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These are the workshops under consideration for the next Newbury Stitch Fair - To propose suggestions for other topics email
Topic Description
Hand Sewing - Make a bird or heart key ring Make a pretty keyring while learning some simple hand embroidery. A great project for adults, or accompanied children over 9.
Machine Sewing - Zippy Bag Make your own Zippy Bag, ideal as a make-up bag, pencil case, toiletries bag or anything else you can think of. This is an ideal project for practising your first zip work.
Machine Sewing - Discover the potential of your Overlocker If you are thinking of buying an overlocker, or are you a novice overlocker owner looking to improve your skills? Our teacher will guide you in discovering the potential of these amazing machines.
Machine Sewing - Zippity Doodah

Do you avoid sewing anything with a zip in case it goes wrong? Zips are so easy if you know how!
This workshop will teach you the magic of how to insert an invisible zip so it really is invisible.

Hand Sewing - Introduction To English Paper Piecing In this workshop you will learn the basics of English Paper Piecing (EPP), a portable and highly addictive form of hand sewing. You can use these techniques to make beautiful patchwork blocks from small scraps of fabric, making it a truly sustainable form of sewing.
Needle Felting Are you new to needle felting? This little project will give you a great start to this amazing, easy and satisfying craft.
Machine Sewing - Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery In this workshop you will learn how to stitch with free-motion, using a sewing machine. This skill can be used to draw, to write, to add applique or to add textures to your fabric creations. You will learn how to set up your machine, and how to master the basics of the technique.
Presentation - How To 'Read' A Paper Pattern Readymade sizes are different from pattern sizes, so purchasing your usual dress size will result in a garment that does not fit. This workshop will help you to decide which size to choose, understand the instructions, explain why some fabrics work better than others, the preparation of your fabric, and how to lay your pattern out correctly.
Machine Sewing - Making the Most of Modern Fabrics

Modern fabrics need different techniques. We will teach you all the tricks to produce a quick and professional finish working with the wide variety of new materials available on the market today using an overlocker.

Machine Sewing - Applique Peg Bag A Peg Bag is always useful, and this one is both functional and attractive. As well as constructing the bag you will learn how to applique a design of your choice using bondaweb and thread.
Hand Sewing - Make your own Furoshiki (traditional Japanese wrapping cloth) using traditional Japanese Sashiko embroidery. Stop wasting expensive wrapping paper, and struggling to wrap awkward shapes. Learn how to make Sashiko embroidered, Furoshiki wrapping cloths that can be used again and again. You will learn how to transfer traditional designs onto fabric, and how to do a traditional Sashiko stitch.
Learn Rag Rugging Drop in for an hour and learn this creative, fast, and very addictive craft. In one hour you will make a stunning accessory which you can use as a brooch, bag or hair decoration.