Workshops and classes

Here’s a list of all of our upcoming workshops and classes. Select each one to read more about it, including when it’s on, what it involves and whether it’s aimed at beginners or people with more experience. To find out more or book a class, contact us online or call 01738 717009. Thank you!

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August 2018

Start using the sewing machine❶

August 18 @ 10:30 am
sewing machine

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Trudy Duffy Materials: will be prepared for you: approx. £4 per bag. Suitable for absolute beginners who would like to start using the sewing machine.  Learn about different stitches, tension, different feet and learn about putting in a zip.  You will make a small zippered bag to take away.  A great start for all other fabric-based courses.  

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Structured handbag ❷

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
structured handbag

Full day: 10.30-4.30pm Tutor: Janet Haigh Materials:  ask in shop for HAND OUT with details. There is some preparation at home for this course. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to make a stunning structured handbag in cottons of your choice. Once you have the basics from this class you are sure to be making them in tweed or even leather. One of our most successful and fun classes.

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September 2018

Mile-a-minute: Start Quilting with Jelly Rolls ❶

September 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
jelly roll quilt

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30pm Tutor: Mhairi McNeill Materials: you will need a jelly roll.  Bring one or buy one in the shop and get your 10% fabric discount for this class. Threads. The Jelly Roll pattern is a very simple technique with amazing results which has the potential to make a quilt top very quickly indeed! Come and see what all the fuss is about, anyone can make this quilt!

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Meg’s Quilt ❷

September 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Full day class: 10.30-4.30 Tutor: Mhairi McNeill Cost: £40 Materials: For the quilt top centre only you will need one Layer cake, preferably Moda or the equivalent number of 10” squares (42) plus one charm pack or 50cm of plainish fabric for the “centres” ; please come with this pre-cut into 20 x 5” squares if this is your choice. You will also need approx. 80cm-1m of fabric to frame the blocks with a border. This is an easy and…

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Lampshade Making ❶

September 15 @ 10:30 am - 1:15 pm

Morning HALF DAY class: 10.30-1.15 Tutor: Caron Ironside Cost: £30(including the lampshade making hardware you will need) Limit 8 places. Materials: You will need to provide 30cm of 1m wide fabric. This needs to be lightweight cotton or a light linen/cotton mix. No upholstery, curtain or heavy weight fabrics are suitable. Pale fabric will disperse more light through it, darker will encourage light to come out of top/bottom of shade etc. You will learn how to make a 30cm drum…

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