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September 2017
£40
September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Magic Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

Magic Disappearing Nine Patch❶ Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30pm Tutor: Mhairi McNeill Materials: 9 fat quarters, if desired from the same fabric range. One of the fat quarters can be dominant colour as this will “pop out” in final patchwork. Matching thread, pins. Ask in shop for HAND OUT with details. This is a fast and easy pattern that looks very spectacular, starting with making traditional nine-patch block and continuing with some simple but clever cutting and turning of…

magic disappearing nine patch quilt
£40
September 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Flip Quilt

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Julie Linton Materials: 2 m plain background fabric (this can be cut into 5 ½ ” squares before the class), bag of scraps cut into approx. ¾, 1, 1 ¼ and 1 ½ “ strips.  Accuracy not necessary or even desirable.  Template will be provided. In this course you will learn simple but very accurate strip piecing using your background fabric as a guide.  You will also learn about chain piecing which will…

October 2017
£40
October 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Creative machine embroidery

Full day: 10.30-4.30pm Tutor: Morag Gray Materials: the basic materials you need (black cotton, bondaweb) will be ready for you to buy at approx. £4..  Bring threads. Scraps will be provided. In this workshop we go from experimenting with basic stitches right through the decorative range of the machines provided, resulting in a richly-stitched cloth. This is a fun class suitable for those keen to experiment and learn to get more from their sewing machine. This is a level 1…

Creative Machine Embroidery
£40
October 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Blue Mountains Quilt

Full day: 10.30-4.30pm Tutor: Diane Smyth Materials: 2m of assorted patchwork fabrics in one toning colour way, 2m of light print patchwork fabric for contrast. For Foundation Piecing – 3m “Stitch and Tear” Pins and matching thread.  Use assorted co-ordinating colours of fabrics to create this quilt of differing sizes of triangles, using either ordinary piecing of Foundation Piecing. Makes a single sized quilt. This is a level 2 course, suitable for those with sewing experience

£40
October 13 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Introduction to Sashiko

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Susan Briscoe Materials: not included.  You will need one skein of sashiko thread, 4 10 cm square pieces of sashiko fabric, both available in the shop on the day with 10% discount), needles, marking pens, snips and ruler are available. Shonai Sashiko is a traditional stitch technique from the Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture, north west Japan.  Intricate patterns are formed by straight lines of running stitch crossing and intersecting.  During the workshop,…

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