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We had a wonderful time making Fidget Blankets at our recent in-store workshop. Thanks to all who joined us and gave their time for this worthy cause. Fidget Blankets help people who have Alzheimer's, by giving them something to do with their hands. This...

Our Spring Treat Boxes are here!

Do you love fabric? Fancy treating yourself or someone close to the perfect gift of sewing goodies? Then our Spring Treat Boxes are ideal! They're a seasonal box of scrumptious fabrics chosen by the team at The Peacock and the Tortoise, alongside our...

Fidget Blanket workshops starting this week

We're delighted to announce that the first of our Fidget Blanket workshops will be happening this Thursday, the 29th March. What is a Fidget Blanket? The idea of the Fidget Blanket is simple. It is a busy quilt or blanket with a variety of attachments...

Postponement of classes due to adverse weather

We will not be running our usual classes on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd March – these classes are now postponed until the same time and days next week. We will not be running the first of our four drop-in Fidget Blanket for Dementia afternoons on Thursday...

Fidget Blanket workshops – everyone welcome!

A Fidget Blanket is a busy quilt or blanket with a variety of attachments to fidget with, and it’s designed to help someone with dementia. We’re holding drop-in workshops where everyone is welcome to come along and help to make a blanket or two.

New Year sales at The Peacock and The Tortoise

Our January sales are not to be missed! There are some fantastic bargains to be had, including our special “Finish the Bolt” deal, where you can buy fabric for very near to cost price, as long as you take whatever's left of the bolt (usually between 1 and...

Winter 2017 / Spring 2018 newsletter

Our latest newsletter is just the thing to warm up a chilly winter or early spring day! Details of our classes, treat boxes, and much more.

Highland Quilt

This lovely patchwork Highland Quilt, designed by Rose Smith of Ludlow Quilt and Sew, features four well-loved Highland images - a thistle, a stag, a grouse and a Highland cow. With three different colourway options, this quilt would make a fantastic addition to any...

Autumn Newsletter

We are happy to present our Autumn 2017 Newsletter, packed with classes, some familiar and some new. As you will find, we are offering more regular classes than ever

Japanese Rice Bag

A Japanese Rice Bag or Komebukuro is easy to make. Originally made as utilitarian bags to transport and store rice, you can use this simple template for a variety of different bags. You will need 10 squares of fabric. Of those ten squares, five are for the lining, one is for the bottom and four are visible. You may want to choose your fabrics keeping this in mind.