Sometimes it feels like we are living in the fast lane ALL THE TIME. People are reporting increased feelings of anxiety, screen obsession and isolation. But what can be done? I find being creative and making art is one answer. It can help children be better students and improve quality of life for adults too. It relieves stress, encourages creative thinking, boosts self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment and community. It can make you an all-around happier person.

 I run creative workshops with wellness in mind. All of my workshops will teach you a skill, you will learn in a fun inclusive way and you will go home with a finished item to show or use. It doesn’t matter if you are artistic or not I will guide you through every stage. I have 30 years experience in the design industry and am keen to pass on my love of creativity. Join me in a class soon for the chance to create, live in the moment, to stop and reset.

July 2019

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Make a Memory Book - One Day Workshop - Saturday July 13th 10 till 4pm - £52.99

Dunstable - The Workhouse - 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 3SN - Saturday July 13th 10 till 4pm - £52.99

Come an join us for this one day workshop and make a stitched spine book and fill it with memories. I will show you how to make the book, cover it with a fabric cover and inspire you to fill it with memories in an artistic way. All materials supplied.

For more info and to book take see the link here

August 2019

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Beginners sewing - One Day Workshop

Milton Keynes - The Cart Shed, Shenley Church End, MK5 6AB - Thursday 1st August 10 till 4pm - £59.88

This is a day course course for those who want to start from the beginning and learn to sew and learn more about their sewing machine. The day is held in the beautiful surroundings of The Cart Shed.

Throughout the day you will make three items, a drawstring bag, a reversible tote and a zipped pouch. While learning new techniques (making a casing, adding handles to a tote bag securely and inserting a zip) you will build your skills and your confidence to sew independently. Don’t worry if you can’t thread a needle or sew in a straight line, I will show you some nifty hints and tricks to help to make some really lovely things. I will guide you in choosing fabrics, threads and any other things you will need to complete the project. This class will be relaxed, informal and fun. You can book and see more info here

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Learn to Make Clothes with a Paper pattern- One Day Workshop

Milton Keynes - 2nd August 2019 - 10 till 4pm - £54.49

Come along and make a pair of simple trousers (or skirt, or top). This is an intermediate class for those who have some experience of sewing but want to gain more confidence and learn how to make clothes for themselves with a pattern. Please bring your sewing machine and the fabric of your choice.
I will teach you how to use a paper pattern (this one or similar), cut out your fabric and complete the garment so you can wear it.

For more info and to book see the link here.

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A Basic Sewing Machine course - Six Week Course - Tuesday evenings starting on the 10th September 2019 - £180 all materials included

Stony Stratford - On The High Street - 56 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 1AQ 01908 3075114

This is a basic sewing course is for those who want to start from the beginning and learn to sew, and use a sewing machine. Over the six weeks you will make six items (a drawstring bag, reversible tote and a zipped pouch, a cushion, a patchwork mat and an earring book/or pattern weights). Each week you will learn a new technique which will build your skills and give you confidence to sew independently plus you will take home a finished item to show off to your friends and family. Don’t worry if you can’t thread a needle or sew in a straight line, I will guide you through every stage.

To book, please email hello@on-thehighstreet.co.uk

September 2019

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A Basic Sewing Machine course - One Day Course - Saturday September 14th - 10 till 4pm - £58.23

Dunstable - The Workhouse - 5 Ashton Square, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 3SN -

This is a basic sewing course for those who want to start from the beginning and learn to sew, use a sewing machine and make some things they can use or give as gifts. During the day you will make three new items (a drawstring bag, reversible tote and a zipped pouch) while learning new techniques which will build your skills and give you confidence to sew independently. Don’t worry if you can’t thread a needle or sew in a straight line, I will guide you through every stage.

For more info and to book take see the link here

November

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Make a Mindfulness or Memory Book - One Day workshop - Date coming soon -10- 4pm

Stony Stratford - 56 High Street, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK11 1AQ 01908 3075114

This is a one day workshop in which you will make a stitched spine book and fill it with mindfulness quotes that you can refer to everyday. I will show you how to make the book, cover it with a fabric cover and inspire you to fill it with mindfulness in an artistic way - All materials supplied.

For more info email me at stepht168@gmail.com To book, pop into the shop or phone 01908 307516