In this workshop you’ll learn to make piped and zipped Box Cushions with expert tutor Carole Barter. You’ll come away from this class with the skills and techniques needed to build a beautiful boxed & corded cushion!
In this one day workshop you’ll be making adorable felted animals using the technique of needle felting, perfect for decorating your home at Easter.
Your chance to make an original piece of textile art under the expert guidance of artist Isobel Moore.
Using simple machine embroidery techniques and a range of materials, you’ll create a beautiful piece of art, completely personal to you, mounted and ready for framing.
In this intensive two-day workshop you will be introduced to all the techniques needed to create a bra. Using stretch fabrics, 1/4 inch seams, getting to grips with rings, sliders, and underwires, and working with padding and lace.
In this full-day workshop the fabulous Lara Sparks will be sharing her passion for freehand machine embroidery, helping you to use a sewing machine in your own creative way. All levels welcome! A basic level of sewing knowledge is helpful but not essential. All you need to bring is an enthusiasm to learn a new skill.
In this informative, colourful and interactive workshop you’ll discover the best styles, shapes, colours, patterns and fabrics for your body shape and proportions. In understanding why certain details don’t work for you, you’ll release a whole new confident and creative you in your future sewing projects and shopping trips!
Using a combination of wet and dry felting learn the techniques to make a corsage of beautiful felted flowers to wear as a brooch or hair clip.
Learn the gentle art of Sashiko, a rhythmic hand sewing technique that creates secondary designs as rows of stitches converge and cross paths. This ancient Japanese technique is explored in this one day workshop.
Are you often disappointed with the fit of the bodice in your handmade tops and dresses? Do you struggle to alter commercial patterns and get confused with all the conflicting advice given on YouTube? Then this is the course for you!
In this two-day course we will show you how to adapt a commercial sewing pattern to fit you perfectly. This masterclass is designed for students who know how to sew, but want to learn how to make trousers that fit their personal body shape.
Join expert tutor Carole Barter for this one day workshop and learn basic techniques and a few tricks of the trade to make professional looking cushions! Carole Barter has been teaching Soft Furnishing classes for the past 27 years.
This is a great scrap-busting project, but also the perfect follow on from our Sashiko workshop, where we will be producing samples that are the perfect dimensions to use to make this traditional Japanese rice bag (komebukuro).
In this fun, creative workshop you will learn the basic techniques of wet felting. You will make two flowers and a small natural coloured Christmas stocking.
Join Sara Masham in this festive workshop, and create your own Christmas decorations whilst nibbling on traditional treats.
Create completely unique and beautifully decorated mini Christmas trees for your cards this year, with expert guidance from textile artist Isobel Moore.
You can choose to have your work professionally photographed, so you can have printed cards of your design in time to send for Christmas!
In this fun, creative workshop you will learn the basic techniques of (dry) needle felting. You will make 5 acorns, a Christmas Norwegian Nisse (elf) and an angel.
Join Sara Masham in this festive workshop, and create your own Christmas decorations whilst nibbling on traditional treats.
A fantastic opportunity for anyone who’d like to learn how to draft patterns using their own body measurements!
Join Julia Hincks for a series of pattern cutting workshops to take you on a journey of drafting and creating your own garment designs. We start with skirts as these are the simplest, moving on to trousers and then later in the sessions, drafting a bodice pattern. The process of pattern drafting will allow you to develop paper patterns, toiles and block patterns from which you can adapt to create your own designs. Toiles will be made in calico to check the design and fit of the garment.
Some sessions can be booked individually and others build on the knowledge acquired in previous sessions, see full course description for details.
These classes are so popular they tend to get booked up in person before I can list them here, but please get in touch if you’d like to come in the future!
In this class we cover everything from threading your machine and winding a bobbin, reading and cutting a pattern, to cutting out and constructing a simple garment. By the end of the day you should have a finished simple garment such as pyjama bottoms, a reversible bag or a simple skirt. Previous experience is not necessary.
Call us on 01825 841311 to join the waiting list.
We’re really excited to be welcoming textile artist Isobel Moore to our team of tutors at Dot to Dot Studio. Isobel will be running three workshops in 2019, starting with embroidered textile book covers in April. Isobel’s workshops are a brilliant way of using up (even tiny) little scraps of fabric that you may have left over from bigger projects.
Have you been intrigued about making a leather handbag? Why not join our leather tote bag or hobo bag course being led by Rebecca from the RJ Leather Studio. During the course of this workshop you will make your very own tote bag from scratch using a normal domestic sewing machine. You will have a choice of brown, black, navy blue, dark green, light grey or purple leather and hardware can be silver, antique brass or gold.
