WEEKLY CLASSES TO COPY & PASTE FROM:


5 week Sewing for Fun course

Starts Feb 2015

A mixed ability class where you bring your own projects and Jan will be                                      on hand to teach you the techniques you need to complete them. Projects are your choice and can vary from  cushions to bags to dressmaking to free machine embroidery and  appliqué. Whether you are a complete beginner or have the skills but want some support or just want to come and sew with a group of likeminded people in a fun friendly environment? Then this workshop is for you. 

Bring your own pattern(if applicable) & fabric/thread and work at your own pace creating your item. Jan will be on hand to guide you through, help you and remind you of the skills you have learnt as well as learn new ones depending on the project you make.

Sewing machines are  provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Although there are limited sewing basics available for your use eg scissors/pins etc a basic sewing kit will be required

This course will provide learners, whether beginners or more experienced sewers, with expert tuition and guidance in a variety of techniques – the choice is yours!

Space may be limited if you want to make curtains/blinds so you may                                         have to make samples to learn the techniques

5 week course: Monday Evenings  6.30pm - 9.30pm    

22/2, 29/2, 7/3, 14/3, 21/3 

18/4, 25/4, 9/5, 16/5, 23/5 

6/6, 13/6, 20/6, 26/6, 4/7 

£75 for  each 5 week block payable in advance

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 

 

Starts April & June 2015

4 & 5 week Sewing for Fun Courses

A mixed ability class where you bring your own projects and Jan will be on hand to teach you the techniques you need to complete them. Projects are your choice and can vary from   cushions to bags to dressmaking to free machine embroidery and  appliqué. Whether you are a complete beginner or have the skills but want some support or just want to come and sew with a group of likeminded people in a fun friendly environment? Then this workshop is for you. 

Bring your own pattern(if applicable) & fabric/thread and work at your own pace creating your item. Jan will be on hand to guide you through, help you and remind you of the skills you have learnt as well as learn new ones depending on the project you make.

Sewing machines are  provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Although there are limited sewing basics available for your use eg scissors/pins etc a basic sewing kit will be required

This course will provide learners, whether beginners or more experienced sewers, with expert tuition and guidance in a variety of techniques – the choice is yours!

Space may be limited if you want to make curtains/blinds so you may have to make samples to learn the techniques

4 week course:

Mon 20th April
Mon 27th April
Mon 12th May
Mon 19th May                                                                                                6.30pm - 9.30pm     Price:  £60 (for all 4 weeks)

5 week course:

Mon 1st June
Mon 8th June
Mon 15th June
Mon 22nd June
Mon 29th June                                                                                              6.30pm - 9.30pm     Price:  £75 (for all 5 weeks)

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 


WORKSHOPS TO COPY & PASTE FROM:


March 8, 2015

Relief Printed Quilted Panels

Printing and Creative sewing Workshops presented by Jan Merryweather from Sunflower Design and Mary Hayes Fine Artist (www.maryhayes.co.uk)

Using a relief print, put your designs onto a patterned fabric and quilt and applique to producs a unique quilted panel

Sun 8th March      10.15am-4.15pm                   Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


March 9, 2015

Beginners/Improvers

Dressmaking

Have you been on our beginner’s dressmaking course and want to do more? Or have the skills but want some support?
Then this workshop is for you. Bring your own pattern and learn how to use it to create your own item. This could be a skirt for you, a child’s piece of clothing or a bag. Anything you want to make following a pattern
All equipment provided you just need to provide your own pattern and fabric.

Mon 9th March     9.15am – 3.15pm      Price:  £40

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


March 22, 2015

Beginners Cushion Making

No skills or experience required! Ideal for anyone with little or no experience using a sewing machine or for someone who’s interested in a refresher course. We will cover basic skills and make samples  then you get to make a simple zipped cushion to take home. Bring a ½ metre of fabric or you can buy on the day from Sunflower Design. Cushions Pads will be available to purchase on the day too.

Sun 22nd March     10.15am     Price:  £40

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 


May 17, 2015

Beginners Dress Making

A six hour basic dressmaking workshop that will teach you simple & easy techniques of how to read a pattern, cut pattern pieces, make darts, insert a zip, and more. A simple sample skirt will be made in calico/cotton which is provided. All materials provided. Suitable for all abilities.

