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 2018

Free Standing Christmas tree❶

17th November 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Diane Smyth Materials:  1m each of 2 contrasting but co-ordinating fabrics, small amount of fabric for the star. 4 bags of polyester toy filling, sewing kit and threads. At last a Christmas Tree that can be ever lasting and does not shed it's needles.   It is approximately 18" high and can be a table centre or a feature for your decorations.

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Sew an Advent Calendar ❶

23rd November 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Mhairi McNeill Materials: one advent calendar top, piece of wadding (able to purchase), 60cm of backing and some matching thread. 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. Once the top is assembled you can hand or machine quilt it as little or as much as you want prior to putting the back on…

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Crash Course Quilting❶

30th November 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
how to do patchwork

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30 Tutor: Zoe Kemp/  Sam Scott Materials: 4 fat quarters ( recommend you buy on the day at start of class), matching sewing thread and pins, sharp small scissors. Ever wondered what the fuss is about?  In this course you will learn some of the basics of quilting: rotary cutting, piecing a block and sandwiching it with wadding and backing.

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December 2018

Introduction to Crochet ❶

1st December 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
teaching materials for the crochet course

Full day class: 10.30 – 4.30pm Tutor: Trudy Duffy Materials: partly inclusive. We will provide needles and scrap wool for practice, but if you want to start a project you may need to buy either wool or crochet cotton. Believe it or not, crochet is making the same comeback as knitting has done. Learn the basic stitches in crochet, how to read a simple pattern, how to make a Granny Square and how to do filet work.

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Free Motion Quilting❷

7th December 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
free-motion quilting

Full day class: 10.30am – 4.30pm Tutor: Sue Everett Materials: Please ask for HAND-OUT in the shop. At the end of the Free Motion Quilting class 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, taking the art of machine quilting up a few levels with our in-house expert, Sue. You are required to have completed Sue’s half-day introduction.

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