Extract from Newsletter September 2014

Crochet Workshops

I run ‘Just Like Granny Used to Make! and Mix ‘n’ Match’ crochet workshops through the autumn & winter months. Fancy making a lovely crocheted throw to snuggle up in once those dark winter evenings arrive? (Sorry to remind you of such times!) By starting to learn now, you will have a great project to work on over the coming months. You will learn how to make granny squares (pictured above) and can then learn some other more intricate designs once you have mastered the granny square.

I am also happy to run one-to-one sessions in crochet at a cost of £15 per hour. Please get in touch if you are interested.

 Winter Wardrobe Workshop


During the summer I ran the circle skirt workshop to make a simple cotton skirt. I will be running a similar workshop to make a winter version which again has the advantage of NO PATTERN to follow!


Imagine – a range of your own original skirts to add to your wardrobe!







Date & workshop Price Workshop Description
Thurs 18 Sept 

7 pm – 8 pm


Introduction to Just Like Granny Used to make!


£11Sample wools & instruction pack included.


Crochet for complete beginners. This is an introductory hour session to learn how to do the basic techniques of crochet, which includes foundation, slipstitch, double and treble crochet.Once you have mastered these basic techniques you will be able to book on the granny square workshop.

[I have hooks available to borrow for the course if needed]


Sat 20 Sept 

10 am-1 pm


Back to Basics

£30Includes refreshments and materials for mini project.


Designed for anyone totally new to machine sewing, or for those who have just bought a new machine. If you haven’t used a machine for some years and need to familiarise yourself again with the functions then will suit you too!  This 3-hour workshop will teach you all you need to know for basic sewing projects and will include useful tips. This session will also include a mini project to take home with you. 
Thurs 25 Sept 

6 pm – 8 pm


Just Like Granny Used to make!




£22.50Refreshments, sample wools & instruction pack included.


Crochet for beginners. You will use the technique of foundation, slipstitch, treble crochet and double crochet to make a granny square.Once you have mastered the basic techniques you will have the ability to make an endless array of items!


[I have hooks available to borrow for the course if needed]


Sat 27 Sept 

10 am-4.30 pm


Bags of Fun!

£49.50Includes a bag template with instruction leaflet and refreshments. Beginners to intermediate bag making workshop. Create your own unique lined handbag or shoulder bag with the help of a Cosy Bag Co template. 








Date & workshop Price Workshop Description
Sat 11 Oct  

10 am-4 pm


Roman Blind making


£88Includes all materials, guidance booklet & refreshments. On this full day course you will learn how to make a hand-stitched lined Roman blind complete with batten to attach to your window. You will learn how to calculate the amount of fabric required & also how to calculate the number of folds. All materials for your sample blind will be included in the price. (Main fabric, lining, wooden batten, Velcro, blind cord, screw eyes). 

All levels welcome as long as you have previously done some machining & hand sewing.

Fri 17 Oct 

10 am-5.30 pm


The Next Stitch



£55Includes template with instruction leaflet and refreshments. A full day workshop for those who have already gained skills and confidence at a ‘Bags of Fun’ workshop, or for those with a higher level of sewing skills already. More advanced template provided to teach you additional skills.(Intermediate level)
Sat 25 Oct 

10 am-4.30 pm


Winter wardrobe – skirt making


£45Refreshments included A great workshop even if you have very little sewing experience. Make this lovely circle skirt. I will teach you how to make one to fit your measurements and the length you fancy. You will learn how to insert a zip (and depending on your level/time allowance) add a pocket too. The good thing about this design is that it suits any body shape and always hangs so well. No pattern to follow either which is an added bonus! Once you have the know-how, you can add to your winter wardrobe! 
Fri 31 Oct 

10 am – 1 pm &

10 am – 4 pm


Pillow Talk




£25 Half day£45 Full day


Both include refreshments & instruction leaflet.

Bring your own pillow or cushion and give it a new lease of life. Half-day for basic covers or full day for something more creative.




July 2014 Newsletter – for workshops July/August


Summer has finally arrived and school holidays will begin soon. If you have need to occupy the children, why not bring them along to one of my new workshops designed especially for the summer holidays! For the older girls the appliquéd cushion cover or the bunting workshop is a fun project for the summer. I will send more information about the summer children’s workshops on request. Dates are already available below.

I will run morning sessions for the younger children, to be accompanied by an adult and afternoon sessions for those who can be left in my care. See Dates for the Diary.

