Store Events & Workshops

Join us at your local Closs & Hamblin store for creative workshops, free demonstrations, or crafty social clubs. We’ve teamed with some of our favourite makers, designers, and inspiring companies to host inspirational talks and shopping events in our stores.

Take a look below at what’s coming soon and follow us on Facebook to be the first to know about new events and workshops.

CARD MAKING CLASS
Book ahead

Every Tuesday from 10.30am to 1pm
£15 per class or £50 for 4 classes

Would you like to try card making? Our classes will show you how!
Each week you will create 2 cards using different techniques and everything you need will be provided for you - just bring yourself! 
Spaces are limited to 8 per class.

Each class costs £15 per person or you can book 4 sessions in advance for just £50.

Contact Sara or Jon on 01273 321959 ext. 52 to book your place.

KNIT AND NATTER
Drop-in

Every Friday & Saturday from 10am to 2pm

Join our Knit And Natter group for the opportunity to spend some time with like minded creative people who enjoy using yarn. 
Spaces are limited to 8 per class.

We have both knitters and those who love to crochet.

It is a social group with all levels of ability, so whether you are experienced or just starting, feel free to drop in.

For more information please call 01273 321 959

Introduction to Watercolour Painting
Workshop


Tuesday 16th July
10am-12pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm 
£5 per person 

Central Saint Martins graduate, Kim O’Neil, who has sold works to supermarket Sainsbury’s and clothing retailer Jigsaw, will be giving watercolour painting lessons with a focus on Winsor & Newton Professional watercolour and W/N watercolour mediums. Everyone attending will leave with a completed piece of work.

All materials provided. Limited spaces.

10% off All Pullingers products on the day.

 

There are currently no scheduled events. For updates, sign up to our newsletter or follow our Facebook page. 

 

KNIT & NATTER
Drop-in


Every Friday from 9am - 12pm 
Free to attend 

There is nothing better than knitting together with a whole bunch of yarn lovers who share your passion for beautiful handmade projects. We're not a knitting class so please bring your own project and material.

Even if you haven't started knitting yet but would like some advice on how and where to begin, you are welcome to join this group. These are drop-in sessions so no booking required. Please head to the first floor in the dress department.

LEARN HOW TO CROCHET
Drop-in


Starts Saturday 1st June 12-1pm 
Free to attend 

Every second day throughout June in C&H Eastbourne, we’ll be showing anyone, of any age, how to crochet.

It’s not difficult when you know how! We will teach you how to master the basics: making a slip knot, chain & slip stitch, double/single crochet, bind off.

Followed by: Mon 3rd, Wed 5th, Fri 7th, Tue 11th, Thu 13th, Sat 15th, Mon 17th, Wed 19th, Fri 21st, Tue 25th, Thu 27th,Sat 29th June.

Creative bondaweb
FREE Demo


Tuesday 2nd July  
12:00-1pm 

Bondaweb works like double sided sellotape. See what magical things you can do with a bit of imagination. No booking required.

Needle felting
FREE Demo


Friday 5th July  
12:00-1pm 

Needle felting isn’t as difficult as you might think. See how to get started. No booking required.

How to make Pom Poms
FREE Demo


Saturday 13th July  
12:00-1pm 

Pom Poms are currently on trend. With a clear step-by-guide, you will see Pom Poms being made and you’ll be able to have a go at making one yourself! No booking required.

How to knit cables
Workshop


Tuesday 16th July  
1pm-3pm  

Knitting a cable is very straightforward, when you know how. Come along to this class and learn this easy skill.

£5pp (max 4 persons per workshop)

Sizzix Card Making
FREE Demo


Thursday 18th July  
12:00-1pm  

Have a go at this brilliant machine and see how to produce some amazing cards. No booking required.

Introduction to Watercolour Painting
Workshop


Tuesday 23rd July
10am-12pm and 1:30pm-3:30pm 
£5 per person 

Central Saint Martins graduate, Kim O’Neil, who has sold works to supermarket Sainsbury’s and clothing retailer Jigsaw, will be giving watercolour painting lessons with a focus on Winsor & Newton Professional watercolour and W/N watercolour mediums. Everyone attending will leave with a completed piece of work.

All materials provided. Limited spaces.

10% off All Pullingers products on the day.

Crochet a granny square
Workshop


Thursday 25th July  
1pm-3pm  

Crochet your own granny square. It’s easy when you know how. All materials provided.

£5pp (max 4 persons per workshop)

Introduction to Dressmaking
Workshop / £70 per person


Starts 10th September – 1st October  
5:30pm - 7:30pm  

A friendly class with a very approachable tutor, no question too Small. Our tutor, Gill Steele, will help build your confidence whilst guiding you through making a dress/skirt or even a shirt, for child or adult to suit your skill level.

The 4 weeks include: Choosing a pattern suited to your skill level, then the appropriate fabric to make it (these are at an additional cost but you get 1O% off). You will be taught how to lay out the pattern and cut it, understand the pattern, learn various sewing techniques.

Equipment needed: Basic dress making kit: scissors, chalk /pencil, pins, tape measure, stitch un-picker, sewing machine where possible so we can help you with any problems that arise (we can provide one though if needed).

10% discount during course on all dress making purchases from 2nd floor.
Please phone if you have further questions or special requirements. Contact Ann-Marie on 01323 410428 Ext 52.

 

There are currently no scheduled events. For updates, sign up to our newsletter or follow our Facebook page. 

 

 

There are currently no scheduled events. For updates, sign up to our newsletter or follow our Facebook page. 

 

KNITTING CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
Book ahead

Thursday from 10.30am to 1.30pm
£15 per class

Join us to learn the first steps of knitting. We will teach you how to: Cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, cast off.
You will practice knitting a square and learn about correct tension, how to read a pattern, understand the weight of yarns and ply as well as needle size to yarn ply.

All materials provided.

Contact Catherine on 01892 522 618 ext.4 to book your place.

Half Square Triangle Patchwork
FREE Demo

Thursday, 18th July
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn how to piece a geometric design using diamond and triangles, cut and sew from squares.
This technique is fantastic to make quilts, placemats, cushion covers & more!

All materials provided.

For more information contact the store on 01892 522 618

Make your own felt sheep
FREE Demo

Saturday, 27th July
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Come along and have fun at making felt sheep using one of our lovely craft kits.

All materials provided.

For more information contact the store on 01892 522 618

Sizzix Crafts
FREE Demo

Saturday, 3rd August
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Sizzix products are ideal for card making and other craft projects. Take advantage of this free demo and learn how to cut paper and fabric to make these unique and beautiful collages.

All materials provided.

For more information contact the store on 01892 522 618

Rit Marble Dye
FREE Demo

Thursday, 15th August
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn the easy technique of creating beautiful marble designs with shaving cream and Rit Dye.

All materials provided.

For more information contact the store on 01892 522 618

 

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