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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January 2019

The Handmade Quilt 6 session course

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Log Cabin Taster

January 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£40

Maggie will show you how to machine sew a simple Log Cabin block using the foundation piecing technique. This first step opens up a new world of stitching. Fabric and foundation paper will be included. Maggie will show you quilts made with block and talk about how versatile Log Cabin can be.

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Textile Landscape

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£50

SOLD OUT Make a textile landscape picture using fabric scraps, ribbons, wool etc, which you will hand sew onto a backing fabric. You can choose a picture or photo to use as your inspiration or alternatively I will provide images of landscapes. All supplies will be provided however if you have a stash you are welcome to bring it to personalise your landscape further.  You will go home with a completed fabric picture, which you may choose to frame. Teachers Instagram:…

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Beginners patchwork and quilting with Cowden Quilt School

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 14th February 2019 at 10:00am

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

£135

SOLD OUT Learn everything you need to know to create beautiful patchwork quilts by hand. Over three sessions, you’ll work through every stage of the process to create your own modern family heirlooms. You'll receive guidance notes in advance to help you choose fabrics for your first project: a unique patchwork quilted cushion cover. All other materials and tools are provided, along with refreshments. Just bring a packed lunch on each date. After each session, there will be some sewing…

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February 2019

Free-motion Machine Embroidery Class

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£65

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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The Handmade Quilt 6 session course

February 7 @ 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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Pincushion’s Block of The Month (February)

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30

Our second Block of The Month,  on Friday the 8th of February! 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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English Paper Piecing Beginners Cotton Spool

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40

Come and try English Paper Piecing with Amber! Suitable for absolute beginners upwards you will be shown how to achieve this Mug Rug using a very old and traditional method of hand quilting but using modern techniques. Great for when you just don't fancy sitting at the sewing machine but rather on the sofa in front of the tv! You will be given your paper pieces and instructions, equipment and guidance- all you need to purchase is two fat quarters…

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Beginners patchwork and quilting with Cowden Quilt School

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14th February 2019 at 10:00am

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

£135

SOLD OUT Learn everything you need to know to create beautiful patchwork quilts by hand. Over three sessions, you’ll work through every stage of the process to create your own modern family heirlooms. You'll receive guidance notes in advance to help you choose fabrics for your first project: a unique patchwork quilted cushion cover. All other materials and tools are provided, along with refreshments. Just bring a packed lunch on each date. After each session, there will be some sewing…

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Calligraphy Workshop

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
£85

Calligraphy Workshop Designed for complete beginners, or those wanting to refresh their skills, this delightful experience of gentle focused learning in a beautiful setting will certainly ensure an enjoyable day.  It’s not about perfection, it’s about starting, and a very relaxed approached. In the morning, we will start by learning about penholders, nibs, inks and papers types and begin by practicing basis nib strokes which will lead to letter formation and move on to joined up words. After lunch, we…

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