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Creative Space 56-58 North St Bristol BS3 1HJ

Sewing, Needlecraft & Dressmaking


Dressmaking and Pattern Cutting

Whether you're a beginner who just wants to get some use out of a neglected sewing machine or an experienced dressmaker wanting to make your own patterns we have classes for you.  There is a full timetable of courses and one-day workshops for adults and young sewists.

See Kids Workshops here

Needlework and yarn crafts

We also have a changing series of needlecraft workshops including machine knitting, crochet and macrame.  Keep updated with new additions by signing up to our mailing list or following us on social media. 

See Upholstery or Glass & Craft courses here

Stitch Club - Sewing class for 9-13yrs
Wednesdays from 8th January 5.30-7pm

For kids who have access to a sewing machine at home or got one Christmas! Taught over 4 weeks after school, this course will introduce your child to the basics of machine sewing and give them the confidence to try projects at home. Taught by Hannah form Hillstitch, a secondary school DT teacher. £66 for 4 weeks.

Design and make your own Dungarees or Jumpsuit
Weekend Workshop 18th/19th January
Learn how to cut a pattern to your own design and measurements and make up your own dungarees or jumpsuit to fit. Some sewing experience is preferable. You will need to bring your own sewing machine, trimmings and fabric. 10am-4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. £100
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine - Sewing for Beginners
Wednesday evenings from 8th January 

If you have a sewing machine lying around that you don't really know how to use or have no confidence with, this is the class for you.  Taught over 4 weeks 7.30-9pm. You will learn all the basic stitches, threading, tension and complete a few small projects to practice seaming, hemming, inserting zips and all the necessary skills to start you sewing. £85 for 4 weeks.

Contact Hannah at hillstitch.co.uk, hannah.howarth@gmail.com 

Make a Macrame Plant Hanger
Sat 1st February 10.30am-12.30

Come and join MAKE Creative Workshops at Creative Space for a creative morning of macramé. In this 2 hour session, you’ll learn a variety of macramé knots giving you the skills to be able to make your own unique plant hanger.

£25 all materials included

Beginners Needle Punch Embroidery
Sat 1st February 2.30-5pm

Needle punch or punch needle, is a modern take on a traditional craft now used to make a whole range of different modern textile items including wall hangings, cushion covers and bags. You will be taught how to use the needle and create different textures. Attendees will create their own punch needle hoop wall hanging from one of Sara’s designs or come with an idea of your own.

£50 all materials included.

Natural Yarn Dyeing with Local Wool
Sat 15th February 10am-1pm

An introduction to the techniques and methods of natural yarn dyeing, and the vibrant colours that can be achieved through dyeing with responsibly foraged, home grown plants and food waste. You will leave with a variety of mini skeins of yarn naturally coloured with a range of hues, suitable for knitting, crochet, weaving or any other fibre craft. Yarn, materials and handouts are provided but please bring an apron, rubber gloves and a notebook.   

10am-1pm - £45 

For info and booking contact riaburnsknitwear@gmail.com

Introduction to Pattern Cutting (full day)
Learn about the skirt and bodice blocks and how to manipulate them to create different styles. Suitable for beginners.
Next date TBC 10am-4pm £50.
Contact Jess for more info: info@jessicacharleston.co.uk 
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