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Beatrice Burns is a highly skilled dressmaker and tutor here at Forgan Arts and has taught in the community for many years. This summer Beatrice is offering a one day workshop for those who already have basic sewing skills. This is a chance to undertake a small open project to brush up on those skills, or to utilise the experience of your tutor. Perhaps you want to finish a garment you had already started, or want to create your own unique piece from scratch? Beatrice will guide you through your plans, helping you to achieve your final product. Bring along some fabric and your own machine if you have one. We have spare machines and practice fabric here for those without.

SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST I 10am – 4pm I Adults £45 I Members £39




Evening Dressmaking Class


Ruth Alexander studied Fashion and Clothing in Glasgow and has worked in costume design and to private commission from home until opening her Newport on Tay shop, ‘You Reap What I Sew’.

Ruth will be leading a class for all levels from beginners to avid sewers.

Whether you are just starting out without a clue where to begin or a regular stitcher looking to pick up some advanced techniques, or maybe even a cosplay fan wanting to run up your own costumes! All are welcome to join the class. If you have an enquiry about class projects, please get in touch and we shall direct you to Ruth for advice.


6 WEEK BLOCK I AUG 13, 20, 27 (break 3rd SEPT) 10th, 17th, 24th

MONDAYS I 7pm – 9pm I Adults £72 I Members £54 I Youths £48




Sewing Bee Social


Sewing Bee is a social gathering of people who like to sew, drink tea and blether!

New members are always welcomed. Its a great way to pick up new tips, share ideas and spend an afternoon.


Thursdays I 2-4pm  I £2 per week


To attend the SOCIAL groups you must first become a member I £30 for annual membership I Thereafter, classes will be just £2 per session.

If you would  like to join please contact the centre for more info.

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