Learn something new! Open classes in West Hampstead the weeks of 20 + 27 October 2014

Want to learn to sew or learn to knit? We have some great classes coming up in our West Hampstead shop! Read on to find out what you could learn next week. Don’t forget if you book two places, either in two classes or for you and a friend in one class, you save 10% with code STITCH2!

Special Free Event: Demystifying Sewing Patterns with Rachel Pinheiro
One evening: Tuesday, 21 October, 7pm – 9pm

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Wishing to sew garments but don’t know where to start or confused when reading a sewing pattern? This talk is for you. We will navigate and decipher a wide range of different sewing pattern covers from vintage, main stream and indie designers. Learn more about pattern symbols and ease and talk tips to get you started. For more information and to reserve a place, click here.

Introduction to Free Motion Quilting with Trudie Wood – £80
One day: Saturday, 25 October, 10am – 4pm

Free Motion Quilting

Join experienced Free Motion Quilter Trudi Wood in a hands on class to learn (or build on your) free motion quilting skills. Focussing on technique, this class will show you how to set yourself up for success by sharing tips and simple designs which will enable you to finish a project without unpicking or throwing it out of the window! For more information or to reserve a place, click here.

Introduction to Lace Knitting with Monica Russel – £55
Two evenings: Tuesdays, 28 October and 4 November, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Lace scarf

In this class you’ll learn the fundamentals of lace knitting whilst knitting a beautiful lace scarf! We’ll cover how to read a lace knitting pattern and make sense of symbols and charts and you’ll learn the essential techniques of lace knitting, from slipping stitches to different forms of increases and decreases. You’ll be able to choose from several patterns for your project. Our teacher is the author of several books and the scarf featured in the picture is one of her own designs. For more information and to reserve a place, click here.

Learn to Crochet with Elisalex de Castro Peake– £25
One evening: Wednesday, 29 October, 7pm – 9pm

Learn to Crochet

Take part in our monthly crochet workshop to refresh your skills, learn a new technique or tackle a complex project with the guidance of our experienced instructor! This month’s featured project is hand warmers, a perfect project for beginners and for the upcoming winter season! For more information and to reserve a place, click here.

Sew a Men’s Tie with Marilyn Lewin – £45
One evening: Thursday, 30 October, 6:30m – 9:30pm

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In this fun three-hour beginners class you’ll sew a classic man’s tie using the fabric of your choice. A handmade tie would make the perfect Christmas gift for dad, brother or husband! For more information and to reserve a place, click here.

Sew a Traveler Shirt Dress with Zoe Edwards – £125
Two days: Saturday, 1 November and Sunday, 2 November, 11am-4pm

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Join us over one weekend and you will leave with a beautiful Traveler dress made exactly for you, by you! In this class you’ll learn how to set sleeves, insert a collar, sew patch pockets, create buttonholes and more! This is a great pattern for students who have completed a garment or two and want to learn new techniques. The Traveler Dress pattern, by Lisette, incorporates a contemporary twist on the classic shirtwaist dress to produce a flattering and stylish dress, which is perfect for any season. For more information and to reserve a place, click here.

As always, our free knitting night takes place every Thursday evening from 6:30pm-9pm and is open to everyone! We’ll provide tea, wine and biscuits – all you’ll need is to bring along your project!

Knitting Night

If you can’t make it to any of our classes but you’re itching to start a new project, our sewing studio can be rented at £8 per person per hour. This includes the use of a sewing machine and our overlocker, all of our sewing tools and full access to the biscuit tin! Call or email us to book.

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