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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December 2019

Folk Art Decoration with Anne Kelly

14th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
£40

In this one day workshop with artist and author Anne Kelly, you will be making a series of small seasonal decorations. Using simple collage and stitching techniques from her book ‘Textile Folk Art’, you will explore the motifs and universal imagery in Folk Art. This course is suitable for stitchers and crafters of all ages and abilities. Please bring: Any inspirational folk style imagery (magazines, books or photos) A hand stitching kit with seasonal coloured embroidery thread Scissors Any felt…

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Stitch with Jenny ‘Murmuration

18th December 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£40

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 workshop will be teaching 'A Starling Murmuration'. Have a look at Pincushions instagram to see what Jenny's been up to lately @pincushion_pantiles

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January 2020

Stitch with Jenny ‘Tuesdays Child’

January 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£40

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 workshop will be teaching 'Tuesdays Child'. Have a look at Pincushions instagram to see what Jenny's been up to lately @pincushion_pantiles

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Exploring the Art of Boro

January 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70

A new class exploring the traditional Japanese mending techniques of Sashiko and Boro. ‘Boro’ means ‘rags’ or ‘tattered cloth’, referring to Japanese patched and much-mended textiles, often held together with simple running stitches (Sashiko) and so creating a new art form in itself. You will learn simple Sashiko stitching and use the easy method of raw-edged applique to create your own design from precious pieces of old Japanese textiles. You will be given a basic kit to work from, but…

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Teacup of Flowers Sampler

January 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£75

In this gentle introduction to embroidery, Su will teach you the basics of a number of different embroidery stitches which you will then build upon, exploring different effects to create your own little bunch of flowers spilling out of a teacup. 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 sampler you will make can be framed on its own or used in a larger…

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Stitch with Jenny ‘Blossom Tree’

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£40

In this workshop Jenny from Pincushion will be teaching you Appliqué using the method of needle turn. Fabrics included to play with. This workshop will be teaching 'Blossom Tree'. Please bring with you a basic sewing kit. Have a look at Pincushions instagram to see what Jenny's been up to lately @pincushion_pantiles

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String Quilt Workshopp

January 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70

Spend the day stitching all of your scraps and favourite fabrics in to wonderful quilt blocks. These quirky blocks, with no accuracy required, can be sewn from scraps, or fabrics you cut on the day from your stash or Jelly Rolls. We will be covering a couple of different techniques and stitching on the sewing machine to make these fast and effective string blocks. The blocks will be from the "Japanese stars and lanterns" pattern and the classic 'Spiders Web'…

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My First Quilt

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 4th February 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 18th February 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd March 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 17th March 2020 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 ‘Tuesdays Child’

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£40

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 workshop will be teaching 'Tuesdays Child'. Have a look at Pincushions instagram to see what Jenny's been up to lately @pincushion_pantiles

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Sewing Roll Workshop

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£50

A useful little sewing roll or what quaintly used to be called a “Huswif”, “Hausif”, or “Housewife: to carry your sewing essentials. A special sewing treat to take everywhere with you, as you travel or quilt on the go! All fabric supplies needed with be provided, however please bring a basic sewing kit. Coffee and refreshments included. This course is taught by the lovely Carolyn Forster who created this sewing necessity especially for us! Have a little look at Carolyn's…

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