So the boys don’t miss out, I’ll also be running a MONSTER MAGIC workshop. Making monsters from old socks & fabric scraps.

For the older ones – appliquéd cushion covers. They can have fun designing and making a cushion for their bedroom :0) or perhaps the bunting workshop?




(Made by not such a younger one!!!)IMG_1194





I will be running a DAISY CHAIN workshop too, which is a great way to start learning crochet for children and adults alike!


 Going around in circles!











This is a great summer project. This design of skirt is really flattering and it suits any figure. It really is a must for your wardrobe this summer. Once you have learnt how to make this you can design a warm wooly winter version later in the year! This workshop is even suitable for anyone new to sewing, without the need to follow any complicated pattern!


Saturday 5 July

10.00 am – 4.30 pm

£49.50 includes pattern & refreshments

‘Bags of Fun!’ Bag making workshop

My ever-popular bag-making workshop is ideal for beginners to intermediate. Learn how to make a unique lined handbag or shoulder bag. I will provide you with a Cosy Bag Co template (which you can take home with you to practice some more!)

Fabric is not included, but I have a small range available to purchase.

Thurs 17 July

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

£22 includes yarn, instruction leaflet & refreshments

Dainty Daisy Chains

Come and enjoy an evening of crocheting pretty daisy chains. Ideal for a complete beginner to crochet. A lovely project to use for decorating a child’s room as daisy buntings, or to add to another project.

This workshop is for those who have never crocheted before, but is also fun for those with more advanced ability.

[Crochet hooks available to use at the workshop]

Saturday 19 July

10.00 am – 4.30 pm

£45 includes refreshments


Make a summer skirt without needing to follow a complicated pattern! I will teach you how to make this lovely skirt to your measurements and add a zip fastening. For those more confident, I will show you how to add a pocket too!

Thurs 24 July

2.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Cost £25 including materials & refreshments

Summer Buntings- workshop for the younger ones

This sewing workshop is a great first project to sewing. Perfect for decorating their bedroom or as a gift for the family for those summer barbecue garden parties!

Fri 1 August

Daisy chain making 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Adults £15 Child £5

(max children 2 per adult)
Inc yarn, guidance leaflet & refreshments

Crochet for Kids

Bring along your children to have fun making a lovely crocheted daisy chain bunting for their room. What fun to do this project together!

Materials will be provided, along with a guidance leaflet.

[Crochet hooks available to use during the workshop]

Fri 1 August

1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

£28 includes refreshments & all materials for your cover.

Cushion Covers for Kids (age 11+, but please get in touch if you have a younger child you feel capable!)

Design an appliquéd cushion cover for your bedroom.
All materials included for cover, but if you have a particular fabric you want to bring with you please do so. Also please bring cushion filler with you or an old pillow that can be converted!

Fri 8 August

9.30 am – 11. 00 am

Adults £15
Child £5
(Max children per adult 2)
Includes all materials (but bring old socks if you have them available!) & refreshments.

Monster Magic!

Have fun with old socks. Make some funny monsters using old scraps of fabric and buttons. The boys can draw their design and then mum can help bring it to life! Girls welcome too!

Sat 9 August

10am –4pm

£65 to include ALL materials to make a sample lined curtain and a detailed guidance booklet to keep. Refreshments included.

Curtain Making for Beginners

Learn how to construct a lined sample pencil pleat headed curtain with a professional finish. You will also learn how to calculate for your own windows. Fabric, lining, weights, heading tape & thread are all included. You will be provided with a guidance booklet to take home with your sample curtain. All levels welcome, but some hand & machine sewing experience an advantage.

Sat 16 August

10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Cost £30 including refreshments & mini project

Back to Basics

New to sewing and need guidance on using a machine for the first time? Have you bought a new machine and would like to get to know how to use it for basic projects? This session will be ideal for you!
This 3-hour workshop will teach you all you need to know for basic sewing projects and will include useful tips. This session will also include a mini project to take home with you.

Sat 23 August

10.00 am – 5.00 pm £55 includes template & refreshments

The Next Stitch Bag making workshop – for those who have already done the ‘Bags of Fun’ and would like to learn some new skills, or for those who are confident sewing. Intermediate workshop with more advanced template.

Please note, workshops can only run if I have the required minimum number attending.

Lunch is not included at the full day workshops – please bring a packed lunch with you.



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