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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May 2019

Pincushion’s Block of The Month (May)

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30

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

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

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

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

Pincushion Pantiles, No. 25
Lower Walk, Kent TN2 STD United Kingdom
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English Paper Piecing Level 2

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40

Pattern included. Please bring a basic sewing kit and fabric. Or use your discount in our shop! Have a look at Amber's beautiful work on instagram: @amber_chromatic

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Little House Block Quilt

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£100

We are lucky enough to have Anja coming all the way from the Netherlands to teach! She will be sharing with us her beautiful take on the Little House Block. In Anja's workshop you will cut out the darling house pattern into templates, and hand piece the blocks. Pattern and fabrics included for one house block with choice of three colour ways. Please bring a basic sewing kit, scissors and template sheet. Light lunch included with cake and refreshment from…

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June 2019

Free-motion Machine Embroidery (Level 2)

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£65

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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Beginners Machine Quilting Day

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70

Taught by the lovely Carolyn Forster. Take a peek at her quilts on instagram: quiltingonthego  Machine Quilting for Beginners  In the class we will cover the basics of machine quilting (free motion and with a walking foot), from setting up the machine to threads and designs. We will concentrate on allover style designs. With more practice these designs can then be worked on different areas of the quilt, and combine together. The designs will be simple in order to build…

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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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