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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 £58 and includes a light lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Materials for the day are extra and usually cost between £10 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 £58 each.


Sewing Workshops 2019 at Hoveringham Village Centre, Gonalston Lane, Hoveringham, Nott’s NG14 7JH

25/01/2019 – ‘SEWING NOTIONS’ – make a beautiful hand embroidered needle-case,  pin cushion and scissor holder, perfect accessories for a keen sewist! 

7edcf3b0-7eaf-4c77-9c05-ae10a844dae222/02/2019 – COILED FABRIC BASKETS OR WALL BOXES – Make fabulous coiled                                   baskets perfect for lots of storage uses, this is a fun, simple project with                         lots of possibilities or alternatively make a gorgeous fabric wall box.

15/03/2019 – ABOUT TOWN REALLY POSH TOTE! – Make a gorgeous posh tote with leather handles for those retail therapy days!


12/04/2019 – SILK RIBBON AND HAND EMBROIDERED CUSHION– learn to embroider                         with silk ribbon combined with hand embroidery to create a fabulous                           cushion.

10/05/2019 – SASHIKO WALL HANGING- this project is a mix of patchwork and                                     traditional Sashiko stitching to create a stunning wall-hanging.

21/06/2019 – EMBROIDERED TEE-SHIRT / SHIRT FOR SUMMER  – embellish a tee                                    shirt/ shirt/jacket with Swedish style hand embroidery ready for those                           lovely Summer days.      

 19/07/2019 –THE GENTLE ART OF ENGLISH PAPER PIECING – learn the technique of English paper piecing to create a pretty drawstring bag.

23/08/2019 – STYLISH SHOPPER’S BAG – make a super strong, functional yet stylish shopper.

20/09/2019 – WOOL WRAP– Get ready for Autumn and make a stylish, fashionable cover that will look fabulous over jeans or smart trousers.    

18/10/2019 – APPLIQUED STAG CUSHION – make a gorgeous appliqued stag cushion perfect for the festive season or all year round!


15/11/2019 – HEIRLOOM CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS – make some fabulous heirloom Christmas decorations, perfect gifts or to keep!

06/12/2019 – CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER – create a beautiful seasonal table runner to decorate your home this Christmas.

 COST: Each day’s workshop is £58 and includes professional tuition and a lovely homemade lunch making it a relaxing and fun way to spend a day! 9.45-4.00 Should you require a materials pack for the project please order at the time of booking, materials packs can be paid for on the day.

MATERIALS PACKS: Materials packs for the projects can usually be ordered at the time of booking (some workshops may require you to bring your own) or 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)

 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.


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

WEBSITE: http://www.janelightfoot.com



We hope you will be able to join us for a relaxing, creative day!


To secure a place on a workshop please complete the BOOKING FORM  (this will be emailed to you) and make your payment in FULL.

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 two weeks (14days) 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 two weeks (14 days) 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.  

A complimentary lunch is provided but we are not dietary and nutritional experts and nor can we cater for particular dislikes, should you have a special diet we reserve the right to ask you to bring along your own lunch if we feel we cannot meet your requirements. In all instances the responsibility of what to consume remains firmly with the course attendee.

If a particular course you want is FULL you are very welcome to leave us your contact details so that we can put you on a waiting list.

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