English Paper Pieced Patchwork

Tuesday 2nd April

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

One of the oldest forms of patchwork stitched by hand using paper templates with the added benefit of being portable for taking on holiday etc.

We all remember the 'Grandma's Garden' flower 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 along for a relaxing and therapeutic day. You will experiment with different shapes to make a lovely piece of work. Nicola will demonstrate how to use directional fabric and to 'fussy cut' to great effect, and how to get the best results from this lovely pastime.

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Click 'Buy Now' to pay for your workshop £40.00

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

This course is now full

Please contact me add your details to a reserve list or to register your interest for a future workshop

'Autumn Berries' - 

Raised Embroidery

with Nicola

19thNovember

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

Stitch this lovely design with its wired leaves, wrapped currants and padded blackberries......good enough to eat!

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Workshop fee - £40.00

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You will then receive confirmation of your place.

A materials pack will be available to buy on the day - cost £15.00

Zippered Purse

18th October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40*

* includes pattern

Make one or more of these gorgeous purses in some pretty fabrics, add a surprise inside.... a lovely gift if you can bear to part with it!

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Workshop fee - £40.00

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop £40.00

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

Regular Embroidery Classes

Tutored by Nicola

Stump work Dragonfly with Bullrushes 

These regular classes are designed to suit beginners and improvers and will take you 'step by step' through your chosen project. Occasionally a new particular project will be advertised which you can choose to stitch or alternatively, continue with something you have already started working on

This lovely 'Stump work Dragonfly' is the latest project.  It is expected that this project will take at least 2 classes.

You will learn a variety of techniques including wiring, padding and embroidering with a lovely range of threads including silk ribbon

You will receive expert tuition with lots of tips and advice, as well as enjoying a great hobby

Places are limited to ensure individual attention and must be booked in advance to secure your place.

Suitable for all levels including beginners

Ribbon Work Flowers

Tuesday 11th June

£40

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Click 'Buy Now' to pay for your workshop £40.00

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

Learn how to make this lovely arrangement of flowers, leaves and buds using some gorgeous 'ombre' wired ribbon.

Each piece is made separately before arranging. It can then be used to adorn a piece of clothing, hat, or ornament.

Needle case

2 days - 25th/26th July

10.00 to 4.00pm

£80

We all need somewhere to store our needles. This gorgeous needle case is both pretty and practical and one that you will enjoy using for years to come!

You will enjoy a variety of techniques on this workshop, including, machine applique' and using the decorative stitches on your machine before creating the pockets and pages ready for completion

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Course fee - £80.00

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

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop deposit £40.00

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

Suitable for hand or machine needles

Business during COVID-19

Shopping

Normal shopping hours are: Mon, Wed, and Friday from 10 - 5 pm.

When visiting, the number of customers  will be restricted to 2 at any one time. This allows everyone to move around the shop whilst keeping to the recommended distancing guidelines. Seating will be available for anyone who may need to que.

For those who need to shop in a quieter environment, I can offer a private appointment  after 4.30pm - please contact me to book

I kindly ask you to use the hand sanitiser on entering. Face coverings are required. Payment by card preferred please.

 

You may continue to order online for delivery or collection

More products and fabrics are being added daily to my online store so please keep checking back

Stitch Club

Sessions are back with a new schedule and more dates   

                                                                       

Tutored Workshops

Starting again from the Autumn 

I am looking forward to welcoming customers back and to thank everyone for their fantastic support during these difficult times

Nicola

'Flower Garden'

Machine Applique'

with Nicola

22nd October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

Choose some lovely scraps of fabric to create flowers and leaves then applique them to your background fabric using a variety of machine stitches including raw edge, satin stitch etc.

Your finished design could be made into a cushion, book cover or wall hanging

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Workshop fee - £40.00

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop £40.00

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

Westalee Ruler -

6 month 'Jewel Quilt' as you go Course with

Angela Attwood

6 Sundays -

1st Sept, 6th Oct, 1st Dec, 12th Jan,

9th Feb, and 15th March

10.00 to 4.00pm

£330

Please note, this course is NOT suitable for absolute beginners of Westalee Ruler work and will not cover basic machine set up for ruler work. You should be comfortable fitting the Ruler Foot to your machine and able to stitch basic straight lines and curves as a minimum requirement. Some familiarity with the Sampler Set rulers would be useful (see 3 day July course above)

 

Angela has designed this course and quilt to truly showcase ruler work quilting. Her bespoke design is based entirely around the 6 rulers of the Sampler Set 1 and the Starter Ruler, however, there will be areas for you to add other templates in your collection or personalise the design along the way. You may choose to make either a 70 inch square quilt or a smaller 50 inch (with less homework, sizes approximate). You will also learn how to construct your quilt by joining smaller quilted sections together in a ‘quilt as you go’ method.

 

You will be guided through 1-2 sections and patterns per month and be expected to stitch the required repeats of these as homework between each class. I will be on hand to help you make your own design choices throughout the process. 

Terms of Booking:

Once enrolled, the course fee is non-refundable in part or full unless your place can be filled from a reserve list. Please note that any unpaid balance will still become payable if you cancel unless your place can be filled from a reserve list.