Sun 17th May          10am - 4pm    Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 


May 24, 2015

Free Machine and Embroidery Skills

Want to know how to draw/doodle with a sewing machine?                                                      Learn how to free machine embroider, applique using bondaweb and much more. Make a decorated cushion cover  using the skills learnt.
All materials provided but there will be opportunity to upgrade or purchase more

Sun 24th May       10am – 4pm      Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


May 26, 2015

Simple Tie Bag Holiday Workshop

A holiday class suitable for adults and children

Adults and children alike will love this simple lined tie bag.   Once you know how to make it you can make it in any size. This class will be great for parents and their kids to enjoy together but equally great for friends to enjoy together too. Children 6 -8 yrs MUST be accompanied all day.
Please bring ½ mtr of cotton fabric for the main bag and ½ mtr  of cotton for the lining. There will be some to buy on the day from Sunflower Design.

Tues 26th May       10am – 3pm      Price:  £30

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


June 6, 2015

Log Cabin Patchwork Cushion

Come along & begin to learn the precise art of patchwork. This log cabin technique is a great way to use up your scraps. You will learn how to use a rotary cutter & mat, piece squares together in formation, layer patchwork, wadding & lining & then quilt using the sewing machine. Making a simple cushion cover which would be a great gift.

NB: easy for beginners but some knowledge of using a sewing machine is required.
There will be plenty of scraps for your use but feel free to bring your own.
Wadding & main fabric will be chargeable on the day at £5.

Sat 6th June       10am – 4pm      Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


June 7, 2015

Wet & Dry Felt Making

Learn how to make felt and corsages using basic flat felt making with merino wool fibres and simple embellishment. Come along and learn a new skill – no experience necessary.

All equipment for felt making is provided*  A limited selection of beads/buttons will be available for your use on the day but feel free to bring your own for embellishing your work.

We will also cover basic needle felting to show you how you can embellish/add details to your flat felt as well as make pictures/3D items

*You will need to bring your own bath towel & carrier bag. Fibres will be chargeable on the day

Sun 7th June        10am – 4pm      Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


June 21, 2015

Beginners Cushion Making

(with Applique)

No skills or experience required! Ideal for anyone with little or no experience using a sewing machine or for someone who’s interested in a refresher course. We will cover basic skills and make samples  then you get to make a simple zipped cushion to take home. Bring a ½ metre of fabric or you can buy on the day from Sunflower Design. Cushions Pads will be available to purchase on the day too.

Sun 21st June     10am - 4pm     Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 


June 27, 2015

Beginners Dress Making

A six hour basic dressmaking workshop that will teach you simple & easy techniques of how to read a pattern, cut pattern pieces, make darts, insert a zip, and more. A simple sample skirt will be made in calico/cotton which is provided. All materials provided. Suitable for all abilities.

Sat 27th June     10am - 4pm    Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 


June 28, 2015

Sewing With Leather Workshop

Come & learn how to sew with leather. Using scraps of leather, make a foundation piece of crazy patchwork . This is an ideal way to start stitching and working with soft leather. As it does not fray the assembly of the patchwork is in a slightly different form to usual fabric crazy patchwork. A simple totate bag can be made once the crazy patchwork has been made
Leather is included in the price - Due to the supplier of our leather, colours are mostly browns, rusts & blacks. Feel free to bring any other colours of leather you have.

Sun 28th June     10am - 4pm    Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


July 5, 2015

Beginners/Improvers

Dressmaking

Have you been on our beginner’s dressmaking course and want to do more? Or have the skills but want some support?
Then this workshop is for you. Bring your own pattern and learn how to use it to create your own item. This could be a skirt for you, a child’s piece of clothing or a bag. Anything you want to make following a pattern
All equipment provided you just need to provide your own pattern and fabric.

Sun 5th July         10am – 4pm      Price:  £40

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 


July 12, 2015

Water-Soluble Fabric &

Confetti Applique

Come & learn confetti applique where you use chopped up fabrics & threads to make a unique textured piece of fabric that can then be cut up and appliqued plus we will show you the great technique of using watersoluble fabric with free machine skills, to make beautiful lace and flowers.

Scraps of fabric will be provided free of charge, water-soluble and Bondaweb chargeable on the day £4.

Sun 12th July         10am – 4pm      Price:  £45

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


Aug 7, 2015

Denim Jeans Bag Holiday Workshop

A holiday class suitable for adults and children

Fabulous upcycling - Bring a pair of jeans and turn them into a unique bag! Adults and children alike will love this simple upcycled bag.   This class will be great for parents and their kids to enjoy together but equally great for friends to enjoy together too.
Children 6 -8 yrs MUST be accompanied all day.
You will also need ½ m of fabric for the lining but there will be some to buy from Sunflower Design on the day

Fri 7th August       10am – 3pm      Price:  £30

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


Aug 14, 2015

Notice Board/Coat Hanger Organiser

Holiday Workshop

A holiday class suitable for adults and children

Adults and children alike will love this class. Getting organised!     A simple fabric noticeboard &/or a coat hanger organiser. This class will be great for parents and their kids to enjoy together but equally great for friends to enjoy together too.
Children 6 -8 yrs MUST be accompanied all day.

