Archive | January, 2013

Make a Valentines gift for yourself

30 Jan

Monday 11th February 2013                FIREWORK RING WORKSHOP

with DAC Designs

7.00-9.30pm (2 ½ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

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firework ring dac designs

Come and learn how to make this beautiful ‘firework’ ring with Danni of DAC Designs. It’s perfect as a Valentines gift for yourself! You will learn techniques of making beaded jewellery in this workshop, constructing a ring that will fit all sizes. All materials are included in the cost (cake and tea are free).

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NB: Please note that the actual ring that will be made during the workshop will be in black and not purple.

Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £10

Places: * limited to 8 people *

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place and we will send you a booking form.

Beginners Crochet Workshops – Heart Bunting

27 Jan

BEGINNERS CROCHET WORKSHOP – HEART BUNTING

PART 1 – 28th January and 11th February 2013

PART 2 – 25th February and 4th March 2013              

with Owl & Slipper

7.30-9.30pm  at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

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This is a workshop for total beginners in two parts. Michelle Cresswell from Owl & Slipper will be showing you how to make a heart shape for heart bunting or garland and showing you how to construct the various edging patterns. During the first session you will learn the basic stitch and be on your way to finishing the first heart. As they are quite straight forward you could then make more in the time in-between the two sessions. The second session will be about re-enforcing technique and stitches used and then the different edging (loops, bobbles, scalloped edges and more).

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You will learn the following during the two sessions:

–         How to comfortably hold the yarn and hook

–         Chain stitch, single crochet, counting stitches, increasing and decreasing using single crochet. Different edging techniques.

–         How to read a simple crochet pattern

–         Understand yarn weights, tension and gauge and hook sizes.

–         Leave with a completed heart (12cm x 14cm) or more to complete the heart bunting in your own time.

Crochet starter packs are available from Michelle but must be pre-ordered. This includes a hook, stitch conversion chart, illustrated instructions, a pattern and a ball of 100% cotton yarn from a choice of colours for only £5.50. She will also be selling the cotton yarn separately for £3 for a ball of 50g. If you don’t wish to purchase a pack please bring with you a 3.5mm or 4mm sized hook and cotton yarn.

This will only be in very exclusive small groups of 6 people only to ensure that you have Michelle’s undivided attention. We are going for a quality rather than quantity approach to crochet for the total beginners!

Details:

Suitable for: Beginners

Cost: £8 per workshop

PART 1 – 28th January and 11th February

PART 2 – 25th February and 4th March

 

Learn how to make Bias Binding – mini workshop

27 Jan

Monday 18th March 2013                 

LEARN HOW TO MAKE BIAS BINDING

with Cuddle Monster Crafts

7-8pm at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

This is a short 1hr workshop, run by Victoria from Cuddle Monsters Crafts, that will show you how easy it is to make bias binding out of your own fabric, you don’t have to rely on just the plain colours that are offered in shops. Just by cutting, a little sewing and pressing you end up with a professional looking product which is ideal for edging items of clothes, finishing quilts and many other uses.

Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £5

You will need to bring: 1 m of light weight or medium weight cotton fabric. Plus a Sewing machine, cutting mat and rotary cutter if you have them.

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place and we will send you a booking form.

Make a Patchwork Quilt with Cuddle Monster Crafts

27 Jan

MAKE A PATCHWORK QUILT with Cuddle Monster Crafts

over 4 sessions:

Monday 11th February 2013

 Monday 25th February 2013

Monday 4th March 2013

Monday 18th March 2013

Each evening is 7.00-9.30pm (2 ½ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

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This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to make a patchwork quilt with Victoria from Cuddle Monster Crafts (not to mention value for money). We are limiting the number of places available to only 8 places so that you will get a lot of individual attention. The size of quilt that you will make, from cot size to a full single bed size, is up to you and of course so is the colour and theme, it doesn’t have to be a childs quilt. We are doing this over 4 sessions so if you wanted a larger quilt there will be lots of homework to do in between each session! All basic equipment will be supplied however please note that you will need to purchase the main fabric, backing fabric and batting but this won’t be until after your first session when Victoria will give you all the details. Victoria will also be bringing along some fabric and fabric bundles in the first session for you to purchase if you wish.

The first two sessions will cover:-

–         Choosing fabric (colour and theme)

–         Choosing a design (4 patch square, log cabin or stars)

–         Cutting fabric and sewing together patches to make a sample

–         Cutting the main fabric

–         Sewing together patches to make blocks to make the quilt top.

