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Workshops in Bath and Bradford on Avon!

We are so excited to announce our new collaboration with JULIA DAVEY And CASSIA COLLECTIVE in Bath and Bradford on Avon!
Make a Merchant & Mills garment in a day with help from professional seamstress and dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery. Suitable for all levels of sewers, you will learn as you go with everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. This event is being held at both Cassias (different dates).

All bookings for these workshops should be made through eventbrite, and not through millie moon.   Please click on the link below for each location


About this event

Make a garment from a Merchant and Mills sewing pattern in day with help from professional seamstress and dressmaking tutor Anna Vickery.

Learn as you go, everything from measuring, laying out and cutting to constructing, altering and finishing your garment. Suitable for beginner and progressing dressmakers, please be confident using your sewing machine.

Choose a Merchant and Mills pattern (included) and bring your own fabric, notions, sewing machine and tools (Anna can be contacted with any questions) patterns are supplied via Millie Moon shop in Frome, we also suggest checking out their fabric selection.

Work at your own pace in a small group and let Anna guide you through the process with lots of helpful tips and advice along the way.

(*If you want to finish your garment we suggest choosing a beginner/intermediate pattern, such as The Dress Shirt, The Camber Set, The Trapeze, The Fielder, The Hattie and Ellis or The 101 Trousers, but all are available, www.milliemoonshop.co.uk)

BRADFORD ON AVON 

Saturday 23rd July 2022

Cassia Bradford on Avon

Kingston Road

Bradford on Avon

BA15 1AB

10-3pm

£75*

Book this event here 

*this does not include fabric and notions. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount. 

 

BATH

Saturday 13th August 2022

Cassia – Bath Riverside

Sovereign Point

Bath

BA2 3GJ

10-3pm

£75*

Book this event here 

*this does not include fabric and notions. You are welcome to purchase these from Millie Moon with a 10% discount. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshops are back !

Well hello everyone! What a year we have all had. We hope you are all doing ok, and managed to keep sewing over the last year. Thank you to everyone for your support. The website sales, click and collect from the shop and all the social media mentions and shares were wonderful. It was so good to see what you were all making.

We are so pleased to be open again. The shop has had a spring clean and a new coat of paint and it’s full of lovely things ready to welcome you all back.

 

Fancy a new skill? Want to learn to sew?

We are slowly and carefully opening the sewing school for classes and workshops again. We have made a few changes to the way we do things in order to keep everyone as safe as possible, but please bear with us as information changes daily.

Covid Safety :

  • Class sizes –  Maximum of 4 people per class to ensure social distancing is maintained
  • Equipment – you will need to bring  your own equipment where possible so people do not have to share.
  • Surfaces and machines will be thoroughly cleaned in between workshops and during classes if necessary
  • Tutor and students to wear visors/ facemasks as appropriate
  • Hand sanitiser is available
  • We are no longer able to serve you refreshments but please feel free to bring your own
  • Workshops and 1-1 sessions will only take place when the shop is closed. These will now be on Sundays and evenings.
We are also offering 1-1 sessions. These can be tailored to meet your requirements so whether you are a complete beginner or a more experienced sewer we can help. For example:
  • learn to use a sewing machine
  • learn how to use your overlocker
  • struggling with zips and buttonholes
  • adjusting a pattern
Please drop us an email and we can arrange a time and date suitable for both you and the tutor.

New Workshop Dates: 

Teach me to Sew with Angela

    Wednesday 16th June  4.30-8pm £60

Wednesday 25th August 4.30-8pm £60

 

Beginners Dressmaking with Anna

 6 weeks starting Tuesday 29th June 7-9pm £150

 

Dressmaking Masterclass with Anna

    8 weeks starting Thursday 8th July 7-9pm £200

 

 

Need a particular topic, maybe help with your overlocker?

