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I run a number of workshops throughout the year, from my home studio and external locations nearby.

Workshops normally run from 9.45am- 4pm at Hoveringham Village Centre, Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham NG14 7JH. The workshops are a fantastic day, and you can see what people are saying about them here. The cost of a day’s workshop is £66 and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Materials for the day are extra and usually cost between £15 and £35 (depending on the project) or alternatively you are very welcome to bring your own if you have something particularly beautiful you wish to use! Please bring along your own machine (I know I love using my own machine, but if you require the use of one please speak to Jane regarding availability prior to booking, there is a hire charge for this). Finally, booking early is essential to avoid disappointment as places are limited. We look forward to seeing you soon!

If you are unable to make any of these dates or prefer a smaller group, Jane runs workshops from home providing tuition that can be tailored to your needs. A lovely homemade lunch is provided making it a relaxing and fun way to spend a day! Private or small group tuition: 1 person £160 per day, 2 people £80 each, 3 /4 people £66 each.


Sewing Workshops 2020 at Hoveringham Village Centre, Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham, Nott’s NG14 7JH

17/01/2020– ‘BUTTONS & BROOCHES’ – make a beautiful set of hand embroidered buttons and a hand embroidered button brooch using a combination of silk ribbon and embroidery threads.

21/02/2020 – ‘TEXTILE LANDSCAPE PICTURE’ – create a stunning textile landscape by experimenting with piecing, painting, appliqué, free-machining and embellishment.

13/03/2020– ‘SPRING/EASTER WREATH’ – make a gorgeous wreath to decorate your home this Spring, we will be using wool felt to create beautiful flowers and foliage.

17/04/2020 – ‘CROSS BACK CRAFT APRON‘- make a very useful craft apron and embellish it any way you like!

15/05/2020 – ‘SASHIKO HANDBAG’ make a stylish sashiko handbag with beautiful sashiko stitching.

12/06/2020– ‘MODERN PATCH-WORK CUSHION WITH BOUND EDGE’– this project is a mix of patchwork and quilting to create a modern cushion with an envelope back and bound edge.           

 17/07/2020 –‘ CRAFT BAG’ – make a very useful all purpose craft bag perfect for your sewing/knitting supplies.

28/08/2020– ‘HAND EMBROIDERED PICTURE FRAME’  – embroider a gorgeous picture frame for that very special photograph.

18/09/2020 – ‘ JAPANESE STYLE BORO SCARF’-create a beautiful layered and patchwork hand stitched scarf, perfect for your autumn wardrobe.   

16/10/2020– ‘APPLIQUED FABRIC CHRISTMAS LANTERNS’ – applique a Christmas scene and make into a lantern which is then lit by battery operated lights.

20/11/2020 – ‘CHRISTMAS GARLAND WITH LIGHTS’ – jazz up your Christmas by making a fabulous seasonal garland.

04/12/2020– APPLIQUED HEIRLOOM WOOL FELT STOCKING’– sew a luxurious Christmas stocking, perfect for adults!

 WOKSHOP FEE: Each day’s workshop is £66 and includes professional tuition and a lovely homemade lunch and tea/coffee throughout the day, making it a relaxing and fun way to spend a day! We ask you to arrive at 9.50am and run through to 4pm.

Materials for the project are not included in the course fee, should you require a materials pack for the project please order at the time of booking, you may be asked for a deposit for this with the remainder being paid on the day. Please refer to details below.

MATERIALS PACKS: Materials packs for the projects can should be ordered at the time of booking (some workshops may require you to bring your own) or alternatively you may choose to bring your own materials and a list of requirements will be provided prior to the workshop.

The cost of materials packs will depend on the project, but please be assured they are always good quality and suitable for the project ensuring you have a lovely item to take home at the end of the day. (Please note I am unable to offer a choice of packs as these are made up according to what materials are available at the time at a reasonable cost and are pre-cut.

At the time of booking you will be asked for £15 materials deposit with any remainder of the materials cost being payable on the day, should the materials cost for the project be less than £15 this will be refunded or can be credited to a future workshop you may wish to book. 


 WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING: You will need to bring along your sewing machine and a basic sewing kit. Jane will contact you prior to the workshop to let you know if anything specific is required, for example free-motion foot for free-machining.


We provide a complimentary lunch with the aim of making your creative day a pleasurable, social one too, and it has always been popular. However we are not dietary or nutritional experts and are unable to cater for specific dietary requirements. We have to bring along all food items with us so please do let us know if you have any allergies . We do reserve the right to ask you to bring your own lunch should we feel we are not able to cater for your requirements. please note in all instances course attendees are responsible for what they consume, so please be sure to ask about ingredients.


To secure a place on a workshop please complete a BOOKING FORM (this will be emailed to you) and make your payment in full including a materials deposit of £15 ( any additional materials cost can be paid on the day or, if less, refunded) Alternatively, if you wish to bring your own materials that is fine and a list of requirements will be provided.

Please TELEPHONE Jane on 07796 161204 (voice mail) or EMAIL:jane.e.lightfoot@gmail.com

WEBSITE: http://www.janelightfoot.com



Very rarely we may need to cancel or postpone a workshop because of unavoidable circumstances, in such circumstances we will let you know as soon as possible and offer a full refund by BACS or you may transfer it to an alternative workshop with places available. Please ensure we have your full contact details.

If YOU have to cancel your attendance OVER four weeks (28 days) prior to the course date any monies paid shall be refunded (less £5.00 administration fee, this covers bank charges with reference to transactions and postage costs involved) or can be transferred to an alternative workshop with places available. 

If YOU cancel your attendance WITHIN four weeks (28days) of the date of the course NO refund can be issued due to bookings having been made. However, we do not wish to disappoint and as a courtesy if you find you are unable to attend the workshop you may send someone in your place. PLEASE NOTE at such short notice it is NOT possible to transfer monies to an alternative workshop.

Please note if you have ordered materials on your booking form these will need to be paid for in FULL regardless of attendance, as often they are prepared in advance and purchases have been made.  These can be collected directly from Jane or picked up at the next workshop date.

Please ensure you have read and understood the above terms and conditions prior to booking, the completion of booking is an acceptance of the above.


EMAIL: jane.e.lightfoot@gmail.com       WEBSITE: www.janelightfoot.com