With expert tuition from Carole Barter, during this workshop you’ll learn to make piped and zipped Box Cushions with expert tutor Carole Barter. You’ll come away from this class with the skills and techniques needed to build a beautiful boxed & corded cushion! Click here for online booking and more info
Get ready for summer and come along to stitch yourself a summer postcard. Isobel will show you how to use easy applique and free motion embroidery to create your own colourful postcard textile art to frame and keep, or send to a friend. Click here for online booking and more info
Bring your own machine or use one of ours, this class aims to blast away the fears that surround using an overlocker, and will cover everything from threading your machine and settings the tensions, to a variety of stitch techniques to get a really professional finish on your garments. Click here for online booking and more info
Come along and practise your machine embroidery or quilting, or have a go for the first time. Whether you want to improve your technique, learn how to solve any problems that you may have, or just have a go at free motion embroidery for the very first time, Isobel Moore will be on hand to help and provide suggestions according to what you want to do, and will bring lots of samples and ideas to inspire you. Click here for online booking and more info
The perfect class for newbies and those who’ve never investigated all those mysterious extras that came with your machine! Bring along your sewing machine and get to grips with what it can do. Learn the basic techniques to create your own tote bag. Learn what all those dials and buttons do, and all these extra bits and bobs that come with your machine. Click here for online booking and more info
We are so excited to welcome Rebecca Jane to the Studio for this fantastic new half-day workshop! Have you been intrigued about making a leather handbag? Why not join our leather clutch course being led by Rebecca from the RJ Leather Studio. uring the course of this 4 hour course you will make your very own leather clutch bag from scratch using a normal domestic sewing machine. Click here for booking and more info
Why not treat yourself or the man in your life to a classic handmade shirt? Choose from classic, relaxed or slim fit in our fabulous range of beautiful and unusual cotton shirtings or bring your own fabric along. We also have a great range of buttons to complete the look. Click here for booking and more info
Because sewing is cheaper than therapy (but you’ll get some actual therapy sewn in for free!)
Start the day with an introduction to mindfulness with special guest Catherine James, CBT therapist and mindfulness teacher, whilst enjoying coffee and pastries. Then you’ll have the rest of the day to sew at your own pace on a sewing project of your choice – bring your own or choose from a range of projects in the studio. We have a range of patterns and fabrics to purchase on the day. Click here for booking and more info
Have a dress mannequin at home but don’t feel it really represents your body shape? Make your mannequin a perfect fit in this two-day workshop. Click here for online booking and more info
In this full-day workshop the fabulous Lara Sparks will be sharing her passion for freehand machine embroidery, helping you to use a sewing machine in your own creative way. All levels welcome! A basic level of sewing knowledge is helpful but not essential. All you need to bring is an enthusiasm to learn a new skill. Click here for booking and more info
Japanese Kimono inspired jackets and coverups are everywhere right now, from a luxurious alternative to a dressing gown, to a glamorous cover-up at a wedding, they are endlessly versatile – so why not make your own? Using simple couture techniques such as French seams and hand finishing, this is a great way to get over your fears of handling silk and floppy fabrics. Not suitable for those who have never used a sewing machine before, but extensive sewing is not needed.
We’re really excited to be welcoming back textile artist Isobel Moore to the studio in 2022. Isobel will be running two workshops this year, starting with embroidered textile book covers in April, then Christmas cards in November. Isobel’s workshops are a brilliant way of using up (even tiny) little scraps of fabric that you may have left over from bigger projects.Click here for online booking and more info
This workshop is suitable for all abilities and is designed to give students the confidence to measure correctly and estimate fabric requirements accurately. With expert tuition from Carole Barter, you’ll make a lined and pencil pleat headed sample curtain, and you’ll learn the planning technique for any size curtain. Click here for online booking and more info
Join us for an indulgent full day of patchwork, quilting and craft sewing with Annabel Groom! Bring your UFOs or start something new! Click here for booking and more info
In this half-day workshop (2.5 hours) you will be introduced to the art of making lampshades. Shalma will guide you through the process step by step, teaching you all the little tricks you’ll need to create your very own professionally finished lampshade. By the end of the class you will have your very own lampshade to take home. Click here for online booking and more info
During this whole weekend workshop, Annabel will guide you through the process of making a simple quilt top. Using a fabulously simple technique and quick machine quilting you will create your own snuggly patchwork quilt to take home in just one weekend. Click here for online booking and more info
A masterclass in quilting techniques! Taught by Annabel Groom this class is an essential for anyone who’d like to learn how to take their sewing skills to the next level. In this full day workshop you will learn a range of quilting techniques which you can apply to your own patchwork and quilting projects. Click here for online booking and more info
Colour Analysis is the start of an exciting journey, in which you discover how to create your own personal brand. You have a unique skin tone and eye colour, which means some colours make you look great and some have completely the opposite effect. After a mini colour consultation, you will discover exactly which colours of clothes and make-up will create your best look.
Make this beautiful doll in a day with the easiest to make all-in-one rag doll pattern especially designed for beginners doll making. This workshop is designed for first time doll makers as well as the more experienced. If you haven’t used a sewing machine before then don’t worry, you’ll learn everything you need to make a beautiful doll, although if you know your way around a sewing machine then you’ll progress a little quicker. Click here for online booking and more info
Join us for this fun half day workshop where you will learn the secret of the making the continuous zipper pouch purse taught by our inspiring tutor Annabel Groom. Once you know how to make one of these cute little purses, you’ll be making them for all your friends and family – they make fantastic gifts! Click here for online booking and more info
This is a great class for those who want to get stuck into a craft project but don’t have very much time on their hands. In this half day workshop you will make a reversible quilted fabric bowl, learning how to turn a flat piece of fabric into a 3D shape using quilting! These decorative bowls are really useful around the house as they are virtually unbreakable, they also make fantastic gifts, and are highly addictive to make – once you’ve made one, you’ll be making them for all your family and friends!
Learn to make your own knickers! Using silks, cotton lawn and fine jersey we will create stylish smalls in a selection of designs. This class would be great for anyone who has got to grips with their overlocker but although experience is helpful it is not essential. This workshop could also be great fun for a party of girls for a Birthday or Hen party.
De-Stash Sale at Dot to Dot Studio! Come along and browse our gorgeous range of fabrics, and grab yourself a bargain in our massive remnant de-stash sale!
Isobel’s workshops are a brilliant way of using up (even tiny) little scraps of fabric that you may have left over from bigger projects. We are running two workshops by Isobel in 2022, on 30th April and 19th November