Sew Forest of Dean

Contact Name: Jennifer Johnson

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Address:
The Studio, Cemetery House
High Street, Clearwell
Coleford
Gloucestershire
GL16 8JS

Sew Forest of Dean
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About Sew Forest of Dean

In case we haven’t met before, I’m Jen Johnson and I run Sew Forest of Dean, teaching all aspects of sewing by machine or by hand. I’m also a crazy cat lady, wife to Ed and Mum to identical twins Oscar and Charlie. My workshops and courses take place in my purpose-built garden studio in Clearwell and my aim is very simple – to help get people sewing.

My designs have been featured in British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine and I am qualified in Textiles, from Herefordshire Ludlow College.

Courses, kits & gifts

"Night of a Thousand Stars" Quilt
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"Night of a Thousand Stars" Quilt
Live online course
£50
This striking quilt pattern will make a stunning addition to any room and the various methods of colour placement can dramatically change the patterns within the quilt. 5 weeks online,...
Bargello Quilt
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Bargello Quilt
Live online course
£20
Using just 20 fabric strips this is a quick and easy project and you should complete your quilt top during the 2 online sessions. Originating from a 17th century Italian...
Beginner's Hand Embroidery Workshop
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Beginner's Hand Embroidery Workshop
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 8th October 2021
£60
Whichever style of embroidery interests you, there is one thing they all have in common – the actual embroidery stitches. Threads, fabrics and designs may vary but the core stitches...
Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean
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Beginner's Quilting Day with Sew Forest of Dean
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 11th October 2021
£60
Beginner's Quilting Day This pretty quilt has been designed with total beginner’s in mind. The design is quick and simple to make, with minimum fabric cutting (you wont be cutting...
Christmas 2021
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Christmas 2021
Live online course
- Next course on 3rd November 2021
£60
New for 2021, weekly quilting and sewing classes themed around all things Christmassy! Each week we will explore ideas and techniques for a wide range of festive projects including: Table...
Crewel/Jacobean Embroidery Workshop
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Crewel/Jacobean Embroidery Workshop
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 1st October 2021
£60
Crewel embroidery, also known as Jacobean embroidery, has been practiced for centuries and remains a beautiful and practical craft used to adorn clothing, bags, boxes and much more.  Traditionally worked...
Fabric books and journals
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Fabric books and journals
In-person course
Gloucestershire
£60
Journals and scrapbooking have always been a great way to record special events, memories or just to develop ideas. What better way than to include fabrics and textiles into these...
Fabric Boxes
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Fabric Boxes
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 29th October 2021
£60
In this one day workshop, we will explore a whole range of techniques to design, embellish and assemble your own fabric boxes. Using pelmet vilene, silks and machine stitching, you...
Free machine embroidery - an introduction to
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Free machine embroidery - an introduction to
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 16th October 2021
£60
This fun 1 day workshop will really get you started with your free machine embroidery, with great results from the start!  Lots of tips and techniques, this will be a...
Free Motion Quilting for the Terrified!
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Free Motion Quilting for the Terrified!
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 20th October 2021
£60
New for 2020, this fun workshop will aim to move you on from “in-the-ditch” quilting and from quilting straight lines. Using a variety of techniques we will work on quilting...
Learn to Love your Sewing Machine
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Learn to Love your Sewing Machine
In-person course
Gloucestershire - Next course on 21st January 2022
£60
Do you have you a sewing machine but you’re not quite sure what to do with it? Did your machine come with a selection of presser feet and “bits and...
Online Beginner's Patchwork and Quilting Course with Sew Forest of Dean
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Online Beginner's Patchwork and Quilting Course with Sew Forest of Dean
Live online course
£40
Brand new for 2021, Live online quilting course via Zoom, for total beginners. So if you have a sewing machine, some fabric in the cupboard and have never tried quilting...
Reversible Tote Bag Pattern PDF Download
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Reversible Tote Bag Pattern PDF Download
Online on-demand course
£6.50
This is a handy tote bag pattern, with boxed corners to give it some extra width. It is intentionally simple, without zips or buttonhole fastenings, however you can add these...

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