Sewing, Dressmaking & Yarn Crafts
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. We hope to be back to a full timetable of courses and one-day workshops for adults and young sewists soon but we're starting off with a beginners 4-week course.
Beginners Machine Knitting
A one-day workshop with Ria Burns Knitwear in machine knitting for complete beginners. You'll learn the basics of using a knitting machine, including punch cards for pattern, and you'll go home with plenty of swatches and a scarf made using the techniques you've learnt on the day. £100
The workshop will be using Brother knitting machines and all equipment and yarns are provided. Max 3 participants
Saturday November 21st 10am - 4.30pm
Natural Yarn Dyeing with Local Wool
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. £50. Max 6 students per class.
Sat 10th October 10am-1pm
Make clothes and time for you with Bristol Stitchery.
Join Sofia in a choice of sewing classes aimed at making time for you at the same time as learning to make clothes. Bring any project to the 6-week Sew Your Own, or make clothes for a baby or toddler at the one-off evenings aimed at mums and mums to be.
'Sew Your Own' - 6-week Social
Bring your own sewing project and hone your skills on this 6-week Sewcial.
The aim is to give you 2 hrs per week dedicated sewing time with like-minded people. Expert dressmaker Sofia will be on hand with help and guidance (and an overlocker!) to make the best of your project. Classes limited to 5 students. £105
Tuesdays 7-9pm from 13th October
(break on 27th Oct for half term)
Sew Your Own Baby/Toddler Clothes
Come and join The Bristol Stitchery for an evening of sewing. You’ll learn the basics of how to sew with jersey following a simple pattern, and be provided with all 1 metre of beautifully soft organic cotton jersey fabric as part of the workshop. We’ll teach you how to read and cut a pattern, insert poppers and attach cuffs as applicable. Choose either a Romper or Basic T-Shirt.
No sewing experience is required.
Refreshments will be provided.
Thursdays 7-9.30pm £45
Weaving with Waste
In this 4hr course, you will learn how to weave using recycled materials, such as plastic packaging, baler twine, electric cables, old clothes - things which are about to be thrown away, but can be turned into a small bag, a table mat or an attractive wall hanging. The emphasis is on experimenting and having fun using unconventional materials. Suitable for complete beginners and experienced weavers. All equipment and materials included with an option to buy the weaving frame, shuttle and pickup stick for £15 at the end of the session. £35.
Saturday 17th October 1.30-5.30pm
Needle Felt Workshop - Christmas Decoration
Learn how to needle felt a cute deer, perfect for a gift or Christmas decoration .
Needle felting is a therapeutic craft, fun and relaxing, ideal for stress relief, suitable for complete beginners. On this course you will learn how to needle felt a cute deer, perfect for a gift or Christmas decoration. All materials provided. £45
Sat 24th October 2-5pm
Make a Macrame Plant Hanger
or Macrame Hoop
Come and join MAKE Creative Workshops at Creative Space for a creative morning of macramé. In this 2.5 hour session, you’ll learn a variety of macramé knots giving you the skills to be able to make your own unique plant hanger or a hanging macramé hoop. £30 all materials provided
Beginners Needle Punch Embroidery
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.