Sewing  Workshops with Kirke Raava

Spring Textile and Sewing workshops at The Forge

Kirke Raava is offering workshops with her “I Made This!” series. She believes that being creative means to create art that represents you and your journey, and of course have fun. The workshop is for a small group of people, coming together to relax and socialise with like-minded people.

“I Made this”, Needle felting and embellishing workshops
Saturday 26th of January, 2pm-4.30pm, Cost for this workshop is £30
Saturday 2nd of March, 2-4.30pm, Cost for this workshop is £30

“I Made this” Rag Doll-making workshop
Come and spend your Saturday afternoon making your own ragdoll. Perfect for the intermediate sewers
Saturday 2nd of February 4-8pm, This workshop cost £35, card payments accepted


The Forge, Hertford Road
Digswell, AL6 0BU

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Saturday – 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday – 4pm – 8pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions we answer frequently, but if you have more questions, please fill out the form at the bottom.

What art supplies do I need to buy before attending a class?

We provide all the machines and materials. You’ll have a chance to make a finished wall hanging, framed artwork, pin cushion etc. Alternatively, you can use this workshop to make lots of experiments and samples for your project to come.

Do I need to have any experience before taking a class?

When you arrive, Kirke will get you settled and then will run through with you all the samples and the different techniques; explaining you step by step the varied methods. Then you will have the opportunity to make some samples of your chosen techniques. Rest of the evening you can create your designed piece while Kirke will be on hand to assist and help. You will also receive your personal folder with a doodling pad and instruction manual for the different stitches. Making sure that when you go home and look back at your notes you can work independently. This workshop is suitable to anyone interested in needle felting, embroidery and different embellishing techniques. No previous experience necessary.

Who is Kirke Raava

When Kirke isn’t working in her studio at the Forge, she works at the University of Hertfordshire where she helps BA Fashion students realise their creative collections. Her long career working in the fashion industry, and her degree from Middlesex University in Jewellery & Accessories gives her a unique perspective that is very apparent in her work. She enjoys to create space for creativity and help adults to learn new skills. Her personal interests are textile design, printmaking, embroidery and creating Crochet lace. Which you can see all around you in her studio when coming to her workshops.

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