Teaching children and teens to sew is just a joy ! We don’t just sew, we learn how to draw with the sewing machine and by hand, quilt, embellish, print on fabrics with transfer paint and acrylics, dye fabrics and so much more. All in all the Junior/Teen GillyMac Classes are offered to develop an appreciation of textile art in many forms – and the children get so good at it ! For the older girls, the classes also support their GCSE Tetiles classes with awesome results.
This Summer, all the class entries, from the three regular GillyMac classes were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the Festival of Quilt. This is an amazing achievement by the girls.
There are classes which run each week at the GillyMac Studio, and now there are also one off classes which are added from time to time which cover many different techniques. Below you will find details of both class schedules.
2017 Junior/Teen Weekly Classes
Teen Sewing 10am-12pm Saturdays £15/Session + £22 materials per half term
This class is suitable for Year 7+.. The classes provide an opportunity for creativity and a catch up with your sewing friends. This is a fun class where projects are tailored to each young person. This 1/2 term we are sampling a range of textile techniques and making a variety of small items each week. . (one place available , please email email@example.com for details)
Teen Sewing 12.15pm-2.15pm Saturdays £15/Session + £22 materials per half term
This class is suitable for Year 7+.The classes provide an opportunity for creativity and a catch up with your sewing friends. This is a fun class where projects are tailored to each young person. (FULL , please email firstname.lastname@example.org to go onto a waiting list)
Senior Sewing Group – Fridays 4pm-6.30pm – £15/Session + £22 materials per half term
For Year 7+ this after-school-term-time group is a precursor to a GCSE in textiles or just a fun way to take the first steps into dressmaking as well as patchwork and quilting. These girls normally have ideas of their own and my classes are tailored to meeting their needs and exploring what they want to learn about. (3 places available in this class, please email email@example.com if interested)
Junior/Teen Class Schedule Winter 2017
Very Beginners Bears – Monday 23rd October 1pm -3pm – £20 inc. all materials
This class is suitable for everyone from school year 2+. Each bear will be made from a range of materials chosen by the child and be completely customised by them We will use real toy eyes and one by one they will sew them together with my help. It is a fun and full workshop with a maximum of 4 children.
Make something completely different using a new and very modern way to join fabrics together. There is no measuring and the design will be all your own with as much or as little help from me as you want. In the time available we will use the technique to either make a placemat, zipped pouch, or an ipad or kindle case. Some previous sewing in my workshops or regular classes is required. There is a maximum of 5 children. Also suitable for A Level Students. (also linked to Christmas Stocking workshop below)
Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop – Thursday 21st December 1pm – 4pm~ £30 inc. all materials
You can never have enough decorations. You will be able to choose to make a button Christmas Tree, a hand sewn Reindeer, a snowflake or a Christmas Pudding (or as many as you like) in this lesson, all ready to hang from your tree as soon as you get home and as it is Christmas, everybody goes home with a mini make to keep them busy before Santa arrives ! A maximum of 5 children on this workshop. Suitable for all from school year 3 upwards – if younger children want to take this class – just ask and maybe you could stay and help them.
Christmas Stocking Workshop – Friday 22nd December 9.30am – 12.30pm~ £35 inc. all materials
In this class each child or teen will create their own stocking – if they have taken the contemporary class in October, they can use this method to make their stocking their own, or if they are new they could use precut strips or if they are ‘in the middle’ they could use lots of ribbons and trims to embellish their work. Everyone goes home with a stocking fit for Santa to fill and a mini make to keep them busy before Santa arrives! A maximum of 4 children on this workshop. Suitable for all from school year 3 upwards – if younger children want to take this class – just ask and maybe you could stay and help them.