Helen McKenna – Slow Stitched Collaged Landscape – 14.00

Imagine being up high, looking down at a patchwork of fields – in this very relaxing workshop take time out to do some slow-stitching. Layering small pieces of fabric, with basic hand stitches, embellishing with buttons, beads and couched threads to create a beautiful and unique landscape to take home and frame.

Gillian Cooper – Fabric Landscape Postcard – 12.45

Learn how to design a simple mini landscape using basic principles (no drawing skills required!). Following your design, you will transfer your ideas into fabric, using scraps of colourful cloth. This will be brought to life through hand stitch and beading. Once completed, you can frame your mini work of art or use it as a postcard to send to a friend. All materials included. Suitable for all abilities.

Pat Archibald – Japanese Style Accessories Case – 11.30

In this workshop you will learn how to fold fabric Japanese style to make this attractive spec or rotary cutter case. This is a lovely relaxing hand-stitching technique working from a kit. Pat will demonstrate the folding, stitching and assembly of the project and how to finish with a neat, beaded edging.  

Margaret Lee – ‘Bluebell Glen’ Mini Cushion/Bowl Fillers – 10.15

Celebrate the start of spring by hand stitching this little mini cushion featuring bluebells on a soft pink background. Featuring hand dyed wool textiles, and wool thread, this class will cover the basics of wool on wool appliqué.

Spring bowl fillers – mini cushions celebrating the start of spring (bluebell to be stitched in class, with the pattern and template included for all designs in the class kit).

Margaret Lee – ‘Spring Is On It’s Way’ Mini Cushion/Bowl Fillers – 10.15

Hand-stitch a little mini cushion with a bright and cheerful daffodil appliqué design using wool textiles and thread. Featuring hand dyed wool textiles, on a soft grey twill background, this design is quick and easy to stitch.

Spring bowl fillers – mini cushions celebrating the start of spring (daffodil to be stitched in class, with the pattern and template included for all designs in the class kit).

Margaret Lee – Wool-On-Wool Appliqué Mug Mat – 10.15

Start a collection of tweed coffee mug mats to decorate your living space – learn the basics during this 60-minute workshop and continue the fun by then creating your own versions. Wool appliqué, and wool thread embroidery used during this workshop will give you a great starting point.

Margaret Lee – Wool Appliqué: Spots Before Your Eyes Pincushion – 10.15

Learn the basics of wool-on-wool appliqué whilst stitching this cute little pincushion. Kit contains all textiles, threads and pattern and although you may not finish in the 60 minutes you will have sufficient knowledge to be able to complete it at home.

Jenny Rayment – Interlocked Half Hexagon Starrie Cushion – 11.45

Combine half hexagons, triangles and diamonds for a delectable star-like cushion or table mat. Learn partial seaming, bias piecing and more as you machine sew pre-cut shapes into a charming design with great potential for further play. Choice of kit colours available. Ideal for all abilities.     

Wendy Dolan – Machine Embroidered Seascapes – 10.15

Learn how to ‘draw’ with your sewing machine. Design, and create a small picture with freehand machine embroidery and applied fabrics. Be inspired to have a go on your own machine at home. No experience necessary.

Sheena J Norquay

Sheena was a Primary School Teacher for 30 years before becoming a freelance quilting teacher, teaching at venues all over the UK and abroad. She has won many awards for her work and enjoys developing and sharing her skills.