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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February 2020

Start Quilting and Patchwork – 8-class course

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of a quilt made during a class at The Peacock and the Tortoise

The Start Quilting and Patchwork class takes a longer look at the art of patchwork and quilting, fortnightly, through the construction of patchwork blocks using classic techniques. This course will include how to assemble the blocks into a throw, lap quilt, table runner or a double bed sized quilt. Join us in this Thursday morning class to learn a fascinating and useful skill!

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Understanding sewing patterns

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of an example sewing pattern

In this class you will make a toile (a calico practice run) of your chosen pattern , learning the best pattern adjustments and getting it properly fitted and ready to make into your final garment. You will also be cutting your material and preparing to sew for your final garment on the day. The emphasis is on getting the best out of your pattern and making a toile fit and preparing you for an excellent final finish on the garment. The tutor is Gill McBride.

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March 2020

Textile Landscape Pattern and Print workshop – Day 1

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45 – £75

In this new and exciting class, you can paint, print and stencil your own materials to create a very personal textile collage with tutor Morag Gray to guide you. Gather your inspiration and use a variety of mixed-media techniques to build up colour and pattern to make a meaningful artwork.

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Creative Textiles Group – 4-day class

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo showing "Cloots" that can be made on the Creative Textiles course at The Peacock and the Tortoise

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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Charm Pack bag

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of a bag made from a charm pack of fabrics, hanging in the window of The Peacock and the Tortoise shop, Perth

Make a “charming” bag using a charm pack (a small package of fabrics measuring about 5 x 5 inches), wadding, lining and webbing for handles. Your beautiful bag will have a quilted exterior and will be fully lined, with comfortable secure handles and no unfinished internal seams. This simple but effective pattern will help to hone your skills in accurate piecing, precision quilting and accuracy of final assembly.

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