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Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we’ve had to postpone all of our workshops and classes. But never fear, they will be back when it’s safe to do so! In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact us online, email info@thepeacockandthetortoise or call 01738 717009. Thank you!

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May 2020

Make a Clutch bag with bow

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of a clutch bag featuring a bow, available to make at The Peacock and the Tortoise

How would you like to make a handy-sized clutch bag that would look fantastic at any party or gathering? This lovely clutch, featuring a stunning bow, is your new favourite bag. Techniques will include zipper pocket with facings, slip pocket with accent strip and turning the bag through an internal pocket. All pieces are cut with the quilting ruler.

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Free-Motion Machine Quilting – taster session (16/5/20)

May 16 @ 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£30

Join us for a fascinating morning 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. After tuition and practice there is time to make a sampler of the stitches you learn, which you can take home for reference. With tutor Sue Everett.

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Finishing Class

May 16 @ 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£25
Photo of a black, red and white handmade quilt

This class is suitable for those who have been doing a beginners’ quilting class but have questions about how to finish their quilt. The morning class is dedicated to finishing techniques: how to put wadding in, quilting methods and binding your quilt.

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Dress-making sewing clinic

May 23 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45

Do you have a project that you have started but there is something about how to sew it that is tricky or you don’t understand? Or you can’t get the fit right? Or you just need a bit of time and guidance to finish it properly? Come along to our one-day sewing clinic at The Peacock and The Tortoise and get the help you need to start sewing, to fit your garment or to finish your garment. Whatever your problem is, we can help!

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Make a Structured Handbag

May 30 @ 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.

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