Have you ever thought about taking up a new hobby but didn’t know where to start?  

Stitched By You is here to help get you on the road to creating beautiful pieces.  A dress for you, a cushion or crochet throw for the home or perhaps a fantastic piece of jewellery.  Anything is possible once you know how. Select from one of our courses below to find out more.

A Stunning Drum Lampshade

This is a fantastic no sew project, once you have made one lampshade you will want to go home and make more! A simple project that can change the whole look of a room.

Learn to make a drum lampshade

Tutor: Vivian Cook

Why not make one as a house warming present? In this course you will learn how to make one drum lampshade in either 20cm drum or 30cm. 

The topics we aim to cover are:

  • Measuring correctly
  • Cutting accurately
  • Pattern matching

Materials needed:

  • Half a metre of light to medium weight cotton, dress making or quilting cottons are perfect weight for this project

The lampshade drum and tools needed are included in the price of this course.

Materials are available to purchase in our shop.


Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in your lesson.

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From dressmaking to crafts we have lots of courses to offer.  Choose from a variety of classes and levels, from beginners onwards.  We are very fortunate to have highly skilled, passionate tutors who pass on their love for crafts in an informative and easy way and provide you with the confidence and inspiration needed to go on.   All workshops are limited to a maximum of 6 pupils and designed to be fully hands on.  All of the necessary equipment is provided, including some delicious refreshments! 


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Our modern approach paired with expert tuition makes for a relaxed, friendly and enjoyable environment in which to learn.  


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You'll meet like minded people at our relaxed and friendly workshops, enjoy a slice of cake and make new friends!   


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