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Masterclass Calendar of Events 2017


Are you thinking about taking a creative class? Whether it’s to learn a new skill, meet
like-minded people or you just want a fun day learning, we hope you will find something of interest in the new selection of classes available at Janome
this year.



  • Advanced Residential Couture Sewing Workshop – Summer 2018

    Location: The Gaddens Sewing School, Charles’s Lane, Crow Hill, Ringwood, BH24 3FB,
    Contact: Jayne Edwards

    Run by Jon Moore, the sewing expert has been teaching in Palm Springs, California and North Bay, Ontario for the past 12 years. Jon also runs a bespoke fashion business London, creating modern couture clothing for private clients.

    Enjoy a fantastic sewing holiday with like-minded sewers tutored by a Couturier with over 35 years experience. No class will be more than 8 students in attendance, with all students using a newly built, fully equipped sewing space.

    The 5 day workshops open with traditional english tea afternoon starting at 4:00pm. You will also get the opportunity to meet all the tutors and students on the course. The classes will then run from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. On the Thursday there will be a celebratory dinner at a wonderful local restaurant.
    The 3 day workshops will begin on a Thursday evening. Students can arrive at any time after 6:00pm, allowing you to settle in. Classes will then run from 9:00am to 5:00pm Friday to Sunday. On the Saturday there will be a celebratory supper at Gaddens.


    The Classic Fitted English Tailored Jacket – June 3th – 8th 2018

    The Couture Bias Cut Wool Crepe Dress – June 10th – 15th 2018

    The Couture Bias Silk Top – August 10th -13th 2018

    The Perfect Body Double and Draping a Tailored Jacket – October 7th-12th 2018

    Click the button below to find out more details, read more about these fantastic courses and to book!

  • Sew Fabulous. The Home of Community Sewing

    Contact: Susie and Sue

    We are a community sewing studio based in Brighton’s historic Open Market, providing fun, creative, affordable and educational sewing classes. Our mission is to empower people of all ages and abilities to explore their creativity in a sustainable and conscious way.

    Small class sizes and a friendly and welcoming atmosphere are guaranteed and our experienced tutors and staff provide lots of individual attention. We are a not for profit Community Interest Company.

    We offer a wide range of classes

    Weekly adults sewing classes for all abilities.
    After school classes for kids and teens.
    Guest workshops with local artists.
    Bespoke parties for hens, birthdays and baby showers.
    Video and photographic content design.
    Studio hire.
    Small class sizes, friendly and supportive environment.
    We design and deliver high quality craft parties for all occasions.
    Funded courses, working partnerships and content design.

    The Sew Fabulous sewing studio is a professionally equipped sewing studio with brand new Janome sewing machines and overlockers.

    Please contact us:


    Susie Deadman and Susan McFarlane
    Sew Fabulous
    Studio 10 Brighton Open Market
    Marshalls Row
    Tel: 07916119285 or

    Facebook: Sew Fabulous Brighton

    Instagram: @sewfabulousbrighton

    Twitter: @sewfabulousHQ

  • The Sewing Shed

    Location: Ilkley,
    Contact: Leonie Pratt

    Whether you’re a complete beginner or want to develop your skills, The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, offers a warm welcome. You’ll get expert sewing tuition from a patient teacher, and lots of personal attention. You’ll be part of a small, friendly group of no more than 5 students. People come from all over the North to benefit from Leonie‘s professional training, patience and enthusiasm.

    Choose a small group or private tuition
    Learn to sew in a class setting or choose one-to-one private sewing tuition. You’ll learn at your own pace, build your confidence, and sew whatever you want.

    Beautiful award-winning studio
    The Sewing Shed is exactly that: a purpose-built studio dedicated to sewing lessons. Modern, bright and airy, it’s a great place to learn to sew.

    Wide range of classes
    You can learn anything from dressmaking (including fitting, and adapting patterns) to how to make soft furnishings. Our sewing classes will teach you to make interior items such as curtains, Roman blinds, cushions and loose covers. You’ll cover techniques such as patchwork, quilting, appliqué, concealed zips, free-motion embroidery, piping, bags, bunting, and lots more.

    Brand-new Janome sewing machines
    There’s no need to bring your own sewing machine (although you’d be welcome to do so). There’s a fully computerised Janome sewing machine for every student. You can even use an overlocker in class.

    Please contact Leonie on:
    T: 07525 029986




  • All About the Sew

    Location: Solihull,
    Contact: Lorna Hulme

    All About the Sew sewing workshops set up by Lorna Hulme are up and running in the Solihull area. Maybe you have never sewn before and the thought of sewing a button on brings you out in a cold sweat, you sewed 20 years ago at school and would like to have another go or you enjoy general crafts and would like to try something new – there will be a class to suit you, just come along and have a go. You will be hooked in no time!

