2022 Workshops

12 February 2022 – 10.00am-1.00pm   

Sewing with a Teabag – Jane Attwood

It is very easy and can be worked on your machine or by hand, using a used and empty tea bag.

All you need to bring is your hand sewing kit. I will have some tea bags ready for you to stitch.

There will be some finished ideas for what to do with them after you have stitched.

You are also welcome to come along and bring your own work to do

Cost £5.00 payable by BACS prior to the event.

To book and pay for your place please email the programme secretary on

12 March 2022 2.00pm – 4.00pm  

Spring Social

 At our Spring social this year we have Lizzie Godden who will be giving us an illustrated talk on Natural Dyeing and Eco Printing.

 The social is free for members. Visitors will pay £5.

After the talk we will be able to enjoy some refreshments and catch up with friends.

9 April 2022 10.00am-1.00pm.  

Entrapment Technique – Mary Padley

A workshop using thin plastic to trap various materials, cellophane, wool, sequins etc., with machine embroidery, to produce a piece of work which can be attached to a tote bag.

You will need your sewing machine with an embroidery foot and the facility to drop the feed. This is to enable free embroidery.

I will be providing a pack including some plastic, various materials and a tote bag which will cost you £5 – payable on the day. Please order one when you book the workshop.

Please bring your machine threads, (Madeira metallic ones work very well), and all your usual sewing kit.

You are also welcome to come along and bring your own work to do

Cost £5.00 payable by BACS prior to the event

To book and pay for your place email the programme secretary on

7 May 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm.  

Set the Town Alight with Anne Hellyer.

Snowy Tealight

In this workshop, you will create a beautiful 3D wrap suitable for use with LED string lights or a battery operated tea- light candle 

Cost £23.00 payable by BACS before the event.

18 June 2022 2.00pm – 4.00pm.  

Summer Social.  Strawberry Tea. Free to members.

JUBILEE COMPETITION June 18th 2022    

For our summer social we are having another competition. If you would like to produce a piece of work to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee we would love you to enter the competition.

You can use any method you like and enjoy working with.Your work will be judged and prizes awarded.

Please bring your work along with you to the social which is at the Reddings Community Centre from 2-4 pm.

9 July 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Whole day workshop with Angie Hughes where we will be

Wild Gardens

Exploring Velvet……
This workshop is inspired by wild gardens. Using cotton velvet as a base, we will learn about colouring and discharging the surface; collaging with sweet foils and transfer foils; making our own printing blocks and developing ideas for decorating with stitch.

Requirements for the workshop

Cost £23 payable by BACS prior to the event

13 August 2022 10.00am – 1.00pm.  

Meet and Stitch

Free to members

10 September 2022 2.00pm – 4.00pm.  


Free to members

8 October 2022 10.00am – 3.00pm.

Sheila Knight has stepped in to take this workshop, which you will note will be from 10-3pm. We will be making the fob shown below. An ideal piece to make as a Christmas gift.

You will need an Evenweave Fabric where the threads can be pulled out. (Not an interlocking fabric such as Aida)

(The size will be determined by the No of holes to the inch of the fabric that is used. Sheila used 22 to the inch and her fob is 6 cm square when finished).

Either Perle size 8 or Six Stranded threads in colour of choice. A blunt ended cross stitch needle and an embroidery hoop.

    You will Learn how to do: Kloster Blocks – Eyelet Stitch -Cutting and withdrawing threads -Woven Bars – and Doves Eye Filling Stitch

    Sheila will have a worksheet for each person which will be able to be used alongside her teaching and then later at home.

These small pincushions can be attached to the top of your frame when working, so that your needles can be parked in the pincushion instead of leaving a mark in your fabric.

Bookings are not yet open for this session.

12 November 2022 10.00am – 1.00pm.  

Fran Reilly – Shibouri

Cost £5.00 payable by BACS prior to the event

Bookings are not yet open for this session.

10 December 2022  2.00 – 4.00pm.  

Christmas Social

Free to members

Meeting Location:

The Reddings Community Centre
North Road West
GL51 6RF