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Latest workshops & courses.....


Do you want to make better use of your 

sewing machine and wish you had

 more confidence in using it or perhaps you prefer to hand sew?...........

 Then why not come along to one of the following classes, workshops or courses where you will have the opportunity to learn, explore and develop your skills in a variety of techniques and styles

 

You can learn to make accessories, cushions, bags, patchwork wallhanging, quilts and much more!


All are suitable for beginners or improvers unless otherwise stated

Class numbers are tailored to the subject allowing for individual attention. 

Lots of tips and encouragement along the way!


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Beginners Patchwork Classes

 Tuesdays or Thursdays 10.00 to 4.00pm

£30


These classes are available for those who want to start learning how to do patchwork or sewing or who want help with a particular project of their own and where maybe the advertised 'workshops' & 'courses' shown below don't quite meet your needs at the moment?

A class can be tailored to your needs where you will receive individual attention and professional tuition allowing you to gain confidence and enjoyment!


Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss anything 

 

To book please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your class    £30.00

 

You will then receive an email confirming your payment along with a choice of dates 

Should any of the dates offered be unsuitable, your fee will be refunded in full

General Patchwork Class

General Patchwork Class

£30.00

Sampler Quilt Course

for Beginners

Starting on Friday 14th September 2018

10.00 to 4.00pm

Course fee £150 (part one)

 


During this course (part 1) you will learn how to make 8 different patchwork blocks, each teaching a different technique. You will receive individual attention and gain lots of confidence in your ability with plenty of encouragement and tips along the way!

 

Following on from this, you will then have the opportunity to book a follow on course (part 2) starting in January 2019 where you will complete a further 4 blocks making 12 in total and then learn how to 'layer up' and quilt your finished blocks before making them up into a quilt using the 'quilt as you go method'

  

Parts 1 & 2 of this Sampler Quilt course each consist 

of 4 x 6 hour sessions

Course fee (part 1) £150

£75.00 deposit with the balance payable on the first day of the course


Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop deposit of £75.00


Refer to the 'Terms & Conditionsbefore booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'materials list'


Dates:

Course 1 - 14th, 28th September, 12th, 26th October - 10.00 to 4.00pm


Course 2 - 11th, 25th January, 8th February, 1st March     - 10.00 to 4.00pm

Sampler Quilt Course - Part 1

Sampler Quilt Course - Part 1

£75.00

£75 deposit (course 1) with balance payable on 1st day of course

Crazy Patchwork with Hand Embroidery

with Nicola

2 days, Thursday/Friday 23/24th August

10.00 to 4.00pm

£70

 

This is such a lovely subject to stitch and very addictive with the added benefit of being portable for taking on holiday etc.

On the first day you will make the crazy patchwork foundation block before beginning the exciting part....the stitching and decoration!

Day two continues with an endulgent and relaxing day of stitch and embellishments

 

Sorry, this workshop is now full!


Please see below, next date - 8/9th November

 

Course fee - £70.00

£35.00 deposit with the balance payable on the first day of the workshop


Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop deposit of £35.00

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

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English Paper Pieced Patchwork

with Nicola

Tuesday 18th September

10.00 to 4.00pm

£35

 

One of the oldest forms of patchwork stitched by hand using paper templates. 


We all remember the  'Grandma's flower garden' design with the hexagons.....well there are just so many other exciting variations of shape and design that can be 

used in English Patchwork

So come and experiment with using different shapes to make a lovely piece of work. Nicola will demonstrate how to use directional fabric and to 'fussy cut' fabrics to great effect. 

This will be a really relaxing and therapuetic day

 

Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop     £35.00

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

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English Patchwork

English Patchwork

£35.00

Hand Embroidery

with Nicola

Starting Tuesday 25th September

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40


This is a regular monthly class which focus's purely on hand embroidery and encourages students to develop their skills within a variety of techniques


The first of these classes will start with a design using 'silk shading' or 'long & short stitch' as it is known.

Students will be able to choose to work on the design project offered each month or continue with one 

they have already started


Places are limited to ensure individual attention and are suitable for all levels including beginners


Please click 'Buy Now' to pay for your workshop     £40.00


Please refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

25th September

Embroidery Class to include Silk Shading - part 1

16th October

Embroidery class to include silk shading 

- part 2

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Free Motion Stitching

with Nicola

Thursday 27th September

10.00 - 4.00pm

£40

 

On this workshop you will learn how to use your sewing machine to do 'free motion' stitching. This is very much a fun practice session with lots of tips and encouragement, and designed to give you the confidence to enjoy the liberation that free motion stitching brings.

Learn to stitch a wide variety of different designs, write your own name and draw using your machine needle!

Suitable for beginners or improvers

Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop     £40.00


Please refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Free Motion Stitching

Free Motion Stitching

£40.00

Machine Applique' - Flower Garden

with Nicola

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

10.00 to 4.00pm

£35


Enjoy a lovely fun day designing your own 'garden of flowers'. 

