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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March 2020

Get To Know Your Machine

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on March 24, 2020 at 1:30 pm

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.

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Improve Your Precision Piecing

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

A machine sewing workshop with Mary Turner

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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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Mini Art Quilts

April 25 @ 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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May 2020

Kiss Cross Quilt

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

Come and join Eileen Cuthbertson to learn how to make this lovely quilt. Suitable for almost beginners.

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“Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels”

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jenny Haynes of PapperSaxSten will be joining us to teach her workshop: "Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels" - click on this title for more details of the workshop on Jenny's webpage. She will be teaching how to make this wonderful quilt in several places in the UK and abroad in 2020 and we are delighted she is coming to us. THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL

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Needle Felted Landscape

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tutor Barbara Bowey will provide you with all the skills and encouragement to create your very own landscape in felt. Price includes all fabrics, tool and embellishments.  

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20 Piece Dresden Plate Table Runner

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With Denise Burton's expert tuition you will work in subtle or bright colours to produce this beautiful table runner.

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Upstairs Bears

May 23 @ 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

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 27, 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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June 2020

Embroidery Upstairs

June 6 @ 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 June 6, 2020

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 2, 2020

One event on November 30, 2019 at 10:00 am

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

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HSQ modern

June 13 @ 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 June 13, 2020

One event on April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

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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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Baltimore

June 20 @ 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

An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until June 20, 2020

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

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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.