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Dressmaking with Kirstie Combe

Dressmaking with Kirstie Combe

12.48

Come along and join Kirstie for an afternoon of dressmaking . Bring along your pattern and fabricand she will help you every step of the way . discuss design ,pattern,fabric,measure for sizing,lay out pattern pieces , pattern match and cut out ,transfer essential markings , cut out liningsand inter linings , fuse and sew ,make up and fit .

We are delighted to welcome Kirstie to teach with us and help you make your own clothes .

She trined at the London College of Fashion for 4 years in clothing technlogy to give her a comprehensive grounding in textiles,design,pattern cutting and making up using both hand and machine embroidery techniques. she worked in the industry for a bridal designer and then for herself for 8 years making bespoke brdalwear before settling down with her family . She now make clothes for fun!
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Applied Needlework with Amy Butcher SATURDAY morning 16th March .10am - 1 pm

Applied Needlework with Amy Butcher SATURDAY morning 16th March  .10am - 1 pm

18.00

Amy has made this kind of sewing her own .... using pretty fabrics for shape and form on backing fabric and then embellishing and embroidering by hand .bring along your own photos and favourite pieces from yourstash to recreate in fabric and stitch or use one of Amy's ideas ... a wonderful morning promised . book each session individually ..


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Freehand machine embroidery morning 10am -1pm Fran Brammer .Saturday morning . 10.30-12.30 then stay as long as you wish .25th May

Freehand machine embroidery morning 10am -1pm Fran Brammer .Saturday morning . 10.30-12.30 then stay as long as you wish .25th May

12.50

Let fran help you learn about freehand machine embroidery . She will teach you and help you to apply what you have learnt to your own projects . the idea of this class is to gather a group of like minded stichers together . you may not have gone freehand with your machine but we can assure you it does open a whole new world . Follow one of Fran's ideas or bring something you are already on with .

Calico ,darker threads ,hoop and free motion foot required to begin . all of which we do sell here !

This morning is really to develop skills and to problem solve


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Freehand machine embroidery morning 10am -1pm Fran Brammer .Saturday morning . 10.30-12.30 then stay as long as you wish .27th April

Freehand machine embroidery morning 10am -1pm Fran Brammer .Saturday morning . 10.30-12.30 then stay as long as you wish .27th April

12.50

Let fran help you learn about freehand machine embroidery . She will teach you and help you to apply what you have learnt to your own projects . the idea of this class is to gather a group of like minded stichers together . you may not have gone freehand with your machine but we can assure you it does open a whole new world . Follow one of Fran's ideas or bring something you are already on with .

Calico ,darker threads ,hoop and free motion foot required to begin . all of which we do sell here !

This morning is really to develop skills and to problem solve


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Freehand machine embroidery morning 10am -1pm Fran Brammer .Saturday morning . 10.30-12.30 then stay as long as you wish .23rd March

Freehand machine embroidery morning 10am -1pm Fran Brammer .Saturday morning . 10.30-12.30 then stay as long as you wish .23rd March

12.50

Let fran help you learn about freehand machine embroidery . She will teach you and help you to apply what you have learnt to your own projects . the idea of this class is to gather a group of like minded stichers together . you may not have gone freehand with your machine but we can assure you it does open a whole new world . Follow one of Fran's ideas or bring something you are already on with .

Calico ,darker threads ,hoop and free motion foot required to begin . all of which we do sell here !

This morning is really to develop skills and to problem solve


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Large Satin Box - Oval Burgundy

Large Satin Box - Oval Burgundy

7.46

144 x 110mm.
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Piecemaker needles

Piecemaker needles

First class needles - strong with a good sized eye for threading.
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Appletons Wools 741-749

Appletons Wools 741-749

EDM03 Lola Thread

EDM03 Lola Thread

2.40

Lola-heavy-3 ply 21.5 yards/skein

EdMar Rayon Threads add a satin lustre to a project. Available in over 233 colour combinations.

