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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June 2019

Boro Workshop

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70

Boro Workshop with Helen Ott. This workshop will introduce the Japanese techniques of Sashiko and also Boro. One side of your little pincushion will be a striking Sashiko design, using simple running stitches in a pretty variegated thread. The reverse will allow you to explore the use of Boro work, stitching together precious scraps of ancient Japanese fabrics. A pack of supplies will need to be purchased from Helen on the day : in your kit will be squares of…

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Pincushion’s Block of The Month (June)

June 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30

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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Free-motion Embroidery Level 2

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£75

Taught by the lovely Katie Essam 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…

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Carolyn Forster free demo of her Block Of The Month in Today’s Quilter Magazine

June 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 23rd May 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on 20th June 2019 at 11:00 am

Pincushion Pantiles, No. 25
Lower Walk, Kent TN2 STD United Kingdom
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Free-motion Embroidery Level 1

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£75

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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July 2019

Textiles Landscape

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
£70

In this workshop you will create a textile landscape, using the one that I have done as your inspiration. All fabrics included. There will also be little fabric kits priced at £5 with more supplies if you would like more to take home. A delicious light lunch is supplied by Juliet’s of Tunbridge Wells and lots of tea, coffee and cake! Please inform us of any dietary requirements. Have a look at Catriona's work on instagram: @citty88

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Boro Workshop

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70

Boro Workshop with Helen Ott. This workshop will introduce the Japanese techniques of Sashiko and also Boro. One side of your little pincushion will be a striking Sashiko design, using simple running stitches in a pretty variegated thread. The reverse will allow you to explore the use of Boro work, stitching together precious scraps of ancient Japanese fabrics. A pack of supplies will need to be purchased from Helen on the day : in your kit will be squares of…

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August 2019

County Claire or Strafford Manor Workshop with Judy Newman

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£150

Judy Newman from Melbourne Australia has been quilting and sharing her love of the craft for many years making an array of beautiful quilts. Her use of fabric is inspiring and her colours are dreamy. Judy is a generous and talented teacher who will encourage you to use your fabrics in a way you never thought possible! Templates will be available to buy in store. Price of course includes an afternoon tea from the lovely Juliet's Cafe. Her book "Quilts…

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Margaret Mew Merrow Croft Workshop

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£150

Workshop Description Merrow Croft continues Margaret’s passion for Medallion Quilts. Here she combines her joy of hand piecing and hand applique once again, in a charming new quilt in a fresh and pretty palette… but always with those splashes of her favourite teals and browns. The pattern for this brand new quilt will be available as a Quiltmania Booklet publication in mid-2019. Enjoy a class with Margaret and learn the techniques for accurate hand piecing the curved centre block… or…

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Arlington Square Workshop

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£100

‘Emma Mary was taught to sew at the tender age of 8 and is thrilled to be coming to the UK to teach her first published quilt with Quiltmania, Arlington Square. A lover of scrap busting quilts, hand piecing and keeping warm in the winter, Emma will show you how to let loose with colour and perfect your hand piecing technique.’ Arlington Square pattern included, please bring basic sewing kit. Light lunch and cake supplied by Juliet's cafe. Have a…

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