Quilting and patchwork courses, classes and workshops taught all over the UK. Quilting and patchwork techniques will enable you to make beautiful bed-spreads and covers. Quilts are often made to represent rites of passage such as birth or marriage and are sometimes created by groups of people working together on a joint project bringing a real sense of community and significance to the finished piece. Let your creativity run riot and make something absolutely unique. Join one of our quilting or patchwork courses or workshops to learn this traditional yet modern and most popular craft.
This is an exciting workshop and just takes you one step further into that addictive world of machine embroidery. All materials and the lampshade kit for a 20cm drum shade will be provided, just bring your own machine. You will be using machine embroidery so make sure that you can drop the dog teeth and have the appropriate embroidery foot. Once booked, more details will be sent to you. (If you prefer to use your...
This is an ideal class for sewing and quilting beginners. We will go through the basics of sewing on a machine, cutting using a rotary cutter, simple quilting and assembling a beautiful tote bag. You are supplied with a sewing machine to borrow for the day and all the fabrics and notions required to complete your bag in the course of the class. All the fabrics we will be using are 100% quilters cotton; beautiful...
Learn to cut accurate, bespoke,single mounts using a handheld mount cutter. We'll calculate sizes so you can fit your textiles or pictures into readymade or existing frames.
In the afternoon we'll go on to look at cutting box mounts which will introduce depth and shadow around your work. Please bring several textiles (nothing bigger than A3 please) so you have a choice of what to work on.
Suitable for complete beginners.
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Have you ever wanted to try machine patchwork but not known how to start? One day workshops, VIP days and termly courses run in Hertfordshire.
Learn the skills required for successful machine patchwork and quilting. Suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.
Termly Courses in Watford and Letchworth and one-to-one VIP days in Watford
A range of techniques will be covered each term culminating in a quilt or wallhanging or a range of...
I am writing the programme for 2019 soon, so contact me to let me know if there is something you want me to cover!
Day Workshops in 2018.
Starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm you will have a great time learning new skills and honing existing ones. These are amazing opportunities to get high quality teaching in very small classes - without breaking the bank!
May - Free Motion Quilting. Quilting our projects is...
These workshops are very special. The small numbers mean you get lots of attention and guidance and still make new friends. - Always a maximum of 4 people. In addition to the workshops planned below it is perfectly possible to structure a workshop around your own requirements, Get together with a few friends and create a totally bespoke package, Be tempted by the workshops on my website - click through via the link above -...
- Next course on 17th November 2018
Quilting workshop for confident beginners at the Ceridwen Centre, Drefach Felindre. Course offered by Make it in Wales.
You will have two days of tuition with Lesley Jenkins, learning quilting techniques which will allow you to produce a square quilt approximately 80 centimeters square. The quilt will be inspired from a traditional 19th century Welsh design. We will be providing Welsh flannel fabrics for the quilt woven at our local Woollen Mill – Melin Teifi....
In this class, we will cover the following:
- The Design Process
- Choosing your Fabrics
- Cutting your Fabric
- Piecing the Quilt Blocks
- Completing a Quilt Top
- Making a Quilt Sandwich
The quilt we will be making is one of my own design. I will be making it to fit a single bed, but you can choose to make a smaller version. The design is...
Immerse yourself in textiles & patchwork in the heart of the beautiful Alsace! Flights and accommodation included.
Enjoy the company and expertise of Mandy Shaw on this 6-day holiday where the highlight promises to be the 25th Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork. Historical buildings, village halls and places of worship are turned into galleries exhibiting over 1,200 textile works of art in the four villages of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Sainte Croix-aux-Mines, Liepvre and Rombach-le-Franc in the wonderful Val...
Holiday costs £700 or £650 each if you bring one friend, £600 each if you bring two… Dates are offered throughout the year - please contact me for details.
An ideal holiday for someone with some Textiles experience, and who wants to learn tucking, appliqué, free machine embroidery and quilting…
* Machine appliqué
* Free machine embroidery
* Raw edge free motion appliqué
* Manipulated tucking
* English quilting
What you’ll make: