13th -17th February 2017
Monday to Friday
9am – 4pm – £225
9 -12 pm or 1-4pm or £120
Ages: 6-8 years and 8-18 years
Call 02074310573 or email to book!
Spaces are going fast for our February half term holiday course, book your child on now to avoid disappointment!
It’s time to spring into action! Flowers are blooming, lighter evenings and warmer weather are almost on their way. Our latest LHD Spring/Summer 2017 collection is all about sports and activewear! Check out our blog for more on the hottest 2017 trend Athelesiure!
It’s the first holiday chance to get your entry in for our activewear design competition, prizes are awarded at the end of term!
But, don’t worry if your child is not sporty we’ve got plenty of ideas for everyone. From beginner to advanced, a whole week to hone you or your child’s sewing skills can’t be beaten!!
We pride ourselves on being different to all the others as we provide an experience that is truly hands-on, students are able to create at their level and taste with everyone working on individual projects.
We love to share and teach what it takes to make clothing, and enjoy offering a wide range of projects. We are a team of fashion and textile industry experts – from men’s tailoring, womenswear, fashion and textile design, we cover all the bases!
Frequently Asked Questions
What will my child learn?
We teach everyone how to thread and use a sewing machine, as well as cutting. pinning and ironing skills and a whole host of sewing and design tips and tricks! These will vary in complexity depending on the age and ability of the individual child. We have projects and exercises to suit 6 to 18 year olds! We prepare a different ‘Collection’ every term so there is always a new and exciting wide range of projects to choose from!
Projects might also include, printing, embroidery, hardware, computer aided design. Our fashion fun holiday camps are a great place to get immersed in the art of fashion and clothes making.
Why Choose a whole week?
Getting immersed in our world of sewing for a whole week has great benefits, we see a great sense of achievement in those who have the time to work on longer projects and improve their skills from Monday to Friday. Having a full week with us will open your eyes to all the amazing creations that are possible within our ‘set programme’ and you will have the choice of simple or advanced projects dependent on your level!!
For students that can only attend odd days, we will have a list of ‘LHD Specials’- these are projects that we feel are achievable in the shorter amount of time, that will provide satisfaction, fun and learning. Unfortunately we cannot offer as wide a range as the full week, as our main aim is that all are left with products that are complete whilst having fun and not rushing leading to a ‘fast fashion’ atmosphere.
Can They Bring in their own designs?
We love to see young minds being creative and coming up with their own designs! The best thing to do is pop us an email with details before the course to give us a little time to prepare ourselves for how we can help!
We do need to manage expectations that if it’s someone’s first time sewing they won’t be able to make a ball gown! As they say, you need to walk before you can run. If we think something is too tricky we will of course explain our reasoning. Sometimes it’s best to practise basic skills with easier projects and build up to that dream item!
How is the week structured?
Day One is all about getting to grips with the machine and health and safety in the room! We provide a small selection of simple introductory projects that take half or a full day to complete. (Depending on ability) This means we can get something fun and quick done and the teachers can assess the level of each child. They will also take this day to choose what they want to make for the rest of the week, we will send them home with fabric if it needs to washed to prevent shrinkage!
The Middle of the week everyone works on their own chosen project, adding their own individual flair!
The Last Day we call our Hands On Designer Day! We have a number of set quick and simple but effective projects on offer, (which the children vote on earlier in the week). If they are there for the full day they choose 2 or 1 for half a day! A great and refreshing end to the week! (Not in weeks with Bank Holidays!) Kids (and teachers!) are also asked to wear what they’ve made to celebrate the amazing achievements of the week!
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What Other Parents Have To Say:
“My daughter was so happy of the experience that she’ll certainly come back for more sessions. You’ve turned up a passion! That’s impressive. The Teen camp with freedom @ lunchtime is perfectly suited also for older girls. Overall a very good experience!” (Parent of 14 year old.)
“Astrid and her team have created an exhilarating, enjoyable, and edifying little world, where my daughter aged 8 has been inspired and illuminated with every visit. Currently enjoying a week-long course during the school holidays, she skips home in new clothes and accessories that she has both designed and made. I would totally recommend this amazing microcosm, located in Belsize Park NW3 to anyone looking for activities for their kids during the school holidays.” (Parent of 8 year old.)