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Traditional Applique and Quilting by hand - with Barbara

Traditional Applique and Quilting by Hand - with Barbara

Stunning quilts and cushions that can only be achieved when stitching by hand with not a scrap of fusible webbing! Join us over four alternate Friday mornings and learn what some consider to be ‘the only, and proper way to sew applique’.

The course begins on Friday 1st November, 10.30am-1pm Course Cost £60

Monday Morning Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

Monday Morning Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

ALL ABOUT GIVING & RECEIVING! Over the next four weeks we will be making beautiful and useful things, ideal to give as gifts or to keep yourself…….There is also the ‘Redwork for Christmas’ to complete. The course begins on

Monday 18th November, 10am-1pm Course Cost £60

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

LAST MINUTE GIFTS & DECORATIONS. This course takes place over four consecutive Monday afternoons and there will be several projects to choose from. The course begins on

Monday 18th November, 1.30pm-4.30pm Course Cost £60

Two weeks of Applique - with Audrey

Two weeks of Applique for Beginners - with Audrey

Using a simple design and fabulous fabrics, join us over two alternate Tuesday mornings to make panels for a table runner, mats, cushions or a bag. There is still time to make those last-minute gifts. This course takes place on

Tuesdays 26th November & 10th December, 9.30am-12.30pm each day Course cost £30

Pfaff Embroidery Day - with Becky

Pfaff Embroidery Day - with Becky

EMBROIDERED WREATH. For those of you with Pfaff embroidery machines, come along today and create a Winter scene for your wreath and embellish with leaves stitched on dissolvable fabric.

Saturday 7th December, 10am-3pm Cost £35

Embroidered Winter Scene - with Sue

Embroidered Winter Scene - with Sue

Another addition to our machine embroidered series where you can either use your sewing machine in free-motion or have a little more control with the feed dogs up, using the decorative stitches that are built in. Each piece will be heavily stitched, quilted and embellished. Bare trees on a frosty background.

Wednesday 11th December, 10am-4pm Workshop cost £30

Trio of Santas - with Gill

Trio of Santas - with Gill

Our final Saturday workshop of 2019 and arguably, we have saved the best ‘til last. These expressive characters will take pride of place in your home this and every other year; they will definitely bring a smile. .

Saturday 14th December, 10am-4pm Workshop cost £30

Sampler Quilt

Saturday Sampler Quilt - with Sue

This once a month course has been popular for some time now, It is an Ideal way to begin a completely new hobby or revive old skills as you learn so many different techniques. The course takes place on the first Saturday of each month, either morning or afternoon sessions and continues after Easter. You can work completely at your own pace.

The dates for the first part of this year are January 4th, February 1st, March 7th & April 4th.

Morning sessions 9.30am - 12.30pm, Afternoons 1pm - 4pm

Course Cost for January to April inclusive £70

Monday Morning Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue January

Monday Morning Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

Making it Modern! Over six consecutive Monday mornings, we will be taking traditional patchwork skills and using them in a modern way. It is amazing how different it all looks by choosing more abstract fabrics and putting a slant on the design. Equally effective using more usual fabric choices; after all, as a suggestion, what could be more traditional than Liberty?

Monday 6th January 10am - 1pm - Course Cost £105

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Petrina JANUARY

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Petrina

Something Different. Petrina will guide you through a completly different technique to make a quilt that us primarily a Squared Bargello. Perfect for beginners, you will be able to alter the direction of the squares and make up your own desgin, or work to the pattern, Great fun! This course takes place over six alternate Monday afternoons beginning Monday 6th January 1.30pm - 4.30pm Course cost £105

Creative Machine Embroidery and Applique with Sue JANUARY

Creative Machine Embroidery and Applique - with Sue

BIRDS AND BLOOMS. A day for you to experiment with a little fabric painting, applique and free machine embroidery. If dropping the feed dogs terrifies you, we can achieve the effect with more control so don't despair! Wednesday 8th January 10am - 4pm £35

Pfaff Embroidery block of the month - with Becky

Pfaff Embroidery Block of the Month - with Becky

MADELINE. If you have a Pfaff Embroidery Machine, which takes a 200 x 260mm hoop and above, join us on the second Wednesday of every month to embroider these beautiful designs to make a quilt or several smaller items, You will learn all of the usual embroidery techniques plus the invaluable precise positioning. This course takes place over three Wednesdays. Wednesday 8th January, 12th February and 11th March. 10am - 3pm each day. £90.00

Hand Applique and Embroidery - with Barbara

Hand Applique and Embroidery - with Barbara

Always extremely popular, this hand stitching course uses traditional techniques with specatular results. Needleturn Applique and Embroidery are both relaxing skills, perfect for the longer winter evenings ahead. This course takes place over six alternate Friday mornings beginning Friday 10th January. 10.30am - 1pm Cost £90

