Classes & Workshops

Classes and Workshops Autumn 2019

We have a range of sewing, patchwork and quilting classes for both the beginner and intermediate levels. We run friendly classes and workshops at two locations in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Click on the enquire button for more information or feel free to contact us. We also provide hot drinks and cake! What are you waiting for??  

Intermediate Level Classes                                                            Click to enquire
Our regular studio based classes on Wednesdays and Thursday cater for those who have some experience of patchwork and quilting and wish to develop their techniques (see below for beginners' classes). They are based at our newly refurbished studio in Ilkley and dates are as follows for autumn 2019:

Sew Lovely    (Intermediate 1)           Thursdays 09:30-12:30:            Sep 12, 26 Oct 10,24 Nov 7,21 
Threaducation  (Intermediate 1)        Thursdays 09:30-12:30:            Sep 19 Oct 3,17,31 Nov 14,28
Material Girls (Intermediate 2)           Wednesdays 09:30 12:30:        Sep 11, 25 Oct 9,23 Nov 6,20                       

Beginners' Classes                                                         Click to enquire
These classes 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. Sewing machines provided.

When:                          Fridays 9.30am to 12.30pm
Dates:                          September 13, 27 October 11, 25, Nov 8,22 
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.





Fabrications!                                                                 Click to enquire
Exciting new course starting Autumn Term 2019 looking at creative stitch and experimental textiles. Unleash your creativity using paper, yarn and cloth over 18 fortnightly sessions. We will explore the design elements of line, shape, pattern, colour and texture. We will experiment with surface embellishment and design and stitch wonderful, unique pieces. Our work will culminate in an exhibition on 27th June 2020 to showcase your talents! Full instructions and details of what to bring will be provided when booking. Limited places.

When:                          Wednesdays 9.30am to 12.00pm
Dates:                          Sep 18. Oct 2,16,30 Nov 13,27 Jan 8,22 Feb 5,19 Mar 4,18 Apr 1,22 May 6,20 Jun 3,17 
Included:                      Tuition, printed handouts, refreshments
You need to bring:        Full details about what to bring will be emailed to you.





Quilting Techniques Workshop                                Click to enquireThis two morning workshop will help build your quilting skills and discover some new techniques for using your walking foot and darning foot to add that all-important finishing touch to your quilt top. We will try out some hand-quilting too. Patterns provided – just bring a plentiful supply of plain quilt sandwiches and a variety of threads.Part 1: on 8 October and part 2: on 22 October 9.30-12.30

Dates                          Part 1 Tuesday 8th October; Part 2 Tuesday 22nd October
Time:                           9.30am to 12:30pm
Cost:                           £40
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.