Children’s Courses

    At Nest, we are passionate about passing craft skills on to the younger generation. Crafting is known to improve fine motor skills, concentration and mental wellbeing but above all, it’s great fun and very rewarding!

  • Sewing for Home Educated kids

    • 5 weeks
    • Dates: Starts 12th June
    • Time: 1.15-2.45 pm
    • £70.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    If you are aged 7-13 and would like to learn to sew, then this course is for you. Suitable for both beginners and those with a little more experience.
    The course is project based and will include a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing to improve your skills.

  • Children’s Crochet

    • 5 sessions
    • Dates: Starting Thursday 21st June
    • Time: 4.15 - 5.15pm
    • £50.00

    Learn all the basic stitches from chain, doubles, trebles, making granny squares etc under the expert tutelage of knitwear designer and author, Tracey Lord.

    All materials included

    Ages 7 years plus

  • Boys Sewing class

    • 6 weeks
    • Dates: Friday 8th June
    • Time: 4-5.30pm
    • £84.00

    From fisherman to tailors, sewing has always been in the male domain and last year’s winner of the Great British Sewing Bee was a man. So join us for
    some fabulous “boy” projects.

  • Children Beginners Knitting

    • 6 sessions
    • Dates: Monday 4th June
    • Time: 5.30 - 6.15 pm
    • £54.00

    Price includes a set of needles and ball of yarn

    We will cover all the knitting basics The course will include:

    • the very beginning – how to hold your needles and make a slip knot
    • casting on and off
    • knit and purl
    • garter stitch, stocking stitch, stripes etc.
    • increasing and decreasing
    • reading a pattern
  • Children’s Sewing

    • 6 sessions
    • Dates: Starting June 4th Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 4.00 - 5.30 pm
    • Time: Saturdays 9.45-11.15 or 11.15-12.45
    • £84.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    If you are aged 7-13 and would like to learn to sew, then this course is for you. Suitable for both beginners and those with a little more experience.
    The course is project based and will include a mixture of hand sewing and machine sewing to improve your skills.

  • Teens Pattern Cutting

    • 6 sessions
    • Dates: Wednesdays from 6th JUNE
    • Time: 5.15-6.45 pm
    • £84.00

    Price includes all equipment plus refreshments. Fabric for dressmaking projects not included

    This course is designed for secondary school aged children and will teach you the skills needed for making your own pattern blocks – the basis for making patterns in exactly your size. A fantastic course for those with intermediate to advanced sewing skills and those studying for textiles GCSE

‘Good class size allowing focus on each persons questions. Clear detailed instruction, a nice progression through the skills to more complicated techniques.’

‘Small class size so the tutor had plenty of time to give individual attention.’

‘I really enjoyed how practical the course was - guiding us to be able to make something, following a pattern, after just a few weeks.’