Stitches in Time


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Creativity with community. 

Stitches in Time are an arts charity running for over 20 years, well-known across London for their unique creative workshops with the community.

They run a vast range of textile and sewing workshops, from hand embroidery to pattern cutting, baby boot making to creating textile installations. Working with diverse groups from school children to elders groups, Stitches in Time have achieved a range of outcomes, including 12ft tapestries with people who have never sewn before, and teaching knicker-making to 20 male bankers.

Katie Adkins and Paul Garayo run the charity alongside a team of professional textile and visual artists. They are skilled in a vast range of creative techniques.

Attend a workshop

Stitches In Time run a selection of free and paid workshops in the studio at the farm. Enjoy learning in a small group, by experienced, friendly teachers. Workshops include:

Basic Hand Embroidery, Embellishments with Recycling Workshops

Enjoy learning hand embroidery and embellishing using traditional and recycled materials. Explore infinite creative possibilities through this ancient craft. Join the Embroidery Renaissance! Suitable for beginners & also intermediate creatives working on their own projects.

Basic machining courses

5Learn how to use a sewing machine. Develop skills needed in dressmaking. Learn a range of seams and techniques needed to make anything – from standard seams, French seams, zips and much more. Finish by using these new skills to make your own Tote bag.

Traditional Bangladeshi doll making

Make your own traditional Bangladeshi doll, full of character! Taught by local, experienced seamstresses from Bangladesh. Suitable for all ages.

Baby boot making

Have a new arrival in the family? Stuck for a unique, personal gift? This workshop requires a little machining experience. You will leave with your superb personalised gift and the knowledge how to make many more.6

Make your own apron

Perfect workshop for those new to sewing. Cut and make your own apron. The chance to creatively adapt a traditional design, making a one-off gift for someone, or for yourself!

Sewing social

Both free and paid classes that provide a great opportunity to meet, sew and get advice on items you wish to make.

Children’s parties7

They have run many sewing and arts activities with children, from Superheroes- making capes and costumes- to Farm-themed sock puppets and masks. Get in touch – they can cater for the interests of your child, a perfectly inventive, original birthday party.

Coorporate events and team building

They can tailor a workshop to your group. There is no better way to bring a group together and challenge a team than with a creative challenge. 20 bankers from Lloyds Bank visited us to make knickers, and provided a wonderfully hilarious icebreaker for a new team.

Do you need something sewing? Commission us!

FabricWorks – the enterprise arm of the charity – is a production service that creates exquisite commissions whilst creating employment.

We have made items for Kensington Palace, The Barbican, The Secret Garden Party, Granger and Co restaurant, Jess Jos, Miss Crofton for Urban Outfitters, Andrea Garland for Liberty’s and many, many more!


Contact, or check out for more info.

For more details of any of the classes, please get in touch.

0207 987 6164


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