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Whether you’re a seasoned stitcher or a complete beginner, you’ll find a range of satisfying sewing and textile craft projects to try at home here at the Virtual Village Hall. Sewing, knitting and crochet are great ways to de-stress, be mindful and get creative, so why not pick up a needle and thread today. Here you’ll find all sorts of projects to try, from ‘how to’ tutorials to larger projects to complete at your leisure. Sessions include embroidery, crochet, upcycling and more, and require minimal equipment and materials. For some sessions, you will need to use a sewing machine. Our team of expert sewing tutors will take you through every step. Remember to share your photos of ‘having a go’ or finished projects on our Facebook page (link). Some of the sessions have accompanying instruction sheets to print and download. 

Some sewing and needlework activities involve using sharp tools or equipment. Please take care to ensure that your health and safety are a priority when taking part in these sessions.

Georgina Bellamy, professional embroiderer

In this session, which is designed for all levels of stitcher, including beginners, Georgina creates a simple embroidery hoop to stitch along with.

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Juliet Uzor, 2019 winner of The Great British Sewing Bee

Join Juliet Uzor, 2019 winner of The Great British Sewing Bee and passionate upcycler, who demonstrates how to make a useful and stylish tote bag from fabric scraps.

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Katherine, textile designer, artist and tutor

Embroidery tutor Katherine explains the history of crewelwork and shows how to sew a selection of traditional stitches used to create a crewelwork sampler.

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