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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June 2020

Independent Sewing Tuesday Morning

June 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2020

A group for those who don't need help, enjoy a sociable atmosphere in which to sew your latest project.

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Independent Sewing Tuesday Afternoon

June 30, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2020

A group for those who don't need help, enjoy a sociable atmosphere in which to sew your latest project.

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Layering Up

June 30, 2020 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 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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May 2021

Basic skills: cutting and sewing, half square triangles

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 16, 2021 at 10:00 am

a picture of a half square triangle zig zag

Half square triangles are used so widely in quilting that it is almost impossible to think of patchwork without them. In this short workshop we will learn to cut accurately, mark, sew and press triangles.

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June 2021

Get To Know Your Machine

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2021 at 10:00 am

Ever been puzzled by how your machine works, or worse still, why it doesn’t work sometimes? Hilary will help you to understand sewing machines better in this stress free session. Bring your sewing machine along to this 2 hour workshop and play! In this stress-free environment you'll discover how to get the best out of your machine and learn more about all those helpful feet and functions that you didn't dare to try.

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Let’s Make A Quilt

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 29, 2021

in 5 sessions of 3 hours. In this course, designed for beginners, you will learn to: measure and cut, using a ruler and rotary cutter sew with a 1/4" seam create a small quilt with half square triangles and quarter square triangles layer a quilt machine quilt bind your quilt £75 + fabric (10% discount if bought from our shop)

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Sewcial Therapy

June 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Why not book in to one of our Sewcial Therapy sessions and see who is there to chat with (and sew, of course). Bring along some sewing and a flask of tea and we'll pretend that things are back to normal - well, sort of! THIS SESSION IS FULL

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July 2021

Hexagons Plus..

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

..an introduction to English Paper Piecing.  This workshop is now FULL

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Design your own EPP project

July 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This will be an experimental session in which we will work together to draft your own pattern (don't worry, the patchwork police will not be present) and we will have lots of ideas and graph paper to play with.

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Free Motion Quilting

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on July 20, 2021 at 10:00 am

Bring along your machine (with a darning or free-motion foot) and we will explore the basics of free-motion quilting. Once mastered, free-motion quilting will open up all sorts of possibilities for you. All fabric supplied THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL  

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August 2021

Machine Appliqué for beginners

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Let's play! Using pretty fabrics, bondaweb, sewing machines and lots of colourful threads, you will learn this incredibly useful technique.

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Sewcial Therapy

August 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until July 28, 2021

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until August 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

One event on July 30, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on August 13, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on August 20, 2021 at 9:30 am

Why not book in to one of our Sewcial Therapy sessions and see who is there to chat with (and sew, of course). Bring along some sewing and a flask of tea and we'll pretend that things are back to normal - well, sort of!

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