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Masterclass Calendar of Events 2018

Please CLICK HERE to download the full 2018 Janome masterclasses schedule.


Also, if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, be sure to watch our Masterclass tutors Jayne Emerson & Dionne Swift in their Fabric Recipes and Establishing a Rhythm videos! Both videos were created in partnership with R & A Collaborations.

CLICK HERE to view the Fabric Recipes video
CLICK HERE to view the Establishing a Rhythm video


  • 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


  • 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
  • StraightCurves

    Location: Chesterfield,
    Contact: Karen Rogers or Roz Vincent


    StraightCurves offers a range of award-winning art & craft workshops and courses for children and adults from our fully accessible building on Saltergate in Chesterfield. Our sessions happen at all times of day – including daytimes, after school and in the evenings – 7 days a week. We also offer children’s parties, 1-to-1 tuition, host social crafting sessions several times a week, and stock a range of original art, prints, crafty gifts and cards from a selection of local artists and craftspeople – and we have just been voted as Leisure Retailer of the Year at the 2016 Chesterfield Retail Awards!

    All of our sewing courses and workshops, like everything we do, are designed to suit people of all ages and abilities – there really is something for everybody! Whether you’re a complete beginner who has never touched a sewing machine before, an advanced sewer looking to use our large cutting tables at a Sew Social session, or have been inspired by The Great British Sewing Bee to have a go at making your own clothes, there really is something for you at StraightCurves!

    If you would like some help picking which course or workshop to try first, our friendly staff are always on hand to offer advice – just give us a call or pop into the studio and see us!

    Courses Offered:
    Beginner’s Sewing Machine Skills (3 x 3.25hr course)
    Young Sewing Machine Skills (5 x 1.5hr course suitable for ages 8-18)
    Pattern Cutting (5 x 2.5hr course or 1 x 2.5hr workshop)
    Dressmaking (5 x 2.5hr course)
    Overlockers (2 hour workshop or 1:1 tuition)
    Inserting Zips (2 hour workshop)
    Free Machine Embroidery (full day workshop)
    Sewn Bunny or Bear (6 hour workshop or 2 x 3hr course)
    Sewn & Stuffed Owl (6 hour workshop or 2 x 3hr course)
    Sew Social (2.5 hour untutored session)
    Plus many more courses and workshops in different arts & crafts!

    Telephone: 01246 807575 or 07976 845 662 (answer phone outside office hours)
    Office Hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs & Fri 10am – 3pm; Wed  10am – 9pm;  Sat  10am-1pm – but our courses and workshops take place between 10am and 9pm 7 days a week!

  • Space to Sew and Craft

    Location: Penicuik, Midlothian,
    Contact: Susan Dunlop

    Space to Sew and Craft offers a wide range of sewing classes and craft workshops. Alongside our spacious workshop area, we have a well-stocked shop area with sewing supplies; haberdashery; fabrics; large range of patterns, by McCalls, Butterick, Vogue and Kwik Sew; Knitting/crochet supplies and needle-felting supplies. We also have regular drop-in sewing sessions (no tuition), on Mon/Wed/Fri mornings, for anyone who’d like to use our machines and tools, enjoy the workspace, make new friends and just indulge in some quality ‘me’ time. Free refreshments of coffee/tea/juice and biscuits!

    Workshops and Courses on offer:

    • Sewing Machine Basics
    • Learn to Sew
    • Introduction to Dressmaking
    • Introduction to Patchwork/Quilting
    • Bag-making
    • Knitting/Crochet
    • Needle-felting
    • Paper Crafts

    We also offer social ‘shop and craft get-togethers’ for small groups/clubs. Contact us for further information.

    Telephone: 07704 100 464



    Address: 58 Clerk Road, Penicuik, Midlothian, Scotland. EH26 9EY

  • The Faff Room

    Location: Mansfield Woodhouse,
    Contact: Amanda Holt

    The Faff Room offers a wide range of classes and workshops for all level of abilities and age ranges. Alongside our workshops is a haberdashery shop offering fabrics and supplies, a full range of Butterick, Simplicity, New Look and McCall patterns. We have a tearoom and sweetie shop with lots of lovely goodies. We offer a wide range of afterschool and holiday clubs for children aged 6 to 11 years alongside our Little Faff Session for children aged 3 to 7 years.
    You can simply come along and Faff in our sewing workshop and take advantage of our sewing machines and large space to layout your projects.

    Classes on offer are:

    • Dressmaking – Beginners and Advanced
    • Sewing Machine Basics
    • Patchwork
    • Roman Blind Making
    • Guest Tutors including Heather Jacks and Jennie Rayment
    • Tilda Workshops
    • Toymaking
    • Faff Sessions
    • Crochet

    We also offer bookings for:

    • Children’s Parties
    • Hen Parties
    • Groups and organisations

    Telephone: 01623 232242
    Mobile: 07969 681709
    You can also find us on facebook and Twitter

    The Faff Room, Burnaby House, 12 Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG19 8AH