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Call now to book on to our popular workshops.

01284 811222

Please Note

Our class sizes are restricted to 8 people and all tables are socially distanced in pairs with a Perspex screen between each pair of tables.  Wearing of a face covering during the workshop – either a face mask or a face shield is personal choice.

To book your place on any of our workshops, please call us on 01284 811222 and remember to state which workshop you are interested in.  Many thanks.

New Creative Stitch Courses on Monday’s with Mary McIntosh starting from Monday 13th November 2023 – (10am – 4pm)

Monday 13th November 2023 – Playing with Pojagi

Monday 27th November 2023 – Putting on the Glitz

Monday 22nd January 2024 – Monoprint Magic

Monday 12th February 2024 – Lovely Lutradur

Monday 11th March 2024 – Working with Solubles

Monday 8th April 2024 – Pattern of Life

For more information or to enrol, please contact Mary McIntosh

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Needle Felted Christmas Sheep Bauble with Sarah Brown – Saturday 2nd December 2023 – (10am – 1pm)

A Brand New workshop with Sarah Brown making a Needle Felted Christmas Sheep Bauble.

This workshop is suitable for Beginners or those that have been on a Needle Felting Course before.

Sarah provides the equipment and a kit to make the Christmas Sheep Bauble which will be an additional cost on the day in cash of £7.

Workshop Fee – £25.00 (This does not include materials)

Limited to 8 people.

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Crackers with Karen Frost – Sunday 10th December 2023 – (10am – 4pm)

This is one of the most popular workshops every Christmas, so here it is again, come along and have fun making a Gift Cracker which does pull apart with a recess for a gift.  They make ideal gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Christmas and more. After the workshop, ladies have made them themed by fabric choice for friends and family.  It’s also a great workshop for using stitch patterns on your sewing machine.

Workshop Fee – £40.00 (This does not include materials)

Limited to 8 People

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Christmas Event – Saturday 16th December 2023 – (11am – 3pm)

Come along and join us between 11am and 3pm for our Christmas Event.

We will be having our usual Christmas Raffle for the Guide Dogs for the Blind and the Hearing Dogs.  We put a fun twist on our Raffle, you put your ticket into the bag for the item you would like to win.  And we will have lots of lovely things to win.

There will be Mulled Wine and Mince Pies too.

Sarah Boardman will be with us, offering a Swedish Weaving Kit – if you buy the kit Sarah will teach you how to make the Christmas Bauble in a wooden frame.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 16th December 2023.





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Jolly Christmas Stocking with Lizzy Curtis – Sunday 17th December 2023 – (10am – 4pm)

Come along and have a Fun and Festive Sunday with Lizzy Curtis and make this very attractive Christmas Stocking.

It’s a great use of your scrap fabrics, unless you prefer to hand pick your fabrics.   It’s a super quick and easy technique to create the front of the stocking, and there is a good chance you will complete it on the day, ready to hang up for Christmas Eve.

And as we are so close to Christmas, we will have mince pies on the day too for a little festive enjoyment.

Workshop Fee – £45.00 (This does not include materials)

Limited to 8 people.

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Log Cabin – Saturday 6th January  2024 with Tina Finbow- (10am – 4pm)

Log Cabin is an amazing technique to learn to create your blocks, which can then be laid out in so many designs.  It is also a quick method of producing a Quilt Top in a hurry, especially if you use a Jelly Roll.

On this one day workshop, I will show you a quick method of making your blocks using chain piecing, and I will talk you through different layouts and how to finish off your quilt top at home.

Workshop Fee – £40 (This does not include materials)

Limited to 8 people


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Beginners Quilt with Tina Finbow – Sunday 7th January & Sunday 14th January  2024 with Tina Finbow- (10am – 4pm)

This course is based over 2 sessions (Sunday 7th January & Sunday 14th January 2024), and you will make a small lap quilt.  It is aimed at Beginners and you will learn how to accurately cut your fabric, piece the fabric with a ¼” seam, attach a border, layer up with wadding and a backing, machine quilt and then attach a continuous binding.

You will need your sewing machine with a ¼” foot and a walking foot, plus a rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat for this course.

These are the essentials of Patchwork and Quilting.

Workshop Fee – £90.00 (This does not include materials)

Limited to 4 Places


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Beginners Swedish Weaving – Saturday 20th January  2024 with Sarah Boardman- (10am – 4pm)

Following the success of this course, Sarah Boardman, a local Textile Artist, will be joining us again to offer a one day workshop teaching the fabulous hand sewing technique called ‘Swedish Weaving’. We first saw this technique when Sarah was exhibiting and we were so amazed and wanted to know more……

In Sarah’s words:-  Swedish weaving or Huck embroidery has been traditionally worked to create beautiful borders on table and bath linens and clothes such as aprons. Although it’s origins can be traced back as far as the 15th Century, it has a wonderfully contemporary quality and is perfect for creating decorative items from wall hangings and cushions to cards and small gifts.  In this introductory workshop you will learn some basic stitches and work a small band that can be made into a card, bookmark or needlecase. You will also see how to vary the design and how it can be used to create larger pieces. 

Sarah will be offering a kit for £5 which will contain what you need. This is payable directly to Sarah on the day.

Workshop Fee – £40.00      (This does not include the materials)

This workshop is limited to 8 people.

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Beginners Sampler Quilt – Starting Sunday 28th  January  2024 with Tina Finbow- (10am – 4pm)

Back by popular demand – the Beginners Sampler Course is a great opportunity to learn lots of new techniques whilst making a good size Sampler Quilt.

The course is over 12 Sessions, which are all on Sunday’s, from January through to the end of June 2024, and is ideal for a Confident Beginner.

This course is based over 12 sessions:-

Week 1 – Sunday 28th January 2024

Week 2 – Sunday 4th February 2024

Week 3 – Sunday 25th February 2024

Week 4 – Sunday 17th March 2024

Week 5 – Sunday 24th March 2024

Week 6 – Sunday 14th April 2024

Week 7 – Sunday 21st April 2024

Week 8 – Sunday 12th May 2024

Week 9 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Week 10 – Sunday 2nd June 2024

Week 11 – Sunday 16th June 2024

Week 12 – Sunday 30th June 2024

You will need a Sewing Machine with a ¼” foot, a Walking Foot, a Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Cutting Mat plus your standard sewing equipment.

Workshop fee is £480 split over 3 payments:-

Booking Deposit – £180

2nd payment on 28th January 2024 – £150

Final payment on 14th April 2024 – £150

The workshop fee does not include materials

Limited to 6 places

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New Creative Stitch Courses starting from January 2024 with Mary McIntosh- (10am – 4pm)

Two New Saturday Workshops with Creative Stitch.

Saturday 27th January 2024 – Playing with Pojagi

Saturday 1st June 2024 – Life’s a Bleach!


Please contact Mary McIntosh for more information or to enrol

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