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Nov01

Sewing classes starting soon

Dear all,

Thanks a lot for attending the Brechfa craft fair and showing your enthusiasm for the sewing classes!

Since then, I have been organising venues, polishing  the sewing machines, sharpening the shears and ordering all the sewing gear you’ll get  to master during the course!

About the course

Level: beginner to intermediate
Course aim: tackling the sewing machine and learning a range of sewing techniques while producing a small collection of beautifully crafted items.
Techniques to learn:  basic seams and finishes, sewing purse zips, machine buttonholes, bias binding …

Up until Christmas (oui oui, already!) the course programme will focus on home items and accessories.
Cushion, hot water bottle cover, day bag and oven mitt (see picture below), are all items you will get to create, and will make great handmade presents too!

Each item is designed with specific features to introduce you to a range of basic sewing techniques. You will pick up invaluable tips along the way and learn how to give your project a professional finish.

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Where: The barn owl studio, near Abergorlech is an ideal (heated) space to gather daytime and evening around the large worktable.

The address:
Pistyllgwyn
Abergorlech
SA32 7BH

The range of venues will expand in the next couple of months. Courses in Pontargothi hall and Llansawel hall should be following very soon, while venues in Carmarthen and Pontarsais are yet to be confirmed. Feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more about or would like to suggest a venue.

When:
Thursdays:  10am to 1pm
7pm to 9pm

Dates and times are flexible so let me know if you have other preferences.

How much: 
Daytime session (3 hours): book 6 weeks for £142
Evening session (2 hours): book 6 weeks for £108

What is included? 
Thimble is practically a mobile studio. I provide equipment so you can try your hand at a new skill without having to look for all the kit beforehand. It includes:
– the use of a sewing machine
– access to essential sewing equipment ( pins, needles, pattern paper and many more specialist tools to get your hands on)
– pattern to take home

Teas ad coffee are also included.

Please note: fabric and haberdashery are not included in the course fee.  I will give clear instruction when fabric specification need to be met and will be happy to help you find what you need.
There will also be a fabric available to buy on the day in case we hit a fabric crisis!

What’s next?

The course will start running as soon as there is a minimum of four students enrolled.
Contact me on info@thimblestudios.com or phone me on 07799256250 to join the class.

Feel free to share this email, if you think any of your friends might be interested.

What else?
  • If you are a small group of friends and would like to meet in  your own home, let me know; I can arrange to meet you, and bring the necessary equipment to you!
  • One to one tuition is also available on a £25/hr basis. This is perfect if you seek a more personal learning experience. Together we will tailor a course to suit your level and objectives.

 

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About your teacher

Having completed my fashion degree in France, and trained in renowned fashion studios of New York and London, I packed my city shoes away to take on a journey “behind the seam”. Passionate about sustainable materials, I set off for an organic sheep farm producing its own lustrous yarns in Carmarthenshire. A short shepherding career later, I have found myself at home in the Welsh hills, nestled somewhere between the sheep and the sewing machine. I am passionate about all the aspects of making beautiful, handmade garments and highly value the importance of passing on essential skills.

 

I look forward to hearing from you,

Warm regards,

Camille

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