Bespoke Hand Stitched Pencil Pleat Curtains - 1-2-1 Workshop - North of York



Jacqueline invites you to slip away into your creative bubble for a professional, skill based workshop tailored specifically to your needs. This fun packed, busy workshop takes place in Jacqueline's own workroom slightly north of the beautiful, historical city of York. This full day workshop covers all the techniques and skills required to make bespoke hand stitched pencil pleat curtains, and more ...

Is this course for me?
Do you admire beautiful windows adorned with elegant drapes? Would you like to learn all the stitches and techniques required to make pencil pleat curtains, all to a professional standard? Jacqueline will share the tricks of the trade.

Who will be teaching me?
Jacqueline is creative and talented, with over 20 years of teaching experience. She owns JSInteriors and works as an Interior Designer in Yorkshire with mostly private clients on whole room schemes and holiday cottages.

What will I learn?
This busy full days workshop will teach you the techniques and stitches, to make bespoke handmade lined and/or interlined pencil pleat curtains. You will learn how to measure and cut your fabric to maximize on pattern and detail, construct neat, true mitred corners, accurately position and secure interlining, apply the correct stitch, tension and method to complete hand-finished samples, including the daisy chain stitch. During the workshop you will complete a half-meter curtain drop using all the techniques required to complete larger projects.

What will I take home?
The knowledge, skills and confidence to make your own curtains at home. Training notes. Information about tried and tested reliable suppliers. Access to resources for other soft furnishing projects.

Simple Bespoke Curtains are complimentary to hand stitched roman blinds, handmade lampshades and scatter cushions so do check out other weekend retreats offered by selecting 'see more by this course organiser.'

Some hand and machine sewing experience will be useful, however Jacqueline will provide oodles of encouragement and support, therefore this course is suitable for both the beginner and more experienced, enthusiastic sewer.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All course fees are inclusive of 1 full day of tuition, all specialist blind making materials & sundries, training notes and a light lunch.

For more information and details on how to book please contact Jacqueline using the 'Ask a question' link above.

If you need to cancel for any reason you can book onto another course or a full refund will be provided as long as you cancel within 2 weeks of your start date. We reserve the right to cancel the course if we get insufficient bookings and will aim to provide you with 10 days notice, your fee will be fully refunded.


Jacqueline Schultz at JSInteriorsUK

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Beckus 64 Main Street
North Yorkshire
YO13 9NS

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1 day (flexible times to suit)

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