FREE MACHINE QUILTING FOR THE TERRIFIED!

New for 2020, this fun workshop will aim to move you on from “in-the-ditch” quilting and from quilting straight lines. Using a variety of techniques we will work on quilting common patchwork shapes to find a style and method that suits you best. This workshop is aimed at those with some quilting experience who are…

CHRISTMAS MINIATURES

Add a personal touch to your Christmas this year with these fun and easy-to-make miniature embroideries. Measuring just 1½ inches, these are quick projects that have many uses – tree decorations, gift labels, place markers, pendants, brooches, bag charms, Christmas card motifs. What will yours become? This is a fun and festive workshop where all…

FESTIVE TABLE RUNNER AND PLACEMATS

Set the table in style this Christmas with our handmade table runner and matching placemats. Our festive designs can be easily adapted to fit your table size and can be worked in any colour to match your festive décor. Simple yet striking in design, our project is suitable for those without previous patchwork experience. This…

TEXTILE CHRISTMAS CARDS

Make your friends and family feel extra special this Christmas with a handmade Christmas card with a difference. Our textile cards are fun to make and the perfect project to try your hand at a few new textile skills, including patchwork, appliqué and machine embroidery.  Lots of fun and the perfect way to show off your…

BARGELLO QUILT

Originating from a 17th century Italian embroidery design, Bargello quilts look incredibly intricate and difficult to make. However, using  modern techniques we will show you how to make an easy and impressive quilt.   This project would make a fantastic wall hanging, lap quilt or could form the centre of a larger quilt. Using just…

HOW TO EMBROIDER MANDALAS

Mandalas have been used for centuries as spiritual symbols of the universe, love and meditation.  We take a modern look at these beautiful designs and choose our fabric and threads to create a beautiful piece of embroidery art.   Suitable for complete beginners and experienced stitchers alike, this one day workshop will include: Designing your own…

THE ESSENTIAL CRAFT BAG

This gorgeous bag has been designed by a crafter, for crafters. Each of the 5 pockets have been carefully planned to accommodate all your awkward, craft essentials including: 6½ x 24½ quilter’s ruler, 12½ x 12½” quilter’s ruler, A3 cutting mat, A5 notebook and pens, rotary cutter, scissors, glasses and more. The main section of…

FESTIVE CUSHIONS

Decorating the home for Christmas is one of the loveliest things to do and to celebrate the festive period we have designed these beautiful, fun cushions. Patterns will be provided for both designs, just in case you can’t choose which one to make! You can never have too many cushions and these can be made…

NATURE INSPIRED HAND EMBROIDERY

At Sew Forest of dean, the Natural World is a constant and vibrant source of inspiration for our embroidery and quilting designs and this one day workshop will show you how to interpret the things we see around us into stitch. Using the garden, books and magazines as our source, we will choose a subject…

LAP QUILT COURSE

We made our lap quilt using a pre-cut Jelly Roll of fabric, although this design is also fat quarter and scrap friendly. Jelly rolls are a wonderful way to make a quilt as all the hard work of choosing and co-ordinating fabrics has been done for you! This quilt design makes the most of every…