Choose some lovely scraps of fabric and then learn how to arrange your flowers and leaves before bonding them to your background fabric.

 You will then learn how to use a variety of machine stitches to decorate and secure the edges of the shapes.

As well as being fun, this is a a great class for building confidence in using your sewing machine

Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop     £35.00

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Applique Flower Garden - 2nd October

Applique Flower Garden - 2nd October

£35.00

Christmas Projects

Thursday 4th October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£30


Save the date.....details to follow!

Patchwork for Beginners

Thursday 11th October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£30


Nicola introduces you to the quick and easy methods of patchworking with this lovely cuhion design


You will learn how to rotary cut accurately and safely and stitch a 1/4" seam before assembling the front panel. 

You will then learn how to make it up into a finished cushion with either an envelope back or zip


Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop     £40.00


Please refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Beginners patchwork cushion 11th October

Beginners patchwork cushion 11th October

£30.00

Hand Embroidery

with Nicola

Tuesday 16th October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40


This is a regular monthly class which focus's purely on hand embroidery and encourages students to develop their skills within a variety of techniques

 

The first of these classes will start with a design using 'silk shading' or 'long & short stitch' as it is known.

Students will be able to choose to work on the design project offered each month or continue with one 

they have already started


Places are limited to ensure individual attention and are suitable for all levels including beginners


Please see above - 25th september for full information


Bag Making

with Nicola

2 day course - Tues/Wed 23rd/24th October

10.00 - 4.00pm

£80

 

Enjoy a lovely 2 days making this lovely shoulder bag.

Well constructed and quilted. Complete with internal pockets that easily hold all your bits & pieces. Finished with side ties, a self covered button.

Workshop fee includes pattern & written instructions

Suitable for beginners or improvers

Course fee £80

£40.00 deposit with the balance payable on the first day of the workshop


Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop deposit of £40.00


Refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Daisy Bag

Daisy Bag

£40.00

£40.00 deposit. Balance payable on the first day of the course

Patchwork Throw

with Nicola

Tuesday 30th October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

 

Choose to make either of the two designs shown here....'Trip around the World' or 'Feathers'


They are suitable for those with the ability to rotary cut and sew 1/4" seams accurately

Some cutting will be required prior to the workshop to enable you to make good progress on the day

Kits are available to purchase for either of the designs shown here

- please contact me to reserve yours

 

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'Trip around the World' Throw

Workshop fee - £40.00

 

Please refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking


Click 'Buy Now' to pay for your workshop

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'materials list' 

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'Feathers' Throw

'Walk in the Forest'

with Karen Lane

2 days, Thursday/Friday 1st/2nd November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£85

 

 

In this workshop we will be working with Lutradur, an exciting man made fabric that can be painted, cut with scissors or a soldering iron, distressed with a heat gun and stitched by hand or machine.  The design we will be basing our work on is constructed using lots of layering.  Students are free to follow the example shown or, better still, they can bring along photos or sketches and design their own version of the “forest”.

 

Day one will be spent working on our design and layout and producing painted samples of ferns, shrubs, trees or whatever else you may wish to include.  By the end of the day we will bring all of our elements together ready for stitching.

 

Day two we will be using our sewing machines and applying hand embroidery to bring our work to life.


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Course fee £85

£40.00 deposit with the balance payable on the first day of the course

 

Please click 'Buy Now' to pay for your course 

deposit of £40.00

 

Refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Christmas Projects

Tuesday 6th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£30


Save the date.....details to follow!

 

Crazy Patchwork with Hand Embroidery

with Nicola

2 days, Thursday/Friday 8th/9th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£70

 

This is such a lovely subject to stitch and very addictive with the added benefit of being portable for taking on holiday etc.

On the first day you will make the crazy patchwork foundation block before beginning the exciting part....the stitching and decoration!

Day two continues with an endulgent and relaxing day of stitch and embellishments

 


Course fee - £70.00

£35.00 deposit with the balance payable on the first day of the workshop

 

Please click 'Add to Cart' to pay for your workshop deposit of £35.00

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Crazy patchwork with Hand Embroidery- November

Crazy patchwork with Hand Embroidery- November

£35.00

£35 deposit

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

with Nicola

Tuesday 20th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40


This is a regular monthly class which focus's purely on hand embroidery and encourages students to develop their skills within a variety of techniques

 

This class will focus on Silk Ribbon Embroidery 

Students will be able to choose to work on one of two designs offered or continue with their embroidery project 

they have already started at earlier workshops


Places are limited to ensure individual attention and are suitable for all levels including beginners

 

Please click 'Buy Now' to pay for your workshop     £40.00


Please refer to the 'Terms & Conditions' before booking

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place and a 'bring list' along with details of which materials can be purchased on the day

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

Silk Ribbon Embroidery

£40.00

Christmas Projects

Tuesday 4th December

10.00 to 4.00pm

£30


Save the date.....details to follow!

 

Terms & Conditions of Booking.....

For full details of booking terms

please click here

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