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Workshops

New workshops added throughout 2024
Have a look below to find out more about each individual workshop.
Please note that sewing machines and over lockers need to be in working order for the workshops. 
Please make sure you are also 
able to work with your machines with ease.

Upcoming Events

  • Trouser Fitting/Pattern Workshop
    Trouser Fitting/Pattern Workshop
    Sat, 18 May
    18 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    Smarden, Smarden, Ashford, UK
    18 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    Smarden, Smarden, Ashford, UK
    Well made trousers with or without lining is a joy to wear. This workshop with Janice Croft will having you making a pair of trousers that fit perfectly.
  • Beginners Quilting
    Beginners Quilting
    Fri, 24 May
    24 May 2024, 10:00 – 25 May 2024, 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    24 May 2024, 10:00 – 25 May 2024, 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Come and learn with Debby Garnham how to quilt! We will be covering all the basics to start you on your quilting adventure. This is a two day workshop.
  • Kent Home Sewing Machine Service
    Kent Home Sewing Machine Service
    Wed, 29 May
    29 May 2024, 09:30 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    29 May 2024, 09:30 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Does your sewing machine or overlocker need a service?
  • Storm at Sea
    Storm at Sea
    Fri, 31 May
    31 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    31 May 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Quilting workshop with Pat Lumsdale.
  • Beginners Guide to Dressmaking
    Beginners Guide to Dressmaking
    Sat, 01 Jun
    01 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Little Shop of Fabrics, Smarden Road, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    01 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Little Shop of Fabrics, Smarden Road, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
  • Project Linus Day
    Project Linus Day
    Fri, 14 Jun
    14 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    14 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Come and join create beautiful quilts for babies, children and teenagers at our Project Linus Day.
  • Waistcoat/Gilet Workshop
    Waistcoat/Gilet Workshop
    Fri, 21 Jun
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    21 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Waistcoats are always in fashion. They can be long or short, smart or casual. You can make a waistcoat in any firm fabric e.g. brocade, tweed, corduroy or cotton.
  • Summer Dress
    Summer Dress
    Sat, 22 Jun
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Make a dress suitable for those lovely summer days.
  • Kent Home Sewing Machine Service
    Kent Home Sewing Machine Service
    Wed, 26 Jun
    26 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    26 Jun 2024, 09:30 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Does your sewing machine or overlocker need a service?
  • Trouser Construction Workshop
    Trouser Construction Workshop
    Sat, 29 Jun
    29 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    29 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    We'll made trousers with or without lining is a joy to wear.
  • Beginners Quilting the Next Step
    Beginners Quilting the Next Step
    Fri, 12 Jul
    12 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 13 Jul 2024, 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    12 Jul 2024, 10:00 – 13 Jul 2024, 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Following on from our beginners quilting workshop we now have the next step for you to continue your quilt journey.
  • Project Linus Day
    Project Linus Day
    Sat, 17 Aug
    17 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    17 Aug 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Come and join create beautiful quilts for babies, children and teenagers at our Project Linus Day.
  • Beginners Guide to Dressmaking
    Beginners Guide to Dressmaking
    Sat, 07 Sept
    07 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Little Shop of Fabrics, Smarden Road, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    07 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00
    Little Shop of Fabrics, Smarden Road, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
  • Over Locker Workshop
    Over Locker Workshop
    Fri, 13 Sept
    13 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    New Barn, Smarden Road, Smarden, Smarden, Ashford, UK
    13 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    New Barn, Smarden Road, Smarden, Smarden, Ashford, UK
  • Over Locker Workshop
    Over Locker Workshop
    Sat, 14 Sept
    14 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    New Barn, Smarden Road, Smarden, Smarden, Ashford, UK
    14 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    New Barn, Smarden Road, Smarden, Smarden, Ashford, UK
  • Pattern Adaptation - Dressmaking
    Pattern Adaptation - Dressmaking
    Sat, 21 Sept
    21 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    21 Sept 2024, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Pattern Adaptation with Janice Croft.
  • Fit to Finish Workshop (Two Days)
    Fit to Finish Workshop (Two Days)
    Fri, 27 Sept
    27 Sept 2024, 10:00 BST – 28 Sept 2024, 16:00 BST
    TN27 8QJ, Smarden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    27 Sept 2024, 10:00 BST – 28 Sept 2024, 16:00 BST
    TN27 8QJ, Smarden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Learn to Dressmake with Janice Croft.
  • Project Linus Day
    Project Linus Day
    Fri, 11 Oct
    11 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    11 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 15:00
    Smarden, New Barn, Smarden Rd, Smarden, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8QJ, UK
    Come and join create beautiful quilts for babies, children and teenagers at our Project Linus Day.

Workshop Terms & Conditions

All workshops will be paid in full to confirm your space on the workshop at the time of booking on the website. 

Refunds will be given in full for cancellations by the Little Shop of Fabrics or the tutor of the workshop.   

We do require seven days notice from the date of the workshop date if you are going to cancel, you can rebook for another date or have a full refund before this time.  All cancellations within seven days of the workshop date will still be charged in full. 

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