Cambridge Art Makers | Short Courses

We offer a variety of sewing related courses ranging from repair days to learning how to use patterns and make clothes.

Check the individual course details for specific information on each course.

Ability levels are specific to each course, check you choose the right one for you.

Details as to any materials required for courses are sent along with course joining instructions and noted in the course descriptions.

This page is specifically for mixed, standard sewing courses. We also have a page for Quilting & Patchwork courses and Textiles & Mixed Media courses, see pages as linked.

Sewing courses currently offered:

  • Bunting & Garlands | 1 day | 10.00-16.00 | £60
  • Make a Skirt | 1 day | 10.00 – 16.00 each day | £60
  • Clothes Repair & Care | Drop in | 10.00 – 17.00 | by donation

We are always looking to add more courses. Email us if there is a course you wouldn’t miss for the world!

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Tutor | Gill Collinson

With over ten years’ teaching experience with a variety of classes, Gill has a passion for all things textile and mixed media.  Gill’s educational background is in graphic design and after many years working in the design industry she returned to her first love, textiles. Her own work has a strong basis in natural forms and reflects a truly mixed media approach – incorporating fabric, paper, felt, plastics, stitch, heat tools and anything else with creative potential!

Sheila McDonald Enamelling with Cambridge Art Makers

Location | 6 Lintech Court, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4XN, ENGLAND

Transport | The workshop is a few miles south of Cambridge city and can be reached by the route 13 buses. Follow the signs to Linton Zoo!

Participant Guidelines | Please read our participant guidelines which can be found here

Covid-19 Guidelines | Please read our covid-19 guidelines which can be found here

Access | Please note that our kitchen and toilets are on the first floor up 1 flight of stairs. If this is going to pose a problem for you please email us at

Booking | Your reservation on a course is not complete until payment has been received.

Photos | We may take pictures during classes which may be used on our social media feeds and later in publicity. If you wish not to be in photographs please let the tutor and staff know at the start of the class.

Questions | if you have any questions or comments please email

Availability | No spaces left? Email us at to go on the waiting list.

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Making a Skirt with Gill Collinson, 2019

Other Upcoming Cambridge Art Makers’ Courses:

Creative Pattern Cutting – January-April 2021

Tue 12th Jan @ 14:00 - Tue 20th Apr @ 17:00

Sewcialising – January – April 2021

Tue 12th Jan @ 18:00 - Tue 20th Apr @ 21:00

Advanced Textiles & Mixed Media – January-April 2021

Tue 19th Jan @ 10:00 - Tue 20th Apr @ 13:00

Textiles & Mixed Media – January-April 2021

Wed 20th Jan @ 09:30 - Wed 21st Apr @ 12:30

Afternoon Stained Glass – January-April 2021

Thu 21st Jan @ 15:30 - Thu 22nd Apr @ 18:30

Evening Stained Glass – January-April 2021

Thu 21st Jan @ 19:15 - Thu 22nd Apr @ 21:15