Free Friday Demos

Free Friday Demos

Friday is our Free Demo Day!

Come along to the shop on any (or every!) Friday morning at 11.00 am for a half-hour demonstration from one of our expert Bramble Babes – grab a cuppa from the coffee shop, take a seat and learn "how to"s and expert tips on a whole range of patchwork, quilting and general stitching subjects.

NB We will endeavour to keep to our announced schedule of demonstration topics, but occasionally we may have to change the subject without notice. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

14 June 2019Circular CushionUsing a wedge ruler, we will show you how to make a circular cushion with an attractive design (with Claire Le Maistre)
21 June 2019Tote BagJoin us to see a demonstration how to make a tote bag, maybe in preparation for your holiday or for that visit to the 'Festival of Quilts' at the NEC this summer (with Wendy Le Maistre)
28 June 2019Piping for EmbellishmentLear how to use piping cord within a project to create a raised surface detail (with Jacky Lee)
5 July 2019Jelly Roll RugAn easy effective way to make a rug using a jelly roll and wadding. Very popular and fun to make (with Claire Le Maistre)
12 July 2019Folded Flying GeeseUsing the folded flying geese technique this will add a new dimension to your patchwork blocks (with Jacky Lee)
19 July 2019Swirling Fan Swirling Fan Block (with Jacky Lee)
6 September 2019Book CoverThis great demonstration will show you a fun way to make a book cover using pelmet vilene and fabrics from your stash (with Wendy Le Maistre)
13 September 2019Pin Tuck Bag
We will demonstrate how to create an attractive 'pin tuck' texture with fabric and how to include it in delightful bag (with Claire Le Maistre)
20 SeptemberContinuous prairie points

This interesting technique will show you how you can create a new look for a cushion, or to add a new look to your projects (with Jacky Lee)
27 SeptemberFaux Chenille
Learn how to create faux chenille fabric by using cotton fabrics. And to add an exciting twist we will show you how to include strands of thread to give extra texture (with Claire Le Maistre)
4 OctoberPineapple Ruler
Using a pineapple ruler we will demonstrate how to make an accurate and beautiful pineapple block (with Wendy Le Maistre)
11 OctoberWoven Strip bag
Come and see how to use woven strips to add a new look to a simple tote bag (with Jacky Lee)
25 OctoberJanome Sewing Machine demonstrationWe will be joined by Jane, a representative from Janome to help us look at the many features the different machines have to offer (with Claire & Wendy Le Maistre)
1 NovemberChristmas Table Runner
Let's begin to get ready for the festive season with this Christmas table runner. The table runner combines piecing and applique techniques and will really get you motivated to start your Christmas 'makes' (with Wendy Le Maistre)
8 November3D Flower Wall Hanging
Claire is so excited to share with you one of her favourite embellishment techniques as she demonstrates how to make flowers & leaves and applies them to a fabric background for the amazing wall hanging (with Claire Le Maistre)

15 November

Applique Star decoration
Join us to continue making your Christmas decorations early. Use fusible foam and applique to create this Star decoration (with Jacky Lee)
22 NovemberChristmas Stocking
With the festive fun fast approaching let us show you quick ways to make those Christmas stockings . We will demonstrate how to make a traditional stocking as well as an alternative shape (with Wendy Le Maistre)