 

Westalee ruler requirements:

To attend this class you will need the appropriate Westalee Ruler Foot Starter Set, Sampler Set 1 and an extension table for your machine.

You will receive an offer code so that you can order your rulers from The Cotton Patch with a 10% discount.This code will be made available to you for online purchases a few weeks prior to the start of the course and will remain valid for 2 weeks after.

How to book you place:

A deposit of £150.00 is required to reserve your place .The balance of £180.00 will be due on the first day of the course

Please refer to the 'Terms of Booking' above before booking

Once enrolled, you will receive confirmation of your place and a 'materials list'.

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop deposit £150.00

Crazy Patchwork

with Nicola

2 days - Thurs/Friday

29th/30th August

10.00 to 4.00pm

£80

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 indulgent and relaxing day of stitch and embellishments

Your finished piece could be made up into a book cover, picture, cushion etc.

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Course fee - £80.00

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

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop deposit £40.00

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

Westalee Ruler -

6 month 'Jewel Quilt' as you go Course with

Angela Attwood

Please note, this course is NOT suitable for absolute beginners of Westalee Ruler work and will not cover basic machine set up for ruler work. You should be comfortable fitting the Ruler Foot to your machine and able to stitch basic straight lines and curves as a minimum requirement. Some familiarity with the Sampler Set rulers would be useful (see 3 day July course above)

 

Angela has designed this course and quilt to truly showcase ruler work quilting. Her bespoke design is based entirely around the 6 rulers of the Sampler Set 1 and the Starter Ruler, however, there will be areas for you to add other templates in your collection or personalise the design along the way. You may choose to make either a 70 inch square quilt or a smaller 50 inch (with less homework, sizes approximate). You will also learn how to construct your quilt by joining smaller quilted sections together in a ‘quilt as you go’ method.

 

You will be guided through 1-2 sections and patterns per month and be expected to stitch the required repeats of these as homework between each class. I will be on hand to help you make your own design choices throughout the process. 

6 Sundays -

1st Sept, 6th Oct, 1st Dec, 12th Jan,

9th Feb, and 15th March

10.00 to 4.00pm

£330

Sorry...this course is now full.

Please contact me to leave your details

in the event of a cancellation or future course

Terms of Booking:

Once enrolled, the course fee is non-refundable in part or full unless your place can be filled from a reserve list. Please note that any unpaid balance will still become payable if you cancel unless your place can be filled from a reserve list.

 

Westalee ruler requirements:

To attend this class you will need the appropriate Westalee Ruler Foot Starter Set, Sampler Set 1 and an extension table for your machine.

You will receive an offer code so that you can order your rulers from The Cotton Patch with a 10% discount.This code will be made available to you for online purchases a few weeks prior to the start of the course and will remain valid for 2 weeks after.

How to book you place:

A deposit of £150.00 is required to reserve your place .The balance of £180.00 will be due on the first day of the course

Please refer to the 'Terms of Booking' above before booking

Once enrolled, you will receive confirmation of your place and a 'materials list'.

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop deposit £150.00

'Perfecting Feathers' Westalee Ruler Workshop with

Angela Attwood

Wednesday 6th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£55

Please note, this course is NOT suitable for absolute beginners of Westalee Ruler work and will not cover basic machine set up for ruler work. You should be comfortable fitting the Ruler Foot to your machine and able to stitch basic straight lines and curves as a minimum requirement. Some familiarity with the Sampler Set rulers would be useful.

 

Westalee Rulers can help transform your free-motion quilting by enabling you to undertake creative free-motion quilting in a controlled way on your domestic sewing machine. Using the rulers will help you to stitch beautiful patterns and designs usually reserved for Longarm machines.

 

If you love the elegance of quilted 'feathers' but struggle to master them free-hand, the Westalee Feather Template Set (x4) may be high on your wish list. Or maybe you've already purchased a set but have yet to get to grips with them.

 

Feather templates are as easy to use as any other template physically, however, good pattern-making and design choices can be difficult initially. This one day workshop is designed to help you get the most (and a little bit more!) from your template set. You will learn the techniques to stitch beautiful feathers on straight lines, curves, graduating in size and even stitch shapes that aren't feathers

Terms of Booking:

Once enrolled, the workshop fee is non-refundable unless your place can be filled from a reserve list. 

 

Westalee ruler requirements:

To attend this class you will need the appropriate

• Westalee Ruler Foot

• Spacing Gauge 

• Feather Template Set (11624/11625), OR Feathered Leaf Template Set (13233/13234)

• Westalee Stitching Line Discs (12122) 

• Sampler Set (11622/23) - if you have it though it's not essential

You will receive an offer code so that you can order your rulers from The Cotton Patch with a 10% discount.This code will be made available to you for online purchases a few weeks prior to the start of the course and will remain valid for 2 weeks after.

How to book you place:

Payment in full is required to reserve your place.

Please refer to the 'Terms of Booking' above before booking

Once enrolled, you will receive confirmation of your place and a 'materials list'.

