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.

“Tutor was really patient, helpful and enthusiastic.  The food was fantastic and it was a great opportunity to spend the day doing something you love.”

– Christine
Freehand Machine Embroidery

Claire’s Courses

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour morning sessions) - MOVED FROM 2020

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dates: 11, 18, 25 Mar, 22, 29 Apr + 6 May If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

1 spaces available

Sewing Skills: Unlock Your Overlocker! - MOVED FROM 2020

Wed, 21 Apr 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

***NEW DATE*** If you wish to build skills and confidence you need to unlock and get the most from your overlocker, this is the day for you! Saddle up your overlocker and join...

£85

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Intermediate

0 spaces available

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine! - MOVED FROM 2020

Wed, 17 Mar 2021

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...

£85

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Novice

0 spaces available

Sew Your Own Casual Messenger Bag - MOVED FROM 2020

Sun, 16 May 2021

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...

£85

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Machine Embroidery Masterclass - MOVED FROM 2020

Wed, 10 Mar 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Session 1: Wed 10 March 2021 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Session 2 to be agreed with Claire and group An innovative course aimed at experienced machine embroidery textile artists who wish to...

£175

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Advanced

0 spaces available

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (6 x 3 hour afternoon sessions) MOVED FROM 2020

Thu, 11 Mar 2021

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 11, 18, 25 Mar, 22, 29 Apr + 6 May If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by...

£160

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All Levels

0 spaces available

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine! - MOVED FROM 2020

Wed, 24 Mar 2021

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

** date added due to demand ** 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...

£85

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Novice

0 spaces available

NEW

Dressmaking - Casual Linen Jacket in a Day

Sat, 7 Nov 2020

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

With professional seamstress, Claire Humphries as your guide, you will make a simple casual jacket in a day. No pattern involved! You will draw the pattern directly on to your fabric using Claire's...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

3 spaces available

Pattern Cutting - Trouser Block

Fri, 16 Oct 2020

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

This workshop is a continuation of Claire's 2 day Pattern Cutting course.  You must have previously attended Claire's Introduction to Pattern Cutting or a similar course.  Under Claire's guidance you will draft your own personal...

£85

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Intermediate

0 spaces available

NEW

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations

Sat, 5 Dec 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Christmas Decorations. 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...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

3 spaces available

NEW

Creative Combo - Cyanotype Print + Sew a Simple Cushion

Sat, 26 Sep 2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy sewing something classic with a twist? Claire will guide you through the process of sewing a simple cushion - but with a unique printed fabric. Create your own cyanotype print for the...

£85

Info & Book

All Levels

3 spaces available

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

Wed, 7 Oct 2020

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 7, 14, 21 Oct and 4, 11, 18 November If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

4 spaces available

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