Classes & Workshops

Classes and Workshops 2018/19

We have a range of sewing, patchwork and quilting classes for both the beginner and intermediate levels. Our small, friendly classes and workshops are held in our studio in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Click on the enquire button for more information or feel free to contact us. We have sewing machines for your use in class and we provide hot drinks and cake. What are you waiting for??  

 



Weekly Classes                                                                              Click to enquire
We run weekly Wednesday classes and fortnightly classes on a Tuesday and Thursday. All levels welcome. There are limited places available so please contact us to discuss. See below for new beginners' class






New Beginners' Course Starting January 2019            Click to enquire
This seven-week course will introduce to you lots of different patchwork techniques and get you started on a beginner’s sampler quilt or table runner. It is suitable for beginners with little or no experience. You can expect to learn how to make blocks such as Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, Shoo Fly, Sawtooth Star, Rail Fence and Crazy Patch. We will use the Quilt-As-You-Go method to quilt each block so that when you join it all together it is already quilted. Learn lots of little tips and tricks along the way to make your stitching the best it can be. Limited places so book early!

When:                          Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm
Dates:                          January 15, 29, February 12, 26, March 12, 26, April 9.
Cost:                            £120 for 7 sessions
Level:                           Beginners or  Improvers
Included:                      Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:        Full details about what to bring will be emailed to you.





Christmas Wreath                                                   Click to enquire
Full day session to make a festive wreath for hanging on your door this Christmas

Date:                           Friday 23rd November
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.






Christmas Decorations                                            Click to enquire
Full day session to make a  range of unique festive decorations to adorn your tree and home

Date:                          Wednesday 5th December
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.






Christmas Stocking                                                 Click to enquire
Full day session to make a jolly Christmas stocking ready for Santa to fill with more fabric!

Date:                           Friday 7th December
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.


 

 

 

 

Stitched Landscapes                                              Click to enquire
Bring a photo or a postcard of your favourite landscape scene and re-create it in fabric and stitch. We will use a range of techniques, including appliqué, printing, painting, machine embroidery and hand embroidery to build up your image over two separate days.

Dates:                         Friday 1st February 2019 and Friday 15th February 2019
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £55 for 2 sessions
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.

 

 

 

 

Quilting Techniques                                                Click to enquire
If you would like to be able to quilt your own patchwork tops then this is the workshop for you! Find out how and when to use a walking foot, an ordinary straight-stitch foot and also a darning foot. Try your hand at free-motion quilting and extend your repertoire of quilting designs using all three feet. Learn how to use the Quilt-As-You-Go technique so that you can quilt all your own quilts in future

Date:                           Friday 1st March 2019
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.

 

 

 

 

Free Machine Embroidery                                       Click to enquire
Learn how to use your sewing machine to draw and embellish simple appliqué and other designs. Make a small wall hanging using your new skills. This class will build your confidence in using your darning foot, including how to set the machine up so that you can stitch comfortably and accurately.

Date:                           Wednesday 27th March 2019
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.

 

 

 

 

Appliqué Techniques                                               Click to enquire
There are so many ways to appliqué – but which is the best? Come along to this one-day workshop and try out a number of different techniques including: raw-edge fusible appliqué; turned edge hand appliqué; reverse appliqué. Use your new skills to make a small coaster or two in the method of your choice.

Date:                           Friday 29th March 2019
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Details will be given upon booking or kits will be available to purchase.

 

 

 

 

Easter Baskets                                                       Click to enquire
Dig out your pretty pastel fabrics and let me show you how to make some adorable little fabric baskets. They are quick and easy to make, so you should be able to complete several over the course of the workshop and then take them home to fill them with chocolatey treats for your loved ones!

Date:                           Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Kits will be available to purchase.

 

 

 

 

Easter Decorations                                                 Click to enquire
Bunting, coasters and tiny embroidered eggs to hang in your home for Easter. Bring some pretty fabrics, felts, ribbons and a range of threads (machine and hand). There will be lots of little projects to try your hand at – come along and make as many as you can!

Date:                           Friday 12th April 2019
Time:                           9.30am to 3:30pm
Cost:                           £30
Level:                          Beginners or Improvers - the activities will be tailored to suit your skill level
Included:                     Tuition, printed handouts, hot drinks and home made cake
You need to bring:       Kits will be available to purchase.