We are in the process of updating this section on workshops, but here is a short synopsis of what is coming over the next few weeks.
WORKSHOPS FOR 2023
June – October
Saturday 10th June
Workshop Catch Up £25.00
Enjoy coffee & cake and bring any unfinished project from a previous workshop with the aim of completing.
Saturday 27th June
3 block lesson £50.00
We’ve been asked to provide a block of the month project. Because we do technique learning in our workshops what we have decided to do is to offer a workshop where you will make or at least learn how to make 3 different blocks. This workshop will be repeated periodically with different block designs.
*If you attended the block keeper workshop, please bring it with you along with your sewing machine.
In this workshop, you will make a useful multipurpose storage caddy to keep your rolled-up towels, gardening bits & bobs, or kitting in. Fill it with toiletries or goodies to make a lovely gift. Perfect as a gift for new mothers. Keep it in your sewing room for those bits and pieces. Uses bosal for stability. Everything you require to make this is included on the day (fabrics may vary from image).
Saturday 19th August – Learn the Confetti technique. – £50.00
In this workshop, you will be learning the confetti technique which is a simple but effective way of creating a mini art panel using tiny pieces of fabric and Tulle. Everything you need to make this is included on the day. (Fabrics and design may vary from image).
Saturday 2nd September – Koi Carp Window panel – £40.00
Everything you need to make this gorgeous window panel top is included in this workshop. You will learn how to accurately cut longer lengths of fabric to make this stunning piece of art. These finished pieces can easily be used as wall-hanging, a lap quilt a picture in a frame or a lovely gift for someone you care about. Everything you need to make this panel is included.
Saturday 16th September – Learn Basic Sashiko Technique – £42.50 – IMAGE TO FOLLOW
Sashiko is an ancient technique from Japan. Workers were given one uniform which had to last their lifetime of work so when parts of the uniform wore out they had to be patched. This term is Boro. To enhance the patchwork Sashiko was introduced to make works of art out of their uniforms. The technique of Sashiko, also known as stab stitching, is an art form in itself. In the workshop you will be learning how to mark the fabric and stitch Sashiko using this Japanese Noren panel. You will also be provided with a pack of Sashiko tracing paper, specific thread and Tulip Sashiko long needles. Tulip needles are made in Hiroshima and are the worlds finest needles, including gold inlayed eyes for easy threading.
Saturday 30th September – 3 Block session – £50.00 Continuation of previous sessions, to make a 12 block quilt. If you haven’t been to any of the previous sessions, divvin worry, you will be able to start off from this session and those who’ve missed will be able to catch up with other sessions, or with takeaway kits.
Saturday 14th/Sunday 15th October – Disappearing 9 patch quilt – £145.00 inc buffet lunch. IMAGE TO FOLLOW
Disappearing 9 patch quilt is one of the staples of quilting, but it looks so difficult to do. As usual, with the guidance of our wonderful Katherine, in this laid-back friendly group she will demystify the wonders of 9 patch quilting. Everything you require to make the quilt top is provided, including a buffet lunch on both days. Any specific dietary requirements please let us know beforehand or when booking. Booking in advance is essential for this workshop.
All workshops with our lovely tutor, Katherine are very informal, and last roughly 10.00am to 4.00pm ish (but can run over because a good time is being had by all!).
The cost for each workshop is payable in advance and are variable depending on what the workshop entails. This includes a ready prepared kit of cut fabric (will be chosen by us as this is for instruction on how to make the product on the day), unless the workshop requires you to cut your own, instructions/patterns, if applicable and refreshments.
AS COURSES ARE GEARED UP TO LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES, THE FABRICS PROVIDED IN THE KITS ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE. *(Course prices vary).
All you need to bring is yourself, your lunch if applicable, a sewing machine (if required) and any matching thread if you can.
For more information or to see a sample of items being made, please ask Alan or Amanda in the shop. (Places are limited – to secure your place please pay in advance) Thank you.
Not all projects will get finished on the day and this allows you to take your project home and finish it off, or alternatively you can attend our quilt groups on Tuesday and Thursdays to finish your project. Fees for these days are £6 per day from 10am – 4pm (or hours to suit you).