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

Carry On Quilting & Patchwork (Wednesday mornings x 8, starting 26/2/20)

26th February 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of a quilt made at The Peacock and the Tortoise, draped over a statue in Perth's High Street

The Carry On Quilting & Patchwork class is for those who can already do patchwork and quilting and are familiar with all the common blocks and quilting techniques. The class will teach more advanced techniques, share tips and include curves and blocks that give secondary designs. Dates and times This class runs on all 8 of the following Wednesday mornings in 2020, from 10:30am until 12:30pm. Wed 26th February Wed 11th March Wed 25th March Wed 8th April Wed 22nd…

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Quilty Pleasures Groups (Wednesday evenings x 8, from 26/2/20)

26th February 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

The Quilty Pleasures groups are for people who want to meet up and sew in a creative environment with an expert tutor on hand and an open shop for supplies! Come along and finish your own projects, go back over previous blocks or techniques with help or troubleshoot your weak points. There will also be a teaching curriculum in place which you can opt in/out of when and if you choose.

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Start Quilting and Patchwork – 8-class course

27th February 2020 @ 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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March 2020

Textile Landscape Pattern and Print workshop – Day 1

7th March 2020 @ 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

10th March 2020 @ 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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