Workshops

Julia Langley – Sewing Box Somerset

Dates for 2022

10am – 3pm please bring your lunch. Tea and Coffee available throughout the day.

Some dates have as yet not been allocated a title so if you are looking for something specific please do contact Julia via facebook sewingboxsomerset search will find her.

Sewing Box Sewing Bee Fridays and Saturdays

May 27th, 28th

June 3rd, 10th, 18th

July 1st,8th,9th,15th,22nd,29th 30th

Regular class. Bring your own project/pattern or I can suggest one aimed to your level or look at specific technique for you. This class is mixed patchwork and dressmaking, very sociable and aimed at those you want to spend a day sewing with help at hand. Perfect for beginners or more experienced alike.

Cost: £25.00

June 11th

Get to Know your Overlocker

Learn how to get the best from your overlocker. We will go through different stretch fabrics so you can feel confident when buying and how to adjust your machine for the best finish,tips and tricks, how to do a rolled hem and then make a basic T-shirt/dress to practice puttting in a neckband.

cost: £36.00 (includes pattern)

July 16th

Simplifying Bodice Fitting Workshop

Do you struggle to get a decent fit when using commercial patterns?

Do you find darts and measuring confusing?

We will go through reading patterns, looking at grainlines, how to lay out, bust adjustments and work on a basic fitted bodice toile that you can use as a guide to get a better fit with future patterns. By the end of the day you will have a paper pattern for a customised fited bodice

Cost: £40.00 ( includes paper patterns)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sampler Quilt -Kate Ranson – 2 PLACED AVAILABLE

Your sampler quilt could be a throw or a wall hanging. Learn an amazing amount of patterns and techniques each quilt turns out so so differently showing how individual quilting can be.

Tutor: Kate Ranson

Date: Tuesday 22nd February

Time: 10am -3pm

21 sessions   ( £25.00 per session)

Tea/coffee,biscuits cake available all day.

Please bring a packed lunch.

 

Kate Ranson – Thursday Quilt Club -starting Thursday 24th Feb 2022

Group of confident quilters who will gather every second Thursday with Kate just incase we need her!!!

Please contact the shop 01823 240041  or [email protected] to book on numbers will still be limited.

Cost per person £10.00 per session to be paid in 4 session  lumps to Come to Quilt eg: £40.00 1st payment 24th Feb next one due on 31st March for the next 4 weeks.

Thursday 24th Feb then every second Thursday 10am – 4.00pm.

Tea/coffee available during the day – please bring your own own lunch.

 

Gary Mills – Workshops start March 12th …..

June 24th and 25th photo on gallery page

Eco dyeing – Indigo and Boro

Cost: £80.00

 

August 12th and 13th Natural Red Madden Dyeing – Photo on gallery page

Cost: £80.00

October 15th – photo on gallery page

Baker Boy Hats – ready for winter!

Cost: £40.00 material not included

 

Please book  all workshops via Gary

[email protected]

 

 

 

SEWFEST 22nd -25th September inclusive

We are getting our programme ready!

So far we are offering:

2hr sessions on the following  with Julia Langley

22nd and 23rd  Mini Kimonos – make a super cute mini kimono from small scraps using folded and stitched techinque plus some decorative finishing with handmade braids on your machine. Finished block can be used for a cushion or hoop framed for a decorative picture. Cost £20.00

22nd and 24th Orchard Hoop – using all machine technques for stuffed and textured trees with decorative stitching this applique gives a range of skills to take your applique projects to a new level.Cost £20.00

23rd and 24th Ring of Roses – learn to make bias binding stems, cheats needle turn and folded roses to make this traditional style applique. Can be done by hand. ( machine elements we be demonstrated).Finished project can be frame mounted or use as a block in a larger project. Cost £20.00

The Mindful Stitch everyday for 2.1/2hrs one session per day with Kate Ranson

In this modern world of speed and technology, enjoy the process of slowing down with needle and thread in hand.  Once leaned the simple technique of rhythmical movement will open a world of endless pattern with hours of mindful stitching.  It is social, portable and satisfyingly creative – without the clamour of machines, hand quilting can be taken with you wherever you go!

Your ultimate aim will be even stitches. Don’t be put off by the teeny tiny stitched work of yesteryear, whether they be 1/4”, 1/8” or 1/16” your work will be perfect!  Firstly, we will stitch a sampler using different threads and needles and then you will have an opportunity to stitch a pattern included in the kit.

