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CROCHET
Crochet for Beginners

Come and join Megan Kalucy for a fab and fun half-day of crochet for beginners which will inspire you beyond the basics. Our beginners 4 hour class will  give you enough time to learn the stitches you will need to make a granny square so you will be well on your way into the beautiful world of crochet …

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Teacher : Megan Kalucy the passionate crocheter !

KIDS
Kids After School Sewing

Our after school classes will introduce a love of sewing to those aged 9 and over, including teenagers. Our students learn a variety of basic skills from hand stitching to machine use and then go on to use that knowledge to create their own project. Project possibilities are varied to suit the age group and ability of each student and will be discussed in the first class.

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WORKSHOPS
Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine

Ever wondered what both you and your sewing machine are capable of doing? Need help and advice with what stitch to use for a particular fabric? We are ready willing and able  to give you a detailed look at your sewing machine and its functions so you will be able to sew with ease and confidence.

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ADULTS
Adults Open Sewing Classes – Evening

For those who would like a project based course, our open classes welcome all levels from beginners to advanced. You can choose your own project working from a commercial pattern as long as it matches your level and  ability. We can help you decide on your project before you start the classes. We will take the mystery out of how to work from a pattern so that you can create your own individual piece of work. An informative and inspiring course… 

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ADULTS
Adults Sewing Classes – Daytime

For those who would like a project based course, our open classes welcome all levels from beginners to advanced. You can choose your own project working from a commercial pattern as long as it matches your level and ability. We can help you decide on your project before you start the classes. We will take the mystery out of how to work from a pattern so that you can create your own individual piece of work. An informative and inspiring course…

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KIDS
Kids School Holiday Sewing

We offer fun and inspiring 4 day courses to girls and boys aged 9 years + which are designed for our young and creative sewers of the future. We also offer special classes for 7-9yr olds. Over the 4 days everyone will choose and make at least one project which will suit the age and ability of each student. This will be using hand sewing, machine sewing or often a combination of both. Don’t worry if you have never sewn before as we cater to all levels and we have loads of different projects to choose from! Sewing machines, overlockers and basic materials are provided ( see “what to bring ” below) and there are 2 teachers per class.

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PRIVATE CLASSES
Private classes – tailor made

 

At The Bronte Sewing Room we offer one-on-one private classes both during the week and on weekends which we tailor to suit you and your needs. We offer private sewing , knitting and crochet classes as well as private tuition for high school students who need help with their Design and Technology projects.
Simply email or call us to discuss what your needs are and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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WORKSHOPS
Getting to Know Your Overlocker

We understand that overlockers can be daunting and finding the time one needs to get to know your machine can be difficult. We can certainly help you get familiar with your overlocker and its features so you can happily use your machine at home…..

Whether you have an “oldie” or if you’re too scared to pull your new one out of its box, bring it along and we will go step by step with you until you are confident enough to use your machine by yourself.

Get in touch to arrange a private class with one of our fab teachers at a time to suit you. Private class cost is $65 per hour. You will need 1 to one and a half hours depending on your machine and how much you would like to know.

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CROCHET
Hooked on Crochet

If you are already hooked on crochet and would like to further your basic crochet skills, this course is for you. If you are comfortable with your single, double and treble stitching, Catherine White will further those skills and take you to another level of crochet. You will learn some fab new stitches and techniques during the 3 hours of fun!

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KNITTING
Knitting for Beginners

Come and learn to unravel the knitter within…
Our introduction to hand knitting will include topics such as wools & yarns, needles, patterns, gadgets and techniques etc. You will begin by simply learning how to cast on and then learn the basic stitches used by all knitters around the world.

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PATTERN MAKING
Basic Patternmaking – draft your own skirt block

Can’t find the right skirt pattern out there in the shops?

Would you like a skirt which fits you perfectly?

Abigail Langley is a professional patternmaker who will walk you through the simple steps from taking your measurements right through to the finished sample. There are endlesss possibilities for you to make other fab skirts once you have your own basic skirt pattern.

Come and learn to draft your very own skirt pattern which will be made to fit you and nobody else but you!

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CROCHET
The granny square

This fun class is designed for those crochet fans who have already attended our “Crochet for Beginners” workshop or anyone who knows how to chain, double and treble stitch.   This workshop is dedicated solely to the making of the perfect granny square or two… 

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PATTERN MAKING
The skirt – patternmaking techniques

Are you ready to start learning some simple  patternmaking techniques? Abby will teach you how to add in design lines, how to add in gathering, pleats and other skills which will enable you to enjoy creating other skirt shapes from a basic skirt block. The 2 Saturday afternoon sessions  will open up a whole new world for you to explore …

Please note : We will provide basic skirt patterns for you to trace around but if you have your own skirt block then please bring it along.

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KNITTING
Learn to cable knit

Come join us for a few lazy hours and learn how to cable knit.  Sue will infect you with her passion and enthusiasm for knitting and purling and show you the way to decorative knitting starting with cables.  In the three hour class you will learn the about the tools, techniques and aesthetics of the cable knitting principles. You can play with small samples or design and start knitting something fab such as a warm cushion cover, fingerless gloves or a hot water bottle cover.

Basic knitting skills required (knit and purl) – just leave the rest to Sue! 

 

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ADULTS
Sew n Sew Sessions

Many wannabe sewers just can’t make it to us during the week. And many more of you dream of long uninterrupted hours of serious sewing time… Every now and again we are offering a Saturday sewing session so you can come and join us for a nice long stint of sewing!  4 hours of non stop working or continuing on your own projects, cutting, making, mending, stitching, designing, inventing, asking questions and learning all with some tea, bickies and laughter thrown in.

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KIDS
Birthday Sewing Parties

We love to host birthday parties at The Bronte Sewing Room ! We cater for both girls and boys aged from 6 up to late teens and love to inspire anyone with a taste of sewing…

Parties run for 2 hours on Saturdays and Sundays: Time options are 10am-12noon or 2:30pm-4:30pm. More about this course »

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CROCHET
Crochet clinic

Need  help with your current crochet project?

Got no idea what your instructions are trying to tell you?

Need some assistance or even a little confidence boost to help you go forward? 

There’s nothing like being in the presence of someone who knows what they are doing… Megan will make herself available for 3 hours to help sort out the seemingly impossible! She will do her very best to explain to you what you need to know so you gain the confidence you need so you can  get on with your project.

Pack up your troubles, put your siren on and book yourself a spot!

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