Children’s Courses Summer 2014!

Morning Stitchers!

Thank you all so much for the overwhelming number of survey responses we received about Children’s Workshops. You’ve given us a valuable insight into the kinds of things your children want to learn, price range, and also children’s age ranges so that we can tailor the courses appropriately! There were many wonderful suggestions for activites, but we do have to stay true to who we are, and so we have stuck with the textile based suggestions. Workshops have been scheduled on weekdays, and last for one hour. As it is difficult to teach enough for the skill to be useful in just one hour, we have made some of the courses into 2 week courses, so that it is worthwhile!

We are excited to announce that we will be offering three different workshops throughout the summer. These are:

  • T Shirt Design
  • Sewing Skills
  • French Knitting

T Shirt Design

Bring along a plain t-shirt, and we’ll help children transform it into a work of art using buttons, ric rac, ribbon and more! This will be a one off session, priced at £7.50, which we have split into two different age groups – age 6-10 and age 10-14. 

Dates Available:

Age 6-10

Thu 24th Jul 10-11
Thu 31st Jul 11.30 – 12.30
Tue 5th Aug 10-11
Tue 12th Aug 11.30-12.30
Thu 21st Aug 10-11

Age 10-14

Thu 24th Jul 11.30-12.30
Thu 31st Jul 10-11
Tue 5th Aug 11.30-12.30
Tue 12th Aug 10-11
Thu 21st Aug 11.30-12.30


Sewing Skills

Learn hand and machine sewing skills! In week 1, we will make a simple envelope cushion cover using our sewing machines, which will be set up & ready to use. In week 2, we will cover hand sewing stitches and techniques, and use these to embellish the cushion covers. All materials are included. The cost of this workshop is £15 for the 2 one hour sessions. This course is suitable for age 10-14 only. 

Dates Available:

Tue 22nd July 11.30-12.30 and Tue 29th Jul 11.30-12.30
Thu 7th Aug 11.30-12.30 and Thu 14th Aug 11.30-12.30
Tue 19th Aug 10-11 and Tue 26th Aug 10-11


French Knitting

Learn the traditional craft of french knitting! In week 1, we will cover the basic technique for using the knitting dolly, which children will be able to continue at home. In week 2, we will be using the knitted strips to create items such as snails, monsters, coasters and pots! All materials are provided. The cost of this workshop is £15 for 2 one hour sessions. This course is suitable for children age 6-11.

Dates Available:

Tue 22nd Jul 10-11 and Tue 29th Jul 10-11
Thu 7th Aug 10-11 and Thu 14th Aug 10-11
Tue 19th Aug 11.30-12.30 and Tue 26th Aug 11.30-12.30


We have limited the workshops to a maximum of 5 participants, so that tutors are able to give as much attention as possible. The costs of the workshop include materials and light refreshments. We are now accepting bookings for these courses, which can be done by phone on 0121 314 6888 or you can book online at

We look forward to seeing your small people on a course soon!



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