Claire Humphries

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Claire is a qualified fashion designer and has been a professional dressmaker for many years. While working in bridal and evening wear she developed her skills in surface embellishment leading to a love of free hand machine embroidery. She is an enthusiastic teacher with lots of patience and great advice and experience to share. Her approach is refreshing, exciting and with an absolute eye on quality.  She is bound to inspire and guide those around her – both experienced people and those new to the art of sewing.

“Learnt something new.  Gained confidence with my sewing machine. Achieved my aim. Had fun and as usual a great lunch!!”

– Louise
Master Your Sewing Machine & Basic Skills

Claire’s Courses

Using Dissolvable Fabrics to Create Delicate Machine Embroidery

Fri, 5 Oct 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Discover the magic of using vanishing fabric to create seemingly impossible edges and shapes using freehand machine embroidery! During this one day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will be using several types of...

£75

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Intermediate

8 spaces available

NEW

Sew Your Own Sea Anemone-Inspired Bag

Fri, 16 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries you will learn how to sew your own decorative sea anemone-inspired bag with a fimo closure. Under Claire's guidance you will make this quirky...

£75

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All Levels

8 spaces available

Spring Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour morning sessions)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Dates: 22 Feb and 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2018 If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£150

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Spring Machine Embroidery - Techniques for Creating Landscapes (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dates: 22 Feb and 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 March 2018 An exciting six week course aimed at those with some prior experience of freehand machine embroidery. You will create a landscape in...

£150

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Intermediate

0 spaces available

Introducing Freehand Machine Embroidery - Start Colouring-in With Your Sewing Machine

Sat, 26 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Anyone who has a sewing machine can have a go at freehand machine embroidery. Kirstie Allsopp called it "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare to get hooked! It is quick...

£75

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All Levels

3 spaces available

NEW

Sew Your Own Handy Sewing Organiser

Fri, 21 Sep 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join ArtisOn's ever popular seamstress, Claire Humphries, on a practical sewing day with a highly practical sewing outcome - a handy and attractive organiser for all your sewing kit. Sew this handy organiser...

£75

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All Levels

6 spaces available

Introducing Pattern Cutting

Sat, 21 Apr 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 1: 21 April 2018 Day 2: 11 May 2018 Understand the basics of pattern construction, learning how to create a block which can then be adapted to individual designs. - Learn how...

£160

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All Levels

3 spaces available

Autumn Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions)

Thu, 27 Sep 2018

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: Thurs 27 Sep, 04, 11, 18, 25 Oct & 08 Nov If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided...

£150

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Intermediate

5 spaces available

Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Fri, 2 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Launch yourself into the wonderful world of sewing and dressmaking with this one day workshop with Claire Humphries. Learn how to find your way around your sewing machine - select the correct foot,...

£75

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Novice

5 spaces available

Creating with Fusible, Fragile, Fragments and Threads

Fri, 9 Nov 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join two of our most popular tutors for this stunning workshop. Claire and Josie have come together to run a workshop combining their skills in both paper and thread to make fabric postcards...

£75

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Intermediate

10 spaces available

Dressmaking Techniques for a Professional Finish - Fastenings, Zips, Loops, Hooks + Buttonholes

Wed, 16 May 2018

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Pop your sewing machine in the boot and join professional dressmaker, Claire Humphries for this workshop where you'll learn all the tips and techniques you'll need to create a professional finish. The day...

£75

Info & Book

Intermediate

4 spaces available

Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag

Sun, 25 Mar 2018

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On this intensive 1 day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will learn how to sew your own casual messenger bag in your own choice of fabric. Under Claire's guidance you will explore adding pockets...

£75

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All Levels

0 spaces available