"Just wanted to say thank you for the workshop yesterday.  We really enjoyed ourselves and the leggings fit well and look great.   We both felt welcomed and very safe in the studio with all your Covid precautions."   Judith  (August 2020)

All machines, equipment, materials and notes are provided (unless otherwise stated) 
A light lunch is included on full day workshops
A maximum of six students on most workshops (Presently 4 due to Covid 19 to ensure social distancing)
Please phone or e-mail to check if places are available
Payment secures your place and must be paid in advance
For more information contact Lorna

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Come along with your own project and sew. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced I’ll be
there to advise if you need me.

If you have a Brother or Baby Lock cover stitch machine bring it along and find out how it works and what it can do.  we will work on chain stitch as well as two and three thread cover stitching and play with decorative finishes.  If you are interested in buying a cover stitch machine but want to find out more first, we will happily provide you with a machine for the session.  (10% off for customers who bought their cover stitch machines from us).

All about choosing fabrics, reading and using patterns and sewing seams and hems.  Once you know the basics you'll be able to make so much more on your own.  All materials and equipment provided.

Have you ever thought about buying a baby lock overlocker? Well this is your best chance to see the full range and have an expert demonstration from Baby Lock educator Katy Inch. Refreshments and special offers on the day.

 

Learn how bras are constructed including drafting the patterns, sewing seams, attaching elastic, covering cups and inserting wires.  We will discuss sizing and fitting as well as choosing styles and materials.  This is a great workshop to get you started so you will learn what you need to know to make bras for yourself and friends.

If you avoid working with some types of fabric because you don’t know how to sew them, book on this workshop. Perhaps you have a length of expensive cloth that you are frightened to cut into or you are planning a special gown and want to learn more before you start. Find out how to handle and sew stretchy knits and Lycra, sumptuous velvets, luxurious silk satins and fine, sheer voils and chiffons.
Contact Lorna at info@lornaknight.com to book your place.
(£37.50)

Whether you are thinking about buying one; have just bought one or had one for years but never got to grips with it, this overlocking workshop is for you. We will look at maintenance, threading, tension adjustments and achieving balanced stitches. Also: rolled hems, lettuce edges and corners. (Contact me if you need to borrow a machine) (* only £45 if you have bought a Brother overlocker from us and free if you buy a Babylock overlocker from us)

This workshop is for people who already own a Brother embroidery machine or for those who are interested in learning more before they buy one.  Learn to select and retrieve designs, combine and arrange patterns and text.  You will also discover a range of stabilisers and understand how to use them. *(only £40 if you have bought an embroidery machine from us)

Traditional tailoring can be difficult and time consuming so why not fill your wardrobe with clothes made with the Terry Fox Combination Tailoring method? This uses a new generation of woven interfacings which are fused in place with no need for pad stitching and hand sewing. You will learn the full anatomy of a jacket and make up half a jacket sample with interfacings, a notched collar, set in sleeves and sleeve wrap.

Are you fed up making clothes that don't fit as well as you'd like them to? Come along and learn the principles of adapting a commercial pattern to fit your figure and make a toile to fine tune the fit. The fee includes a commercial pattern and calico to make up your toile as well as lunch and refreshments. After the session you can make up the pattern in your own choice of fabric and use the fitting techniques for adapting all other patterns.

Learn how to sew with stretch/Lycra knit fabric and take home a pair of leggings. You'll be given a pattern and navy or black fabric, but if you prefer a different colour bring your own.

A chance to come along and learn how to do free motion embroidery. How to set your machine, what stabilisers to use, when to use it and useful accessories to help.

All the help you need to insert zips neatly and easily. Learn the techniques for sewing in standard and invisible zips. Materials, notes and refreshments included in the cost.

This session is an introduction to the principles of pattern drafting.  Students will make a skirt block, using their own measurements, and learn how to adapt it to create various styles. After this session students may wish to develop their pattern drafting skills and/or use their skirt block to make a new wardrobe of skirts which fit.

After this workshop you will be certain that your clothes will never look home-made again. Samples will be made of a zip that cannot go wrong; tailored hems with no visible stitches; beautifully smooth tailored darts; bound buttonhole, Hong Kong finish; cuffs and silk covered press studs.