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

Creative Machine Embroidery

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Creative Machine Embroidery

Make friends with Machine Embroidery! Learn to get the best out of your machine using different stitches to create a range of interesting effects with a few tricks for decorative details. Also good as a refresher to encourage you to be more creative with lots of lovely samples and inspiration.

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Structured Handbag

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
structured handbag

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to make a stunning structured handbag in cottons of your choice. Once you have the basics from this class you are sure to be making them in tweed or even leather. One of our most successful and fun classes. With tutor Diane Smyth. Dates and times This class runs on Saturday 12th October from 10.30am until 4.30pm. What to bring / what we give you When booking, ask in the shop for a…

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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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