The Old Chapel Textile Centre in Newbury, home of the National Needlework Archive, offer courses, workshops and exhibitions in sewing, haberdashery,  needlecraft, textiles, embroidery, cross stitch, quilting and textile art. Our shop carries an extensive range of all needlework and sewing products including fabric, threads, wool, zips and patterns. We have an archive of historic textiles and patterns and are home to The Country Wife mural.

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National Needlework Archive

Workshops & Courses

Student Enrolment Form - available from octc@live.com or by calling 01635 38740

MAY


Thursday 18th May 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Pages and Covers - custom made books with Hilary Jenkins


Hilary will show you basic construction methods for covers and pages.  You will also learn how to customise your book and how to incorporate textiles.

£25 (no discounts) Book both of Hilary's sessions for £40









Thursday 25th May 1.30pm - 3.30pm


Get to Know Your Overlocker with Anne Wallace
- Session One


Learn how to twiddle the knobs with confidence!

Whether you have just bought an overlocker or had one for years but never got to grips with it these 2 sessions are for you.  Bring your overlocker along to The Old Chapel and Anne will help you find out how it works, what it will do, and how to get the most out of it.

Session 1 includes: Rethread the easy way, Balanced stitches, Neaten raw edges

Session 2 includes: Rolled hems, Gathering fabric

£20 per person per session. Book both sessions for £30


JUNE


Thursday 1
st June 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Get to Know Your Overlocker with Anne Wallace
- Session Two


Learn how to twiddle the knobs with confidence!

Whether you have just bought an overlocker or had one for years but never got to grips with it these 2 sessions are for you.  Bring your overlocker along to The Old Chapel and Anne will help you find out how it works, what it will do, and how to get the most out of it.

Session 1 includes: Rethread the easy way, Balanced stitches, Neaten raw edges

Session 2 includes: Rolled hems, Gathering fabric

£20 per person per session. Book both sessions for £30


Tuesday 6th June 1.30pm - 3.30pm
 
Make Your Mark - simple printing on paper and fabric with Hilary Jenkins

Have a go at monoprinting.  Learn how to create printed designs using found objects and how to make simple printing blocks.

£25 (no discounts). Book both of Hilary's sessions for £40



Thursday 15th June - 10am - 4pm


Twinkling Needlecases

In this workshop you will learn a few useful techniques for decorating velvet, simple machine embroidery and making up into a cute Needlecase.  Very easy and fun.

Skill level required: Novice


Cost: £55 (£50 members) plus kit £5


JULY


Tuesday 25th July 10am - 4pm

Folk Tales with Anne Kelly


Using a variety of found shapes and paper cuts, we will produce a series of folk influenced printed fabrics.  These will then be overlayed and added to with lace, ribbon and stitch.  They can be converted into greetings cards, or incorporated into a larger piece of work.

Cost: £50 (£45 members)


WORKSHOPS. CLASSES. CLUBS. EVENTS

2017

As and when new workshops, courses and events are confirmed they will be added to the list below.
Please also keep an eye on our facebook page for updates.

Please note that workshops are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached.

ONE TO ONE TUTORING SESSIONS £50 for 3 hours - please call for details


CRAFT PARTIES  A great idea for birthdays or hen parties. £35 per person for 2 hours; includes tea & cake and all materials. Minimum 6 people.


GIFT VOUCHERS Thinking of buying a workshop as a gift, but not sure which one to choose? Why not buy a gift voucher instead - All gift vouchers can be redeemed against any of our workshops or memberships. Gift vouchers are available to purchase from £10 upwards.


To purchase/book any of the above please email us at octc@live.com call 01635 38740 or pop in to see us.


Eventbrite - Twinkling Needlecases
Eventbrite - Pages and Covers - custom made books with Hilary Jenkins
Eventbrite - Get to Know Your Overlocker with Anne Wallace - Session One
Eventbrite - Get to Know Your Overlocker with Anne Wallace - Session Two
Eventbrite - Make Your Mark - simple printing on paper and fabric with Hilary
Eventbrite - Folk Tales with Anne Kelly