BOOKING A WORKSHOP - INFORMATION:
Booking onto a Workshop
You can book onto a workshop by emailing to reserve a space or by using the contact tab on the menu below to request further information, or find out which workshop would suit you best. You will then be sent a booking form which you will need to print off, complete, sign and return along with your payment. Once the transaction is completed your booking is confirmed. All FASHIONSKOOL workshop and course groups are deliberately small to ensure you receive full attention. Bookings are taken on a first-come-first-served basis and, as spaces are very limited you are advised not to delay to avoid risk of disappointment.
FASHIONSKOOL's holiday workshops are individually graded for their skill levels: beginners, beginners+, intermediate and intermediate+. Children’s workshops and the Sewing club have a minimum age recommendation (from age 8+). It is suggested that you follow these guidelines when making an initial booking and seek guidance for moving up to higher levels when you attend your session. Our Teen's Dressmaking Clubs cater for mixed abilities and are suitable for Beginners+ in school year 8 to those studying Fashion and Textiles at A-level, the Pre-teens Dressmaking Club is suitable for Beginners+/age from 10 years (discretionary). Adult dressmaking classes are currently available on Friday mornings and are ideal for for Beginners and Refreshers up to intermediate level.
All equipment and materials are, unless otherwise stated, provided for the session. However, please feel free to bring your own sewing machine if you are lucky enough to have one, (please ensure that it’s in good working order, not more than 5 years old and, unless you are booking a complete beginners’ class, you must be able to thread it up yourself). It is also recommended that you bring slippers or soft shoes to wear to avoid the danger of occasional pins and scissors left lying on the floor!
Dogs, babies, young children and illness
Sometimes our dog is at the property. She is small, friendly, doesn’t jump up and is low shedding; so not usually a problem for allergy sufferers. Adults are welcome to bring (and take responsibility for) pre-crawling babies in adult classes however it is not appropriate to bring young children. Please consider others by not sending your children to their class when they're ill.
Minimum class-size numbers, cancellations and etiquette
Generally FASHIONSKOOL workshops need a minimum of 3 bookings (and courses a minimum of 4) in order to run. You will be given at least 48 hours notice prior to the start of a workshop if it has to be cancelled due to it being under-subscribed. In the event of a workshop or course having to be cancelled for any reason an alternative date maybe offered or fees can be transferred or refunded. Cancellation of a booking will only be refunded where the space is able to be re-filled.
Please do not arrive late as it delays the session and is unfair on others in the group. Equally, it is appreciated that you don't arrive more than 5 minutes early as there is no waiting area and it can sometimes delay setting-up for the class.
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