"Creativity and Inspiration to enhance quality of life"

Do you want to learn how to use a sewing machine, Dressmaking, Needle Felting Machine or learn creative techniques with Textiles? Then  The Old Art Room Studio is the place to be inspired and try new techniques and further skills in a friendly and inspirational environment.

Jane is an experienced Mixed Media Artist and specialises in Textiles and a Tutor of Excellence. There are lots of inspirational projects, tips and techniques each week and in the surrounding studio displays. There is a well stocked studio and sewing machines are available as part of the session.

*Our Studio Shop on Swaffham High Street.
93 High Street, opposite the Buttercross and next to The Green Parrot and Mother Hubbard's Fish and Chip Shop. A beautifully restored Georgian Building.

"Textile Tuesdays and Thursdays" as they are affectionally as are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Two main sessions, 9.30am until 12.150n Tuesday and then 12.30 until 2.45. Thursdays 10 am until 12.15 and then 12.45 until 3pm
Other times by appointment
On Tuesday afternoon is ideal for beginners.

There is an Evening Class on the third Thursday of each month which covers all the projects of the month. 7pm until 9pm. Apply for details

The cost per session is £10 and 50p for refreshments. There may be a small charge of approximately£2.50 for kits or materials used or required. Brenda's Kits for Stump Work are priced separately.

You need to bring a basic sewing kit, pencil case equipment with you. Also an idea on what you would like to make. There are machines in the studio you can borrow.
There is also a small shop area with craft materials available.

Creative Textiles 10 Week Certificate Course

We are starting the next Level One 10 Week Creative Textiles Course in September 2017 again. Enrolment is open from July 2017. It costs £290. Contact Jane for more information if you are interested in this comprehensive textile course. It is suitable for beginners or those that want to explore textiles and developing ideas and their own creative style.
The next course will start in February 2017, you can lodge your interest now.

Here are some of the next Sessions for 2017


101 of Overlockers
Text Project
Own and Christmas Projects

Dressmaking every Wednesday

January 2017

24th&26th Sewing Rolls and Accessories
Friday 27th Book and Journal Day. Fabric and Paper. 10am-1pm
31st Sewing Rolls, Accessories and Oriental Inspiration.

February 2017

1st 10 Week Creative Textiles starts, enrol now.
2nd Sewing Rolls, Accessories and Oriental Inspiration.
14th&16th Hand Stitched Gift
21st&23rd Book Rolls and Tidies
Thursday Evening Sewing Class 7pm until 9pm
Saturday 25th Grown ups Sewing Day 10am until 2pm, £15
28th Own work and Christmas Gifts:))

Previous Sessions For Inspiration On Whats Available

October 2016

4th&6th Cushions With a Difference
7th Steampunk Brooch or Pendant £20
11th and 13th Christmas Trees
15th Grown Ups Sewing Day 10 until 2pm
18th&20th Brenda For-Get-Me-Not Cushion Follow Up and Own Projects
26th Gothic Heart with Chrystal and Jane £20
25th&27th Own and Christmas Projects

November 2016

1st&3rd Luxury Christmas Stockings
8th&10th Christmas Ornament with Brenda £17, Kit Included
15th&17th Christmas Runners
22nd&24th Snowflakes
30th Own and Christmas Projects

December 2016

1st Own and Christmas Projects
6th&8th Quick Gifts
13th Quick Gifts and Finishing Off
15th Own Projects and Finishing Off. Closing at 12.30

August 2016

2nd&4th Red and White Floral and Stripe
9th&11th Pocket Tidy Items
16th&18th NEC Show, Tell and Makes
23rd&25th Charmed Squares and Keepsakes
30th Own Projects

September 2016

6th&8th Canadian Smocking
13th&15th Lampshade  Kit Available
Tuesday 20th 10am until 12.15 
Thursday 22nd 12.45 until 3pm 
                                                     'Forget-me-not Cushion' with Brenda
                                                      from The Needlewoman's Studio.
                                                      Session and exquisite cushion kit which contains everything other                                                         than stuffing costs £24.

(Follow up sessions to continue stitching with Brenda 18th and 20th sam session times)

27th&29th Own Projects Finishing etc

Remember Mixed Media Wednesdays and Fridays are available for Printing, Contemporary Textiles, Book Folding and Papercrafts.

I am keen to recycle, so if you or your friends are Spring Cleaning please consider The Art Room.