Click on the image for a full colour chart or

visit http://www.edmar-co.com/catalog/threads/colors.html for a comprehensive list.

Please add to basket and then e-mail us with the colour you require.


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YEA003 Clifford's Tower - York Heritage Collection

YEA003 Clifford's Tower - York Heritage Collection

Counted cross stitch kit. Design size is 105 x105 mm.

SPECIAL OFFER - buy this kit and recieve either a Shambles or York Minster kit for a total of £16.90
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YEA004 Micklegate Bar - York Heritage Collection

YEA004 Micklegate Bar - York Heritage Collection

Counted cross stitch kit. Design size is 105 x105 mm.

SPECIAL OFFER - buy this kit and recieve either a Shambles or York Minster kit for a total of £16.90
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EDM02 Iris Thread

EDM02 Iris Thread

2.40

Iris-medium-2 ply 16 yards/skein

EdMar Rayon Threads add a satin lustre to a project. Available in over 233 colour combinations.

Click on the image for a full colour chart or

visit http://www.edmar-co.com/catalog/threads/colors.html for a comprehensive list.

Please add to basket and then e-mail us with the colour you require.


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Appletons Wools 471-479

Appletons Wools 471-479

Large Satin Box - Oval Dark Teal - good rich colour!

Large Satin Box - Oval Dark Teal - good rich colour!

7.46

144 x 110mm.


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Just Nan Gingerbread Jingle Mouse Limited edition ornament code JNLEGJM

Just Nan Gingerbread Jingle Mouse Limited edition ornament code JNLEGJM

13.50

Cross stitch chart and embellishment pack including the tail ! . You will need to provide your own fabricand threads . .


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Tapestry

Online Catalogue |  Tapestry

Appletons Wools

Available as skeins and hanks - hanks need to be ordered in for you so can take 10 working days Please order under the "Threads and Wools for Needlework" listing.

One Off Needlework

Great printed tapestry kits featuring unusual eye catching designs. All wools included to complete.

Sew Exciting

Good beginners kits for children

Amy Butcher designs exclusively for The Viking Loom

Amy has attended our embroidery classes for a number of years and we were very pleased to be able to produce some of her outstanding designs as printed canvasses. These can be worked either in stranded cotton or wool.

Beth Russell of The Designers Forum

Classic and well known designs.all printed on first class zweigart tapestry canvas complete with instructions ,needle ,bag to keep all work in crewel or tapestry wools as appropriate . beths reproduction of the shading in these william morris and de morgan designs is brilliant .

Martin Winkler

A great range of tramme kits (pronounced trammay).

Tramme is a traditional type of tapestry (or needlepoint) on which the design is laid out on the canvas using horizontal, long-stitched, lines of wool yarn, instead of being painted or printed. This makes it very easy to work out which colour of wool to use, working through the larger holes in the normal way using half-cross stitch (or tent stitch) with the yarns included.

This form of needlework is ideally suited to furnishing uses (cushions/pillows, chair/stool seats and backs) because of it's hard wearing properties. the tapestry is worked on 10 hpi double thread canvas

There are lots more kits availalbe in the range. Click here to view the full Martin Winkler catalogue in a new tab

if there is anything you see that takes your fancy, get in touch and we can order it in for you.

Elizabeth Bradley

elizabeth bradley designs have to be some of our best truly britsih designs . all the pieces are worked in cross stitch in wool on zweigart 10 hole single interlock tapestry canvas with plenty of romm round the sides to practise and to enlarge if required . the kits all come with a full size colou photo on card plus a colour coded chart plus detailed instructions . the background wool is as shown on the pictures here . you can exchange the background colour others . please ask .

Always a very popular choice. All wools included to finish these fantastic designs.

A range of sizes available. We can order any design in for you so if you don't see what you are looking for, let us know.

Canvas and Material

Cashmere, wool blanket, silk gauze, AIDA, trigger cloth and tapestry canvas.

Needles of all types

Specialist needles

Online Catalogue |  Tapestry