Classes and Demonstrations

Covid-19 update with regard to classes this term:

As we ‘learn to live with Covid’ our previous restrictions are reducing:

Whilst it is no longer a legal requirement to isolate, if you have tested positive for Covid we would ask that for consideration of fellow students, the tutor and our shop staff that you do not attend class.

If you have tested negative and have a cold or other symptoms of a virus please wear a face covering if you attend class.

Classes at the shop will now have up to 6 students.

Classes at Our Lady of Lourdes will have up to 14 students. We will still not be providing lunch so students will need to bring their own.

The windows in the classroom and church hall will be opened periodically during the classes to allow for adequate ventilation. There is also a Carbon Dioxide monitor in the classroom/church hall.

Skill Levels explained

To help you find a class right for you, we have given each class a "skill" level as follows:  

Level A

Suitable for anyone, including patchwork virgins.

Level B

Suitable for anyone with some patchwork knowledge, including rotary cutting skills and 1/4" seam allowance mastered.

Level C

Suitable for someone with good patchwork skills.

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). 

Please do read the information given at the end of this page, paying particular attention to the terms and conditions: we will assume T&Cs have been read and agreed when you book on a class.

Sewing machines & 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 classroom. If your sewing machine is too heavy for you to take upstairs, we strongly recommend hiring one of ours (Janome DXL603) which costs just £4.00 per session. Cutting mat, rulers and cutters can be borrowed on a first come, first served basis.  However, at this time, we encourage you to bring your own equipment where possible. Any equipment borrowed will be sanitised before and after use.  We do thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Terms and Conditions

In addition to the T&Cs below please be aware that due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 we may need to make changes to venues or cancel classes at short notice. Where possible we will give you as much notice as possible.

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

  1. Either ring the shop or return the enclosed booking form with full payment.
  2. We cannot guarantee your space unless you pay for your place – bookings received without payment will be put on a waiting list and transferred to the actual list once paid for.
  3. Should you wish to cancel - providing you give us 7 days notice before the class, we will issue a CREDIT NOTE. It can be used against goods or classes and there is no time limit on it. However, if you do not give us 7 days notice, we will NOT BE ABLE to offer a credit note as we would have confirmed the tutor and committed to pay their fee. We will be happy for you to find someone to take your place, but we cannot take responsibility to find someone for you.
  4. Should WE cancel a class, a full refund will be given (via original payment method).

Please check the times of any classes that you have booked on the individual details, although most classes run 10:30 to 16:30, some don’t!

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

We hope to see you on a class soon, if there is a particular technique or pattern you would like to learn do drop us an email – and we will look at adding it to our programme.


Our online FREE demonstrations are via Zoom; click the buttons above to take you to the Zoom meetings. 

Information on upcoming demonstrations will be included in our weekly Newsletter.