Anna  is also doing 1-1 sessions £60 for 2 hours 

 

To book workshops or to find out more information, please go to our website

or give us call at the shop. We are open 11-4 monday to friday and 10-5 on Saturdays 

 

 

Don’t miss out! Early bird tickets for Special Linocut workshop with Angela Lai Yen

Don’t miss out! Angela is running a one off special Linocut workshop on Sunday 21 July 2019

Tickets are £80 for the day including lunch and all materials!!

But… EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE JUST £70 if you book before 8 June 2019… 

Call 01373 464437 or book online here!

 

Come and learn the process of Linocut from start to finish with local printmaker Angela Lai yen.

  • You will begin with ‘drawing’ plants and floral from still life before developing your design ready for print.
  • You will learn to transfer your design on lino,
  • and how to carve lino safely!
  • and how to print by hand pressure and rollers

Design will be 12cm x 12cm so please feel free to bring extra paper cards etc you would like to print onto

You will receive a glass of Prosecco on arrival, an introduction and then on with the day, led by Angela Lai Yen.  There will be a short break for lunch (provided) and then back to an afternoon for more printing.

includes all materials, welcome drink, lunch, tea or coffee.

*over 18 years old

Space is limited

This is a one off class

10.30 -5.30

£80

New** Freemotion Embroidery Club with artist Angela Lai Yen

Artist Angela Lai Yen says come with an “open mind”

Freemotion machine Embroidery is the skill of using your sewing machine to draw. It is used for decorating and embellishing your sewing projects and can be very addictive. You’ve been warned!

Tutor Angela has been teaching Freemotion at Millie Moon for over 8 years now. Many beginners want to move on to more creative projects so Angela has created her new Freemotion Club, starting in MAY 2018 Perfect for those that have done the beginners class. You will develop a new skill every  month. Angela will teach at the beginning of the class and then its up to you to push and experiment with the skill.

In the first of the new monthly club there is a beginners/refresher session.
In this class, you will learn how to set up your machine for freemotion, you will learn about the tools and materials and work through a range of exercises to demonstrate different techniques. You will get the also get the chance to work on your own design for a final piece. Perfect for those who haven’t done it before or need to top up the skills ready for the club sessions.

Beginners/ refresher session 22 April 2018 2-6pm: All materials included £55  BOOK HERE

  

 

Future club sessions  

Each month, Angela will guide you through a series of different techniques and skills but be prepared to delve into the creative.

27th MAY 2018 2-5pm £30

In this session you will be experimenting with different fabrics, papers etc. There will be a range of fabrics to try but please bring along anything you want to play with

24th June 2018 2-5pm £30

In this session you will transferring your drawings to fabric

22nd July 2018 2-5pm £30

In this session you will be using dissolvable film/materials and how to manipulate them- you will need to bring a range of plain cottons and shear fabrics.

  • Threads and some materials included.
  • Please make sure you leave a contact number where you can easily be reached so Angela can let you know what is needed before club.
  • Project briefs can be available for those who would like.

Note::

you must have completed the beginners workshop before you can join any future club sessions 

Special Offer:

  • Book the beginners/refresher session and next 3 club sessions for £120   saving £25  BOOK HERE 
  • Book 3 club sessions for £80  saving £10   BOOK HERE

For  more information please contact us, call 01373 464437 or email info@milliemoonshop.co.uk

New Patchwork and Quilting classes with Kelly for 2018

Learn to Quilt

 

As we are now marching on into November and I thought I would skip right ahead to 2018! Have you thought about your goals for the New Year yet? I am already turning my thoughts to them and they include more quality family time, more quilting and less DIY! Well, if you are thinking you would like to learn to quilt or develop your quilting skills then now might be a good time to think about it. I will be teaching some quilting workshops at Millie Moon and thought I would share the details with you. A workshop booking or a gift voucher also make a fab present if you know someone else who might like to have a go at quilting

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Here is a little summary of my workshops at the beginning of 2018:

 

Quilting Masterclasses

I will be running a series of short masterclasses in quilting. There are three dates in the series and you can either book for one session (£25) or we are offering a discount if you book all three (£65 for all). These will take place on a Thursday between 10.30 and 12.30. On 25 January I will be teaching participants to use a rotary cutter, cut patchwork pieces and sew them together. On 1 February I will show quilters how to put together the three layers of a quilt and then different quilting techniques. Finally on 8 February I will be teaching you how to cut, make and attach binding. This is something that I think frequently stops people from actually finishing a quilt so why not come and learn how to finish that precious make!

 

 

Quilted Cushion Cover

On Saturday 27 January I am re-running my popular quilted cushion cover workshop. Quilters will learn to cut patchwork pieces, construct the top of the cushion, quilt a simple design and finish a beautiful cushion cover.

Mini Quilt

On Saturday 24 February I am running a new workshop where participants will make a mini quilt. This is an opportunity to start and finish a quilt all in one day and learn all of the basic skills you will need to go on and make a bigger quilt at home. This will include cutting, piecing, quilting and binding.

 

And if you can’t wait until 2018 why not join me on 25 November 2017 to make a quilted Christmas stocking.  BOOK NOW 

 

Teaching my first workshop at Millie Moon by Kelly Diggle

I recently taught my first workshop at Millie Moon after dreaming about becoming a tutor. I designed a pattern for a quilted cushion cover and was joined by three lovely ladies for the day. I absolutely loved this experience and Marilyn, Val and Margaret all did a fantastic job, each making a great cushion cover.

It was wonderful to spend the day with this enthusiastic group and see how each of their fabric choices worked with the pattern. Everyone was new to working with a rotary cutter so the first part of the day focused on developing cutting skills. The participants then learned to construct patchwork pieces, learnt how to put the three layers of a quilt together and then had a go at quilting their creations. Finally they turned their quilted piece into a cushion cover.

Everyone left with a finished cushion and took away a pattern, complete with photographs, to enable them to have another go at home

 

 

 

 

 

I am so grateful to Becki and Rachel at Millie Moon for allowing this dream of mine to become a reality and I have been busy planning a few more workshops for the autumn. Why not come and have a go at some patchwork and quilting!

I am teaching an introduction to English paper piecing on 22 September, where participants will learn the basics of this traditional method and then use their finished piece to applique a denim bag (which you’ll also make).

On 28 October I will be teaching a patchwork drawstring bag. This is a great opportunity to learn to cut pieces using a rotary cutter, construct patchwork and then make a lined drawstring bag.

Finally, I am offering a quilted stocking workshop on 25 November. I am trying not to use the ‘C’ word here but I have to confess I have already been playing with festive fabrics and have started planning my handmade gifts. The fabrics I have used here in the stocking are by Dashwood and available from Millie Moon 

If you are interested in booking a place you can do this through the website by clicking here workshop or call the shop on 01373 464437. I am also able to offer a limited number of 1:2:1 sessions if you want help with a specific quilting project. Drop me an email to alittlesewandsow@gmail.com to find out more.

Roman blind workshop with Fromemaid

The Roman blinds for beginners workshop

The photographer from the local paper Frome Times came by and Rachel; one half of the sisters team who own the business, invited him to return when the workshop was in full swing.
Whether this was prearranged or spontaneous I do not know!  All four ladies were happy to have their picture taken and I think it will be a lovely momento of my time at Millie Moon when I am older, our copy has gone in our family keepsake box!
    

More importantly, each participant successfully completed a sample sized Roman blind and felt equipped with the skills and knowledge to go home and produce their full sized blinds in their homes.

I too was inspired  by the workshop and this seasons trend for “Scandi greys” soft furnishings and bought plenty of my favourite fabric; from the Michael Miller range “Just my Type” by Patty Young, to make blinds and a quilted throw for our bedroom. It feels very much a modern interpretation of Orla Keily to me.

Many thanks to Martyn of the Frome Times for allowing us to reproduce his photographs in this blog post with his kind permission.

By Fromemaid xxx

 
The workshop makes a sample blind approx 
65x35cm to allow you to learn the skills and gain the knowledge to go on and make a full size blind.