–         Demo of the cutting of the batting and how to baste the quilt (to do at home)

 

The last two sessions will cover:-

–         Basting

–         A demonstration of hand quilting in a hoop

–         Designing the machine quilting and looking at the different stitches

–         Doing the machine quilting on your quilt and learning the ways to bury the threads

–         Making the bias binding

–         Using the bias binding to hand finish your quilt

 

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Details:

Suitable for: Beginners (who can sew straight lines on a sewing machine)

Cost: £40

Places: * limited to 8 people *

You will need to bring: Please bring a sewing machine, cutting mat and rotary cutter if you have them.

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place and we will send you a booking form.

 

 

Introduction to Patchwork Workshop

27 Jan

Monday 11th February 2013               

INTRODUCTION TO PATCHWORK

with Cuddle Monster Crafts

7.00-9.30pm (2 ½ hrs) at Brighton Road Baptist Church, Horsham

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Victoria from Cuddle Monster Crafts will be running this workshop on the basics of Patchwork. You will learn about choosing a fabric (colour, theme), choosing a design, cutting the fabric and then sewing together patches to make blocks. She will show you all the tricks of the trade so that you will end up with a panel (16”) made up of 5” squares. You will then be able to finish this at home to make it into a cushion cover, wall hanging or even add to it to start a quilt.

 

Details:

Suitable for: All abilities

Cost: £10

Materials included in the cost of the workshop:  We have some basic fabrics with which to complete the sample. Victoria will also be bringing along some fabric and fabric bundles for you to purchase if you wish.

You will need to bring: Please bring a sewing machine, cutting mat and rotary cutter if you have them.

Email us at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk to reserve a place and we will send you a booking form.

 

WANTED

16 Jan

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We have workshops coming up in crochet, soap making, patchwork quilts, chocolate making, mosaics, felting (wet and needle felting), framed purses. However we’re looking for a jewellery designer who would like to run a few workshops for make and a cake designer – does anyone know of anyone local who might be interested? Please ask them to email Magdalen at makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk

Our new sewing project for charity: Pillowcase Dresses for Dress a Girl Around The World

16 Jan

Our involvement with the ‘Big Knit’ campaign last August/ September went so well that when Victoria suggested that we should get involved with making pillowcase dresses for Dress a Girl Around The World charity we thought it would be a perfect follow up for our next big community charity project.

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“It believes that every little girl should own a pretty dress”

The ‘Dress a Girl Around the World’ charity, which was founded in America and is part of Hope 4 Women International, encourages people that can sew to make simple ‘pillowcase’ dresses which are then distributed to girls living in poverty in developing countries like India, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya etc.  It believes that every little girl should own at least one pretty dress. They have more recently started making shorts for boys too.

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Louise Horler from ‘Sew Scrumptious’ is the UK Co-ordinator and has now collected over 3,000 dresses from all over the UK and Ireland. Louise joined up after reading about the charity in Sewing Magazine last year. If you haven’t heard of this project, then check out the US website here, and Louise’s page on her blog about it here or on her facebook page here.

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So what are the details?

Monday 28th January 2013            7.30pm – 9.30pm

in the Main Hall of the Brighton Road Baptist Church, entrance is in New Street

Cost: FREE, however we would really appreciate a donation of at least £3 to cover basic costs such as bias binding/ thread/ elastic/ postage etc.

Please tell all your friends about it, share this on facebook, let’s see how many dresses we can make in one evening, the more the merrier!

But I can’t sew?

No problem, there are plenty of jobs to get involved with just come along and chose which part you’d like to get involved with. Plenty of tea making skills are needed as well as ironing, cutting  out the patterns, making fabric flowers to go onto the dresses, cutting lengths of elastic and bias binding.

Want to get involved?

Just follow these simple steps….

  1. Mark the date in your diary
  2. Let us know that you are thinking of coming in the comments section or via email (makehorsham@yahoo.co.uk), just so we can make sure we have room for everyone.
  3. Find an old pillowcase (or more) that is clean, without marks or stains and not too see-through. If you haven’t got any some charity shops still sell them I know that Horsham Matters sell lots in their upstairs section. Alternatively please bring some fabric, 1m plus.
  4. Please bring your own sewing machine and fabric scissors if you have them.

You can also look at it this way……. why not come and learn how to make a simple dress for your daughter or shorts for you son whilst doing something good for our community? And all for only £3 plus free tea or coffee and plenty of cake not to mention fabulous company!