Workshops

All courses are held in our workshop below the shop, with six sewing machines, tables, cutting boards and ironing board.  Kitchen and bathroom facilities also.

 A variety of courses for a range of abilities:

  • hand quilting
  • machine quilting
  • free motion quilting
  • applique
  • paper piecing
  • felting
  • get to know your machine

Workshops won’t be refunded unless the entire class is cancelled.

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March 2019

The Handmade Quilt 6 session course

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 7th February 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 21st February 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 7th March 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 21st March 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 28th March 2019 at 10:00am

£260

Starting with the basics of hand piecing we will work our way through the 21 blocks in this quilt. We will cover template making and fabric marking and how to move on with these practices. Rotary cutting for hand piecing along with fabric choice and good hand sewing technique will be covered. A great way to learn how portable and quick hand sewing can be. It will be necessary to have copy of the book in order to take the…

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English Paper Piecing Bunny Mat

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40 6 tickets left

This is a fun EPP project in time for Easter! Make a Bunny face using a traditional method of hand quilting using modern techniques. You’ll be shown how to size your fabrics, cut and baste them to your paper shapes and the joining technique. Your Bunny can be used for all sorts of projects from a simple mat to a tote bag or cushion cover! Suitable for absolute beginners right through to advanced skill levels - this workshop is just…

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April 2019

Reverse Appliqué

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
£50 3 tickets left

Reverse appliqué is a different way of producing a design with a hidden fabric. On the day we will be playing with Words, appliquéing the top fabric under to reveal a new fabric to create a letter/ word. It's a fun method to learn of needle turning but with a different finish. Ideal for beginners or those wanting to try a new technique with confidence. All supplies included! Taught by the lovely sewing_tracy

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Pincushion’s Block of The Month (April)

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30 6 tickets left

Our fourth Block of The Month, on Friday the 12th of April! Our wonderful friend Mary O'Riordan has created this Block Of The Month for us. Come have fun! Bring a friend, make a friend. Tea and Coffee, and a slice of cake included. Sew a different block each month, learn a new technique or improve on your existing skills. Enjoy the company of other quilters. Feel the benefit of slow stitching- with a 10 month project. Receive a pattern…

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Sewing Machine English Paper Piecing Block

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40 5 tickets left

This class is English Paper Piecing with a slight twist! You will be making a Classic sewing emblem picture block featuring a Sewing Machine using Amber’s first printed pattern from her developing Fiddly-EPP range. This pattern is pictorial EPP so is slightly different to other patterns around and involves cutting your pattern sheet out yourself and letting you experience non traditional shapes. You can use scraps for these projects - but they will need to be of medium size as…

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May 2019

Pincushion’s Block of The Month (May)

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30 6 tickets left

Our fifth Block of The Month,  on Friday the 10th of May! Our wonderful friend Mary O'Riordan has created this Block Of The Month for us. Come have fun! Bring a friend, make a friend. Tea and Coffee, and a slice of cake included. Sew a different block each month, learn a new technique or improve on your existing skills. Enjoy the company of other quilters. Feel the benefit of slow stitching- with a 10 month project. Receive a pattern…

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Free-motion Machine Embroidery

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£65 3 tickets left

Free-motion Machine Embroidery and Textile Art, with Katie Essam Explore a new, exciting and freeing way to use your sewing machine, drawing with thread. Enter the world of textile art; learn to create beautiful pieces and find a new use for your fabric stash! Learn top tips enabling you to master accuracy and control with your free stitching. Develop your ability to interpret an image, sketch or photo onto gorgeous textile art. Combine the techniques of appliqué and free-motion machine…

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Rainbow Bag

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40 5 tickets left

Rainbow Postage Stamp Tote Bag Intermediate/Advanced Skill Level This machine-based workshop is working with 2.5” squares of fabric which you will be piecing together to form a “postage stamp” patchwork panel. You will then go on to extend it and make a tote bag. This class is a great scraps buster and a fun way to showcase lots of different prints and colours. You will need: 1 metre of calico 1 metre of webbing/strapping (for handles) 56 different fabrics for…

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June 2019

Freehand Machine Embroidery (Level 2)

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£65 4 tickets left

Level 2 Workshop Freehand Machine Embroidery, Applique, Painting and more. For those who have attended Katie Essam's level 1 course or are already experienced with freehand machine embroidery and appliqué. Come and learn even more skills to enrich your textile art; from creating your piece from a sketch/image or photo to making your pieces even more textured and mixed media.  Learn how to incorporate paint, crunching and cut appliqué in your work. This will give you even more freedom in…

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Pincushion’s Block of The Month (June)

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30 6 tickets left

Our sixth Block of The Month, starting on Friday the 14th of June! Our wonderful friend Mary O'Riordan has created this Block Of The Month for us. Come have fun! Bring a friend, make a friend. Tea and Coffee, and a slice of cake included. Sew a different block each month, learn a new technique or improve on your existing skills. Enjoy the company of other quilters. Feel the benefit of slow stitching- with a 10 month project. Receive a…

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