Simply Stitch Sewing Workshops

 Whether you are a complete beginner to sewing or someone looking to improve your skills, you can be assured of 

a warm welcome here at Simply Stitch.

I offer a wide range of workshops and courses where you have the opportunity to learn, explore and develop your skill

 in a variety of techniques and styles.

All workshops and courses are suitable for beginners unless otherwise stated. 

Class numbers are tailored to the subject allowing for individual attention.

Lots of tips and encouragement along the way!

You will find my studio a delightful place to spend some quality 'me' time!  

It's light, bright, spacious, warm and comfortable 

with all your sewing needs catered for.

All workshops have been suspended due to the Coronavirus situation.

They will re-start as soon as it is safe and practical to do so

However, Stitch Club has started again ....see here for full details

Regular Embroidery Classes

Tutored by Nicola

Stump work Dragonfly with Bullrushes 

These regular classes are designed to suit beginners and improvers and will take you 'step by step' through your chosen project. Occasionally a new particular project will be advertised which you can choose to stitch or alternatively, continue with something you have already started working on

This lovely 'Stump work Dragonfly' is the latest project.  It is expected that this project will take at least 2 classes.

You will learn a variety of techniques including wiring, padding and embroidering with a lovely range of threads including silk ribbon

You will receive expert tuition with lots of tips and advice, as well as enjoying a great hobby

Places are limited to ensure individual attention and must be booked in advance to secure your place.

Suitable for all levels including beginners

Regular Patchwork Classes

Tutored by Nicola

Sampler Quilt Blocks

starting in March!

These regular classes are designed to suit beginners and improvers and will take you 'step by step' through your chosen project. Occasionally a new particular project will be advertised which you can choose to stitch or alternatively, continue with something you have already started working on

This lovely 'Sampler Quilt' is the latest project which starts on 13th March. It is expected that this project may take up to 12 classes for the quilt or why not come along and just make a smaller project like a cushion or table runner.......the choice is yours!

You will receive expert tuition with lots of tips and advice, as well as enjoying a great hobby

Places are limited to ensure individual attention and must be booked in advance to secure your place.

Suitable for all levels including beginners

Dry Felt Landscape

with Nicola

Thursday 26th March

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

Spend a therapeutic day learning how to design your own landscape picture.

Nicola will guide you through the simple technique of 'dry' needle felting; how to prod, sculpt and create texture using Merino wool and textural threads. You can bring along a simple picture to work from, something that inspires you or choose from one of Nicola's on the day

This workshop is ideal for beginners or anyone who just wants to enjoy a relaxing day away from the everyday stresses

Fabric Covered Book Covers

with Nicola

Bring along a book, the size of your choice and make a lovely patchwork cover for it. ​After joining strips of fabric, you will decorate the panel with decorative machine stitches before making it up into a professionally finished book cover.

Your finished book would make a lovely present, perhaps for cookery recipes, gardeners notes or photos? 

Hand Applique'

with Nicola

2 days - 19th/20th May

10.00 to 4.00pm

£80 (£40 deposit)

Spend a relaxing two days creating your own applique' design or choose to use one of several available templates.

Nicola will take you through needle turning, raw edge and bias stems. Explore the various different way of doing hand applique' whilst discovering which method you prefer.

Your choice of project could be used for a wall hanging, cushion or table runner or be incorporated into the centre of a medallion quilt at a later stage

Decorative Machine Stitching

with Nicola

2 days - 28th/29th May

10.00 to 4.00pm

£80

Spend a relaxing 2 days exploring and learning how to use your sewing machine beyond straight stitching.

You will learn how to use the decorative stitches on your machine confidently and combine them with applique, couching, and much more.

Your finished panel could be made into a lovely cushion with a mitred border

Machine Applique Patchwork Butterfly 

Cushion or Quilt

with Nicola

4th June

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

Choose to make just one butterfly panel to make into a cushion or make several more to go into a quilt, size of your own choosing

The design is machine applique with decorative stitch edges

Suitable for beginners or improvers

Although you won't finish the making up in the day, you will have the option to return on another day to complete your project if you wish