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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July 2019

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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September 2019

Free-motion Embroidery, Level 1

September 7 @ 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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Teacup of Flowers Sampler Workshop

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£70

Teacup of flowers stitch sampler 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…

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Appliqué Workshop

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£70

Tracy will be teaching Appliqué On the day she will show you how to do needle turn appliqué. A traditional method. Using Frezzer paper to make templates. You will also learn how to make perfect circles and bias strips. She will run though what threads to use, needles and fabric choices. She’ll have a few basic designs for you to learn with, and give you ideas of what you can sew next. You will need: Background fabric, a low volume…

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October 2019

Dressmaking Workshop

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2nd October 2019 at 10:00 am

£150

This course will teach you how to choose dressmaking fabrics, read a dressmaking pattern, sew curved seams and hems, learn to top stitch accurately, pleat and insert sleeves. This workshop is aimed at confident beginners who want to make a beautifully finished dress or top. Participants should have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Merchant Mills shirtdress pattern included. Pattern runs from size 8-18. A beautiful light lunch and cake is also included, please inform us…

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Dressmaking Workshop

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2nd October 2019 at 10:00 am

£150

This course will teach you how to choose dressmaking fabrics, read a dressmaking pattern, sew curved seams and hems, learn to top stitch accurately, pleat and insert sleeves. This workshop is aimed at confident beginners who want to make a beautifully finished dress or top. Participants should have a basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Merchant Mills shirtdress pattern included. Pattern runs from size 8-18. A beautiful light lunch and cake is also included, please inform us…

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Herringbone Quilt Workshop

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 9th November 2019 at 10:00 am

£140

Taught by lovely Carolyn Forster. A two day course on the 5th October and 9th of November. Herringbone Quilt as You Go Quilt Quilt size: 60in x60in Block size: 12in x12in finished Using a machine pieced ‘quilt as you stitch’ technique we sew the patchwork to the backing and wadding in one go. The blocks are then enhanced with hand embroidery of Big Stitch quilting or you can machine embroider or quilt. Then the blocks are stitched together giving you…

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