Junior/Teen Classes

Teaching children and teens to sew is just a joy ! We don’t just sew, we learn how to draw with the sewing machine and by hand, quilt, embellish, print on fabrics with transfer paint and acrylics, dye fabrics and so much more. All in all the Junior/Teen GillyMac Classes are offered to develop an appreciation of textile art in many forms – and the children get so good at it! For the older girls, the classes also support their GCSE and A Level Textiles classes with awesome results.

For the past 4 years, each of the three regular GillyMac classes has been awarded prizes at the Festival of Quilts and the National Quilting Championships. This is an amazing achievement by the girls.

I also support (for free) up to 2 students each year in their Duke of Edinburgh skills award for Bronze or Silver and am a regular volunteer teacher nationally for the Young Quilters branch of the Quilters Guild. 

2018-9 Junior/Teen Weekly Classes

Note : Many of the classes are currently full, but email me at mail@gillymacdesigns.com to see how i could help a new student.

Junior Sewing Bee   – £15/Session + £22 materials per half term

For Year 4-6 this after-school-term-time group is a fantastic way to begin or foster a love of textiles in Junior School age children. In these classes, they will be exposed to a wide variety of textile art and begin to sew independently. Their sewing skill base will grow as quickly as their confidence and it is a joy to see! – This class is full 

Senior Sewing Group – Fridays 4pm-6.30pm  – £15/Session + £22 materials per half term

For Year 7+ this after-school-term-time group is a precursor to a GCSE in textiles or just a fun way to take the first steps into dressmaking as well as patchwork and quilting. These girls normally have ideas of their own and my classes are tailored to meeting their needs and exploring what they want to learn about.

Teen Sewing 10am-12pm Saturdays  £15/Session + £22 materials per half term

This class is suitable for Year 7+.. The classes provide an opportunity for creativity and a catch up with your sewing friends. This is a fun class where projects are tailored to each young person. This class is full 

Teen Sewing 12.15pm-2.15pm Saturdays  £15/Session + £22 materials per half term

This class is suitable for Year 7+.The classes provide an opportunity for creativity and a catch up with your sewing friends. This is a fun class where projects are tailored to each young person. This class is full