Workshops and classes

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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April 2020

Textile Landscape Pattern and Print workshop – Day 2

April 4 @ 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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Free-Motion Machine Quilting – taster session (18/4/20)

April 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:15 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

Join us for a fascinating three-hour 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.

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Small projects for sales and for fun!

April 18 @ 1:45 pm - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

This is an enjoyable afternoon of small projects that you can make to sell or just for fun. Come along with fabric scraps, ribbons and lace and make a variety of different small projects from tissue holders to shopping bags!

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Sewing with Stretch

April 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise

This fascinating class is for anyone who has some dressmaking experience and would like to widen their repertoire to mastering stretch! Learn about stretch fabrics, how to cut and handle them and learn how machines react to stretches. You will make a simple T-shirt of your choice and take home ips, techniques and a finished T-shirt!

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May 2020

Make a Giant Dahlia

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Peacock and The Tortoise
Photo of a giant dahlia made from fabric templates

This class is the ultimate challenge but we hope you'll enjoy it hugely! Using templates, you'll create the classic and traditional Giant Dahlia Flower quilt with bold outlines. Use it as a wall hanging or the striking centre of a quilt. You'll use between 6 and 8 colours. With experienced tutor Diane Smyth.

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