Our mini class runs for two and a half hours and the price includes a kit comprising a fat quarter of fabric, wadding and backing, a variety of threads and needles together with the pattern for the piece of work below.  You will have the use of a hoop during the class (which will be available to purchase if desired).  Just bring a thimble (necessary) and a small pair of scissors or snips.

You will take away the beginnings of a new adventure in patchwork and quilting and the start of a cushion, bag front, wall hanging or table centre.

Jump into the past and enjoy stepping back into a peaceful world before the need for speed.

Tuition plus kit £15.00

Book now and give it a go!

22nd all day with Gary Mills – Make your Make – Exploring Contempory approaches towards creating something unique and new in Textiles. Cost £40.00 plus £10.00 materials

23rd and 24th – Make a Japanese Style Jacket Cost: £80.00

25th all day – Discover Natural Dyes in the Kitchen Cost: £40.00 plus £15.00 materials

Thursday 22nd all day Active Southwest will be here to service or repair your sewing machine! You must book in as places are limited!!

The Barefoot Quilter – Sarh McClean will be gving a talk on one of the evenings probably Friday or Saturday evening

We will be have a make your own knickers and prosecco workshop either Friday or Saturday late afternoon.

Social evening with food at a small cost bookings please agsin either Friday or Saturday.

 

 

 

SEWFEST !!!! here at Come to Quilt September 22nd – 25th

Programme of times will follow below is a sampler of workshops to be held during our 4 day SewFest. Bookings are to be made in advance please by email to [email protected]

The Mindful Stitch 

Learn the gentle art of hand quilting with Kate Ranson @fine.line.stitch

In this modern world of speed and technology, enjoy the process of slowing down with needle and thread in hand.  Once leaned the simple technique of rhythmical movement will open a world of endless pattern with hours of mindful stitching.  It is social, portable and satisfyingly creative – without the clamour of machines, hand quilting can be taken with you wherever you go!

Your ultimate aim will be even stitches. Don’t be put off by the teeny tiny stitched work of yesteryear, whether they be 1/4”, 1/8” or 1/16” your work will be perfect!  Firstly, we will stitch a sampler using different threads and needles and then you will have an opportunity to stitch a pattern included in the kit.

Our mini class runs for two and a half hours and the price includes a kit comprising a fat quarter of fabric, wadding and backing, a variety of threads and needles together with the pattern for the piece of work below.  You will have the use of a hoop during the class (which will be available to purchase if desired).  Just bring a thimble (necessary) and a small pair of scissors or snips.

You will take away the beginnings of a new adventure in patchwork and quilting and the start of a cushion, bag front, wall hanging or table centre.

Jump into the past and enjoy stepping back into a peaceful world before the need for speed.

cost £15.00 plus kit

Book now and give it a go!

Make Your Mark  22nd September 10am – 3pm arrive 9.30 to register

Exploring Contemporary approaches towards crearing something unique and new in textiles –

Tutor: Gary Mills

cost: £40.00 plus £10.00 tutor supplied materials

Make a Japanese Style Jacket  – 23rd & 24th September

tutor: Gary Mills

cost : £80.00 materials not included

Discover Dyes in the Kitchen Larder

tutor: Gary Mills

cost:£40.00 plus £15.00 tutor supplied Materials. A fabric bundle od varying fabrics suitbale for dying in the workshop to include silk,cotton and linen.All the dye ingredients and mordant ingredients.

tutor: Julia Langley

Ring of Roses Hoop—Fri 23rd Sept 10-12
or Sat 24th Sept 12.30 –2.30
Learn how to make bias binding stems, cheats needle turn
and folded roses to make this traditional style applique.
Can be done by hand. (machine elements will be
demonstrated). Finished project can be frame mounted or
used as a block in a larger project.
You will need
Basic sewing kit
Threads
Small scissors Fabrics supplied on the day cost for the class is £20

Orchard Hoop -Thurs 22nd Sept 10-12
or Sat 24th Sept 10-12
Using all machine techniques for stuffed anf d textured
trees with decorative stitching this applique gives a
range of skills to take you applique projects and
decorative pieces to the next level.
You will need
Sewing machine
Basic sewing kit
Threads (greens /browns and monofilament if you have it.
Fabrics are supplied on the day £20

Mini Kimonos Thurs 22nd Sept 12.30-2.30pm or
Fri 23rd 3-5pm
Make these super cute mini kimonos from small scraps using
a folded and stitched technique plus some decorative finishing with handmade braids on your machine. Finished block
can be used for a cushion or hoop framed for a decorative
picture.
You will need
Machine basic sewing kit threads
Fabrics supplied on the day