Craft courses

Discover your creative side

We offer the following Craft courses in 2021 and 2022

 

Making Clothes

This course is designed for students to use commercial patterns and adapt them to fit. All the basic techniques of dressmaking are taught with students being given some individual attention. If you are a beginner then the first class should be used for consulting the tutor on choice of pattern, fabric and equipment needed.

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Get to know your sewing machine

Single taster sessions available in December and April to allow you to get to know your sewing machine with guidance from one of our tutors.

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Patchworking and Quilting

Join a friendly group while learning the skills and techniques of making beautiful patchwork quilts for your family, home and friends. We will cover colour and design techniques, fabric choice, and cutting, piecing, quilting and finishing techniques using both hand and machine, all at your own pace. Your teacher, Sue, has many years of teaching experience and will nurture your skills and help you achieve more than you hoped. 

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Knitting Courses

Introduction to knitting and knitting for improvers - From learning the basics; including casting on & off and basic knit & purl stitches, to reading a pattern, creating your own designs and the importance of tension swatches, your teacher, Sandi, has many years of experience and will nurture your skills to help you achieve your project goals. Expect lots of advice and tips, all at your own pace and within a small, friendly, supportive group.

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Calligraphy

A pleasing and exacting craft involving the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip pen or brush. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces. First time students receive introduction to the background of calligraphy, the tools and their use. Students attending for their second / third term will begin a more complex piece using scripts learnt during previous term(s). Regular students will discuss and plan with the tutor their term’s project. Taster sessions are also available.

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Flower Arranging courses

Simple ideas for a variety of occasions, dinner parties, presents etc. Suitable for beginners to intermediates. Students will need to bring their own equipment, such as flowers. The first class will be a demonstration and will cover technique and advice on choice of materials.

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Booking

To book one of our Craft Courses, please contact 020 8336 7770