Workshops and tuition in my studio

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Are you keen to learn handicrafts?

Handicrafts are fun hobbies. It’s also becoming popular to learn crafts once again, particularly amongst youngsters.

That’s why I offer private tuition, workshops and sewing classes in Ayrshire. It's suitable for anyone aged 8 to 108, and it's great fun for anyone who’s looking to learn something new.

Take a look at what I can offer and feel free to get in touch.

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Workshops

Some skills get passed from generation to generation, but modern life makes it difficult to find the time to pass skills on. Sewing is a skill that many people have lost and I'm on a quest to make sure it doesn't die out.

So what are my workshops? They're one-off events where you can book a place to come along and make something beside other people interested in sewing or crafts. I put on workshops for kids and adults alike so you can have a go at skills like appliqué, free-motion embroidery, or just making a simple sewn item.

For information about workshop dates and what we'll be making, follow Funkiyoo on Facebook or Twitter. Better still, join my mailing list using the form on my home page.

There will be separate workshops for adults and for children. Kids especially love the workshops and the relaxed atmosphere, and learn a lot while having fun.

Together, we'll make interesting and beautiful things that you or your child can keep and enjoy, allowing you to show off your achievements to friends and family.

Check the Facebook page for details of what workshops are coming up. Like the page to see updates first, or send me a note through the Contact page and join my mailing list to find out about new workshops before anyone else.

Sewing Tuition

Sewing tuition is a great way to give yourself some basic skills and develop a passion for crafts for the rest of your life. Just like riding a bike, it’s something you never forget.

This tuition is suitable for adults and children, so get in touch if you have any questions.

How Does it Work?

My basic sewing tuition course provides experience and skills in measuring, marking, cutting, pinning, hand sewing and machine sewing in a 1-to-1 learning situation, to ensure you have a grasp of the basic skills and can learn at your own pace.

Tuition is available in blocks of weekly 90 minute sessions over 6 weeks. Tuition is held in the Funkiyoo studio in Prestwick where we have all materials and equipment to hand, and we can agree times and dates that suit your schedule. I'll supply the materials to get you started.

Everyone learns at their own rate and this is where 1-to-1 tuition really helps. During the 6 weeks I’ll aim to cover a wide range of skills and knowledge, including:

  • Basic safety
  • Hand-sewing
  • Selecting and cutting fabrics
  • Following a pattern
  • Basic machine sewing skills

What Does it Cost?

A six-week course of weekly 90-minute tuition sessions costs £150 and you keep everything you’ve made. This is the most cost-effective approach, effectively giving you one free session over the pay-as-you-go cost for the same number of sessions.

If you're not able to commit to the full six sessions, you can pay-as-you-go at £30 per 90-minute session.

Get in touch to book your places.

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Knitting & Crochet Tuition

Knitting and crochet tuition is a great way to learn basic skills. Just like riding a bike, it’s something you'll never forget.

 

How Does It Work?

My knitting and crochet tuition course provides experience and skills in basic stitches, casting on, casting off and reading a simple pattern, to ensure you have a grasp of the fundamental skills and can learn at your own pace.

Tuition is available in blocks of weekly 90 minute sessions over 4 weeks. The tuition is held at the Funkiyoo studio in Prestwick where we'll have all the materials and equipment you’ll need, and we can agree times and dates that suit your schedule.

Everyone learns at their own rate. During the 4 weeks I’ll aim to cover as wide a range of skills and knowledge as possible.

 

What Does it Cost?

The course comprises four 90 minute tuition sessions that we can arrange suitable weekly times for, and costs £95 in total. You keep everything you’ve made and any needles you have been using throughout the course, so you can keep going afterwards.

If you can't commit to 4 sessions up front, you can always pay-as-you-go for £25 per session.

Get in touch to book your places.

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About me

I’m a mother of three in Ayrshire and some of my hobbies are sewing, knitting and crochet – when I get time for hobbies, that is. I’ve now put my hobbies and passion to good use to teach basic craft skills so you can experience the enjoyment that sewing, knitting or crochet can bring too.

I’ve seen first-hand the enjoyment, sense of achievement and sheer excitement that people, especially children, get from making something themselves, and many times over. That’s where the idea for sewing, knitting and crochet workshops and tuition came from. Whether it’s in a workshop or getting 1-to-1 tuition, you can get a taste of the possibilities crafts can offer and for many it’s these little experiences that give you a passion for the rest of your lives.

As you can imagine, as a mother of three, I have plenty of experience and patience when it comes to kids and I’m Disclosure Scotland PVG certified for your peace of mind.

Contact me

For more information on upcoming classes, workshops or even if you just have a queiry then fill out the form and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.