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions spending another day sewing and finishing off any project you have started on one of our workshops. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff on hand in the workroom to help and assist you if you have any questions. Friday 10th January 11am - 3pm. Cost £15

Cross Over Bag - with Gill

Cross Over Bag - with Gill

With security in mind, Gill has made this bag which provides zipped pockets and a long strap so you can keep everything safe, but not compromise on style! Saturday 11th January 10am - 4pm £35

From Beginning to Binding - with Sue

From Beginning to Binding - with Sue

A different block of six alternate Monday afternoons where we will be learning and using different invaluable techniques I.E Stitch 'n' Flip Patchwork, Making and using Bias Binding, Quilt-as-You-Go, Making Piping and zip insertion. The results will be Table Mats, a Runner and a Cushion. The course begins on Monday 13th January. Course Cost £105

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Gill

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Gill

Using one layer cakemake this stunning quilt which is rotary cut and pieced. Add a Co-ordinated fabric border and you have a wuilt to be proud of. This course is perfect for beginners so if you have promised yourelf a little 'Me Time' during 2020, this could be perfect for you. This course takes place over six alternate Tuesday mornings beginning Tuesday 14th January 9.30am-12.30pm Course Cost £105

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

Sky full of Stars! Pefect for beginners to Patchwork and Quilting, learn this traditional block to make a quilt or set of cushions. This course takes place over six alternate Tueaday afternoons beginning Tueaday 14th January 1pm-4pm. Course Cost £105

Getting to know your Embroidery Machine - with Becky

Getting to know your Embroidery Machine - with Becky

If you are lucky enough to have recently purchased a Pfaff Embroidery and Sewing Machine, spend two days with an expert and learn how to get the most from your machine. We will take you through the basics, special features and maintenance of your sewing machineon day one, and on day two we will explore the embroidery side. Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January 10am - 3pm. Course Cost: FREE if purchased through ourselves £100 if purchased elsewhere. *£25 deposit secures your place and is refunded on attending the course.

Greetings Cards - with Gill

Greetings Cards - with Gill

Fun and funky applique greetings cards for every occasion. This is part one of a course that takes place over wo Friday mornings, great for beginners! Fridays 17th, and 31st January 10am - 12.30pm. Cost cost £30.00

Sampler Quilt - with Sue

Sampler Quilt - with Sue

An opportunity to make a Sapmler Quilt, learning many techniques including applique, foundation piecing, traditional patchwork, and using templates. A fabulous course, ideal for beginners and improvers alike. This course takes plae over six alternate Friday afternoons and continues after Easter. Friday 17th January 1pm - 4pm Course Cost £105

 

Project Linus Day - with Jill

Project Linus Day - with Jill

Join us today for a day of cutting, sewing and cake! All for such a good cause. If you can bring your own sewing machine and work downstairs the cost is £5,upstairs using our sewing machines the cost is £10 Saturday 18th January 10am - 4pm

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Audrey

Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Audrey

Dresden and much much more!! Combining two blocks, this makes for a contempory design which showcases beautiful fabrics. Over the weeks you can make a quilt,bed runner, table decor, or a set of cushions. This course takes place over six alterante Tuesday mornings beginning Tuesday 21st January 10am - 1pm Course Cost £105

 

Applique Course - with Audrey

Applique Course - with Audrey

Machine Applique is so popular and we have great projects for you, inlcuding a tongue in cheek Quilters Hanging, which is sure to raise a smile. And a Sunflower Cushion. This course takes place over six alternat Tuesday afternoons beginning Tueday 21st January 1.30pm - 4pm Course Cost 90

UFO Day

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions spending another ay sewing and finishing off any project you hav started on one of our classes. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff on hand to help and assist you if ou have any questions. Friday 24th January 11am - 3pm £15

Life of Cats and Dogs - with Sue

Life of Cats and Dogs - with Sue

Fabulous fabrics have inspired these whimsical designs, perfect for Pictures, Wallhangings and Cushions. A great workshop for beginners and those who just love their pets! Fabric paks will be available on the day. Satuday 25th January 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Pfaff Embroidery Weekend - with Becky

Pfaff Embroidery Weekend - with Becky

Diamonds are Forever! If you have a Pfaff Embroidery Machine which has the 200 x 260mm hoop or larger, join us this weekend to make this fabulous runner with dramatic design, all pieced and quilted in the hoop. Saturda and Sunday 25th & 26th January. 10am - 3pm each day. Course Cost £75 including the design.

Floating Stars Table Runner - with Audrey

Floating Starts Table Runner - with Audrey

Great design, again using a traditional block and giving it a slight twist by off setting the stars. The opportunity for machine quilting is also good as it adds immensely to the finished effect, and you are only stitching in straight lines! Sure to be another favourite. Join us on Wednesday 29th January 10am - 4pm Course Cost 35

 

Pfaff Software - with Becky

Pfaff Software -With Becky

We will be looing at three Software Elements today, In the morning we will be exploring photostitch and Cross Stitcher, and in the afternoon, Modify and Morphing. You will not have time to stitch out, but the designs will be saved on your laptop for you to stitch out at home.

