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June classes at ZigZags

Summer is on it's way, we hope! Here's what we've got planned for the next month or you can browse all of our classes here.

Everybody's welcome at our weekly social 'Needles and Natter' session, every Thursday afternoon, between 2 and 4 o'clock, so please come and join us.

Do you have many unfinished 'Works In Progress'? Don't forget our UFO days on the first Friday of the month, to come and use our space to work uninterrupted.

If you would like to hire our space to work or for a group or a function, or if you would like us to plan a private workshop or party for a group, then please feel free to contact us on or phone us on 01952 814962 and we'll see what we can do.

Saturday 16th June 10am to 1pm Cost: £20

Come and learn how to make this lovely origami bag. Laureen Nicholls will teach you all you need to know, with lots of hints and handy tips for accurate sewing and construction.

This is a perfect workshop for beginners or those returning to sewing after a break and wanting to brush up on their skills.

Find out more and sign up here.

Saturday 16th June 1pm to 4pm Cost: £20

In this workshop you will learn the Japanese stitching technique of boro. Boro is a Japanese word meaning 'stitched rags' and is a traditional example of patchworked fabric. Historically in Japan, indigo and kimono fabric was very precious and never thrown away - old cloth was repaired and stitched together to make new items. In this workshop we will learn how to stitch and quilt layers of cloth to give them new life in this traditional Japanese way.

Find out more and sign up here.

Thursday 21st June 10am to 1pm Cost: £20

Learn to crochet the classic granny square! In this three hour beginners' class, you'll learn to create a granny square that can be used as a drinks coaster or as the start of a larger project such as a blanket, accessory or anything else you can think of!

We'll cover basic crochet stitches, how to finish a square and how to connect squares to create larger projects, plus how to follow a crochet pattern.

All materials are included in the class fee.

Find out more and sign up here.

Thursday 28th June 10am to 1pm Cost: £20

If you know how to crochet a basic granny square, this 3 hour intermediate class is perfect to take your crochet to the next level. You will learn a number of different variations on the basic square, including making different shapes such as circles and hexagons, adding clusters for texture, and incorporating petals to give your project some added interest and texture. We'll also look at different ways to join your finished squares together and you will learn more advanced pattern reading.

Find out more and sign up here.

Friday 29th June 10am to 4pm Cost: £30

Zips galore! This clever cushion gives you lots of practise in putting in zips, for those of us who are a little afraid of them! Laureen will show you an easy method, with lots of tips for perfect results. The cushion has two zip pockets and an open one, and is perfect for a reading cushion, with places for a book and other bits and pieces. We think it would be lovely to take out into the garden or on the beach, on one of those sunny summer days we're all looking forward to! It's also a super project for a present for a child, to accompany a favourite book or toy. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those who are more experienced and just want to make something fabulous.

Find out more and sign up here.

Saturday 30th June 10am to 4pm Cost: £35 (includes a copy of the pattern)

Come and learn how to make this delightful little girl's dress, using the 'Iris' dress pattern from fabulous independent pattern designers 'Two Stitches'. Sue Spencer will teach you all the techniques you need to know, to make this traditional A-line dress with a gently curved bottom panel where the pockets are concealed, and a fully buttoned back. Whether you choose the short sleeved or sleeveless option, use contrasting fabric for the front panel or not, this is a fun pattern to add your own touch to!

This workshop is suitable for people who've had a little bit of experience or more experienced sewers who just want to make something lovely, but not complete beginners.

Find out more and sign up here.

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