Traditional Welsh Quilting with Lesley Jenkins in West Wales

Duration: 2 days (10am-4.30pm)

Price: £320

Run by: Suzi Park
at Make it in Wales

01239 562007

SA44 5XE

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About the Course

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.

You will learn stitching techniques (machine) and hand stitching to complete your quilt.

The materials which are included in the cost of this course include traditional Welsh tweed wool fabrics woven on the premises at Melin Teifi, wadding and cotton backing and all threads for machine and hand quilting. You must have knowledge of how to use a sewing machine.

What will you be doing on the course?

Day 1:

We will prepare our chosen fabric and cut out the pieces using a rotary cutter. The quilt top will be machine pieced to make piecing the quilt easier. Lesley will demonstrate quick methods of creating a square in a square and half square triangles. Borders will be added and finally the quilt top will be sandwiched for quilting.

Day 2:

Quilting designs will be discussed and drawn on to the quilt top. You will mark up your quilt and begin to hand quilt your design. There will not be time to finish the quilt during the day. However, you will be shown how to finish your quilt and add a hanging sleeve if you wish to display it as a piece of art.

Make it in Wales offers high end craft courses in beautiful West Wales, working with a team of expert designer-makers to do so. The surrounding area hosts endless rural beauty : stunning beaches and secret coves, the local Teifi River, plentiful wildlife, woodlands, hills, mountains and meadows. Join us for a creative country break in this idyllic corner full of natural magic and fresh clean air - you will soon understand why it is a land of poets and singers and artists.

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If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Price for the two-day course is £320. Refreshments (teas, coffees, biscuits etc), tuition and materials included.

Want to review this course?

This was an excellent two day course. Lesley was a very patient and extremely good teacher. The venue was very good and there was plenty of tea and coffee throughout the day. The material was beautiful wool from the local woollen mill and there was a good choice of colour mixes. I was delighted with the results - although the actual matching and making was much harder than I thought it would be. The whole experience was very rewarding and I would highly recommend it, as I would all the Make It In Wales courses.

- - #13909

Had a fabulous 3 days on this course. Our tutor was really knowledgeable and more importantly for me in any case very patient. There are the things that may have improved the course the first was having our own cutting boards and the second was having a bit more time to practice the quilting techniques themselves although I think we were probably slower than other courses. So as I said a fabulous two days, a lovely tutor and lovely venue. Will definitly come again.

- - #7716

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 day course. Lesley was amazing ..I have come away with so much more and can go forward in quilting
would recommend to everybody

- - #7638

Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Lovely centre, food good.
Nice small group. I was really pleased with what we achieved.
The tutor was excellent. Not to mention the numerous tea and coffees which just kept coming.

- - #7606

Had a great 2 days, learnt a lot and had fun, class size great, venue good and food tasty as well as constant coffee.

- - #6053

Really enjoyed the course and I was disappointed that I could not attend the second day. The venue was good and the lunch very tasty! Suzi and Lesley were friendly and the class size was just right. The only thing I would have liked would have been pre-printed measurements and instructions to work along to and take away.

- - #6048

Really enjoyed my day
Friendly helpful
Most of all I learnt to do what I have wanted to do for years
Looking forward to 2017

- - #6039

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 17th November 2018

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