Stitchers’ Beginner Workshops 2020

Stitchers’ Basic Skills Workshops 2020

We are delighted to introduce our programme of basic skills workshops for 2020. These will be led by one of our members, and held on the first Monday of the month, alongside our usual evening meetings.

JANUARY 6TH  CROCHET WORKSHOP (LED BY KATHERINE)
A follow-on from December’s Beginners’ Workshop. Make a poncho for a teddy, doll or small child. Download the pattern here

FEBRUARY 3RD MACHINE SEWING: MAKE A LINED BAG (LED BY KATHERINE)

You will take home a lined bag. Some experience of using a sewing machine useful but not essential.

MARCH 2ND  LEARN TO USE A SEWING MACHINE (LED BY DILLY)
Threading up, inserting the bobbin,straight, fancy and zig-zag stitches. You will take home a drawstring bag.

APRIL 6TH MACHINE EMBROIDERY AND APPLIQUE (LED BY CAROL)

You will learn to use bondaweb to fix an image before stitching, and then use either free machine embroidery or just running or zig zag stitch if you prefer, to sew your picture onto the background fabric. You can use it to make an Easter card, frame it as picture to put on the wall, stitch it onto larger fabric to make a bag – there are endless possibilities. Once you know the technique, you can create images on bunting, tablecloths and runners, baby quilts, dress fronts – anywhere you want an image. Download instructions here

May 11th Interstasia knitting

June 8th Strip patchwork

July 6th Basic Knitting

September 7th Make a bicycle saddle cover

October 5th Decorative bunting

November 2nd Basic crochet

December 7th Felt Christmas decorations

If you are interested in taking part, please contact our workshop secretary by email pmslatter1@gmail.com or text 07739530716

A downloadable leaflet of our workshop programme can be found here

Beginners#2020-leaflet v2