    Lorna wants to share her passion of sewing with others by encouraging people to come together, learn a new skill, make something they are proud of and most importantly enjoy themselves. Class sizes are small with a maximum of 5 people to allow lots of guidance and support from Lorna. Classes include the use of Janome sewing machines, basic sewing tools and fabric in a lot of the workshops. Lorna has achieved the Level 1 NCFE in Dressmaking and Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

    Example classes:
    • Beginner’s workshop – sew a simple cushion cover
    • Beginner’s workshop – sew a simple tote bag
    • Christmas bunting
    • Zipped pouches
    • Lined tote bag
    • Learn how to appliqué

    Telephone: 07963 734756
    Instagram: @allaboutthesew
    Twitter: @allaboutthesew



    Location: The Gaddens Sewing School, Charles’s Lane, Crow Hill, Ringwood, BH24 3FB,
    Contact: Jayne Edwards

    I ran my first UK sewing course last year in collaboration with Jayne Edwards at her beautiful country home, Gaddens Manor in The New Forest, England; it proved to be a huge success! For the past 10 years I have been teaching Residential Couture Sewing Courses in Palm Springs, California with Claire Shaeffer and in North Bay, Ontario with Kathryn Brenne, so now it is wonderful to be able to do this much closer to home! In 2017 Jayne and I plan to offer two courses. Come and enjoy a five-day sewing holiday with like-minded sewers. You will have the unique opportunity to study with me, a Couturier with over 35 years experience, in a class of no more than 10 students, in beautiful and relaxing surroundings. The workshop will begin with a traditional English afternoon tea at 4.00 pm on the Sunday followed by a light supper that evening. You will have the opportunity to meet me, Jayne and all the other students. Classes will then run from 9am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.

    June 4th – 9th 2017 
    The Perfect Body Double and Draping a Tailored Jacket

    Sewing-ManequinOver the many years I have been making Couture clothes for private clients, I have developed a method of padding a stand to create the perfect replica of the client’s body from which to work. On this course we will work from a display mannequin, as shown and learn how to pad and cover it to replicate exactly your own body! I will show you how to take accurate body measurements using my measurement chart and then pad the stand to build up an exact body double. Finally, a calico cover is created to give your stand that professional finish. Having made your body double, I will then show you how to drape a tailored jacket on your bespoke stand, creating your unique couture pattern. All the techniques you will need to make this padded stand and drape a tailored jacket will be shown and all the processes are described and photographed in the book that is provided with the course. You go home with a perfect replica of you and a unique jacket pattern for next time!






    June 18th – 23rd 2017
    The Couture Lace Jacket Project. Lace from Solstiss

    BlouseI have designed and draped this jacket pattern for this project using a French lace from Calais, trimmed with pure silk duchess satin and lined with pure silk organza. Students will have the opportunity to try on a muslin toile before receiving their own copy of the pattern. The project will include many hand skills used in the Couture: trace tacking a pattern; learning to hand appliqué lace; working with lace and silk organza; making a pad stitched Couture collar. You will be shown all the hand stiches and techniques you will need to make this lace jacket and all the processes are described and photographed in the book that is provided with the course.






    The Gaddens Sewing School is a newly built, fully equipped studio space where students will enjoy the use of Janome sewing machines as well as Kai scissors. All sewing tools are provided in individual sewing kits. We will create the atmosphere of a Couture Workroom with large covered tables. Students will learn hand-sewing skills as they sit together in the workroom and sew.

    All supplies required to make the project are included in the cost of the workshop:

    Body Double Course
    • Mannequin display stand
    • Polyester wadding
    • Calico to cover stand and make toile
    • Sewing thread
    • Basting cotton
    • Needles
    • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos

    Lace Jacket Course
    • Lace in choice of colour from Solstiss, Calais, France.
    • Pure silk duchess satin and pure silk organza to match.
    • Calico Couture pattern in 5 sizes.
    • Sewing thread
    • Basting cotton
    • Needles
    • Project booklet with complete instructions and process photos

    We can offer a shared room, some en-suite, with breakfast, morning and afternoon breaks, as well as a sit down lunch each day. A welcome tea and light supper will take place on Sunday prior to the workshop and there will be a farewell dinner on the Thursday evening at a top local restaurant.
    We will try our best to work with any known food allergies. However, if you are on a very restricted diet, you may wish to supply your own food. Students will be free Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to explore the local pubs and restaurants or have a snack at Gaddens in the studio kitchen.

    The cost of the BODY DOUBLE COURSE will be £1,350.00
    The cost of the LACE JACKET COURSE will be £1,650.00

    Both courses will include:
    • Accommodation in a shared room for 5 nights
    • Breakfast, tea breaks and lunch
    • The Sunday tea and supper and Thursday dinner
    • All tuition and all supplies for the course

    Gaddens Manor Sewing School is located in the New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England. It is just over an hour from London Heathrow Airport and 20 minutes from Bournemouth and Southampton Airports. There is ample car parking at Gaddens Manor.


  • Curious?


    Contact: Sarah Sewell, Sarah Manton & Jess Kemp

    We are three Nottingham artists, Sarah, Jess & Sarah, known collectively as Curious? You can find us in the heart of Nottingham’s creative quarter in the newly refurbished Sneinton Market Avenues where we  opened our doors in July 2016 offering a wide range of workshops, courses and masterclasses in a variety of different artistic disciplines suitable for absolute beginners to the more advanced.

    We have 2 workshop spaces – one for wet/messy arts (including 2 potters wheels and a kiln) & one for paper/textiles and a shared working studio.

    Some of the classes we currently have available include:

    • Free-machine embroidery
    • Ceramics
    • Silk Painting
    • Papercutting
    • Scrapbooking
    • Felting – wet, needle & using an embellishing machine
    • Lampshade making
    • Lantern Making
    • Plus many more planned for the coming months including crochet/knitting/bath bomb making/painting/upcycling/furniture/copper embossing/dress-making/quilting etc.
    • We also cater for private parties/hen do’s/children/one-to-one teaching
    Please email or call us for more information or to be added to our mailing list. Check out our Facebook page for more information!
    Address: Units 20-22, Avenue B, Sneinton Market, Nottingham NG1 1DU 
    Tel: 07842 461926