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Sewing and textiles courses

Details of our sewing and textiles courses and workshops across the county. This includes face-to-face courses in our centres and online learning options.


All of our sewing and textiles courses courses are listed on Eventbrite where you can find more information, book and pay.

If you need help with online booking, please contact either the centre running the course or your local adult education centre.

Courses in Ashbourne

AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers) stage 1

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 6 September to Tuesday 4 July, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 38
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £2,800
  • Additional materials fee: Yes
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

AMUSF (Association of Master Upholsterers and Soft Furnishers) stage 2/3

  • Day, date and time: Monday 5 September to Monday 3 July, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 38
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £2,800
  • Additional materials fee: Yes
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Upholstery and furniture renovation

  • Day, date and time:
    Thursday 15 September to Thursday 20 October, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 15 September to Thursday 20 October, 1pm to 4pm
    Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 9.30am to 12.30pm
    Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 1pm to 4pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £136 / £125 / £69
  • Additional materials fee: Yes
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Upholstery and furniture renovation from Thursday 15 September to Thursday 20 October, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Find out more and book on Upholstery and furniture renovation from Thursday 15 September to Thursday 20 October, 1pm to 4pm.

Find out more and book on Upholstery and furniture renovation from Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Find out more and book on Upholstery and furniture renovation from Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 1pm to 4pm.

Upholstery and furniture renovation

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 6pm to 9pm
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 6pm to 9pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £114 / £104 / £58
  • Additional materials fee: Yes
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Upholstery and furniture renovation from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 6pm to 9pm.

Find out more and book on Upholstery and furniture renovation from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 29 November, 6pm to 9pm.

Christmas gifts - design and sew a notebook cover (recycling craft)

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 5 October, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £22 / £19 / £7
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Christmas gifts - design and sew a notebook cover (recycling craft) on Wednesday 5 October, 10am to 2.30pm.

Christmas gifts - design and sew a reusable bag (recycling craft)

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 2 November, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £22 / £19 / £7
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Christmas gifts - design and sew a reusable bag (recycling craft) on Wednesday 2 November, 10am to 2.30pm.

Design and make a scatter cushion

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 9 November to Wednesday 16 November, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 2
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £6 1/ £56 / £31
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Design and make a scatter cushion from Wednesday 9 November to Wednesday 16 November, 10am to 2.30pm.

Christmas - sew a wreath (recycling craft)

  • Day, date and time: Wednesday 23 November, 6pm to 9pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £17 / £15 / £5
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Ashbourne adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Christmas - sew a wreath (recycling craft) on Wednesday 23 November, 6pm to 9pm.

Courses in Bolsover

Sewing crafts - ribbon weaving (taster)

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 15 September, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on a Sewing crafts - ribbon weaving (taster) on Thursday 15 September, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 9.45am to 11.45am
    Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Thursday 22 September to Thursday 20 October, 9.45am to 11.45am
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 9.45am to 11.45am.

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing from Wednesday 21 September to Wednesday 19 October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing from Thursday 22 September to Thursday 20 October, 9.45am to 11.45am.

Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing

  • Day, date and time:
    Monday 31 October to Monday 5 December, 9.45am to 11.45am
    Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 7 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 9.45am to 11.45am
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing from Monday 31 October to Monday 5 December, 9.45am to 11.45am.

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing from Wednesday 2 November to Wednesday 7 December, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts for pleasure and wellbeing from Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 9.45am to 11.45am

Crafts - learn to crochet

  • Day, date and time: Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Crafts - learn to crochet from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Sewing crafts - ribbon weaving (cushion cover)

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 22 September to Thursday 20 October, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts - ribbon weaving (cushion cover) from Thursday 22 September to Thursday 20 October, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Crafts - learn to crochet

  • Day, date and time: Monday 31 October to Monday 5 December, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Crafts - learn to crochet Monday 31 October to Monday 5 December, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Sewing crafts - ribbon weaving (waistcoat)

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 12.30pm to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts - ribbon weaving (waistcoat) from Thursday 3 November to Thursday 8 December, 12.30pm to 2.30pm.

Sewing crafts - memory cushion

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 26 November, 11am to 1pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Bolsover adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts - memory cushion on Saturday 26 November, 11am to 1pm.

