Welcome to Haven Craft Workshops.
The Covid crisis is still continuing to affect our daily lives, so for the time being my workshops will not be running at Hunters Moon.
Instead I have planned some new virtual group workshops for this summer/autumn. No more than 3 students in attendance as I want to provide you with the best possible tuition despite it NOT being in person!
Using my teaching skills (worked in education for 8 years) along with crafting skills, I will tailor-make the course to suit your level of ability, but with the option for learning more advanced skills. If you prefer, I run 1-1 sessions at a cost of £15-20 per hour. Please get in touch for details if this suits you better.
You can book on a workshop by emailing email@example.com. Payment can be made via Paypal or bank transfer. Gift vouchers available too! They make the perfect gift for craft lovers.
Prices apply for 2021 and may be subject to increase 2022. Vouchers purchased for workshops this year will be valid until the end of 2022.
NEW SUMMER 2021 virtual workshops! Scroll down to see what’s coming up
Back to Basics – Virtual 1-1 sessions only
Are you new to machine sewing? Maybe not used a machine for some years, and need to gain confidence again? This 1.5 hour one-to-one session will teach you all you need to know for basic sewing projects and include useful tips. The advantage of a 1-1 session means we can focus on your specific model of machine rather than a generic group class. It also means we can give time to any issues you personally may have with your machine. To book, contact me with convenient times/dates and details of your sewing machine, so I can prepare in advance. Cost £35.
I love my vintage Singer purchased from a bric-a brac stall at a village fair in Dorset. It’s served me well, but my sessions will be for newer models only please!
See recent testimonial regarding this virtual workshop
Do you have projects of your own, but sometimes wish you had someone to hand for advice when you get stuck? If so, join me virtually on Sewing Sunday for a 1-1 session to work on your own project, with me close by for advice & tips along the way! To book contact me with preferred Sunday dates and times.
Cost – £18 per hr
Needle Felting Fun
Themed needle felting for beginners 2-hr session to make a range of felted projects. A pack of materials for the sessions can be purchased in advance of the session, price varies depending on the project, but will cost no more than £5 + P&P. Alternatively you can use your own. Forthcoming sessions will be shown in my calendar at the bottom of this page. Cost of workshop £20.
Beginners to quilting
A choice of sessions introducing you to quilting techniques. Choose from a quilted cushion cover, a throw for sofa or bench or cot quilt.
Simple squares or log cabin style.
This virtual introduction to quilting workshop will run over 3 consecutive weeks. An ideal introduction to quilting. Full written instructions will be provided with this workshop. Cost £10 per hr.
Week One: 3 hours
Week Two: 3 hours
Week Three: 3 hours
Time is given between sessions to work each section of your project.
Learn how to read a pattern & make a toile
Do you struggle to read sewing pattern instructions? Panic when you unfold the delicate tissue paper pattern wondering where to begin! Book a 1-1 session to learn how. Before beginning your project I can advise you the best pattern to choose & take you through the method step by step. Cost £18 per hour
It is beneficial before making an item of clothing, to produce a toile (sample garment) before you begin working on your chosen fabric. This way you guarantee the best fit. If you would like to learn how to make a toile, get in touch to book a 1-1 session. Cost £18 per hour.
During lockdown many of us took advantage of the time we had to begin new hobbies or crafts. The ones which came immediately to mind were baking and gardening. With this in mind, I have designed two workshops to make as gifts or make for yourselves!
Make an apron
Join me in my workroom to make this lovely crossover apron!
This workshop will run from 10 am-2 pm. This project is for confident beginners & intermediate sewers.
You will learn how to:
Bind a neck edge
Insert side pockets (optional)
These useful skills are great for building confidence for dressmaking. The cost of this workshop, including pattern & postage (£10), instruction, leaflet & tuition will be £40.
Pictured above in a soft denim fabric, but this can also be made from cotton, cotton drill, chambray (as picture below) or linen.
Make a garden/craft apron
Join me for this virtual workshop to make a garden apron. One size suitable for all. The workshop will run between 9.30 am and 1.30 pm. Cost including pattern, postage & instruction leaflet. £35.
Pictured here in grey dry waxed cotton, but can be made from cotton drill/twill or any strong cotton fabric.
To book, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) A MINIMUM of a week before the date of these workshops to allow me time to prepare and post your pattern and instruction leaflet in readiness for the day. Thank you!
New online for 2021
Make a pair of lounge/pj trousers
Lazy Sunday mornings are for chilling in comfy clothes. I have designed this workshop for beginners/intermediate to sewing.
For beginners I can provide you with a template. For confident beginners I can teach you how to make from your favourite existing pj trousers making your own template. They make a great gift for friends and family too!
I have a selection of workshops to choose from:
For those who don’t feel confident to make their own template, come to my half day workshop and with the use of a provided generic template (PDF or hardcopy) I will teach you how to make a pair of pj trousers.
Online session will run 9.30 am – 1 pm £35 includes guidance notes & PDF, which you will need to download and cut out prior to the workshop, or a hard copy of the template for additional £6.50 inc. postage.
Confident beginners/intermediate level:
For those with more confidence, sewing experience or just keen for a challenge!
I will be running a morning session to:
- Make a template from an existing pair, so you have this for future use.
- Learn about alternative seams (felled or French seam) along with other sewing tips
Online session 9.30 am – 12.30 pm £35
An afternoon session to:
Make up your pj trousers from the template you have prepared and one of the seam techniques I have shown you.
Online session 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm £25
Cost includes guidance notes to make your trousers.
Please note – I can only run the workshops at these prices with required minimum number (3) attending.
I also run 1-1 sessions. Prices for 1-1 online sessions cost £15 per hour.
The first in a series of making baby/toddler clothes begins August 2021.
The techniques learnt will be useful for making adult clothes too and will add to your sewing confidence.
Workshops will include:
- Rompers in the style pictured
- Baby moccasins
If you have a new mini member of the family, why not join me to make some fun clothes for tots. There will be a range of items I will be making over the coming weeks/months. Some more suitable for beginners.
If in the meantime you would like further information or would be interested in provisionally booking a slot press the button above to message me.
*BE AWARE WORKSHOPS CAN ONLY RUN WITH THE MINIMUM EXPECTED NUMBER ATTENDING.
Terms & Conditions
Please note that in booking a place you are agreeing to the following Terms & Conditions. These help to keep things running smoothly for everyone.
Fees: Have to be paid in advance. I cannot guarantee to hold a place if a payment is not made.
Cancellations: Please let me know as soon as possible if you need to cancel. I will happily accommodate you on another date if there is a space.
If a cancellation is made 10+ days prior to the date of the workshop, a full refund will be made.
Cancellations made less than 10 days will only be refunded if someone else can be found to take your place.
In the event I have to cancel a workshop (e g. I do not have the minimum number required to run the workshop), a full refund will be given or an alternative date suitable for you will be offered and give you as much notice as possible, or the opportunity to convert to a 1-1 session.