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

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February 2020

Layering Up

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

A close up of layers of wadding

Do you need help to layer up a quilt? There is a timetabled, dedicated session for this purpose, on Tuesdays between 4pm- 6pm.

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HSQ modern

February 8 @ 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 March 14, 2020

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2nd Saturday of each month.
This is not a taught group although each month we will aim to demonstrate a particular skill or technique which you can choose to try out or not, as you wish.

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February 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until March 21, 2020

3rd Saturday of the month (usually)  10am – 4pm.
This is a class taught by Eileen Swart.

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Versatile Handbag from Squares

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Make a lovely bag with Denise Burton's expert guidance.

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Upstairs Bears

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until March 28, 2020

A teddy bear next to a tub of pencils

A lovely bear making group in our upstairs classroom, tutored by Vicki Butler

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Foundation Piecing For Beginners

February 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

No previous experience of foundation piecing is required for this workshop, however, it would be best if you have some experience of sewing and patchwork in particular. Mastering this technique will allow you to attempt much more complex patchwork in the future.  

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March 2020

Embroidery Upstairs

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A close up of some embroidery

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

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Needle felting: Blue Tit

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm

Learn perhaps a new skill of needle felting and make this cute little bird with Barbara Bowey's help. 

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Free Motion Quilting

March 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ever felt intimidated by free motion quilting? Ever wanted to try? This is just the class for you. Under Hilary's expert guidance you will be fluid in the technique of free motion quilting in next to no time!  

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Precision Piecing

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A machine sewing workshop with Mary Turner. Further details to follow...

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April 2020

High Street Quilting is closed for the Easter weekend

April 10 @ 8:00 am - April 13 @ 5:00 pm

We're having a mini break, and will re-open on Tuesday 14th April.

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May 2020

Mini Art Quilts

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Do you have a stash of fabric scraps that will "come in handy one day"? This fabulous workshop with Kate Slaughter's expert guidance will teach you how to use your scraps and make a creative mini art quilt. You will make a fabric from fabric strips and incorporate free motion quilting. Develop your free machine embroidery skills to create a piece of art for your mini quilt. All fabric and materials will be provided, bring a sewing machine, needles and…

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