WORKSHOPS FOR 2017: 

  • Basic Sewing & Your Sewing Machine (Beginners)
  • Your Choice in Sewing ( Novice to experienced stitchers)
  • Wardrobe favourites- Create a dress  ( Novice to experienced stitchers)
  • Re-create your Favourite Garment ( Novice to experienced stitchers)
  • Basic Victorian and Advanced Corsets ( Novice to experienced stitchers)

Sewing Classes; Booking terms and conditions are detailed below


Basic Sewing & Your Sewing Machine

(Beginners)

£ 65 (3 weeks) or

£120  (6 weeks)

Wednesdays 6.15-8.30pm  

May 3rd,10th,17th,24th  / June 7,14th 2017

(Beginners) min 6 persons – max 8

Gain confidence in sewing tasks. Whether you need to gain knowledge and confidence in your own machine or would like to borrow a machine to try your hand at learning some beneficial sewing techniques.

Basic sewing and gaining confidence in your Sewing machine. Come along and either learn how to use your sewing machine or if you need to gain confidence to make progress with your sewing this is the class for you! Learn some basic sewing skills, putting in zips, repairs to garments and various hemline techniques.

  • To Book; please get in touch here

 

Your Choice in Sewing

( Novice to experienced stitchers)

£140 (x 6min-8 places) with lunch included  plus £10 materials

Weekend course 11am-5pm

Sat Sept 16th & Sun 17th 2017

Problem solving, fitting a pattern to your size, adapting the design of a pattern or support in the making process. Its up to you. I will support and advise you through each step as required. ( suitable for Beginners and advanced).

 

  • To Book; please get in touch here

Wardrobe favourites- Make a dress  

( Novice to experienced stitchers)

6 week course  (x6min-8 max places )

£120 plus £10 materials; 

WED eves: Nov 1st,8th,15th,22nd 29th  – 6th Dec   

Create a classic, fully lined shift dress or a simple cocktail dress for the festive season! You can bring your own pattern and fabric with matching thread. The pattern can be adapted to suit your requirements and size. I can advise you in advance of what fabric to purchase and guide you to exciting fabric retailers. (Some experience required)

 

To Book; please get in touch here


Re-create your Favourite Garment 

( Novice to experienced stitchers)

6 weeks

£120 6 min- 8 max places plus £10 materials

Wed Evening:  January 10th,17th,24th,31st / Feb 7th, 21st   2018 

Learn to take a pattern from your favourite item and make it in your choice of fabric , alternatively bring a pattern along with your choice of fabric.

The pattern can be adapted to suit your requirements and size. I can advise you in advance of what fabric to purchase and guide you to exciting fabric retailers. (Some experience required)

To Book; please get in touch here


Basic Victorian Corsets

( Novice to experienced stitchers)

30th September & 1st October 2017

£120 

Venue: Timberscombe Village Hall, Timberscombe, Somerset TA24 7TY    

(Basic sewing skills required)  

Basic Victorian and Advanced Corsets 

( Novice to experienced stitchers)

7/8th October 2017

£135 plus £45 materials.

Venue: Hangstones Pavillon,  Bristol .  

(Basic sewing skills required)  

Advanced: you need to have attended the Basics course or having sewing experience.

  • To Book; please get in touch here

 

Feel free to visit the blog for a special feature on a corset workshop. Click here

Come along and to  make a fully fitted, boned, lined, and back-laced corset in a material of your choice.  The Corset provides excellent support and  bodyshaping, in my informative weekend Workshops. These corsets are created to be worn as outer or under garments and can reduce your waistline by upto 5 inches. I encourage all sizes from XXS to XXXL plus. Nobody is too large or too small.

Over the two day workshop you can opt to create an overbust corset or underbust style ‘waspie’ corset sometimes used as a cincer and can be used as a waist-training corset.

Only Basic sewing skills are required for these Workshops. I will provide the  Paper pattern and structuring materials provided,these are  based on original Victorian patterns and I am happy to adapt sizing to suit your shape and measurements. These corsets are beautifully constructed using 3 layers, a top layer,an interlining and traditional cotton Coutil. They contain a steel busk to fasten the front, have 4 steel supports to slot into  the back and also contain 14-18 steel flexible spirals bones for long life and comfort.

Not only will you leave the workshop with your own corset after the weekend* but also a pleasing and more advanced  sewing skills. This is an admired craft and easy to manage for the beginner and indeed inspiring for those of you who are more confidant stitchers.