Beginners Guide to Crochet - with Neil

Beginners Guide to Crochet - with Neil.

Crochet has been growing in popularity over the last few years and this is your opportunity to join in the craze! Your yarn and crochet hook is included, so please just come, hae a coffee and learn how to crochet. Friday 31st January 10am - 1pm Cost £30

More Creative Machine Embroidery and Applique - with Sue

More Creative Machine Embroidery and Applique - with Sue

CHICKEN SHACK. Another opportunity for you to experiment with a little fabric painting, applique and free motion embroidery. Again, if dropping the feed dogs terrifies you, we can acheive the effect with more control so don't worry. Wednesday 5th February 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Pfaff Embroidery - with Becky

Pfaff Embroidery - with Becky

DREAM CATCHER A wonderful design that we are sure you will use time ans time again, If you have a PFaff embroidery machine, join us today and embroider on Organza. Complete the design by stitching the feathers on dissolvable fabric. Wednesday 5th February 10am - 4pm Cost £40 includes purchase of the designs.

Free Motion Quilting - with Sue

Free Motion Quilting - with Sue

A great day proving to yourself that you really can do it on your own sewing machines! We will spend the morning using different techniques and designs, then moving onto ruler work in the afternoon, if it is appropriate to use them on your machine. A fun day for everyone! Thursday 6th February 10am - 3pm Cost £30

UFO Day

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions by spending another day sewing and finishing off any project you have started on one of our workshops. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff on hand in the workroom to help and assist you if you have any questions. Friday 7th February 11am - 3pm Cost £15

Pfaff Software on a Saturday - with Becky

Pfaff Software on a Saturday - with Becky

Whether you need a refresher, or you are new to the amazing Premier Software for yuor Embroidery Machines, today we willbe incredibly useful and informative. We will be covering basic combining and colour sorting, downloading designs, QuickFont and also discussing 'Which Stabiliser?!' in the minefield of Stabilisers, all about needles and threads etc etc. If you have a Pfaff Icon we will also be covering 'MySewNet' whilst others are working through alternative excercises. Another busy day! Saturday 8th February 10am - 3pm Cost £30

Needlefelting, Applique and Hand Embroidery - with Gill

Needlefelting, Applique and Hand Embroidery - with Gill

Create a countryside scene, builsing up texture by NeedleFelting and add detail with Applique and Hand Embroidery. A fabulous, relaxing day. Please bring a picture frame with you so you can make a piece the appropriate size. Saturday 8th February 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Canadian Smocking - with Claire

Canadian Smoking - with Claire

Fabulous Technique: Fabric manipulation always looks stunnng and adding beads to your smocking gives a little glamour. Claire has made a cushion for todays class, in delicate tones. However once you have mastered the technique, there are obvious possibilites for bags, lingerie cases and more. Wednesday 12th February 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Mini Mosiac Patchwork - with Sue

Mini Mosiac Patchwork - with Sue

A half day workshop showing the possibilities of making fabric for book covers, cushions, even a quilt with patience. After arranging the pieces on the foundation fabric, embellish with decorative stitches on the sewing machines. Friday 14th February 9.30am - 12.30pm Cost 20

Fractured Star - with Audrey

Fractured Star - with Audrey

For lovers of accuracy and sharp angles that can be achieved by Foundation piecing, today you will be embarking on this fabulous block which can be arraned in different was to create spectacular designs. Satuday 15th February 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Sewing Essentials - with Gill

Sewing Essentials - with Gill

Make a cutting board and pressing mat folder perfect for your sewing room or taking to classes. If time permits, we will also make notebooks to match. Wedneaday 19th February 10am- 4pm Cost £35

UFO Day

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions spending another ay sewing and finishing off any project you have started on one of our workshops. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff on hand in the workroom to help and assist you if you have any questions. Friday 21st February 11am - 3pm Cost £15

Tote Bag - with Gill

Tote Bag - with Gill

Applique a design of a Hare onto a pieced fabric background which you could choose to embellish with stitches for grasses and greenary...sure to be another popular class from Gill! A great size for shopping or crafting. Saturday 22nd February 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Monday Morning Patchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

Monday Morning PAtchwork and Quilting Course - with Sue

ARTFUL Applique. Over six consecutive Monday mornings, you will make a piece of work based loosely on Mosaic. A fascinating way to work, with spectacular results. There will be man designs available and it is far more simple than it sounds with ample opportunity for embellishment and sparkle. Monday 24th February 10am - 1pm Course Cost £105

Getting to know your Sewing Machine - with Becky

Getting to know your Sewing Machine - with Becky

If you hav recently purchased a Pfaff sewing machine, spend a day with an expert getting to know how to get the best from your purchase. We will take you through the basics, special features and maintence of your machine. Wednesday 26th February 10am - 3pm Course cost FREE if purchased from us, £50 if purchased elsewhere. *£25 deposit secures your place and is refunded on attending the course.

