Making in Tideswell

Samples to inspire the students

Last weekend saw the most recent pair of courses running at the gorgeous Peak District Yarns studio in Tideswell. There were two different courses running consecutively teaching some very different, yet immensely useful, skills.

The morning saw us embark on learning how to make a machine stitched roman blind. It covered the theory of how to measure them, how to calculate the amount of fabric and lining needed, where to place the rod pockets and ultimately shared a number of tips as to how to achieve a professional finish.

Pinning the rod tape in place prior to stitching – accuracy is everything to ensure a professional finish.

Everyone worked really hard to ensure that the completed items were very well finished so they could refer to them along with their comprehensive notes when they want to make them again. Another skill that will help our students save themselves money whilst giving them a home to be proud of.

Beautifully finished blinds.

After lunch the second course began, this time teaching a couple of different ways to insert a zip. The students learnt the tricks of the trade behind putting in a lapped and invisible zip, leaving with a pair of samples to help them remember how to do it when they need it in their own projects.

Tricks of the trade for successful zip insertion …

Another fab day with brilliant outcomes. Hope to see you again soon.

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