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New York Beauty with Ann Hibberd 

This is a block that involves curved paper piecing. A series of triangles sewn into an arc are then pieced into a quarter circle. Four blocks make a cushion cover, lots of blocks make a stunning quilt! A good stash buster. Traditionally done by machine, foundation piecing can be done by hand as well. 
Monday 16th April  
10:00-3:30 
 
£30.00
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Get to know your Sewing Machine with Linda Jackson 

Basic introduction to using your sewing machine with confidence. Please hand in your (named) instruction book one week before. Please bring scissors, thread and pins as well as your machine. If you have some spare medium weight cotton (2 pieces each approx 43x34cm) you may have time to start a simple place mat - this is optional. 
Monday 23rd April  
6:30-9:30pm 
 
 
FULL 

Kyrgyz traditional felt rug making weekend with Kirsten Hill-Nixon 

 
Make Kyrgyz stitched felt on this special feltmaking weekend. Choose from a range of traditional designs, then make felt and spin cordage, and cut and stitch your sample pieces together. 
 
Kirsten travelled to Kyrgyzstan to learn traditional techniques from the local people. On Saturday evening Kirsten will show slides from her Kyrgyz travels, providing a first hand view of the lives of the villagers who make and use these beautiful rugs. We will make sure there is an opportunity to get a takeaway (possibly accompanied by wine or beer!) 
 
Book your place on this weekend of feltmaking, spinning, cutting,stitching, history and tradition, in the company of fellow textile enthusiasts. 
 
All materials provided. 
Saturday 28th April 10:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00  
Sunday 29th April 10:00-3:30 
 
£95.00
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Needlefelted Tortoises with Kirsten Hill-Nixon 

Using specialist felting needles and wool fibre, construct a colourful tortoise. This modern felting technique compacts wool fibres using a repetitive tapping motion with the needles, as if you were tapping a pencil to make dots on paper. All materials and euqipment will be supplied.  
Saturday 12th May 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£35.00
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Machine Quilting for Absolute Beginnners with Ann Hibberd 

Having pieced your quilt top it now needs to be layered and quilted. during the day we will discuss machine eet, needles, feed dogs and threads. Techniques you will cover will include stitching in the ditch, echo quilting and basic free machine quilting. Please download the Requirements List. 
Monday 14th May 
10:00-3:30 
£30.00
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Little Bags with Sarah Harris 

Quilted bag with zip or bound edge. Make this useful 3 dimensional patchwork bag at our one day workshop, then make others at home, in various sizes, from the basic pattern. You will find endless uses for these pretty little bags, and they make lovely gifts too. Please download the Requirements List. 
Saturday 19th May 
10:00-3:30 
£30.00
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Knitting and Crochet with Shirely Downey 

Suitable for beginners and improvers. In a workshop style, students will gain knowledge of basic stitches, patterns, skills, yarns, equipment and pattern reading. Students will also be able to expand their knowledge and brush up on techniques, seek individuality and maybe even get some tips on adapting patterns and finishing garments. Please bring your own yarn and needles/hooks (or buy them in the shop). 
Saturday 2nd June 
10:00-3:30 
£25.00
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Cathedral Window Pincushions with Ann Hibberd 

Make a pincushion using this beautiful patchwork technique. Once you have learned the basic method, you can go on to make quilts or cushions using the cathedral window block. Please download the Requirements List. 
Saturday 16th June 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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Felted Flowers with Pam Martin 

Learn how to make stunning dry felted and machine stitched flowers in day and be sure of beautiful all year round flora. Made with blended fibre tops and beautiful embroidery threads in colours of your choice, you will complete at least one flower head in a day. Please download the requirements list. 
Friday 8th June  
10:00-3:30 
£30.00
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Lampshades with Sarah Brown 

Learn how to make a beautiful drum lampshade. You will need to bring along half a metre of fabric (nothing too heavy or embellished please) and we will supply all the other materials. You will be able to choose between making a 20cm or 30cm diameter lampshade. 
Saturday 9th June 
10:00-1:00 
 
 
£40.00
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Learn to Spin with Sarah Harris 

Spin and ply a ball of yarn. The day covers carving, and spinning on a spindle, great wheel and treadle-driven flyer wheel. Bring your own wheel of use one of ours. Materials provided.  
Sunday 10th June 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£35.00
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Sunday 8th July  
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£35.00
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Cathedral Window Pincushions with Ann Hibberd 

Make a pincushion using this beautiful patchwork technique. Once you have learned the basic method, you can go on to make quilts or cushions using the cathedral window block. Please download the Requirements List. 
Saturday 16th June  
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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Victorian Crazy Patchwork with Ann Hibberd 

No patterns, no templates! Make a sample piece using all sorts of fabrics and embellish it with hand stitching, beads, buttns, lace, ribbon, sequins and anything else you can think of. Hand sewn. Please download the Requirements List. 
Friday 22nd June 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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Sock Knitting with David Harris 

Learn how to knit a sock in the round, including the use of double-pointed needles, turnng the heel and grafting the toe. Bring along a set of 2.5mm double-pointed needles and a ball of 4-ply sock wool.  
Saturday 23rd June 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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Patchwork Basics with Belinda Williams 

Learn the basic skills needed for patchwork including the materials to use and the techniques for cutting and sewing. You will make a patchwork block which could become a cushion or a bag. 
Saturday 30th June 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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Playing with Dersden Plate with Ann Hibberd 

TBD 
Saturday 7th July 
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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Thread Bowls with Pam Martin 

Master the basics of free machine embroidery by learning how to make beautiful thread bowls. These can be made with pretty much any sewing machine thread and a little glitz can also be added in for good measure. You will complete at least one thread bowl in a day. Please download the requirements list. 
Friday 27th July  
10:00-3:30 
 
 
£30.00
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