Courses in Buxton

Craft workshop - make a stitched book

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 8 October, 10.30am to 4.30pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Green Man Gallery, Buxton

Find out more and book on a Craft workshop - make a stitched book on Saturday 8 October, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Courses in Chesterfield

Sewing crafts - patchwork and quilting

  • Day, date and time: Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts - patchwork and quilting from Monday 19 September to Monday 17 October, 10am to midday.

Crafts - creative textiles

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm
    Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 10am to midday
    Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Crafts - creative textiles from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Crafts - creative textiles from Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Crafts - creative textiles from Friday 23 September to Friday 21 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Sewing crafts - patchwork and quilting

  • Day, date and time: Monday 31 October to Monday 5 December, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing crafts - patchwork and quilting from Monday 31 October to Monday 5 December, 10am to midday.

Crafts - creative textiles

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 1pm to 3pm
    Friday 4 November to Friday 9 December, 10am to midday
    Friday 4 November to Friday 9 December, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Hunloke adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Crafts - creative textiles from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Find out more and book on Crafts - creative textiles from Friday 4 November to Friday 9 December, 10am to midday.

Find out more and book on Crafts - creative textiles from Friday 4 November to Friday 9 December, 1pm to 3pm.

Courses in Clay Cross

Sewing for pleasure and wellbeing

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 9.45am to 11.45am
  • Weeks: 5
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Clay Cross adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing for pleasure and wellbeing from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 18 October, 9.45am to 11.45am.

Sewing for pleasure and wellbeing

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 9.45am to 12.45pm
  • Weeks: 6
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Clay Cross adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Sewing for pleasure and wellbeing from Tuesday 1 November to Tuesday 6 December, 9.45am to 12.45pm.

Courses at Derbyshire Eco Centre

Indigo tie-dying

Learn how to tie and dye fabric using an indigo vat to produce distinctive blue patterns. Discover a wide range of folding and tying techniques, including Japanese shibori.

  • Day date and time: Sunday 30 July, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (Fee A / fee B / fee C): £30 / £26 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £10

Find out more and book a course on indigo tie dyeing.

Spinning

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £60 / £52 / £18
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Spinning from Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September, 10am to 4pm.

Rag rug making

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 19 November, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £30 / £26 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Rag rug making on Saturday 19 November, 10am to 4pm.

Tapestry weaving

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 10 December, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £30 / £26 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Tapestry weaving on Saturday 10 December, 10am to 4pm.

Coiled basketry

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 17 December, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £30 / £26 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £5
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Coiled basketry on Saturday 17 December, 10am to 4pm.

Courses in Glossop

Creative machine embroidery into thin metals

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 11 October, 12.30pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 4
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £53 / £47 / £17
  • Additional materials fee: £8
  • Venue: Glossop adult community education centre

Find out more and book on Creative machine embroidery into thin metals from Tuesday 20 September to Tuesday 11 October, 12.30pm to 3pm.

Courses in Shirebrook

Make a dry needle felted landscape card taster

  • Day, date and time: Monday 31 October, 1pm to 3pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Shirebrook adult community education centre

Find out more and book on a Make a dry needle felted landscape card taster on Monday 31 October, 1pm to 3pm.

Online courses

Make a dry needle felted landscape card

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 22 September, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Type of online course: Live video lesson

Find out more and book on make a dry needle felted landscape card on Thursday 22 September, 10am to midday.

Drop spindle spinning

  • Day, date and time:
    Tuesday 11 October to Tuesday 18 October, 6pm to 8.30pm
    Tuesday 13 December to Tuesday 20 December, 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 2
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £28 / £24 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £14
  • Type of online course: Live video lesson

Find out more and book on Drop spindle spinning from Tuesday 11 October to Tuesday 18 October, 6pm to 8.30pm.

Find out more and book on Drop spindle spinning from Tuesday 13 December to Tuesday 20 December, 6pm to 8.30pm.

Tapestry weaving

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 10 November to Thursday 17 November, 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 2
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £28 / £24 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £14
  • Type of online course: Live video lesson

Find out more and book on Tapestry weaving from Thursday 10 November to Thursday 17 November, 6pm to 8.30pm.

Coiled basketry

  • Day, date and time: Tuesday 22 November to Tuesday 29 November, 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 2
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £28 / £24 / £9
  • Additional materials fee: £14
  • Type of online course: Live video lesson

Find out more and book on Coiled basketry from Tuesday 22 November to Tuesday 29 November, 6pm to 8.30pm.