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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

Stumpwork

'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

Click 'Buy Now' to pay your workshop £40.00

 

 

 

You will then receive confirmation of your place.

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

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Customer number are limited at any one time to allow you to shop safely

so please book your shop visit wherever possible

Zippered Purse

18th October

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40*

* includes pattern

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

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!

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

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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.

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'Flower Garden' Machine Applique
with Nicola

Choose some lovely scraps of fabric to create flowers and leaves, then applique them to your background fabric. You will learn how to use some of your decorative machine stitches and how to vary & get the best from them 

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

2 day course -

Tuesday/ Wednesday 10th/11th August

10 to 4pm

£75

Your booking refers acceptance that you have read & agreed to the 'Booking Terms' 

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

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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

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Crazy Patchwork

with Nicola

2 days - Thurs/Friday

29th/30th August

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

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.

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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Wall Hanging

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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

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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

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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

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Dry Felt Landscape

with Nicola

Tuesday 10th November

10.00 to 4.00pm

£40

Please note that the workshop on 1st October is now full.

The above date is an additional one

 

Spend a therapeutic day learning how to design your own landscape picture.

Nicola will guide you through the simple technique of 'dry' needle felting; how to prod, sculpt and create texture using Merino wool and textural threads. You can bring along a simple picture to work from, something that inspires you or choose from one of Nicola's on the day

This workshop is ideal for beginners or anyone who just wants to enjoy a relaxing day away from the everyday stresses

 

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

Please note: there will be an additional charge for materials

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Flower Meadow
with Julie McCready

Join Julie to create your own flower meadow.

Specially created templates will be available for those who struggle with free motion sewing, so you will be able to create your very own original mini artwork to frame.

All you need is a sewing machine with straight stitch foot and free motion foot, a variety of coloured threads and lots of enthusiasm.

This promises to be a great workshop with demonstrations as well as lots of hints and tips from an experienced tutor

Only 2 places left!

Thursday 24th June 

10 to 4pm

£40

Your booking refers acceptance that you have read & agreed to the 'Booking Terms' 

Play the video for a 3D look!

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Fabric Covered Book
with Nicola

Learn how to cover a book with strips of fabric or add a photo panel instead? You will then quilt the panel  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? 

 

Thursday 1st July

10 to 4pm

£45

(including A5 book and pattern)

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Sewing day for beginners
with Nicola

This is a great skill building workshop for those who want to learn to sew while gaining confidence in using their sewing machine.

Class size is small allowing for individual attention and time to answer your individual questions

During the day you will make a lovely cushion while learning several skills including rotary cutting, how to sew seams accurately and finish raw edges neatly; also the use of different machine feet, how to put a zip in easily and much more!

Your booking refers acceptance that you have read & agreed to the 'Booking Terms' 

Thursday 22nd July

10 to 4pm

£40