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Everything you need and some other stuff too.
Our workshops run weekday evenings and weekends, the days/workshops vary so always check before you book.
Most evening classes run 7pm-9pm and weekends are 11am-4pm unless otherwise stated.
Evening classes don't suit me, do you/will you run classes during the day?
Simple answer is no. In general I do not and won't be, running group classes during the day, I leave day times free for bookings from community organisations. I do occasionally have slots available for private, one to one bookings, if this something that interests you, please get in touch, one to one crochet sessions start at £30.00 for 2 hours, private sewing sessions start at £50.00 for 2 hours. Conditions apply.
Where are you based?
Sew Swansea is located at Unit 11, Elysium Studios, 34a Orchard Street, Swansea SA1 5AW. The studios are situated above Volcano theatre with the enterence to the back of the theatre in Orchard Street.
We also offer a 'travelling service' to cater to private group parties or to hold classes for other organisations, where we bring all of our sewing kit to you if you chose that package, please contact us if you'd like to arrange this or view our Community Classes page.
Please note we do not come to private homes to teach. There is no exception to this.
I have questions, how can I reach you?
You can reach me via the 'contact us' page here on the website as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Intsagram and Email. I don't like phone calls. At all. Ever.
What does the workshop/class/course fee cover?
Here at Sew Swansea we want to make it as easy as we can for you to take part in our workshops. Our fees cover most materials, where possible, and the supplies needed to make your chosen project, insurance, the cost of the use of our machines and the cost of maintaining them to keep them in tip top condition etc. I try my best to include as many of the materials you need for the project in the workshop price, to help avoid additional costs to you, sometimes, as with dressmaking, for example, this is not always possible but in cases where you need to supply your own materials it will be clearly stated in the workshop description and I can assist you in terms of fabric types and places to buy from.
Do you offer discounts or concession rates?
Unfortunately, as a small, independant, business I am unable to offer discount rates to individuals. If this changes in the future I will add discount options to classes where possible. I am however onstanly reviewing my pricings and try to give the very best value that I can.
Do I need my own sewing machine?
No, for the majority of the classes you use one of our workshop machines. The only exceptions to this are the 'sewing machine surgery' workshops which are for teaching you the basics of your own machine, and 'sew social' crafting events, although there is an option to hire one of our machines at a small additional cost for this event.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately the studio is up a flight of stairs and there is no lift access in the building.
You mention refreshments are available in some of your class listings, do you cater to special diets, like vegan?
Not specifically, we supply basic tea/biscuits for students, these are free of charge and optional, you are of course more than welcome to bring yourself something if you have specific requirements.
If you have allergies that are affected by being in close proximity to certain things, please let us know and we will do our best to make sure they are not present during your class.
Can my child come to a class?
Nope, we run adult only workshops that aren't suitable for children to attend. We have, in the past run specific child-friendly classes but this is not something we offer any more as our focus is on creating an empowering female oriented space - and a lot of the time the conversation is 'adult' and swearing happens.