Workshops

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.

 A variety of courses for a range of abilities:

  • hand quilting
  • machine quilting
  • free motion quilting
  • applique
  • paper piecing
  • dressmaking/corsetry
  • get to know your machine

After easter light lunch, cake, tea and coffee will be included, provided by the lovely aJuliets Cafe. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements.

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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September 2019

Appliqué Workshop

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70 Sold out

Tracy will be teaching Appliqué On the day she will show you how to do needle turn appliqué. A traditional method. Using Frezzer paper to make templates. You will also learn how to make perfect circles and bias strips. She will run though what threads to use, needles and fabric choices. She’ll have a few basic designs for you to learn with, and give you ideas of what you can sew next. You will need: Background fabric, a low volume…

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October 2019

Dressmaking Workshop

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2nd October 2019 at 10:00 am

£150 3 tickets left

This course will teach you how to choose dressmaking fabrics, read a dressmaking pattern, sew curved seams and hems, learn to top stitch accurately, pleat and insert sleeves. This workshop is aimed at confident beginners who want to make a beautifully finished dress or top. Participants should have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Merchant Mills shirtdress pattern included. Pattern runs from size 8-18. A beautiful light lunch and cake is also included, please inform us…

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Dressmaking Workshop

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2nd October 2019 at 10:00 am

£150

This course will teach you how to choose dressmaking fabrics, read a dressmaking pattern, sew curved seams and hems, learn to top stitch accurately, pleat and insert sleeves. This workshop is aimed at confident beginners who want to make a beautifully finished dress or top. Participants should have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Merchant Mills shirtdress pattern included. Pattern runs from size 8-18. A beautiful light lunch and cake is also included, please inform us…

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Herringbone Quilt Workshop

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 9th November 2019 at 10:00 am

£140 Sold out

Taught by lovely Carolyn Forster. A two day course on the 5th October and 9th of November. Herringbone Quilt as You Go Quilt Quilt size: 60in x60in Block size: 12in x12in finished Using a machine pieced ‘quilt as you stitch’ technique we sew the patchwork to the backing and wadding in one go. The blocks are then enhanced with hand embroidery of Big Stitch quilting or you can machine embroider or quilt. Then the blocks are stitched together giving you…

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Stitch with Jenny ‘The Garden at Ederveen’

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£40 Sold out

In this workshop Jenny from Pincushion will be teaching you Appliqué using the method of needle turn. Kit included and ready to make the block designed by Susan Smith from her book 'Quilts Somewhat in the Middle". This months workshops will be teaching 'The Garden at Ederveen' block. Have a look at Pincushions instagram to see what Jenny's been up to lately @pincushion_pantiles

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Hand Stitched Needle Case Workshop

October 15 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£70 5 tickets left

Hand stitched needle case workshop Su will inspire you to create an heirloom needle case using beautiful pure wool felt. The case will have little pockets for scissors and tiny sewing notions, and be decorated with simple hand embroidery. Su’s formal training is in fine art painting. From this creative background she enjoys teaching and bringing a fresh approach to textiles. The needle case would be a lovely gift for a dear friend or grandchild, or a beautiful addition to…

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My First Quilt

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 5th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 12th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 19th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December 2019 at 10:00 am

£200 Sold out

Woven Throw Patchwork Quilt: Beginners course Learn to stitch a patchwork quilt on your sewing machine. Everything is covered from cutting the fabric to stitching a quilt top and how to quilt and bind it. Perfect for someone just starting out into the world of patchwork, The design looks like a woven fabric, hence the quilts name. The ‘weft’ fabric adds some coordination to the quilt, and gives it a striking woven like appearance. Quilt size: 54in x 69in Block…

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November 2019

My First Quilt

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 5th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 12th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 19th November 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December 2019 at 10:00 am

£200

Woven Throw Patchwork Quilt: Beginners course Learn to stitch a patchwork quilt on your sewing machine. Everything is covered from cutting the fabric to stitching a quilt top and how to quilt and bind it. Perfect for someone just starting out into the world of patchwork, The design looks like a woven fabric, hence the quilts name. The ‘weft’ fabric adds some coordination to the quilt, and gives it a striking woven like appearance. Quilt size: 54in x 69in Block…

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Stitch with Jenny ‘The Garden at Ederveen’

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£40 6 tickets left

In this workshop Jenny from Pincushion will be teaching you Appliqué using the method of needle turn. Kit included and ready to make the block designed by Susan Smith from her book 'Quilts Somewhat in the Middle". This months workshops will be teaching 'The Garden at Ederveen' block. Have a look at Pincushions instagram to see what Jenny's been up to lately @pincushion_pantiles

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Christmas Fairy Workshop

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£76 Sold out

Hand stitched Christmas fairy workshop Using a pre-prepared wooden clothes pin, Su will show you how to create your beautiful Christmas fairy with hand embroidered dress and wings, all with natural fabrics. Su’s formal training is in fine art painting. From this creative background she enjoys teaching and bringing a fresh approach to textiles. The little fairy decoration will be a beautiful addition to your Christmas traditions. She would also make a delightful and thoughtful gift. A light lunch and…

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