric you have stashed away and create a lovely teddy bear. Some of you may have baby clothes or items of clothing from a loved on that you may wish to use instead to create a lasting memory or keepsake. Sample bear in shop. Don’t forget to bring along your sewing machine or ask to hire one from the shop.

Tuesday 23rd May
2.00pm – 4.00pm Zembroidery with Di £22 (including materials and one of our Zenbroidery kits)
Join Di and decide which areas of your design to paint and which to embroider and embellish with beads. We have several kits in the shop to choose from, and lots of fabric paints and pens to use. If you have an embroidery frame, please bring it and any threads and beads you may have

Saturday 27th May 
10.00-1.00pm –  Needle felting and free machine embroidery for BEGINNERS with Debbie Colby £30 Including Materials.
Learn how to create beautiful pictures using needle felting and free machine embroidery. Debbie will show you the techniques and how to further embellish your work to create a unique piece. This workshop is purely for those of you who haven’t yet attended one of Debbie’s workshops. There are 2 other workshops if you want to brush up your skills!
Please bring along your machine with a free machine embroidery foot and a basic sewing kit

Tuesday 13th June
7.00-9.00pm  Using your Sewing Machine  £15
This workshop will take you through the basics, threading the machine, checking tension, stitch size, changing needles etc, giving you the confidence to start all those new projects. Materials are supplied but please bring your machine with the manual and a basic sewing kit. This will be a small group so everyone can get help and advice

Saturday 17th June
10.00am – 12.30pm All you need to know about sewing with stretch fabrics on an overlocker with Chrissie £25
Another chance to partake in this workshop as the previous 2 sold out quickly! Learn how to thread and get to grips with your Overlocker, seaming, neatening,putting in a zip, buttonholes, hems etc. Bring along your Overlocker, a basic sewing kit and threads. Fabrics will be provided. Get going and you will have the perfect finish for those projects in no time! 

Tuesday 20th June
7.00-9.00pm  Using your Sewing Machine  to ……. make a Cushion Cover £20
This workshop will go over the basics, giving you the confidence to start this new project. We will be making an envelope cushion cover, the front will be disappearing nine patch It looks difficult but it’s not!  Fabrics are supplied but please bring an 18″ cushion inner (available from Wilkinsons), your machine and a basic sewing kit. This will be a small group so everyone can get help and advice. See sample cushion in shop

Saturday 24th June 
10.00-3.00pm  Resist Felted Bowls  £30 Including Materials
Come and roll up your sleeves and make yourself a lovely bowl using this age old technique. You will need to bring an apron, a couple of old towels, some bubblewrap and some strong arms! Intrigued?, then join us for this fun workshop. We’ll have a break for lunch so you can bring sandwiches or there’s plenty of cafes nearby  

Tuesday 27th June
7.00-9.00pm  Using your Sewing Machine  to ……. make an Apron £20  (Fabric included)
A short test to see if you can remember everything before taking part in this session. We will be making an apron this time, so please bring your machine and a basic sewing kit. This will be a small group so everyone can get help and advice.

Friday 30th June
2.00-4.30pm  Folk Art Panel with Patchwork and Applique (3 sessions £20 each or £50 for all 3 if booked together, fabrics provided)
(1 of 3)
Learn how to make this lovely folk art panel over 3 weeks. The first week will be measuring and cutting background fabrics, piecing them together, and doing the first of your applique designs. Please bring your machine and a basic sewing kit

Saturday 1st July 
10.00-1.00pm  Seascapes –  Needle felting with Debbie Colby £30 (Including Materials)
Learn how to create beautiful pictures using needle felting and free machine embroidery. Debbie will show you the techniques and how to further embellish your work to create a unique piece.
Please bring along your machine with a free machine embroidery foot and a basic sewing kit.

Friday 7th July
2.00-4.30pm  Folk Art Panel with Patchwork and Applique (3 sessions £20 each or £50 for all 3 if booked together, fabrics provided)
(2 of 3)
Week 2 will be continuing your patchwork and applique, applying the edging strips, and maybe some hand embellishing if there’s time

Saturday 8th July
10.00-4.00pm  Patchwork Quilt top in a day (cot or lap size) £30
Learn how to make a patchwork pinwheel design using triangles and how to join the panels together with sashing. Please bring your sewing machine and basic sewing kit. Requirements list will be available

Friday 14th July
2.00-4.30pm  Folk Art Panel with Patchwork and Applique (3 sessions £20 each, fabrics provided)
(3of 3)
In the last week, we will be adding the wadding and backing as well as some more embellishments and hand stitching

Saturday 29th July 
10.00-1.00pm  Landscapes –  Needle felting with Debbie Colby £30 Including Materials.
Learn how to create beautiful pictures using needle felting and free machine embroidery. Debbie will show you the techniques and how to further embellish your work to create a unique piece.
Please bring along your machine with a free machine embroidery foot and a basic sewing kit.

 

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Coming soon! Stay tuned….

Stained glass window patchwork

Fabric dyeing

Block Printing


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