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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October 2019

Introduction to Sashiko

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of Sashiko-stitch wall-hanging

Shonai Sashiko is a traditional stitch technique from the Shonai region of Yamagata Prefecture, north west Japan. Intricate patterns are formed by straight lines of running stitch crossing and intersecting. During the workshop, four basic stitch patterns plus some variations are taught, providing a good introduction to the four main stitch groups.

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November 2019

Christmas Wall Hanging

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of a Christmas wall hanging

Create a beautiful festive Christmas Tree wall hanging or table centre using bias binding. It can be machine- or hand-stitched.

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Sew an Advent Calendar

November 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of a handmade advent calendar

Come and learn how to assemble an advent calendar. Once made it is perpetual, and can be brought out by loved ones for many years to come. This class is for complete beginners and is a very manageable and useful first project.

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Get to know your sewing machine

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45

Back by popular demand… our course designed to give you the very best out of your own sewing machine. Stuck in a rut? Using the same stitches and feet all the time? Not sure what all the buttons do and scared of some of the features? Then come along and get more out of your machine!

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Intermediate Free-Motion Quilting

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of a patchwork quilt, similar to those you will learn to make at The Peacock and the Tortoise workshop

This interesting and informative course is suitable for those with some experience with free-motion quilting. At the end of the day you will have completed a patchwork sampler that can be made into a cushion or table runner. This course follows on from the half-day introduction.

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