This is a list of all recreational classes for 2018
Feel free to call IDC on 01527 584840 for details
New Classes for Autumn
IDC Launches City & Guilds Level 2 Textiles, taught by visiting artist Ruth Parkinson-Johns
Dates to be confirmed: Time: 10am – 4pm
The city and guilds course covers hand embroidery/free machine embroidery/design work and sampling
Tutor: Ruth Parkinson-Johns
Price on application, call IDC on 01527 584840
Classes run throughout the year
- Textiles/Art and Stitch with Ruth Parkinson-Johns, 10 week course, starting Friday, 9:30 – 12:00pm, Cost: £160
- Dressmaking with Susan Streeter (10 week session starting any Monday evening, 7 – 9 pm) – £160
- Corsetry & Theatre Costume; learn to make/design costumes/corsets,Wednesday, 10 – 4pm, £60
- We also run a series of weekend classes, once a month, for those wanting to learn Textiles, Corsetry, Tailoring, Fashion design – please call IDC on 01527 584840
Sew Essentials Starts 2019 – See below for dates and to book
January 12th, 10:30 – 3:00pm, Sew Essentials: Pockets
Join Jenniffer Taylor, BBC Sewing Bee contestant, as she teaches the basics of making pockets. Always been fearful of slashing your garments to make pockets? Fear no more as Jenniffer Taylor takes you on a guided tour of how to make and add, basic pockets to garments.
February 23rd, 10:30 – 3:00, Sew Essentials: Collars, Cuffs and Plackets
As part of Jenniffer Taylor’s Sew Essential’s classes, IDC is offering people the opportunity to learn all about Collars, Cuffs and Plackets. Jenniffer Taylor, BBC Sewing Bee contestant and TV demonstrator, will be showing you how to make those essential items that are part of clothing. In this 4 hour class you will learn how to construct and amend collars, cuffs and plackets
March 23rd, 10:30 – 3:00, Sew Essentials: Seams, Tucks, Pleats
Jenniffer Taylor returns this March to bring you a Sew Essentials class all about Seams, Tucks and Pleats. Jenniffer will guide you through how to sew various types of seams and construct a set of samples to remind you for your future projects. Learn about seams, the tuck and the pleat with BBC Sewing Bee contestant Jenniffer Taylor.
April 27th, 10:30 – 3:00, Sew Essentials: Zip a dee do dah “Zips”
27th April, 10:30 – 3:00pm – Zips, zips and more zips
Fearful of the zip – then be fearful no more as Jenniffer Taylor, BBC Sewing Bee contestant and self-made seamstress, shows you how to sew several types of zips. Jenniffer will guide you through how to sew various types of zips and construct a set of samples to remind you for your future projects. Learn about zips with BBC Sewing Bee contestant Jenniffer Taylor.
May 18th, 10:30 – 3:00, Sew Essentials: Buttonholes and Couture Finishing
The buttonhole is a major feature of clothing and yet is neglected by the big manufacturers. A well made buttonhole adds that touch of quality. Jenniffer Taylor will teach you several types of buttonhole using sewing machines. You will take home several samples to aid you in your own construction of buttonholes and clothing.
June 22nd, 10:30 – 3:00, Sew Essentials: Made to Measure
Jenniffer Taylor, BBC Sewing Bee contestant, will use her expertise to demonstrate how to measure yourself the way professionals do.
Learn about measuring the torso, how the measurements work together, what to look for and spot mistakes before pattern cutting. Essential skills used in the fashion and garment industry