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

Textile Landscape Pattern and Print workshop – Day 1

March 7 @ 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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Creative Textiles Group – 4-day class

March 10 @ 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

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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Charm Pack bag

March 14 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
Photo of a bag made from a charm pack of fabrics, hanging in the window of The Peacock and the Tortoise shop, Perth

Make a “charming” bag using a charm pack (a small package of fabrics measuring about 5 x 5 inches), wadding, lining and webbing for handles. Your beautiful bag will have a quilted exterior and will be fully lined, with comfortable secure handles and no unfinished internal seams. This simple but effective pattern will help to hone your skills in accurate piecing, precision quilting and accuracy of final assembly.

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Make your own Trousers!

March 21 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
£45
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
£45
Photo of a fabric picture made using Shadow Applique techniques

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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