All courses are held in our workshop below the shop, with six sewing machines, tables, cutting boards and ironing boards. Kitchen and bathroom facilities also.
Fabric and patterns are not included in workshop price unless specified. Workshops won’t be refunded unless the entire class is cancelled.

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Karen Cunningham Workshop – Butterflies and Bugs

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


‘Butterflies and Bugs’

What a delight to have Karen Cunningham visiting us for the first time and even more excitingly for a workshop!

“In my twenty four years of teaching I have learned the best classes should be informative and also fun.
Teaching and learning in a relaxed environment encourages questions, students can comfortably say  “show me that again” Appliqué is a favourite Technique, together we will create lovely original designs.

You will receive four pages of hand drawn butterflies, bugs, flowers and birds to applique.These can be used on any project, add to quilt blocks or borders, use as a design for a bag or pincushions. In my opinion there is always room on a quilt for a little creature or flower to appear, always fun when they are discovered. N.B Permissions is given for personal use only. “-Karen

Karen’s class will focus on appliquéing tiny beasts and butterflies, an analysis of how colour and fabric choices can bring about the best effects.  Karen has also very kindly offered to bring along some of her own quilts to present as a show and tell.

Tea, coffee and cake will be provided however we do ask that you bring your own packed lunch and a basic sewing kit. Karen and Pincushion will put together a collection of fabrics for you to use in the class alongside a treat from Pincushion.

The workshop runs from 11am-4pm whilst our shop opens at 10am so you are very welcome to come early to fabric select and shop with the guidance of Karen. Student receive a 10% discount on the day of their workshop.

For more inspiration from Karen you can have a look at her beautiful instagram feed: @karencunninghamdesigns

Karen’s latest book ‘A Ladies Garden’ can be purchased on our website and displays further images of Karen’s quilts.


May 6
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


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