Pick up those useful skills to make stylish clothes and furnishings for your home. Work on your own projects, with support from the tutor. All abilities welcome.
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Course Dates 2017 – 2018
Mondays 6.16pm to 8.45pm Marilyn Mitchelmore
This course takes place at the St Paul’s Learning and Family Centre
- 12 sessions from 11 September £185 / £113 AC62A
- 10 sessions from 8 January £155 / £95 AC62B
- 12 sessions from 9 April £185 / £113 AC62C
Friday courses take place at Stoke Lodge
Fridays 10am to 12.30pm Marilyn Mitchelmore
- 12 sessions from 15 September £185 / £113 AC63A
- 10 sessions from 12 January £155 / £95 AC63B
- 12 sessions from 13 April £185 / £113 AC63C
Fridays 1pm to 3.30pm Marilyn Mitchelmore
- 12 sessions from 15 September £185 / £113 AC64A
- 10 sessions from 12 January £155 / £95 AC64B
- 12 sessions from 13 April £185 / £113 AC64C
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2018 -19 from Summer 2018
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Tutor – Marilyn Mitchelmore
Coming from a family of glove makers in Wales, I’ve always been keen on sewing. I find the benefits of sewing to be vast! Sewing can be calming as well as teaching us patience.
I was drawn into teaching because I’m passionate about adult learning. So I’ve been lucky enough to combine a personal interest of mine with my teaching career.
Newcomers to my class begin by making a pin cushion. Then, I hand over the ropes! Learners are given the freedom to do whatever they like, with my support when they need. Previous learners have made baby clothes, chair covers, and even ball gowns! It’s all about trial and error in my class, with a supportive and friendly environment to help you achieve your potential.
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