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Learn to sew! Appliqué Cushion or Tote Bag Workshop for kids and teens

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

A great workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sew. Create your own appliqué design using a range of techniques and then turn it into a cushion or a tote bag. This workshop is suitable for all abilities, boys and girls are welcome at all of our workshops, ages 9+. Class runs from 10am - 4pm including a lunch break at the park (weather permitting) Just bring a packed lunch. All materials included.

Perfect Fit Workshop

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

PERFECT FIT WORKSHOP Have a dress mannequin at home but don’t feel it really represents your body shape? Make your mannequin a perfect fit in this one-day workshop. Start by taking an accurate set of measurements, then cut a calico toile and have it fitted to your body (we will be making a skin tight shell of your body so wear your best undies!) Make alterations to the toile until it fits like a glove, then stitch it up in...

Craft Festival

Monday, August 5, 2019, - Wednesday, August 7, 2019, All Day

A series of workshops over three days, this is a chance to try out lots of different textile and craft projects. We’ll be making felted flowers and beads using natural wool, having a go at tie dye, block printing, and bleach designing with stencils, and there is also the opportunity to sew your own customisable drawstring! Also an amazing opportunity to have a go at making glass beads at the flame with Rebecca Weddell in her studio  (age 12+ only for the beads, I’m afraid)....

Learn to Sew! Skater Skirt/Shorts Workshop

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, All Day

One Day Workshop You will learn to make your own pair of summer shorts in just one day! There are so many variations you could choose to make your shorts unique. Roll up shorts…Drawstring shorts…Cargo Pockets…Funky Elastic Waistband…Neon Fringe…Lace Trim…Cute Pom Poms…Heart Shaped Pockets… The list is endless! You will learn: To cut and mark your fabric using a paper pattern To use a sewing machine and overlocker to create your garment To insert or add elastic to finish off...

Textile Landscape Workshops with Isobel Moore

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

EMBROIDERY TEXTILE ART WORKSHOP We’re really excited to be welcoming textile artist Isobel Moore to our team of tutors at Dot to Dot Studio. In this workshop you will learn how to use machine embroidery to create a vibrantly colourful and textured landscape. Your landscape could be inspired by a favourite place, a postcard or photo, or completely imaginary. Isobel’s workshops are a brilliant way of using up (even tiny) little scraps of fabric that you may have left over...

Launch of Art Psychotherapy Group

Thursday, August 22, 2019, 8.30 pm

This is a therapy group, set-up to work with those who would benefit from the transformative process of group therapy.

Learn to Sew! Hoody Workshop

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, - Thursday, August 29, 2019, All Day

Two Day Workshop Make yourself a soft and cosy hoody from our range of organic 100% cotton sweatshirt fabrics. Why not customise your hoody with an appliqué design, perhaps your name or favourite team, or what about ears? In this two day course you will learn to cut and mark your fabric from a paper pattern, construct your garment using a sewing machine and overlocker, apply patch pockets, add stretchy cuffs, apply your own decorative extras in the form of appliqué....

Silk Kimono Weekend Workshop

Saturday, August 31, 2019, - Sunday, September 1, 2019, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Japanese style coverups jackets 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. This workshop is not suitable for those who have never used a sewing machine before, but extensive sewing experience...

One-day beginners Picture Framing Course

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

A one day picture framing course organised by Uckfield Framing Company aims to give students the knowledge and confidence to mount and frame a picture.

Studio Open Day and Remnants Sale!

Saturday, September 28, 2019, - Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

OPEN DAY – REMNANT SALE 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! As many of you may know, we’ve recently had a major reshuffle at the studio, so we’re clearing the decks to make way for even more gorgeous new fabrics! Dates: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019 When: 10am-4pm

Explorers Art Making Group

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10.00 am - 12.30 pm

Want to make art but hold yourself back? Wonder what you could do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Want to explore and just enjoy making art?

Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop with Lara Sparks

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm

Freehand Machine Embroidery Workshop 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, and we highly recommend that you bring your own machine to this class–you must have a drop-down feed dog and...

Sunday Sewing with Mindfulness and Meditation

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm

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...