Covid Guidelines for Ray Stitch Workshops

Our sewing workshop is located downstairs beneath our shop. There is a large void and the space feels light & airy (the front door is always kept open) however please note that there aren't windows downstairs. The bathroom facilities are available for students only and we encourage frequent hand washing during workshops. See below for guidelines.

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  • The 1m distancing rule will be implemented and work surfaces will be divided into sections so it is as clear as possible.
  • Facemarks must be worn at all time. Teachers will be wearing visors and/or masks.
  • There is a reduced maximum number of 5 students in classes where sewing machines are used, and 7 students in evening hand stitching classes. Students will be able to utilise the space in the neighbouring room during evening classes while our shop is closed.
  • Antibacterial spray and sanitising lotion will be available, and all equipment will be wiped down between sessions.
  • The workshop will be thoroughly cleaned between sessions.
  • Refreshments will not be available on site. Please feel welcome to bring your own bottles of water, etc. We are located next door to a Planet Organic & Newsagents so lunch and other snacks are very close by!
  • Students will need to bring their own sewing kits to avoid sharing. We will also be selling a Ray Stitch student sewing kit for £15 which will consist of 1x tape measure, 1x box of pins, 1x pack of hand sewing needles, 1x small seam ripper, 1x thread snips & 1x tailors chalk
  •  Dressmaking shears will be available to borrow however and disinfected between classes.