Scheduled Classes and Workshops

Classes are held in my studio, and are kept small, usually just for 4 people. Refreshments are included – tea (ordinary and herbal, coffee, biscuits, semi-skimmed cows milk). If you have any particular dietary requirements (non dairy milk, decaff coffee, etc), please feel free to bring what you need with you. Fridge space is limited so I ask you to bring small containers only.

To reserve your space, please email me – lois@bluebell-design.com

Scheduled classes must be booked and paid for in full by at least 2 weeks before the class is scheduled. If minimum class numbers are not reached, full refunds will be given.

Thursday Morning Sewing Club

Work on your own choice of sewing pattern in my studio. I’ll be on hand to offer advice and guidance as you need it, but you should be able to use a sewing machine already. Studio sewing machines will be available, as will an overlocker. If you’ve never used an overlocker before, you’ll be given a bit of help here as it’s a daunting machine till you’re used to it.

There are 6 weekly sessions in this block. You can do as many or as few as you like. Book each class one at a time or reserve your space for the full block. Please note that only 4 spaces are available each week, and these are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Your reservation must be paid for at the time of booking and until paid for, the space will still be available to others.

You’ll have the use of my large worktables, sewing machines (if you prefer to bring your own, please do so), pressing station and large mirror.

This class is suitable for those with a little sewing experience. You should be able to use a sewing machine, and be able to thread the machine, fill the bobbin, change needles etc yourself without help. Adults only (16+).

What is included in your class cost:

· Assistance and advice.

· Use of studio sewing machines (or bring your own) and overlocker

· Use of my studio space, including two large cutting tables, changing room and a lovely big mirror.

· Teas and coffee, plus biscuits.

What you need to bring:

· Fabric and pattern of your own choosing

· Thread to match your fabric

· Basic sewing kit (scissors, needles, pins, quick unpick)

· Sewing machine and cords if you prefer to use your own one, and spare needles.

3 spaces left.

6 weekly sessions, from 21 July to 25 August (Thursday mornings). 10am – 1pm

£30 per week

Please contact me by email to book – lois@bluebell-design.com

Embellished Keepsake Box Workshop

Saturday 23 July 2022. 10am – 4pm

Make a small fabric keepsake box using mixed techniques including applique, hand embroidery and free machine embroidery. Some sewing skills are required – you should be able to thread and use a basic sewing machine independently and understand simple sewing instructions without supervision. You’ll be shown a few simple hand embroidery stitches and have access to a wide range of fabrics and various embellishments that you can use to create a unique 6cm x 6cm keepsake box to keep little treasures safe.

All materials provided, but please bring your sewing machine & sewing kit. Studio machines can be reserved for an additional £5.

4 spaces available.

£90 per person. Bookings must be made and paid for by 9th July 2022.

Please note that I need at least 2 participants to make these sessions economically viable.

To book, please email me: lois@bluebell-design.com

Absolute Beginners Evening Class – 4 week block

Wednesday 17th August to Wednesday 7th September.

6pm to 8pm

Designed for total novices, this 4 week block will introduce you to machine sewing. We’ll work our way through how to use a sewing machine, threading it, cutting fabric, understanding simple patterns and how to sew buttonholes and insert zips. Together we will make simple projects that will build your skills and confidence over the four weeks.

All materials and use of studio equipment included, including use of the studio sewing machines.

4 spaces available – £90 per person for the block.

Please note that I need at least 2 participants to make these sessions economically viable.

Bookings must be made and paid for by 3rd August 2022.

Please email me to book – lois@bluebell-design.com