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Bettys Sewing Box Workshops

Come and learn something new or spend time doing the craft you love in our workshop.

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In our workshop we have 6 sewing machines, an overlocker and a large cutting table which can be hired out either hourly or you can come a long to one of our classes.

Our classes vary each month and usually take place on a monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

To keep up dated with our latest workshop lists you can join our mailing list by emailing us at     bettyssewingbox@hotmail.com or check the news tab on the website. 

To book a workshop...

Pop in or call us on 01335 347241

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BETTY’S SEWING BOX, ASHBOURNE    

01335 347241

Weekly Workshops

 

Knit and natter every Monday, 10am -12pm

£1 We have needles, wool and patterns or bring your own project

We can offer private parties for children and adults. Minimum age 7. Minimum group number 4. Please call us or pop in to discuss the craft options.

We can offer learn to use a sewing machine on a one to one basis. Advance booking is required. £25 for 2 hours tuition, materials and refreshments.  

We have the machines set up in the workshop along with an overlocker and cutting table. these are available to hire at £5 per hour. Most days there is somebody around to help. Please call in advance to book a machine.

Crochet Clinic - every 1st Wednesday of the month , 6pm - 9pm.            £15

Our Crochet teacher Sophia will be here to give help, advice, one to one guidance, pattern reading etc. Please bring along your own materials. - booking required.

Quilting - Block of the month - 1st Monday of every month 6pm - 9pm                £15

Learn a different patchwork technique, beginners welcome. Each month is stand alone you only need very basic skills. Friendly group, excellent teacher, perfect opportunity to try out patchwork! Other quilting projects may be added - please see facebook.

Upcoming Workshops…

Tuesday 24th October 10am - 12pm - Children's Halloween Door Wreath £12

Minimum age 8

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Wednesday 15th October 10am - 12pm Halloween Pompoms £8

Minimum age 8

Thursday 26th October 10am - 12pm Childrens Halloween Cake and Biscuit Decorating £12

Minimum age 8

Friday 27th October 10am - 12pm Childrens Pumpkin Flower Arrangement £12 

Minimum age 8

Wednesday 1st November 6pm - 9pm - Childs reversible Apron Dress

Make a gorgeous little childs dress using Denim and Liberty Tana Lawn. Basic machine sewing skills are required. All fabric, materials and pattern are included. AGE 1-2 / 2-3 £45 AGE 3-4 / 4-5 £50

Thursday 2nd November 10am - 1pm - Advent Calendar from a panel £25

Make your own family heirloom advent calendar. All materials and refreshments provided.

Saturday 4th November 10am - 4pm - ‘Mini Masterpiece hand stitched postcard’ with Anne Menary. £50

Create your own delightful little hand stitched work of art. Anne has many years of experience as a textile artist and she will guide you through the process of the creation.  

Price includes, all  materials, refreshments and lunch.

Thursday 9th November 10am - 1pm, Personlaised Christmas table mats or table runner. £25

You will receive a panel consisting of 8 different Christmas motifs. With this panel you can either create a set of personalised (using either a freehand machine embroidery technique or hand embroidery) table mats (up to 8), A table runner or a wall hanging.

Friday 17th November from 7pm CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE £10 per ticket

Price includes refreshments, a flower arranging demonstration with Linda and a cake decorating demonstration from Julie. 

 

Saturday 11th November 10am - 1pm  Suffolk Puff Necklace Workshop

On this 3 hour workshop learn how to create a stunning piece of jewellery from suffolk puffs and buttons. £20, price includes all materials and refreshments.

Saturday 18th November 10am - 1pm Dress Making Clinic with Sarah Cullerton. £15

Have you started a pattern and have stumbled upon a section you don’t understand or just need assistance in finishing a dress pattern off? Sarah will be here for the morning for you to bring your unfinished projects along for some guidance.

Crochet Christmas Wreath Workshop, Monday 20th and 27th November (2 week course)

£50 Price is for both weeks and includes all materials and refreshments.

Join Sofia on this exclusive workshop and learn how to crochet a Christmas Wreath. All materials are provided. You will learn how to crochet around a polystyrene ring with a scalloped edge and how to make a variety of Christmas decorations including holly with berries, mistletoe, silver stars, a gilded rose and a beaded poinsettia flower. All of these items could be used to make other christmas decorations such as tree ornaments, corsages or a table center piece.

PLEASE NOTE that this workshop is suitable for people who are already comfortable with basic crochet stitches (the foundation chain, double crochet and treble crochet) and are ready for the next steps in crochet. It is NOT suitable for beginners.   

 
Thursday 23rd November 6pm - 9pm - Reindeer applique Panel £20

Using an applique technique make a stunning festive panel or cushion

Thursday 30th November 10am - 1pm - Mini Christmas bunting perfect for the tree… £15

Make some sweet mini bunting, ideal for placing around the christmas tree as an alternative to tinsel

Wednesday 6th December 10am - 1pm - Christmas Stocking from a panel £25

Make a wonderful Christmas stocking, from a ready printed panel. Price includes panel, all extra materials and refreshments.

Saturday 9th December 1pm - 4pm Christmas Tin Workshop

Join Kay from the Rhubarb Tree on this exciting festive workshop. You will create a beautiful Christmas scene in a tin, styles will vary from the one in the picture. The price includes all materials and refreshment £20

Tuesday 12th December 10am -12pm - Christmas Rag Wreath or Swag £10

Back by popular demand we have our Christmas Rag wreath or swag workshop, using up scraps of pretty festive fabrics, create a bespoke rag swag or wreath.  

All of the above mentioned panels and more are available to purchase from our shop.

 

To book onto any of our courses or for more information please call us on 01335 347241