Fabrics and materials will be chargeable on the day £ 5 for the organiser & £3 for the coat hanger organiser. Kit list will be issued prior to the class so you can bring your own if you wish.

Fri 14th August       10am – 3pm      Price:  £30

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


May 24, 2015

Hoop Brooch With Sarah Sewell

In this 2 hour workshop with Sarah Sewell of Wildgoose Designs you will design and make your own mini embroidery hoop brooch. There will be a variety of fabrics for you to choose from and you will be able to embellish your brooch using applique, free-machine embroidery, hand embroidery or by adding buttons/beads etc. All materials/equipment are provided (there is a small fee of £3.50 to cover this).

Early booking discount applies – receive a £5 discount when booking at least 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

 

 Thurs 11th June   10am – 12pm      Price:£25

Wed 1st July 6pm - 8pm      Price  £25

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


20 Aug 2015

Sock Monsters

with Jan Merryweather from Sunflower Design

At Locally Produced For You

Thurs 20th Aug 2015 1pm -  2.30pm

£15 per person  

 Come & create your own sock monster

Turn your funky coloured socks into a stuffed cute critter to keep you company!

All Materials included but you are welcome to bring your own funky socks!

 


27 Aug 2015

Felt Kitty Cat Purse

with Jan Merryweather from Sunflower Design  

Thurs 27th Aug  1pm – 2.30pm

£15 + kit fee

 All ages who love cats will love this cute little purse – perfect for coins or add a length of ribbon for a cute shoulder bag!  Overstitch and running stitch are simple hand stitches you will use to create this cute purse.

Kit fee payable to tutor on the day - £3.

 


Oct 18, 2015

How to make Roman Blinds

 Learn all the techniques required to make roman blinds. The day will involve making one roman blind on a scaled down sample*. Learn how to calculate quantity of fabric, considerations for pattern matching, different ways of sewing blinds,  & different mechanisms etc.

All lining, tape, rods & cord supplied, all you need to bring is ½-1m fabric.

*Due to the limitations of space a small sample is made teaching you the skills  you need. Feel free to bring your measurements & we can work out your requirements ready for you to make at home!

Sat 24 Oct   10am - 4pm   £50

Please contact Jan 0780 054 6428  or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk


15 Nov 2015

Beginners Sewing –

Bring Your Own Project 

Have you been on our beginner’s dressmaking course and want to do more? Or have the skills but want some support? Want to work on your own project but need some support/guidance?
Then this workshop is for you. Bring your own pattern and learn how to use it to create your own item. This could be a skirt for you, a child’s piece of clothing or a bag. Anything you want to make following a pattern
All equipment provided you just need to provide your own pattern and fabric.

Sun 15/11, Wed 2/12  10am – 4pm £40

Please call Jan 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

 

Needle Felting Workshops
3 Week Course

Mondays 9am-11am 4/5, 11/5, 18/5

Mondays: 4th May, 11th May, 18th May 2020
9.00 - 11.00
£65pp
(Includes tuition, materials and light refreshments)


New Needle felting classes at Create – 3 week course
Come & learn how to needle felt using a tri faceted needle and merino                                                                                  wool.  Also known as dry felting this craft is a fun way to create pictures                                                                                                     and landscapes. You will learn how to use the needle and layer the fibres                                                                                 to create beautiful mini pictures. Great for using on cards or as pictures                                                                                  in their own right. Once you know the technique you can advance into                                                                              making 3D pieces and flowers in subsequent weeks. No experience necessary. 
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Week 1
Learn how to needle felt a simple picture using fibres onto a flat piece of felt.


Week 2
Learn how to create simple flat items eg flowers out of fibres that you can use                                                                                  to embellish garments or cards
Learn how to create 3d objects from fibres


Week 3
Complete your 3d object
TO BOOK PLEASE VISIT CREATE WEBSITE
 

 

Bernina Applique class

10-4pm Sat 11th April

£55

Specifically for stitchers with Bernina models of sewing machines

A fun project to make – Its handy for carrying toys, shopping and even for all those eggs found on the Easter Egg Hunt! 

