Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Workshops at the Studio May/June

Studio Workshops – May - July 2011 - Evenings
Julie Roberts is offering the opportunity to take part in workshops at her studio in Easton, Bristol. For booking or more information please contact Julie on 07890 443705, or email

Evening Classes

Monday 16th May        Get to Grips with your Sewing Machine   6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Inherited a machine? Recently got a new one? Not quite sure where to start? Bring your machine along and Julie will guide you through the different functions and teach you the basics of machine sewing, including threading the machine, winding the bobbin, sewing straight lines and making button holes. You will even go home with your very own cushion cover.

Thursday19th May      Print making  - press print              6.30 -9.30pm               £30
Learn the essentials of press printing; make your own print block and building the image up in layers. You will go home with a variety of prints and the ability to carry on at home. No experience necessary. Materials included in course fee.

Monday 6th June         Knockout Knickers        6.30 -9.30pm               £25
            Bring along your machine and try something different.  Use some of the fancier stitches on your machine and try stitching elastic. Come away with a fantastic pair of fancy pants, and the knowledge and skills to produce many more. Suitable for those who have a minimum of basic machine skills and those who want to try something different.

Thursday 9th June      Textile Jewellery    6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Ever wondered what to do with those scraps of fabrics or worn out clothes? Bring them along and turn them into stunning accessories. You will learn various textile techniques including fabric bonding, manipulation, and hand-stitch. The techniques can be applied to other fabrics to provide decorative elements to clothing as well. By the end of the day you will have lots of ideas and a selection of wonderful accessories to show off.

Monday 27th June       Sewing Surgery              6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Bring along your sewing problems and your machine and Julie will help you get on your way. Suitable for those who need a bit of help with their projects or alterations.

Thursday 30th June    Paper Making                      6.30 -9.30pm               £25
Learn the art of recycling paper to create wonderful new pieces. Create textured, plain, layered and scented papers. Include flowers, sparkly bits, threads, wire and create impressions in it. Use your papers to enjoy as they are, for cards, collage, textiles, or note paper. The session will equip you with the skills to carry on at home.

Weekend Workshops

Saturdays 14th & 21st May      Dressmaking          10am-4pm                   £60
Come and make your own clothes in this 2 part class. You will learn to cut, read and make a garment from a pattern of your choosing. Bring along your machine and get the best from it. A basic knowledge of sewing is required for this course. Julie will advise you about buying a pattern and fabric for these classes. Please only book if you can attend both sessions.

Saturday 28th May                  Felt making           10am-4pm                   £35
Explore the basics of felt making using a variety of wet felt techniques. You will make a selection of beautiful pieces to take home. No experience necessary. Most materials included in course fee.

Saturday 4th June                   Clutch Bag in a Day               10am-4pm                   £35
Build up your basic sewing skills in this day workshop. Learn to follow a basic pattern and construct and personalize a clutch bag. Use the basic pattern and shape and adapt the design to your taste. Please bring along your machine to the session.

Saturday 25th June                 Lino printing            10am-4pm                   £35
During this class we will explore the wonderful world of lino printing! We will look at building layers and colour work and you will design and print your own blocks. You will go home with a good knowledge of lino cutting and the skills to carry on at home.

NB. Some of the above workshops require you to bring some materials and sewing machine; a list will be sent with confirmation of your booking. If you do not have access to a machine but are interested in attending, please contact Julie anyway, as a limited amount of machines may be available for your use.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

sneak peak of classes at my studio to come

Just about to finalise the list and sort out materials lists for another series of workshops at my studio... this is how it is shaping up at the moment... contact me if you are interested in hearing more

Monday 16th May     Get to Grips with your Sewing Machine   6.30 -9.30pm    £25
Thursday19th May    Print making    - press print   6.30 -9.30pm   £30
Monday 6th June      Knockout Knickers  6.30 -9.30pm   £25
Thursday 9th June   Textile Jewellery  6.30 -9.30pm  £25
Monday 27th June    Sewing Surgery 6.30 -9.30pm  £25
Thursday 30th June  Paper Making  6.30 -9.30pm  £25

Saturdays 14th & 21st May     Dressmaking  10am-4pm  £60
Saturday 28th May                   Felt making  10am-4pm  £35
Saturday 4th June                    Clutch Bag in a Day 10am-4pm £35
Saturday 25th June                  Lino printing 10am-4pm £35

Monday, 11 April 2011


Hi Folks,
I just want to thank those of you who have clicked through from my mail out... see below for previous classes and courses (you may even see yourself or your work!). A full list of classes is below and i'll be setting some more up from my studio soon, so check back and see what is to come!

Coming soon to Bristol Folk House, contact them on  0117 926 2987, or visit 
Day Workshops:
Print Making: 30th April 10.00 - 4.00 
Skirt in a Day: 7th May 10.00 - 4.00 
Felt Making: Friday 20th May 10.00 - 4.00
Lino Printing: 2nd July 10.00 - 4.00 
Recycling Fabric Accessories: 9th July 10.00 - 4.00 

Weekly classes:

Felt Making: Tues 10.30 - 12.30 start 26 April - 5 weeks *New*
Felt Making: Tues 4.00 - 6.00 start 7 June - 5 weeks *New*
Free Machine Embroidery: Tues 4.00 - 6.00 start 26 April - 5 weeks *New*
Free Machine Embroidery: Tues 10.30 - 12.30 start 7 June - 5 weeks *New*
Print Making: Tues 1.30 - 3.30 start 26 April - 10 weeks *New*
Recycling Fabrics: Wed 7.45 - 9.45 start 27 April - 10 weeks