We’re taking orders!

After some deliberation – and lots of enquiries from quilters who are needing fabric – we have made the decision to start taking and sending out orders to customers. We will be in the shop two mornings per week and there are different ways to place your order. We look forward to hearing from you!

Urgent news – cancellation of classes

We regret very much that we will have to cancel all of our regular classes until the end of April. We will be able to assess nearer the time what to do about our classes in May and June. All participants who have paid already will be refunded. We are looking to make a provision for a weekly online meet-up for everyone who has questions for our tutor Diane.

Would you like to join our friendly club?

We’re starting a club! The Peacock and the Tortoise Membership Club will be a weekly sewing retreat – a chance to escape the busy world and work on your sewing projects.

Display your work in our window – free of charge

Through our shop we often meet talented people who make beautiful things but don’t have their own space to sell their work. They rely on Facebook pages, word of mouth or the occasional (Christmas) market. In 2020 we are going to offer a pop-up window to textile...

Come to our wonderful January sale!

Our wonderful January sale starts on Saturday 4th January 2020, when we reopen after a short New Year break. Come along and pick up a bargain or three in fabrics, haberdashery, packs, patterns and kits. We’re open at our usual time of 10am until 4:30pm and we look...

We’re re-opening on Mondays

The Peacock and the Tortoise is opening on Mondays again! Come and visit us to browse and buy the best fabrics, threads and equipment – and our wonderful workshops.

Read our Autumn 2019 newsletter

Our Autumn 2019 Newsletter is packed full of exciting news, interesting information and our fantastic classes. In this edition we have details of:our upcoming classes and workshops on Quilting, Patchwork, Crocheting, Sewing Machines, Sashiko and lots more...

The Peacock and the Tortoise is seeking a new owner

It all started with a dream at Trudy’s kitchen table and after eight happy years, we have decided to pass our precious baby onto someone else! Trudy, young as she looks, is set to retire and make all those quilts she has been meaning to find the time to...