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Unless by prior arrangement, all classes are at the purpose built comfortable studio-workshop in Downs Road, Maldon. Disabled toilet and easy access available. Drop off point for sewing machines etc is beside the workshop, with parking in the car park 2 minutes away. Tea, coffee and biscuits freely available. The high street is 5 minutes away for lunches and a stroll beside the river to see the barges is 10 minutes walk. 


CLASSES TO LOOK OUT FOR!!

(See below for Saturday and weekly classes)

  

We are very lucky to have both Sharon Blackman -13th April - and Gillian Parish 18th May- visiting us soon... Although both love birds, animals and plants, one is an  appealing naive - patchwork applique and the other a mixed- media combination of paint and fabric in a charming and delicate style.

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Lampshade class - 2nd April 4-6pm Sew & Craft class

 Also please note there is a lampshade class by Ruth, from the Maldon Lunar shop. I'm sure everyone who has seen her work will love this! It is only 2 hours long and £10!  

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23rd March - Felted seat cushion


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This class is open to all.

Within this class you will either make a cushion cover or a drop in seat in your own design, to match your decor or to be a focal point in your room. It can be as pretty as a picture ( too good to sit on!) or a hard wearing simple design, for experienced felters, enjoy the luxury of the Snowy Creek felting machine. Sewing together of the two cushion sides (if a trim is required) may have to be done later when it is dry, but a simple untrimmed cushion can be made in the round.

Classes £40 for 10am - 3pm.

Your place will be secure upon £20 deposit payment. Deposit returnable up to 2 weeks before the event.

Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form.

 

13th April - Sharon Blackman "garden" appliqué course


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This class is open to all.

Within this class, under the expert eye of Sharon Blackman, from Writtle, you will make a garden applique, with a charmingly naive style. She will bring examples to inspire you or feel free to make your favourite patch, flower or bird.. or even a cake stand if you hate gardening!  Bring your own fine cottons in suitable colours. Sharing helps us to expand our stock...

Classes £40 for 10am - 3pm.

 Your place will be secure upon £20 deposit payment. Deposit returnable up to 2 weeks before the event.

 Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form.

 

18th May - Gillian Parish "multi media" appliqué course


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This class is open to all. 

Within this class, Gillian Parish from Gilly Parish Art will show you how to make a multi media applique, with a pretty and unusual style. She will bring examples to inspire you or feel free to make your favourite bird, plant or anything else... Bring your own fine cottons in suitable colours. Sharing helps us to expand our stock...

Classes £40 for 10am - 3pm.

 Your place will be secure upon £20 deposit payment. Deposit returnable up to 2 weeks before the event.

 Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form.

REGULAR WEEKLY CLASSES


Dressmaking and Pattern Alterations

Small classes : beginners - daytime


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Mondays 2-4pm

£10 weekly  payable as a half term booking, or £15/week paid weekly

A gentle introduction to dressmaking in small classes, covering all aspects from measuring yourself and pattern alterations to completing all basic forms of garment, from skirts and tops to trousers and jackets. An ability to use your own machine is required ( please see the sew and craft class if an introduction to the machine is required). You will provide your patterns and fabric but general items such as draft pattern paper or calico available at cost. Maximum 5 people per class to ensure close attention, minimum 2 people. It is easier if you start the course from the beginning and work right through, but if preferred, you can come half termly and just make the item being covered in that half term. 

EASTER TERM - 1 skirt, 2 shirt

SUMMER TERM - 1 dress, 2 jacket

CHRISTMAS TERM - 1 trousers, 2 top

Each item is at beginners level, but pattern alterations and more compicated patterns are covered to enable you to move to the next step.

Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form

 

Sew and Craft Class    Note new time


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Tuesday evening 4-6 pm 

£10 payable weekly or £7/ week payable in advance as a half term booking

A fun and gentle introduction to many different techniques, including hand embroidery and stitch, use of sewing machines, felting, decoupage, mosaic, applique, papier mache frames, with the general aim of everyone making together their own version of the (usually) weekly project, whether seasonal, home or personal items such as jewellry, scarves or cards. You provide your chosen materials or buy them at cost from the class. Maximum 10 people, minimum 5 people. 

New class for complete novices who would like to learn simple skills and relax for a couple of hours.

Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form.

 

 

Twixt' Time and Tide Textiles Class


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2-4 pm Tuesdays

£15/week or £10/ week payable as a half term booking

This group is for those who are already confident in both their knowledge of sewing skills and in the use of creative textiles, and its members work on longer and more personalised projects, using a different textile skills set each half term. We build on skills learnt in the Sew and Craft Class and elsewhere, and often learn from each other. We may practise a technique in greater depth following a visit by an outside artist, or practise a technique made popular by a particular person, putting our own slant on it. Please phone me to discuss applications to this group prior to visiting on 07712 420100.

 

Beginners' home furnishings course


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10-12 am Tuesdays

£15 weekly or  £10  /week payable in advance as a half term booking

 A course to enable you, as a complete beginner, to save a significant sum on the making of your choice and design of soft furnishings by enabling you to make them yourself. This will give you the ability to make items from a simple flap cushion to interlined curtains, shaped pelmets, roman blinds or covering a stool. Some work will require basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Maximum 10 people, minimum 5 people. Call me to discuss your requirements.

Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form.

 

 

Childrens' After School Sewing Skills


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Mondays 4-5.30 pm -craft and sewing skills

£10/weekly payable half termly in advance 

A fun easy way to learn to sew. Projects will be in easy stages, but will lead to basic competence on a sewing machine and an ability to achieve independence on the sewing machine, from making their own easy - sew clothes to cards, jewellry and other projects. Sewing machines could be provided and all materials required will be easily available from local shops or provided at cost or free. This could be the start of the next Haute Couture designer! For children from 8yrs -11yrs. 

Please contact me for details on 077124 20100 or at enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk, or alternatively use this online form.

 

I LOVE TO TEACH WORKSHOPS AT OTHER VENUES FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS, INCLUDING BIRTHDAY PARTIES, FELTING AND TEXTILE PROJECTS IN SCHOOLS AND APPROPRIATE WORKSHOPS AT RETIREMENT HOMES OR SPECIAL NEEDS VENUES. ALSO SPECIALIST PROJECT CLASSES CAN BE TAILORED TO SUIT A PARTICULAR EVENT OR GROUP.

For children's birthday parties and school workshops, please see the page links above.

 

Nicola Hughes

07712 420100

enquiries@nicolahughestextiles.co.uk