It’s an unlined tote bag with applique design on the front  so once you have made one you  might make one for every occasion

You will learn how to applique using Bondaweb, how to use your BSR for free motion stitching or free motion without BSR, how to change stitch length and width on the zigzag stitch to produce a satin stitch.   

All materials provided for samples BUT you will need to bring 1/2m of your own fabric for the bag  OR purchase from Sewing Direct on the day plus scraps &/or fat quarter for the applique design and bondaweb for the applique

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread and free motion foot/BSR, Applique foot if you have one and any  other feet you have for the machine

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428

To book please call Duncan, Sewing and Knitting Centre on 0115 9223904 or

email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book on line here

Please refer to booking terms and conditions

Bernina Stitch Regulator  Practice Class

9.30-1.30pm Sat 18 th April

£25

With the patented BERNINA stitch regulator, you can achieve very precise and consistent stitches in freehand quilting. In this practice class, we show you in easy-to-understand instructions how to use the BERNINA stitch regulator  in mode 1 and 2 with straight stitch and zig zag stitch.  This is a hands on class to experience and practice free motion techniques whether you are a complete beginner or just need practice time and tips/techniques

Bring your machine, BSR, thread and 3-4 quilt sandwiches (approx. 16” x 16”) to practice on. 

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428

To book please call Duncan, Sewing and Knitting Centre on 0115 9223904 or

email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book on line here

Please refer to booking terms and conditions

 

Bernina Sewing class - Sewing/Jewellery Roll

Sat 25th April 2020 10 - 4pm

£55

Specifically for stitchers with Bernina sewing machines

A lovely little pouch with pockets to keep your jewellery or sewing in whilst travelling.

Learn how to make pockets, apply binding and also have the chance to play with your machine’s decorative stitches.  

You will get to know your machine’s decorative stitches/alphabets, learn about stitch selections, pattern repeats, mirror images, combining stitch patterns and saving in personal memory.

All materials for samples provided. 

Please bring  4-5 fat quarters of  fabric for the  roll  plus  wadding approx. 12” x 20”  but there will be opportunity to purchase from Sewing Direct on the day. 

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread,   and any feet you have for the machine

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, Sewing and Knitting Centre on 0115 9223904 or

email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book on line here

Please refer to booking terms and conditions

Bernina Patchwork Placemat and coaster

Sat 2nd May 2020 10 - 4pm

£55

Specifically for stitchers with Bernina sewing machines

This class is aimed at all abilities. It’s a lovely simple place mat design made from squares and half square triangles. The coaster can be filled with Lavender or rosemary to give off a lovely aroma once your warm drink is placed on it!  Place mat size is approx. 20” x 16” coaster is 4” square.  After the class you can make a whole set just in time for Summer days al fresco!

You will need approx. 4 fat quarters of fabric(dark, medium and light and a white tonal) and  20” x 16” piece of wadding  and enough fabric for the backing and binding. The coaster is made up of  4 x 2.5” squares for the front and 2 x 4.5”x 5.5” onlongs for the back plus 2 pieces of wadding 5.5” square.

Bring your own fabric/thread and work at your own pace creating your placemat.  Jan will be on hand to guide you through and help you. You will learn how to sew using a ¼” seam, how to use your BSR for free motion quilting if required or how to quilt – stitch in the ditch, using the pecific quilting sticthes on your machine

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread and any feet you have for the machine

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash)

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, Sewing and Knitting Centre on 0115 9223904 or

email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book on line here

Please refer to booking terms and conditions

 

Free Machine and Embroidery Skills

Sat 30th May 2020 10 - 4pm

£55

 

Want to know how to draw/doodle with a sewing machine? Learn how to free machine embroider, applique using bondaweb and much more. Make a decorated cushion cover or picture panel   using the skills learnt. 

NB:  your machine MUST be able to drop the feed dogs OR have a feed do cover plate and you MUST have a free motion foot

All materials for samples provided. 

Please bring  half a metre of fabric for your cushion cover/picture but there will be opportunity to purchase from Sewing Direct on the day

Small scraps for the applique will be available for you to use on the day or again you can buy fabrics from Sewing Direct on the day

A small piece of bondaweb is included in the price but if you want/require more you can buy from Sewing Direct on the day

Please also bring your machine and instructions and sewing kit/thread  

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

Please bring your own packed lunch

Class size between 4 and 6

For more information on the class and what’s involved please call

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email info@sunflowerdesign.co.uk

To book please call Duncan, Sewing and Knitting Centre on 0115 9223904 or

email info@sewingdirect.co.uk or book on line here

Please refer to booking terms and conditions