We offer a busy and varied programme of classes, workshops and courses that run Monday to Saturday throughout the year.
We have a core of regular, experienced teachers offering classes in patchwork, quilting and applique for all levels. Join on the day that suits you, and come for the morning, the afternoon or all day. We also have Saturday and evening sessions for those of you who are busy during the week. You can come weekly, or on a more infrequent basis.
We supplement our regular teachers from a wide pool of guest quilters, embroiderers, textile and mixed media artists who offer a selection of day workshops and longer courses in everything from specific projects for the home to developing personal artistic themes and styles.
With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to start! We hope the following explanation will help you navigate the possibilities, but feel free to give us a ring if you need help or advice.
Weekly classes are offered three terms per year – the 10-week Autumn Term runs from September to November; the 10-week Spring Term from January to March; and the 5-week Summer Term in April/May. Each term is booked and paid for as a whole and you’ll have the same teacher throughout.
Weekly classes are suitable for beginners and intermediate stitchers, as you can choose from a selection of projects, or bring your own for help and advice from the regular teacher. You can also choose whether to come just for the morning, the afternoon, or all day.
These classes are scheduled on a less frequent, but recurring basis. Most are offered around once a month, but a few are available fortnightly, always with the same teacher. Each class is a full day from 10am to 4pm. Recurring classes can be booked individually to suit you, but there is a discount if you book three at the same time.
Recurring classes are also suitable for beginners and intermediate stitchers, with the option to choose from ideas supplied the teacher, or develop your own projects.
Day workshops usually run from 10am to 4pm for a single day, although occasionally they may be for two or three consecutive days, depending on the subject. Day workshops are booked individually.
Day workshops cover the whole range of fabric arts skills, from hand quilting and specific patchwork patterns, to designer projects, embroidery techniques, dyeing and other surface design. They therefore vary in skill levels from complete beginners to advanced. Individual workshop descriptions will note any specific skill requirements.
Courses are designed as a progressive course of study through a series of workshops, scheduled approximately one a month. They typically fall into the more ‘arty’ spectrum of subjects, including subjects like mixed media stitch, surface design and dyeing, experimental machine embroidery and developing your own work.
Courses are generally suitable for all levels, although individual teachers may have specific requirements. Details are provided in course descriptions.
What’s On When
Check our booking pages to see which classes and workshops are offered when.
See Booking and Attending Classes for the small print.
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