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We're so excited that our workshops programme will be resuming soon - we can't wait to see you all again! Our classes and courses are now being uploaded onto our website, please bear with us - if you have any questions in the meantime, please call us on 01353 664000 (Ely) or 01284 755459 (Bury St Edmunds)


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Beginners Charm Pack Quilt with Pat Cooper BURY Thursday 17 March 10am-4pm Beginners Charm Pack Quilt with Pat Cooper BURY Thursday 17 March 10am-4pm
£40.00
2 in stock
Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: This workshop is aimed at patchwork and quilting beginners - you should be comfortable with reading/using a sewing machine and comfortable with sewing straight lines. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you…
Beginners Crochet with Diane Bayliss ELY Saturday 22 January 10am-1pm Beginners Crochet with Diane Bayliss ELY Saturday 22 January 10am-1pm
£40.00
Out of stock
Learn to crochet on this Beginners Crochet class in our Ely store. During the session you will learn crochet basics and get started on a crocheted granny square. This workshop is taught by Diane Bayliss and is suitable for absolute beginners and anyone wanting to refresh their crochet skills. Diane has a lot of patience and will make sure you gain a good working knowledge of basic crochet stitches…
Beginners Dressmaking with Irena Gibbs ELY 4 weeks Tuesday 6pm-8.30pm (1/2, 8/2, 15/2, 22/2) Beginners Dressmaking with Irena Gibbs ELY 4 weeks Tuesday 6pm-8.30pm (1/2, 8/2, 15/2, 22/2)
£150.00
Out of stock
Our popular Beginners Dressmaking four-week evening course at our Ely shop with Irena Gibbs. You'll be learning a whole raft of sewing and dressmaking techniques over four weeks, consecutive Tuesday evenings, making sure you're well equipped for your dressmaking journey. During the course you will be making your own version of the Cleo pinafore from Tilly and the Buttons - with Irena's guidance an…
Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton BURY Monday 10 January 10am-1pm Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton BURY Monday 10 January 10am-1pm
£40.00
Out of stock
During this workshop with Gillian Fulton we'll get you started on your knitting journey. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requirements list on booking. C…
Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton BURY Saturday 26 March 2pm-5pm Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton BURY Saturday 26 March 2pm-5pm
£40.00
5 in stock
During this workshop with Gillian Fulton we'll get you started on your knitting journey. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requirements list on booking. C…
Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton ELY Monday 17 January 10am-1pm Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton ELY Monday 17 January 10am-1pm
£40.00
Out of stock
During this workshop with Gillian Fulton we'll get you started on your knitting journey. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01353 664000 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requirements list on booking. C…
Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton ELY Saturday 12 March 10am-1pm Beginners Knitting with Gillian Fulton ELY Saturday 12 March 10am-1pm
£40.00
5 in stock
During this workshop with Gillian Fulton we'll get you started on your knitting journey. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01353 664000 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requirements list on booking. C…
Beginners Patchwork with Pat Cooper BURY Saturday 5 February 10am-4pm Beginners Patchwork with Pat Cooper BURY Saturday 5 February 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
Our Beginners Patchwork workshop with Pat Cooper will give you a thorough introduction to the basic techniques of patchwork. We will cover the different fabric and thread choices for patchwork, sewing machine basics, using a rotary cutter and mat to cut out fabric, stitching a 1/4” seam allowance, marking options and accurate pressing techniques. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: Thi…
Beginners Patchwork with Pat Cooper ELY Thursday 3 February 10am-4pm Beginners Patchwork with Pat Cooper ELY Thursday 3 February 10am-4pm
£40.00
2 in stock
Our Beginners Patchwork workshop with Pat Cooper will give you a thorough introduction to the basic techniques of patchwork. We will cover the different fabric and thread choices for patchwork, sewing machine basics, using a rotary cutter and mat to cut out fabric, stitching a 1/4” seam allowance, marking options and accurate pressing techniques. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: Thi…
Get to know your Overlocker BURY Saturday 12 March 10am-4pm Get to know your Overlocker BURY Saturday 12 March 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
In this one day workshop, Pat will take away the fear of using your overlocker...and show you how you can achieve professional dressmaking and finishing results at home. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: This workshop is aimed at beginners, but some previous sewing experience would help. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is es…
Get to know your Overlocker BURY Thursday 6 January 10am-4pm Get to know your Overlocker BURY Thursday 6 January 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
