Due to the Coronavirus pandemic it is likely that most classes will be cancelled or postponed over the next few months. Please check with Jan before attending/booking


Mondays  1pm – 3.30pm

The New Mechanics Building, North Sherwood Street, Nottingham

An informal and friendly, weekly sewing class for all abilities.

From hand embroidery to cross stitch and more.

All types of hand stitching welcome!

Learn new techniques, practice the ones you know, inspire each other and soak up the creative atmosphere as well as make new friends!

Classes are in week blocks.  Fees are  payable on the first class.

Block 1 

9th Sept 19

16thSept 19

23rdSept 19

30thSept 19

7th  Oct 19

14th  Oct 19

(6 weeks) £50

Block 2 

4th  Nov 19

11th Nov 19

18th Nov 19

25thNov 19

2nd  Dec 19

9th  Dec 19

(6 weeks) £50

Block 3 

6th Jan 20

13th Jan 20 

20th  Jan  20

27thJan 20

3rd Feb 20

10th Feb  20

 (6 weeks)£50

Block 4

24thFeb 20

2nd  Mar 20

9th  Mar 20

16thMar 20

23rdMar 20

30th Mar 20

(6 weeks) £50

Block 5 

20th Apr 20

27th Apr 20

11th  May 20

18thMay 20

1st  June 20 

8th June 


 (6 weeks) £50

Block 6

15thJune  20

22nd   June 20

29thJune 20

6th July 20

13thJuly 20

20th  July 20 

 (6 weeks) £50

For more details and to enquire  regarding places  please contact Jan Merryweather  on  Tel: 07800 546428; 




6 week Patchwork & Quilting Course

Tuesday evenings   6.30 – 9.00 pm

£47.50 for  3 weeks  

£95 for 6 weeks 

This class is aimed at all abilities, 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 patchwork cushions to patchwork bags to patchwork quilts or just make  new blocks to practice techniques?  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.

Complete beginner? Then this simple half square triangles block is perfect – make  4 for a cushion or more for a quilt – play with the positioning of the  squares to get different patterns!  Jan can get you started on your patchwork journey! 

 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.

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

Refreshments provided (tea/coffee/squash) 

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

 Jan, Sunflower Design on 07800 546428 or email

To book please call Duncan, Sewing Direct - The Sewing and Knitting Centre on tel: 0115 9223904 or email or book online at

Please refer to booking terms and conditions


Needle Felting Workshops
3 Week Course at CREATE West Bridgford 

(Includes tuition, materials and light refreshments)

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. 

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