The Stitchery, run by Aliss Vaas offers sewing tuition, making workshops and classes which are always small groups, so you get lots of attention. 1:1 bespoke tuition is also available.
Courses regularly offered include:
Get started on your sewing journey! Learn to Sew in a small group with personalised tuition.
– Learn how to thread up your machine, wind on a bobbin and change a needle
– Try out different stitches and start sewing a few seams
– Practice new sewing techniques
– Make a useful project each week
A great course if have some sewing skills, ideally you’ll have completed Beginner Sewing already. Use a commercial paper pattern to make a garment – suggest for first timers a simple skirt, top or trousers.You’ll have the option to learn:
– Inserting a zip
– Adding facing / interfacing
– Finishing seams and hems
Aliss trained in Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting at Art School, has worked alongside designers in London and made stage costumes for theatres in Brighton & Chichester. She’s taken courses in Lantern Building, Banner Making and Carnival Arts. She has a L4 City and Guilds Tutor Qualification and an Enhanced DBS.
Aliss also heads up the Frome Lantern Parade with Mel Day, now an annual town Christmas event!