In this one day workshop, Pat will take away the fear of using your overlocker...and show you how you can achieve professional dressmaking and finishing results at home. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: This workshop is aimed at beginners, but some previous sewing experience would help. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is es…
Get to know your Overlocker ELY Saturday 29 January 10am-4pm Get to know your Overlocker ELY Saturday 29 January 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
In this one day workshop, Pat will take away the fear of using your overlocker...and show you how you can achieve professional dressmaking and finishing results at home. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: This workshop is aimed at beginners, but some previous sewing experience would help. To book: You can book online, call us on 01353 664000 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is es…
Get to know your Overlocker ELY Thursday 10 March 10am-4pm Get to know your Overlocker ELY Thursday 10 March 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
In this one day workshop, Pat will take away the fear of using your overlocker...and show you how you can achieve professional dressmaking and finishing results at home. Price: £40 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: This workshop is aimed at beginners, but some previous sewing experience would help. To book: You can book online, call us on 01353 664000 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is es…
Get to know your Sewing Machine BURY Saturday 15 January 10am-4pm Get to know your Sewing Machine BURY Saturday 15 January 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
Have you got a new sewing machine and you're not sure where to start with it? Maybe you've had one for a while and would like some guidance on how it can really help your sewing? Or maybe you'd just like a little refresher - if you're answer is YES to any of these, then this session is for you! In this one day workshop, Pat will introduce you to your sewing machine and get you started on your sewi…
Get to know your Sewing Machine BURY Thursday 24 February 10am-4pm Get to know your Sewing Machine BURY Thursday 24 February 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
Have you got a new sewing machine and you're not sure where to start with it? Maybe you've had one for a while and would like some guidance on how it can really help your sewing? Or maybe you'd just like a little refresher - if you're answer is YES to any of these, then this session is for you! In this one day workshop, Pat will introduce you to your sewing machine and get you started on your sewi…
Get to know your Sewing Machine ELY Saturday 26 February 10am-4pm Get to know your Sewing Machine ELY Saturday 26 February 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
Have you got a new sewing machine and you're not sure where to start with it? Maybe you've had one for a while and would like some guidance on how it can really help your sewing? Or maybe you'd just like a little refresher - if you're answer is YES to any of these, then this session is for you! In this one day workshop, Pat will introduce you to your sewing machine and get you started on your sewi…
Get to know your Sewing Machine ELY Thursday 20 January 10am-4pm Get to know your Sewing Machine ELY Thursday 20 January 10am-4pm
£40.00
Out of stock
Have you got a new sewing machine and you're not sure where to start with it? Maybe you've had one for a while and would like some guidance on how it can really help your sewing? Or maybe you'd just like a little refresher - if you're answer is YES to any of these, then this session is for you! In this one day workshop, Pat will introduce you to your sewing machine and get you started on your sewi…
How to Knit Fair Isle with Gillian Fulton BURY Saturday 26 February 10am-1pm How to Knit Fair Isle with Gillian Fulton BURY Saturday 26 February 10am-1pm
£35.00
5 in stock
In this workshop, Gillian will show us how to use and master Fair Isle knitting techniques with great effect. Price: £35 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requiremen…
How to Knit Fair Isle with Gillian Fulton ELY Saturday 12 February 10am-1pm How to Knit Fair Isle with Gillian Fulton ELY Saturday 12 February 10am-1pm
£35.00
3 in stock
In this workshop, Gillian will show us how to use and master Fair Isle knitting techniques with great effect. Price: £35 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01353 664000 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requiremen…
How to Knit Latvian Gloves with Gillian Fulton BURY Monday 24 January 9.30am-3.30pm How to Knit Latvian Gloves with Gillian Fulton BURY Monday 24 January 9.30am-3.30pm
£60.00
Out of stock
In this workshop, Gillian will show us how to knit stunning Latvian Gloves. Price: £35 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requirements list on booking. Cancellations:…
How to Knit Socks with Gillian Fulton BURY Monday 7 February 10am-1pm How to Knit Socks with Gillian Fulton BURY Monday 7 February 10am-1pm
£35.00
5 in stock
In this workshop, Gillian will show us how to knit socks. Price: £35 Class size: 5 maximum Skills needed: No previous knitting experience required. To book: You can book online, call us on 01284 755459 or pop into the shop to book. Booking is essential and full payment is required to confirm your place. Requirements: We'll send you the requirements list on booking. Cancellations: For information o…
Introduction to English Paper Piecing with Cait Lisle ELY Saturday 19 February 9.30am-12.30pm Introduction to English Paper Piecing with Cait Lisle ELY Saturday 19 February 9.30am-12.30pm
£40.00
5 in stock
