Events - 18 Jan 20

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Beginners Sewing Course XL

Thursday 9 January - Thursday 13 February
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Beginners sewing course XL is an extended version of the classic Beginners sewing course. It is a 6-week evening course, so there’s two extra projects to make. This extra sewing practice makes a huge difference to your sewing skill and confidence.

It is a good starting point to learn expert sewing techniques whether you want to progress into dressmaking, soft furnishing or craft projects. It’s also a great refresher if you’ve not sewn for a while. You’ll learn how to understand sewing machines, get experience of using different stitch types, learning about stitch lengths, widths and tensions. I’ll explain what the different presser feet are for and you’ll learn how to measure and cut fabric.

Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Botanical Embroidery Workshop

Saturday 18 January
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Be inspired by nature during this class – spend the day in the studio learning embroidery techniques whilst making a beautiful hand stitched embroidery piece.

A relaxing day to spend time with friends, meet new people and learn a new skill.

Design your own embroidery and learn new skills.

This class is open to complete beginners as well as embroiderers of all experience.

Reserve your place here:

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Get Creative With Fused Glass

Saturday 18 January
11:00 am - 4:30 pm

Learn something new at the start of the new year while making yourself a beautiful glass bowl, colourful sun catcher or something else that has a personal meaning to you.

Have you ever tried fusing glass? It is fun and utterly addictive. In this workshop you will learn how this is done and give it a go. If you already have basic skills, you can work on your desired project or learn new techniques.

Kiln-formed or fused glass is a craft known since ancient times and has been used for making jewellery and vessels. Through the ages, the craft of fusing glass was largely forgotten until it was re-discovered in the 1950-ties. Currently, fusing glass is a popular hobby as well as a distinct and versatile art form.

Fusing glass enables individual pieces to be transformed into a single object when they are put together and exposed to high temperature in a kiln. Depending on the temperature used, different textures and other interesting visual effects can be achieved. Furthermore, placing the glass into a mould or on a prop can produce three-dimensional forms with varying complexity.

In this workshop you will:

• learn the basics of fusing glass
• become skilled in cutting glass and assembling simple forms
• learn how to achieve desired textures and other effects
• design and make your own glass objects to take home

Note that your creations will not be ready at the end of the workshop, but will be available to collect from the studio 2-3 days after the workshop. Tools and materials will be provided.

To inquire or book a place at this workshop email Irina at:

Free Yoga Taster Class

Free Yoga Taster Class

Saturday 18 January
3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

This is a FREE Iyengar Yoga class – a chance to try it with no commitment, to see if it might be for you.
This class is suitable for beginners and will be an introduction to this tradition of classical yoga. No previous experience is required.
The class will be taught by Lucy, the Director of Yoga Now, who has been practicing Iyengar yoga since 1986.

Yoga Now is on the 4th floor of St.Margaret’s House.
Please wear leggings or shorts and bare feet for the class.
Please reserve your free place at

Free film screening

Free film screening

Saturday 18 January
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free film screening of “BKS Iyengar: Uniting through Yoga”.
Find our more about Iyengar Yoga and the man who is credited with bringing yoga to the West. If you have ever enjoyed yoga (or used a yoga brick, belt or bolster) it is partly due to the work of Mr Iyengar.
This film was made in 2019, to celebrate the 100th year since his birth (Yogacharya Iyengar died in 2014) and includes footage from people who knew him and were taught by him from all over the world.

The film will be shown after a free taster class (3.30 – 4.45pm) in the Yoga Now studio on the 4th floor of st Margaret’s House. All welcome!

If you can, please let us know you are coming by registering online at