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sewing machine

1st February / 4th April / 4th July / 3rd October

10.30am – 12noon at Southdown Methodist Church

This hands-on workshop will guide you through setting up and help show you how to get the most from your sewing machine.

It will include 

  • making sure the machine is running smoothly
  • setting up & threading correctly
  • adjusting the tension, spacing, speed etc.
  • using different settings for different stitches and materials 

Experienced seamstress’ will help answer any specific questions and resolve issues you have with your machine. 

Please bring your own machine, there maybe one or two of ours available to learn on. As this workshop is primarily intended to help you get the most out of your own machine, sewing machines do vary, it is best to learn on your own machine. 

Please register for each workshop on Eventbrite as places are limited.

 We are asking for a suggested donation of £10


14th March / 13th June / 19th Sept / 14th July

10.30am – 12noon at Weston Hub

An introduction to using a variety of small power tools and hand tools. This may be a cordless drill, sander, jig saw or hammer, screwdriver, hacksaw etc. 

It will include 

  • Learning which tool is the best one to use
  • How to set up for different materials
  • Using (for example drilling a hole for putting up a shelf)
  • Safely using and issues to lookout for

Experienced craft people will demonstrate and help with hands on experience. A range of tools will be provided but please bring your own for specific advice. This workshop is for those with limited or little knowledge and will give a basic understanding. This is not for experienced people or professionals and is not a certified training.

Please register for each workshop on Eventbrite as places are limited.

 We are asking for a suggested donation of £10


18th April / 16th May / 20th June / 18th July

10.30am – 12noon at New Oriel Hall

Help with checking your bicycle is staying maintained and how to do small repairs.

It will include 

  • Checking the running of the bike
  • Adjustment of brakes and gears
  • Oiling and cleaning
  • Small repairs including cables and punctures

Experienced repairers will help show you how to maintaining and do small repairs to yourbike even if they have not been used for some time. They will share their knowledge about tools, adjustment and keeping bicycles in good order. Please bring your own bike and any small tools.

Please register for each workshop on Eventbrite as places are limited.

 We are asking for a suggested donation of £10