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

Freehand Machine Embroidery - Colouring-In with Your Sewing Machine!

Sat, 6 Apr 2019

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 "the crack cocaine of the crafting world" so prepare to get hooked! It is...

£75

Info & Book

Novice

1 spaces available

Sew Your Own Cushion Cover

Fri, 15 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Grab your sewing machine and join Claire Humphries for a great day learning how to make cushion covers with a professional looking finish. Using a range of fabrics and trims, you will be...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

7 spaces available

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

Thu, 3 Oct 2019

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Dates: 3, 10, 17, 24 Oct and 7, 14 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

Intermediate

8 spaces available

Introducing Pattern Cutting

Fri, 22 Feb 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Day 1: 22 Feb 2019 Day 2: 16 Mar 2019 Understand the basics of pattern construction, learn how to create a block which can then be adapted to individual designs. - Learn how...

£160

Info & Book

All Levels

4 spaces available

NEW

Freehand Machine Embroidery Techniques - Elements of Landscape (3 day series)

Thu, 7 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: 7 Mar, 21 Mar and 4 Apr 2019 An exciting three day series, taking place bi-weekly to enable your work to be developed between sessions. This workshop is aimed at those with...

£205

Info & Book

Intermediate

5 spaces available

Sewing - Classic Apron with Cyanotype Feature Pocket

Fri, 27 Sep 2019 - Wed, 27 Nov 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fancy sewing something classic with a twist?  Claire will guide you through the process of sewing a classic calico apron - perfect for cooking or crafting but with a unique printed fabric pocket....

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

8 spaces available

NEW

Image Transfer + Embellishing Techniques for Textile Artists

Fri, 4 Oct 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Led by two tutors (though our database isn't clever enough to credit more than one!), these two love collaborating. Claire Humphries and Josie Beszant, have for the past couple of years, joined forces...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

6 spaces available

NEW

Dressmaking - Build Your Skills (3 day series)

Thu, 14 Mar 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dates: Thurs 14, 28 Mar and 11 April If you want to build your dressmaking and tailoring skills in the company of a small group of dressmaking enthusiasts, guided by professional seamstress, Claire...

£205

Info & Book

Intermediate

3 spaces available

Start Sewing! Master Your Machine + Basic Skills

Wed, 27 Mar 2019

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

Info & Book

Novice

5 spaces available

NEW

Sew a Sumptuous Sea-Anemone Inspired Makeup or Gift Bag

Thu, 16 May 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

On this one day workshop with Claire Humphries, you will learn how to sew and decorate your own small decorative gift or makeup bag. Inspired by the lush colours and shapes of sea-anemones,...

£75

Info & Book

All Levels

5 spaces available

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