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 2019

Start Quilting & Patchwork class (Thursdays) – Spring / Summer 2019

February 28 @ 10:30 am - June 6 @ 12:30 pm
Photo of a patchwork quilt similar to ones you can make at The Peacock and the Tortoise's courses

Have you always wanted to learn about quilting and patchwork but not known where to start? Then our Start Quilting & Patchwork course is perfect for you! This fascinating set of eight classes takes a longer look at the art of quilting and patchwork, through the construction of patchwork blocks using classic techniques. The course, which runs over fortnightly sessions, will include how to assemble the blocks into a throw, lap quilt, table runner or a double-bed sized quilt. Dates…

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Quilty Pleasures groups (Thursday afternoons from 28/2/19)

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - June 6 @ 4:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

About Quilty Pleasures groups 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! These groups were born from previous or current students of classes who want to carry on quilting on their own projects and get on top of their unfinished projects. Come along and finish your own projects, go back over previous blocks or techniques with help or…

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March 2019

Saturday Start Quilting class – Spring 2019

March 2 @ 11:00 am - April 13 @ 3:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of a gate draped with a quilt similar to ones you can learn to make at The Peacock and the Tortoise

Our first Saturday Start Quilting session was a great success, so we're doing this popular course again! Come along and try your hand at making a patchwork quilt in our Saturday Start Quilting Sessions. These Saturday sessions are great for people who work during the week, to give them the chance to experience quilting over a series of four Saturdays. You will learn patchwork basics including various 9-patch, 16-patch and log cabin blocks, how to add sashing and borders and…

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Introduction to Wet Felting

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - April 8 @ 3:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

Introduction to Wet Felting is a short course that's designed to change preconceived ideas about wet felting being a hard slog! It's very enjoyable and easier than you think...

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April 2019

Sew A Row Patchwork Quilt

April 27 @ 11:00 am - June 8 @ 3:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of a patchwork quilt, similar to those you will learn to make at The Peacock and the Tortoise workshop

Row by Row Patchwork Quilt is an engaging and enjoyable class for confident beginners. In this class we will look at different patchwork techniques including strips, triangles, flying geese, curves, foundation piecing and much more. Borders, backing and binding instruction is also included. The only limit is your imagination!

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