You open up a whole new world when you learn how to sew:
Dressmaking and alterations:
Needlework: appliqué, quilting, patchwork, embroidery:
Soft furnishings – make all kinds of curtains, roman blinds; patchwork quilts, wall hangings, cushions, placemats and so much more!
INTERIOR DESIGN: learn how to choose fabrics, match your colour schemes perfectly.
Phone Regina to book today: 0868330264.
Regina returned to University as a mature student and graduated in 2005 with a BEd. (Hon) degree in Home Economics. She has been sewing for over 30 years and loves everything to do with needlework / crafts and baking.
Regina has a current Garda Vetting Certificate and can provide business and personal references as required.
FAIRY HILL CRAFTS is Located in GLANN – on the road between Charlestown and Kilmovee. Coming out of Charlestown, pass over the bridge, and at 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 for approx 3 miles. Go 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’ve arrived!
Work alone or with a friend – all age groups, male and female.
FEE: €100 for 10 hours – five x 2 hour classes. You can bring a friend at a reduced rate of €80.
You can choose the content of your class and work at your own pace.
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.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?
Are you a beginner? Would 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!
It’s 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.
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: At the moment, I am buying my sewing machines from BROTHER. A really good machine from BROTHER – a good basic model – costs approx €280.
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.