We're delighted to welcome local quilt designer Cait Lisle, of Cait Lisle Designs, to Sew Much To Do. English paper piecing is a traditional patchwork technique of stabilizing pieces of fabric using papers and hand-sewing the shapes together. Highly portable and a wonderful way to create detailed and precise designs, English Paper Piecing has seen a resurgence in recent years and is now popular wi…
Introduction to Machine Piecing with Cait Lisle BURY Saturday 29 January 2pm-5pm Introduction to Machine Piecing with Cait Lisle BURY Saturday 29 January 2pm-5pm
£40.00
5 in stock
We're delighted to welcome local quilt designer Cait Lisle, of Cait Lisle Designs, to Sew Much To Do. This class is an introduction to making your first quilt top using the easy and versatile disappearing nine patch block. You will learn the essentials of rotary cutting and machine piecing, and will be taught how to construct the block. You will leave with some sewn blocks and guidance on how to r…
Introduction to Machine Piecing with Cait Lisle ELY Saturday 19 February 1.30pm-4.30pm Introduction to Machine Piecing with Cait Lisle ELY Saturday 19 February 1.30pm-4.30pm
£40.00
5 in stock
We're delighted to welcome local quilt designer Cait Lisle, of Cait Lisle Designs, to Sew Much To Do. This class is an introduction to making your first quilt top using the easy and versatile disappearing nine patch block. You will learn the essentials of rotary cutting and machine piecing, and will be taught how to construct the block. You will leave with some sewn blocks and guidance on how to r…
Moving On in Crochet with Diane Bayliss ELY Saturday 22 January 2pm-5pm Moving On in Crochet with Diane Bayliss ELY Saturday 22 January 2pm-5pm
£40.00
Out of stock
If you've done our Beginners Crochet class, or if you already know the basics and are ready to move on, Moving on in Crochet is the class for you. This workshop is taught by Diane Bayliss and it’s suitable for anyone with very basic knowledge, or if you simply want to refresh your crochet skills. Diane has lots of patience and will make sure you develop a good working knowledge of a range of croch…
Needle Felted Cactus with Annie Brown BURY Saturday 19 February 10am-1pm Needle Felted Cactus with Annie Brown BURY Saturday 19 February 10am-1pm
£45.00
5 in stock
We are delighted to welcome local artist Annie Brown, of Annie Brown Needle Felting, to our Bury St Edmunds store. This Needle Felted Cactus workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting, or those looking to develop their needle felting techniques. You’ll get to learn more about Annie's sheep and see samples of their wool, natural and dyed. You'll also see examples of Annie's work close up s…
Needle Felted Cactus with Annie Brown ELY Saturday 8 January 10am-1pm Needle Felted Cactus with Annie Brown ELY Saturday 8 January 10am-1pm
£45.00
3 in stock
We are delighted to welcome local artist Annie Brown, of Annie Brown Needle Felting, to our Ely store. This Needle Felted Cactus workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting, or those looking to develop their needle felting techniques. You’ll get to learn more about Annie's sheep and see samples of their wool, natural and dyed. You'll also see examples of Annie's work close up so that you c…
Needle Felted Hearts with Annie Brown BURY Saturday 29 January 10am-1pm Needle Felted Hearts with Annie Brown BURY Saturday 29 January 10am-1pm
£45.00
5 in stock
We are delighted to welcome local artist Annie Brown, of Annie Brown Needle Felting, to our Bury St Edmunds store. This Needle Felted Hearts workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting, or those looking to develop their needle felting techniques. You’ll get to learn more about Annie's sheep and see samples of their wool, natural and dyed. You'll also see examples of Annie's work close up s…
Needle Felted Hearts with Annie Brown ELY Saturday 5 February 10am-1pm Needle Felted Hearts with Annie Brown ELY Saturday 5 February 10am-1pm
£45.00
Out of stock
We are delighted to welcome local artist Annie Brown, of Annie Brown Needle Felting, to our Ely store. This Needle Felted Hearts workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting, or those looking to develop their needle felting techniques. You’ll get to learn more about Annie's sheep and see samples of their wool, natural and dyed. You'll also see examples of Annie's work close up so that you c…
Needle Felted Landscapes with Annie Brown BURY Saturday 22 January 10am-1pm Needle Felted Landscapes with Annie Brown BURY Saturday 22 January 10am-1pm
£45.00
Out of stock
We're delighted to welcome local artist Annie Brown, of Annie Brown Needle Felting, to our Bury St Edmunds store. This Needle Felted Landscapes workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting, or those looking to develop their needle felting techniques. You’ll get to learn more about Annie's sheep and see samples of their wool, natural and dyed. You'll also see examples of Annie's work close u…
Needle Felted Landscapes with Annie Brown ELY Saturday 15 January 10am-1pm Needle Felted Landscapes with Annie Brown ELY Saturday 15 January 10am-1pm
£45.00
Out of stock
We're delighted to welcome local artist Annie Brown, of Annie Brown Needle Felting, to our Ely store. This Needle Felted Landscapes workshop is perfect for those new to needle felting, or those looking to develop their needle felting techniques. You’ll get to learn more about Annie's sheep and see samples of their wool, natural and dyed. You'll also see examples of Annie's work close up so that yo…

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