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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March 2020

Make your own Trousers!

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of illustration of women wearing smart trouser suits

Learn how to get the fit right on tricky trousers! Bring along your own chosen pattern, a prepared toile and your final fabrics, pockets, linings, zips etc and learn how to transfer fitting adjustments from your pattern and get the fit right before embarking on the final garment.

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Shadow Appliqué workshop

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

In this new and fascinating class, you'll use fabric strips of solid colour, black fabric and "improv" strip piecing with appliqué detail to create a small quilted landscape. The finished result would be ideal for a number of purposes such as a wall hanging, a table mat of the front of a bag. You'll learn with experienced tutor Diane Smyth.

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April 2020

Textile Landscape Pattern and Print workshop – Day 2

April 4 @ 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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Free-Motion Machine Quilting – taster session (18/4/20)

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

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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Small projects for sales and for fun!

April 18 @ 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

This is an enjoyable afternoon of small projects that you can make to sell or just for fun. Come along with fabric scraps, ribbons and lace and make a variety of different small projects from tissue holders to shopping bags!

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