Advanced Corsetry:

If you have attended  such a workshop or class before, you may like to advance your skills by changing your pattern or making an advanced version. Experiment with leather, lace and different methods of trim. If you are an admirer of corsets, you may wish to create a ‘waist trainer’ a corset for lingerie use or as a leather accessory to wear as a belt style waist cincer. Please get in touch to discuss the options.

I will bring along several corsets to the workshop for  you to handle, experiment with and to try on.

 


 

HEN PARTIES

You can book hen parties with Lisa Keating. You will need to allow 3-4 hours . travel to location can be arranged and sewing machines are available to borrow.

Choose to create :

  • French silk knickers
  • Soft Bra
  • Garters
  • High leg tie knickers with lace trim
  • Corsage flowers

Please enquire about individual prices for these events.

Contact

PLEASE SEE BELOW for booking terms and conditions

Materials

Suitable fabrics for your top layer. Please obtain a metre of your selected fabric based on a  width of 150 cms width. For narrower fabrics you will require 1.30 metres

If this is your first corset, please avoid :

Velvet and stretch fabrics such as jersey,lycra, sheer fabrics: chiffon, georgette etc

Recommended fabrics: Silk Dupion, Cotton, Satin, light woollens, Crepes .printed or plain fabrics

Sewing Machine ( we can provide one if you are unable) however resources are limited for this so please let us know in advance.

Fabric scissors if you have them

Your top layer of fabric

Matching reels of thread

Dressmakers Pins

Pencil/ruler

All other materials are provided

The Courses 2017

In addition I can also offer this to a group of people,  if you have any friends, family or colleagues that would like to make up a small group perhaps a Hen party !  (min 4/ max 8 people) dates can be flexible

28th April 2017 French Knicker making 

 Workshops Reviews : What people are saying;-

‘Absolutely fantastic corset class!Loved every second.You can work at your own pace and get as much help as you need. Definitely do it again.’  Livvy Cribb   Sept ’15

‘For someone that doesn’t sew, this class is brilliant, lovely teacher, relaxed atmosphere and Ive made a corset! yoo-hoo!’    Bev Cribb Sept ’15

‘Lisa Keating, corset extraordinaire!! fab teacher, Great Class,Im leaving with an amazing corset! Thanks.’   Pamela Cain, Sept ’15  (2nd visit/course)

‘Ive just had such a lovely 2 days, such a privilege to learn from Lisa’s expertise. I made a lovely corset and am looking forward to finishing the next, Thankyou- Lisa.’   Julie Mills  (3rd visit/ course)

Most enjoyable. Learnt new skills for many other projects. Will be back ‘ !    Liz Dixon, Graphic Designer

‘Best weekend I have had in a while, It was fun, sociable and I loved the individual attention you gave us. I feel like I am taking away some real skills that will stay with me.’  Kitty, English M A graduate – University of Swansea

‘A brilliant way to spend the weekend. Learned loads and almost finished my corset’. Rachel Millener , ex NHS and New Corset addict!

‘Very interesting and Creative. My second course with Lisa and just as enjoyable, if not more so than the first, if not more. ‘  Jan Johnstone . Enjoying early retirement.

‘The Best needlework course I have ever attended, the second I have done with Lisa and looking forward to the next.’ Sue Woodbury. Seamstress

 

Terms and conditions : Bookings

Bookings

You can book yourself on one of the many courses we offer online via email . We accept card payment via paypal or by Bank transfer.

If you wish to book please ensure you read carefully our booking terms & conditions and inparticular note the main points below, and please note that by booking online you are therefore acknowledging you have read and accept the booking terms & conditions.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Please check the dates carefully prior to booking.

Once made a booking cannot be transferred to an alternative date. If for any reason you are unable to attend please feel free to send a substitute. If you book a workshop for several days duration please make sure you can attend all days.

All workshops must be paid for in full prior to the workshop. Payment can be made by cash or credit/debit card. We no longer accept cheques.

All workshops must be paid for at the time the booking is confirmed.

Cancellations By you:
Refunds will only be given for workshops that have been paid for in full, and will be issued on the following basis.

28 days or more before date of workshop 25%
27-15 days before date of workshop 10%
less than 14 days 0%

I suggest you may consider taking out insurance to cover the cost of your workshop in case you have to cancel due to illness/unforseen circumstances.  We cannot be responsible for any hotel cost or travel expenses that may be incurred.

Cancellations By us:
If a cancellation is unavoidable a full refund or an alternative date will be given.