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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 – Sit & Sew Friday’s starting in May 2022

Do you fancy a day of sewing with likeminded people and finishing some of those projects or even starting something new.

It’s £10 a person from 10am – 3pm, held in The Little Cabin with tea and coffee facilities too.

Please call us to Book and Pay in Advance for your place. 

Limited to 8 people.

Dates:- Friday 6th May 2022, 

Friday 13th May 2022,   Friday 20th May 2022, and  

Friday 27th May 2022

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund for short notice cancellations or on the day cancellations, as we might not be able to sell your place.






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New Hand Sewing Workshop – Swedish Weaving with Sarah Boardman – Saturday 14th May 2022 (11.30am – 3pm)

It’s always exciting when we are able to offer a Brand New Workshop with a New Tutor to the cabin. Sarah Boardman, a local Textile Artist, will be joining us to offer a part day workshop teaching the fabulous hand sewing technique called ‘Swedish Weaving’.

We first saw this technique when Sarah was exhibiting last year 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 in cash directly to Sarah on the day.

Workshop Fee – £28.00      (This does not include the materials)

This workshop is limited to 8 people.  FULL






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In a Twist with Tina Finbow – Saturday 28th May 2022 (10am – 4pm)

On this workshop you will learn about working with Half Square Triangles and you can either make a table runner, or learn the technique and make more panels at home to make a quilt.  This workshop is ideal for using a Charm Pack of fabric, 5” squares, or you can make the squares the size you want.  Ideally, if you are not using a pre-cut charm pack, you could pre-cut your squares before attending the workshop, so that you would get more of your project completed on the day.  You will need a sewing machine with a ¼” foot and a rotary cutter, quilting ruler and cutting mat, plus your standard sewing equipment. 

Depending on how much to you achieve on the day, you may get your table runner finished.  If you don’t, you will be supplied with instructions for finishing off at home.

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

Limited to 4 People.







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Beginners Quilt with Tina Finbow – Saturday 4th and Saturday 18th June 2022 (10am – 4pm)

This course is based over 2 sessions (Saturday 4th June & Saturday 18th June 2022), 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 all the essentials of Patchwork and Quilting.

Workshop Fee – £80.00      (This does not include the materials)

This workshop is limited to 4 people.






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Warehouse 8 – with Aitchbee of Little Patch Pockets – Saturday 11th June 2022 (10am – 4pm)

This is a brand new workshop with Aitchbee from Little Patch Pockets.  Another one of her stunning 3D Designs, which so intrigue us all.

The technique used is Foundation Paper Piecing and Aitchbee is an expert with this technique and has lots of tips to pass onto you.  You will receive the pattern to work with on the day in class, plus a full set of patterns and instructions to take away with you.

Once enrolled the Workshop Fee is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place. 

Workshop Fee – £55.00      (This does not include the materials)

This workshop is limited to 8 people.






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Needle Felted Hare – with Sarah Brown – Saturday 25th June 2022 (10am – 2pm)

Sarah is back teaching her Needle Felted Hare, which was a huge success last time we held it, and he is very cute.

Sarah provides the equipment and a kit to make the Hare for an additional fee of £7, payable in cash directly to Sarah on the day.

Workshop Fee – £30.00 (This does not include materials)

This workshop is limited to 8 people.






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Felicity Bag with Lizzy Curtis – Saturday 9th July 2022 (10am – 4pm)

This is a brand new workshop with Lizzy here at The Cosy Cabin.

In Lizzy’s words:-

Welcome to Felicity, a great sized reversible bag, slouchy and soft, but can carry so much! A great easy make ready for the summer months going shopping, to the beach, on a flight, so many reasons to make her! 

We do have one of the bags in the cabin, if you do want to have a look at it.

Once enrolled the Workshop Fee is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place. 

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

Limited to 8 people.












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‘I See Gulls’ with Linda Walker – Saturday 16th July 2022 (10am – 3pm)

We are pleased to welcome back Linda Walker with a Brand New Workshop – another of Linda’s great creations.

This project will be taught in two sections – we will produce the gulls’ motives separately using free-motion embroidery technique and colouring with Ink Intense colour blocks.  Afterwards a seascape background will be created for them using small strips of appropriate fabrics.  This is a wonderfully fun project utilising your fabric stash or ‘leftovers’ which could look delightful hanging in a bathroom or conservatory in the summer!

For this workshop you will need an Embroidery/Darning Foot for your sewing machine.

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

Limited to 8 people














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Starting in September 2022 – Creative Stitch – Two New  One Year Courses

Starting in September 2022 Creative Stitch will be hosting Two New Creative Courses here at The Cosy Cabin.

On Tuesdays it’s Creative Patchwork and Quilting and on Wednesdays it’s Creative Stitched Textiles.

For more information or to enrol, please contact either

Mary McIntosh on  or

Diane on

We do have Leaflets at The Cosy Cabin if you would like to pick one up









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Bury St Edmunds,
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