All kinds of needlecraft skills: sewing, dressmaking, appliqué, quilting, patchwork …… to answer your questions: don’t delay – phone Regina to book today: 0868330264.
Regina has a BEd. (Hon) degree in Home Economics graduating in 2005. She has been sewing for over 30 years and loves everything to do with needlework and crafts.
Regina is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and has a current Garda Vetting Certificate.
FAIRY HILL CRAFTS IS located in GLANN which is located on the road between Charlestown and Kilmovee. Coming out of Charlestown, pass over the bridge to the second roundabout: take the first exit signposted Westport / Swinford.
Immediately on your right, you will see a small signpost for Kilmovee – take this road. Follow this road – through two small crossroads – stay on this road. After the second crossroad, drive approx. one mile – you will pass a few houses on the right side – continue on until you come to a small turn left with a white bungalow on the far corner. There is a high white wall along the road leading to an entrance red gate: you’re there!!
Work alone or with a friend – all age groups, male and female.
FEE: €80 for 8 hours – four x 2 hour classes. Reduced rates when you bring a friend.
This fee includes a break for a cuppa coffee or tea: also any fabric needed for the projects used to teach the sewing skills covered during the class.
You can choose the content of your classes – work at your own pace. PHONE: 0868330264.
WHEN DO THE CLASSES BEGIN:
Start anytime: PHONE REGINA and arrange a day when it suits you to start.
Book a time to suit you – from Monday – Saturday inclusive – morning, afternoon or evening!
Classes are of 2 hours duration and suggested times are:
Mornings between 10.00 – 12 or
Afternoons between 1 – 3pm or 3.30 – 5.30 pm or
Evenings between 7.00 – 9pm OR BOOK A TIME TO SUIT YOU.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?
Choose the content of your class:
Are you a beginner? Wuld like to learn how to use a sewing machine?
Or have you already learnt the basics and want to progress to some of the following:
Do you love fashion? Do you want to start making clothes for yourself, your daughter or a friend?
Get some ideas by checking out the suggested classes described on the class list – but always remember that you can choose the exact content of your class.
Do you love interior design? Do you want to make Curtains or a Roman Blind for your home: Do you want to improve the insulation on your bedroom curtains – add a quality lining!
Can you find soft furnishings to match your colour scheme – it can be difficult to match fabrics and colour schemes. Learn how to use a Colour wheel and match up your colours!
Its so soothing and enjoyable to have a hobby like embroidery or needlework. Make colourful treasures for your home or personalised gifts for family and friends – so thoughtful and always appreciated.
Once you learn these skills, you can use them again and again.
STUDENTS: Its so important to pass on needlecraft skills to boys and girls, from an early age!
‘In giving the gift of sewing, you will be helping them to create a real breakthrough in their life by improving their future prospects’.
CAREERS in Fashion, Interior Design or Retail: Prepare a fabulous portfolio to that you enhance your chances of getting that place in NCAD or in the best Colleges in Ireland.
DO YOU NEED your own SEWING MACHINE:
In an ideal world, it is preferable to use your own sewing machine but in the event that you do not own one, I can provide one for you to use.
WHERE TO BUY A SEWING MACHINE:
Prices are competitive for new machines: at the moment, I am buying my sewing machines from BROTHER. A really good machine from BROTHER – a good basic model – costs approx €280 which includes delivery to your home and 3 years service contract. If you have any problems, Brother will pick up your machine from your home and return it to you within three days – direct to you! So no need to worry about getting service for your machine.
TRY AND BUY THE BEST SEWING MACHINE YOU CAN AFFORD. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN CLOTHES OR SOFT FURNISHINGS, USING A GOOD QUALITY MACHINE WILL MAKE THE WORK EASIER AND WILL PRODUCE A BETTER STANDARD OF WORK.
- Do you have alterations that you would like to fix up yourself?
- Would you like to make your own dresses, new curtains or gift items?
- Embroidery is one of the most relaxing pastimes you could possibly have – great at reducing your blood pressure -giving you beautiful treasures for your home or for gifts.
TO THE CLASS SCHEDULES: