We have a growing team of tutors, carefully chosen for their own creative talent and ability. Each tutor has extensive sewing experience and will guide you, patiently, through a wide range of projects. You will be encouraged to develop your own “style”, to choose your own colour and fabrics and to produce your own original work.

One Day Workshops

One day workshops are frequently held on Saturdays. These will be focused on a particular skill, design or project.
Please check through to see if there is anything that appeals to you and get in touch by email or telephone to let us know if you’d like to come.


Regular Workshops

Join one of our weekly on-going classes and extend and develop your sewing skills. Our teachers have extensive sewing experience and will guide you through a wide range of projects. In any class – you will be encouraged to use your own colour schemes to produce your own individual work. Please view our schedule below, for upcoming workshops and classes.


Sit and Sew

Come along to one of our sit and sew groups. There is no formal teaching but they are friendly, sociable and a great source of help.

Please read our workshop policy


Layering Up

Do you need help layering up a quilt? If so, we can help. Call the shop to book an appointment. £20.

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February 2024

One Day – Wet-Felted Landscape

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

One Day - Wet-Felted Landscape Saturday 24th February 2024 10am - 3.30pm £55 (all materials included) This full day workshop, run by felt artist Claire Priestley (member of Network Artists North East and the International Feltmakers Association) is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to refine their felting skills. During the day, you will use a variety of traditional felting tools to create a landscape using soft merino wool and add detail using mulberry and sari silks, Angelina fibres,…

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Mariner’s Compass – Foundation Paper Piecing

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Mariner's Compass  FULL Foundation Paper Piecing Are you ready for a step up from everyday sewing? Try out a new skill in the safe hands of Mary Turner. Mary assures me that this is much easier than the picture suggests. Tuesday 27th February 2024 10am - 3.30pm £35 Tutor - Mary Turner This workshop is now FULL

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Independent Sewing am

February 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2024

A regular weekly group for independent sewing in our cosy workroom. THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL

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Independent Sewing pm

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2024

A fortnightly group for independent sewing in our cosy workroom.  

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An Introduction to Hand Quilting

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An Introduction to Hand Quilting It isn't rocket science. We'll help you to transfer a simple design onto fabric, layer up a block and hand quilt. Wednesday 28th February 2024 1 - 4pm £30 (materials included)

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Sit ‘n’ Sew am

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2024

This group is currently FULL

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Sit ‘n’ Sew pm

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2024

This group has spaces

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March 2024

Mentored Group

March 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2024

Eileen Swart (our amazing Baltimore tutor) has agreed to host a weekly MENTORED group. Each term, Eileen will bring a project that she will teach but if you prefer something else, bring it along and she'll do her best to help you. The class will run weekly, on Friday mornings from 9.30-12.30 and be £10/session. THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL

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Frugal Fridays

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2024

We're building a new social group on Friday afternoons. in these sessions participants will make things (their choice) from their own stash of fabric or from recycled sources. To set the ball rolling, our first project was a practical draught excluder. We are bursting with other ideas too, from zipped pouches to bags made with preloved denim. Contact us at the shop (0191 4100868) to book a place in the group. The group will meet weekly from 1.30 - 3.30pm…

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Embroidery with Kay (Saturday group)

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2024

One event on January 7, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on February 4, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on March 4, 2023 at 10:00 am

A close up of some embroidery

1st Saturday of the month (usually). This class is taught by Kay Allan. THE SATURDAY CLASS IS FULL

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Embroidery with Kay (Tuesday group)

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until March 5, 2024

One event on May 2, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on January 9, 2024 at 10:00 am

A close up of some embroidery

1st Saturday and 1st Tuesday of the month (usually). This class is taught by Kay Allan.

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HSQ modern

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until December 7, 2024

One event on April 15, 2023 at 10:00 am

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This is an informal sewing session where people who enjoy Modern Quilting, meet up and sew together.

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If you’d like to enquire about one of our workshops or classes or if you just want more information about our shop, please contact us.