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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September 2019

Creative Textiles Group – Autumn / Winter 2019: Day 1

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£70
Photo showing "Cloots" that can be made on the Creative Textiles course at The Peacock and the Tortoise

In the first of a series of four classes running in September, October, November and December 2019, textile designer Morag Gray encourages you to explore your creative potential and learn exciting textile techniques to transform your stitching into artwork. Awaken your creativity and surprise yourself with what you can do with leftover materials.

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Free Motion Machine Quilting – taster session (September)

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£30

Join us for a fascinating three-hour class on the technique of free motion quilting using the shop machines. Learn free motion basics, such as: how to set up your machine and yourself; how to prepare fabrics; and which needles and threads to use. You'll learn useful stitching techniques such as stippling, pebbling and curves.

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Pinwheels

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of a pinwheel-patterned quilt

Learn how to make this stunning block and show it off in a quilt! Use your stash or reduce your scrap bag to make these colourful pinwheels – use as many colours as you like with a minimum of three, on a dark background. This course is suitable for those who have made a quilt before.

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October 2019

Free Motion Machine Quilting – taster session (October)

October 5 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£30

Join us for a fascinating three-hour class on the technique of free motion quilting using the shop machines. Learn free motion basics, such as: how to set up your machine and yourself; how to prepare fabrics; and which needles and threads to use. You'll learn useful stitching techniques such as stippling, pebbling and curves.

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Creative Machine Embroidery

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Creative Machine Embroidery

Make friends with Machine Embroidery! Learn to get the best out of your machine using different stitches to create a range of interesting effects with a few tricks for decorative details. Also good as a refresher to encourage you to be more creative with lots of lovely samples and inspiration.

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