 

More Sewing Essentials - with Gill

More Sewing Essentials - with Gill

Make a fabric roll for your basic sewing kit with plenty of zpped and secured pockets. Perfect to bring to classes. Wednesday 26th February 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Moving on with your Crochet - with Neil

Moving on with your Crochet - with Neil

If you have a basic understanding of crochet, are happy with your double and trebles or have completed our beginners workshop, Neil cna now help you to take your crochet to another level! Friday 28th February 10am - 1pm Cost £20

Weekend Quilt Course - with Petrina

Weekend Quilt Course - with Petrina

Windmill Quilt - A stunning design, perfect for beginners and more experienced stitchers alike. Petrina will introduce you to a fail safe way of making these patchwork blocks and definitely not loose those all important points! This course takes place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 29th February and 1st March 10am - 4pm each day. Cost cost £70

More Creative Machine Embroidery and Applique - with Sue

More Creative Machine Embroidery and Applique - with Sue

LILY COLLAGE - Another Opportunity for you to experiment with a little fabric painting, applique and free machine embroidery. Again, if dropping the feed dogs terrifies you, we can achieve the effect with more control, so don't despair! Wednesday 4th March 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Pfaff Embroidery - with Becky

Pfaff Embroidery - with Becky

MIX IT UP. If you have a pfaff embroidery machine, todays workshop is a busy one. We will be embroidering onto Cork fabric adding continuous quilting on 100% cotton fabric and working on your software! Wednesday 4th March 10am- 4pm Cost £35

UFO Day

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions spending another day sewing and finishing off any project you have started on one of our workshops. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff in the workroom to help and assist you if you have any questions. Friday 6th March. 11am- 3pm Cost: £15

Needlefelting - with Gill

Needlefelting - with Gill

FUNKY CHICKEN - There is plenty of time for you to make some of these cute chickens before Easter, perfect for hiding a creme egg! Denfinitely not one just to give to the children,we will all want one! Friday 13th March 10am - 1pm Cost £20

Turning Points Cushion - with Audrey

Turning Points Cushion - with Audrey

Such a fabulous design, and much easier to achieve than it looks! The perfect opportunity to fall in love with foundation piecing to create a stunning cushion. Saturday 14th March 10am - 4pm Course Cost: £35

UFO Day

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions spending another day sewing and finishing off any project you have started on one of our workshops. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff in the workroom to help and assist you if you have any questions. Friday 20th March 11am-3pm Cost £15

PinDog - with Gill

PinDog - with Gill

So Gorgeous! PinDog is made of cork fabric and dressed appropriately in a coat with pockets for storage and a pincushion onhis back. Every home or sewing room should have one! The only difficulty is choosing his name.....mine is Reg! Saturday 21st March 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Doll in a Day - with Claire

Doll in a Day - with Claire

Join Claire today to make a beautiful Rag Doll, perfect for the little ones, and the not so little, in your life. I certainly would love one. Some simple preparation work is advised beforehand to enable you to get the most from the day. Wednesday 25th March 10am - 4pm Cost £35

Heirloom Lavender Bags - with Sue

Heirloom Lavender Bags - with Sue

A mini workshop to make these beautiful scented sachets, which are far more simple to make than you may believe. Great to give as gifts for a scented home, or to sell a craft fairs and fundraising events. Fabric packs and dried lavender is included. Friday 27th March 9.30am -12.30pm Cost £20

Stack and Whack - wih Petrina

Stack and Whack - with Petrina

Such a fun technique, perfect as an introduction to patchwork and quilting. The results belie the method, and there is an opportunity to embellish if you wish, using the decorative stitches on the sewing machine. You can make a bed runner, a table runner and mats, or make more blocks for a full size throw or quilt. Saturday 28th March 10am - 4pm Cost £35

An Apple a Day - with Audrey

An Apple a Day - with Audrey

Prarie Points. This is so tactile, you cannot help stroking it! A strikingly bright wallhanging, cushion or table centre and something so completly different. Easy to achieve, some simple preparation work is advised beforehand to enable you to get the most from the day. Wednesday 1st April 10am - 4pm Cost £35

UFO Day

UFO Day

Continue your good work and intentions spending another day sewing and finishing off any project you have started on one of our workshops. Each Friday there will be a designated member of staff on hand in the workroom to help and assist you if ou have any questions. Friday 3rd April 11am - 3pm Cost £15