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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November 2019

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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Creative Textiles Group – Autumn / Winter 2019: Day 3

November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£70
Photo showing "Cloots" that can be made on the Creative Textiles course at The Peacock and the Tortoise

In the third of a series of four classes running in September, October, November and December 2019, textile designer Morag Gray encourages you to explore your creative potential and learn exciting textile techniques to transform your stitching into artwork. Awaken your creativity and surprise yourself with what you can do with leftover materials.

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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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Stitch and fold a decorative table centre

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of decorative centrepiece

Stitch and fold a nature-inspired table centre. Using straight stitch, zig-zag stitches and appliqué techniques you will make a stunning centre piece to use around a candle or around a bowl on your table.

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