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

Understanding sewing patterns

September 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45

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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Crash Course in Quilting

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45

Ever wondered what the fuss is about? In this course you will learn some of the basics of quilting: rotary cutting, piecing a block and sandwiching it with wadding and backing. This could be the start of a beautiful hobby! With tutor Sam Scott. Dates and times This class runs on Saturday 14th September from 10.30am until 4.30pm. What to bring / what we give you You'll need four fat quarters (we recommend you buy these on the day at start of class),…

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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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