Summer 2019 Classes
Summer 2019 Classes
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Skill Levels explained

Categories: A = anyone and includes patchwork virgins

                                    V =  someone with no patchwork experience

                        B = someone with some patchwork knowledge, including rotary cutting skills and ¼” seam allowance mastered

                        ADV B = someone with good patchwork skills

 

Reminder: - The class fee is due at the time of booking

Sewing Machines are available to hire

 

Patchwork/Needlework does require time and patience. It is unlikely you will always finish the project during the class and you will be given all the necessary instructions to complete it at home (Open Format and Follow on classes are also available).

We will assume that you have read and approved our T&C when booking you a class.

Terms and Conditions

 

If you would like to book a place on a class…

1)           Contact the shop (phone 0208 941 7075)

2)           We can not guarantee your space unless you pay for your place – bookings receive without payment will be put on waiting list and transferred to actual list once paid for.

3)           Should you wish to cancel and providing you give us a 7 day notice before the class, we will issue a CREDIT NOTE. It can be used against goods or class – no time limit on it.

However, if you do not give us a 7 day notice, we will NOT BE ABLE to offer a credit note as we would have confirmed the tutor and committed to pay her fee. We will be happy for you to find someone to take your place but we cannot take responsibility to find someone for you. We will of course consider any medical emergencies and serious family situations.

4)           Should WE cancel a class, a cash refund will be given

We will assume T&C have been read and agreed when you book on a class.

 

We have 6 Janome machines (DXL 603) for students to hire during classes.

The rental fee is only £4.00 per machine (for ½ or full day).

The machines are available on a first come, first serve basis.

 

 

Sewing machine and equipment

We kindly ask you to take your own equipment upstairs, so please make sure that you only bring items that you can carry to our 1st floor room.

If your sewing machine is too heavy for you to take upstairs, we strongly recommend hiring one of ours. The cost of this for the day is £4.00.

We do thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Izzy

 

New for Summer 2019: Summer Surgery with Val – Open from 2 til 4pm

Summer Surgery with Val – Open from 2 til 4pm

Val will be on hand to help you with all your patchwork and quilting questions. Whether it’s about an unfamiliar gadget, challenging fabrics, threads and needles questions, unused stash, bring it along and discuss with Val. No need to book, just turn up. Free to attend. First come, first serve

Tuesday May 28th

Tuesday June 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

July 2nd

Free to attend. First come, first serve

English Paper Piecing for Beginners/Improvers with Valerie – Level A

English Paper Piecing for Beginners/Improvers with Valerie – Level A

Whether you are familiar with EPP or an absolute beginner, this class is the perfect environment to carry on an existing project or start a new one under Valerie’s guidance. She can suggest design options and will give you lots of technical hints and tips.

Saturday 18th May

Saturday 15th June

Saturday 13th July

10.30am til 4.30pm, £44.00 per session

Click here to download the class requirements

Bargello Class with Sue Thornborough (not for beginners)

Bargello Class with Sue Thornborough (not for beginners)

If you need help finishing your Bargello quilt (started with Sue or not!), this is the class for you! Or if you want to start one then it’s not as hard as it looks, twist and turn bargello gives you a fabulous result from a technique that involves strip piecing and cross cutting the strips to create a pattern that flows and twists across your quilt. The ordinary Bargello is also a possibility.  You will be asked to complete your strip piecing before coming to class to enable you to begin work on the cross cutting.  During the class you will learn how to work from a chart and will complete several of the columns, gaining enough knowledge and experience to finish the quilt top at home

Friday 24th May 10.30am til 4.30pm, £47.00 (max 5 students in class)

 Click here to download the class requirements

Star Collector with Sue Thornborough - Level Beginner competent with sewing machine

Star Collector with Sue Thornborough  - Level Beginner competent with sewing machine

Stars are a perennially popular patchwork pattern.  In this workshop you will cover 3 different star blocks, a 6-point, an 8-point and a 12-point, and the best techniques to make them.  Sue will also help you plan and design a star quilt and work out yardages.

Friday 7th June – 10.30am til 4.30, £44.00

Totally Terrific Tote Bag with Sue Thornborough

Totally Terrific Tote Bag with Sue Thornborough

This is a great beginner’s project.  A beautiful and useful bag, with applique decoration and an internal pocket.  The picture is only an example.  Select any fabric that appeals and there will be a choice of different applique patterns.

Friday, 28th June – 10.30am til 4.30, £44.00

 

Drunkard’s Path with Sue Thornborough

Drunkard’s Path with Sue Thornborough

Don’t be afraid of curved seams.  This delightful drunkard’s path block can be made into a cushion, a lap quilt or a full size quilt, depending on how many you want to make.  The technique is simple and uses a lot of your scraps.  Come and make a delightful flock of birds.

Friday 12th July 10.30am til 4.30pm, £44.00

Wed Evenings with Val 6-9pm - Open to all levels

Do you want some “me-sewing-time”? Want to finish a project and never find the time to do it at home? Can’t commit to an all-day class? Then these evening sessions are perfect for you!  

Val will be on hand to guide you through your project and the shop remains open during that time!

If your sewing machine is too heavy for you to take upstairs, we strongly recommend hiring one of ours. The cost of this for the day is £4.00.

£22.00 per session

Wednesday:

June 26th

July 24th

Run from 6pm til 9pm

 

 

Open Format/Beginner Patchwork classes with Val – 10.30am til 4.30pm

Open to all – especially patchwork virgins

Val has been teaching patchwork for many years and what she doesn’t know about that subject isn’t worth knowing! She will be on hand to guide through your own project or help you choose your new one!

Please let us know what you will be working on at the time of booking. All levels welcome, relaxed and friendly atmosphere!

Sewing machines are available to rent for £4.00 per class; (they are Janome DXL603). Cutting mat, rulers and cutters can be borrowed on a first come, first served basis.

Wednesday:

May 1st, 8th and 29th

June 5th and  19th

July 3rd and 17th

£44.00 per session

10.30am til 4.30pm

Classes at Our Lady of Lourdes, Hampton Court Way, Surrey KT7 0LP

Open Patchwork dates with Val – level: anyone

Same concept as the Wednesday Open Format at the shop this Val, with more room to spread and lunch and refreshments taken care of for you! Free parking and no steps.

If you find something in a magazine that you would like to work on, please discuss with Val before the class.

Saturday

May 25th  – 10am til 5pm

June 15th  – 10am til 5pm

July 20th  – 10am til 5pm

£51.00 per session, the class fee includes vegetarian lunch and light refreshments during the day. Please advise us/remind us of any special dietary needs.