Sorry....this workshop is now full.

please contact me to leave your name on a reserve list or to be informed of future workshops

Silk Ribbon Embroidery with Nicola

2 days - 13th/14th February

10.00 to 4.00pm

£80

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

Course fee - £80.00

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

Click 'Buy Now' to pay for your workshop deposit £40.00

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

Enjoy using pure silk ribbon to embroider your design with, as well as using embroidery threads and perhaps a few beads to embellish.

Your completed embroidery could be used to complete a box top or frame into a lovely picture

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

Machine Applique'  with Free Motion and Hand Stitching

Thursday 7th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

This is a change to my previous successful free motion stitching workshops. On this occasion you will be making a small applique' design of your own choosing from a choice of templates with an emphasis on adding your own personal touches.  Firstly you will fuse your fabric shapes to a background fabric using bondaweb, before embellishing with free motion machine stitching and/or hand stitching.

This is a fun workshop which is suitable for beginners or improvers 

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Workshop fee - £40.00

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop £40.00

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

Westalee Ruler Course with

Angela Attwood

3 days - 3rd to 5th March 2020

10.00 to 4.00pm

£170

Angela Attwood will be joining us again to teach a 3 day course; Free Motion Quilting with the Westalee Rulers.

Westalee rulers can transform your free motion quilting by enabling you to undertake creative free motion quilting in a controlled way on your domestic sewing machine. Using the rulers will help you stitch a large range of beautiful patterns and designs, to complement your quilts.

On the first day of this course (beginners day) several elements will be covered including, attaching the Westalee foot and setting the height correctly, holding and using the standard ruler to good effect and using the ruler markings.

On days 2 & 3, Angela will be teaching her Sampler Course where you will use the rulers from the beginners day plus Sampler Set 1 rulers. You will learn lots of new designs/techniques with the rulers.

Terms of Booking:

Once enrolled, the workshop fee is non-refundable in part or full unless your place can be filled from a reserve list. Please note that any unpaid balance will still become payable if you cancel unless your place can be filled from a reserve list.

 

Westalee ruler requirements:

You will need the Westalee Ruler Foot starter kit and the Sampler Set 1 to attend this class.

You will receive an offer code so that you can order your rulers from The Cotton Patch with a 10% discount.This code will be made available to you for online purchases a few weeks prior to the start of the course and will remain valid for 2 weeks after.

How to book you place:

A deposit of £70.00 is required to reserve your place .The balance of £100.00 will be invoiced 6 weeks before the course start date.

Please refer to the 'Terms of Booking' above before booking

Once enrolled, you will receive confirmation of your place and a 'materials list'.

Sorry, this course is now full!

Please contact me to find out about future courses

Decorative Machine Stitching

with Nicola

2 days - 12th/13th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£80

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Course fee - £80.00

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

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop deposit £40.00

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

Spend a relaxing 2 days exploring and learning how to use your sewing machine beyond straight stitching.

You will learn how to use the decorative stitches on your machine confidently and combine them with applique, couching, and much more.

Your finished panel could be made into a needle case, book cover, cushion panel or zippered purse

Christmas Projects

with Nicola

Wednesday 27th November & Tuesday 1st December

10.00 to 4.00pm

£30

Choose to make one of the projects shown here.

Whether it's for a gift, to decorate the home or just to keep for yourself....either way you'll have a nice day and get in the mood for the Festive Season

Limited places....don't miss yours!

Gift Tray

Xmas Tree

Wall Hanging

Fabric covered books

Patchwork Table Runner

Tuesday 3rd December

Please refer to the 'Booking terms' before booking

 

Workshop fee - £30.00

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop £30.00

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

Xmas Tree Box

Napkin Box

Regular Patchwork Classes

Tutored by Nicola

Sampler Quilt Blocks

starting in March!

These regular classes are designed to suit beginners and improvers and will take you 'step by step' through your chosen project. Occasionally a new particular project will be advertised which you can choose to stitch or alternatively, continue with something you have already started working on

This lovely 'Sampler Quilt' is the latest project which starts on 13th March. It is expected that this project may take up to 12 classes for the quilt or why not come along and just make a smaller project like a cushion or table runner.......the choice is yours!

You will receive expert tuition with lots of tips and advice, as well as enjoying a great hobby

Places are limited to ensure individual attention and must be booked in advance to secure your place.

Suitable for all levels including beginners

Fabric Covered Book Covers

with Nicola

Bring along a book, the size of your choice and make a lovely patchwork cover for it. ​After joining strips of fabric, you will decorate the panel with decorative machine stitches before making it up into a professionally finished book cover.

Your finished book would make a lovely present, perhaps for cookery recipes, gardeners notes or photos? 

Machine Applique Patchwork Butterfly 

Cushion or Quilt

with Nicola

4th June

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

Choose to make just one butterfly panel to make into a cushion or make several more to go into a quilt, size of your own choosing

The design is machine applique with decorative stitch edges

Suitable for beginners or improvers

Although you won't finish the making up in the day, you will have the option to return on another day to complete your project if you wish