Kick Start to Sewing

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Advice on additional materials needed for the projects will be advised during the course. For further information contact Ginny on

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Workshop Description:

A tried and tested 10 week program to get to grips with using your sewing machine, suitable for complete beginners and those wishing to refresh their sewing skills. Through the creation of 3 set projects, you will learn all the basic foundation techniques and terminology to build sewing skills and confidence.


A sewing pack with notes & basic materials will be provided. Please bring your own machine.

Tutor: Ginny Farquhar

Ginny is a sustainable textile maker and author creating with up-cycled fabrics and papers and naturally dyed textiles and inks, foraged locally and grown on her allotment. She enjoys sharing her processes and skills through a variety of community craft and sewing workshops.

In 2001 she set up and co- ran an up-cycled textile business with long term friend Alice Butcher, with whom she has co-authored three sewing craft books; Sew Fabulous Fabric, Home Sweet Sewn and Sewing for Kids. For the past 12 years they have collaborated as Alice and Ginny and have helped hundreds of people improve their sewing skills. An advocate for promoting sustainable fashion and empowering others to learn to sew, Ginny also set up the textile provision for Farnham Repair Café.

Find out more about Ginny’s work on