Stitch & Bitch
Every Thursday night 7.00pm - 9.00pm
£30 for a 6 week block
Very popular sewing class, all levels of ability are catered for. Abi has many years experience
in fashion design, pattern cutting, textiles and can help with all aspects of your project.
This is a great social event and pupils are welcome to renew their subscription after the initial
6 week block if spaces are available.
Knit & Natter
3rd Saturday of each month, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Our resident knitting group meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month. New faces and
beginners are always welcome. If you have always wanted to learn to knit or just want to do
some social knitting please do pop along to the Studio.
Classes for 2013
Please note the following classes will be held at
*My Little Vintage*, 32 Broad Street, Earls Barton, Northampton, NN6 0ND.
To book your place pop into the My Little Vintage shop on the address above or ring Julia on
01604 812231 or Abi on 0797 2862740, a 50% deposit will secure your place and you can pay
over the phone when you ring Julia.
The Stitch & Make Studio
7 - 9 Burns Street, Northampton NN1 3QE
Workshops - Choosing A Class
The studio is a place of inspiration and escape. Here you will find a comfy and cosy lounge
area with ornaments, magazines, tea and biscuits - just like going round Nan’s. When
researching classes and workshops it’s disheartening to see white spaces, neatness and a clock
on the wall. It’s too neat and tidy to be inspiring. To this end The Stitch and Make Studio is a
space given up to the worshipful creative experience. Here time stands still while you get stuck
in and learn something new and exciting. The Studio has many textile and sewing related
books and when you book a class most materials (unless otherwise stated) are supplied. We are
always happy to devise classes for hen parties such as fascinator or corsage workshops and also
Booking & Payment
To secure your place a deposit of 50% is required.
Please call Abi on 07972 862740 or e-mail her by clicking here
Payment can be made by sending a cheque made payable to Miss A Jackson to the studio
address shown above.
You can pop into the studio to make payment using cash or can e-mail for an invoice to pay
We will always run a class unless we get less than 4 people then it will not run. If we do have to cancel we will give you at least 5 days notice and
will return your deposit.
all designs & images are the property of abi jackson © 2013
Beginners Sewing - Stitch & Make Studio
I was 46 had never been anywhere near a sewing machine and had never successfully made
ANYTHING in my life... I didn’t even know how to thread a sewing machine , let alone make
anything. In 4 short evenings, I had made my own fabulous bag.... a thing of practicality and
beauty... I did it!
I had avoided all such skills at school and had a mother who just couldn’t bear the strain of
teaching me! A combination of fear of looking stupid and being the worst in the class had
always stopped me trying to learn to sew before. If you want a class that is fun, a studio with a
great vibe, really approachable and skilled teachers who teach in a really understandable way,
then The Stitch & Make Studio is the place to start your creative sewing life!
If you are looking for a commission a piece of clothing look no further as I have used Abi’s
amazing skills as a truly creative dressmaker to put together some coats, dresses and bags to
match. The results are truly amazing and I have some unique one off creations that get
comments whenever I wear them and really have the wow factor. Abi listens to what you want
and then works hard to create something original that will really make a statement. I have no
hesitation in recommending her to make you that special piece.
This place is a thunder box of a stitching explosion! I've been and I'm still on tranquillizers.
Do whatever you have to..... but get yourself on at least one Abi Jackson course as soon as
Abi Jackson - Appearing live on The Bernina
Saturday 21st September 10.30am - 4.00pm
Forge 2 Gallery and Shop, The Green, Culworth OX17 2AX, 01295 768440
Abi will be appearing at the Forge 2 Gallery in Culworth, making clothes and talking about
her work for the gallery’s regular Shop and Scoff event.
Abi Jackson - Selvedge Winter Fair
Saturday 29th Sunday 30th November
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, London, SW3 5EE.
Abi will be selling her handmade clothes and vintage haberdashery at Selvedge’s Winter Fair
2013. There will be over 100 stands selling a carefully curated mix of antique textiles,
talented designer makers and vintage supplies.
Saturday 3rd August, Saturday 28th August 10.30am - 3.30pm
£36 ** Don’t forget to bring a packed much **
Designed as a follow on class from the beginners or as a class for those with some existing
sewing experience. In this class we will work from a basic bodice pattern. We will look at
darts, pattern language and inserting a zip. We will also cover patterns and getting a good fit
from a pattern in more depth. You can bring your own machine to work from although we
supply all equipment and materials.
Beginners Class - 3 new dates available.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday 29th June , Saturday 27th July, Saturday 24th August 10.30am - 3.30pm
£36 ** Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch **
See above for booking details
For the terrified beginner or the rusty novice. This class is designed to get you sewing with
confidence. We start with the basics; winding a bobbin and threading up before moving onto
basic machine problems , stitching tension and what all those dials mean. We also cover
Gathering stitches, bias and making a pocket. A very exciting and fun class.
You are welcome to work on your own machine although all equipment and materials are
Mono Printing and Japanese Fish Printing
Saturday 22nd June 10.30am - 3.30pm
£36 ** Don’t forget to bring a packet lunch **
These two very different printing techniques are simple and satisfying. The day will be full of
experimentation and colour. Yes we will be using real fish to print with and you will be
Amazed at the lovely effects that can be achieved using silk, paper and a flounder.
hen parties & group events