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…

LOG CABIN CUSHION

Log Cabin is a traditional patchwork design, which was popularised in America, however, the design itself has been found in very early quilts from England and Egypt, so it is a truly global design.  Traditionally, this block has a red square in the centre which is meant to represent the fire at the heart of…

COUNTRY SAMPLER QUILT

A sampler quilt is a beautiful way in which you can learn new skills and techniques alongside developing your existing skills. This stunning quilt design can be worked in any colour theme you like, or why not raid your stash and make a scrappy version? Skills and techniques in this 12 week project will include:…

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…

JELLY ROLL QUILT

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 piece of fabric and includes key skills with Flying Geese, Half Square Triangles, mitred borders, strip piecing and block construction. A lovely,…

“PAPERLESS” PAPER FOUNDATION PIECING

A wonderful 1 day workshop where we will use a “paperless” foundation piecing method to construct this beautiful Circle of Geese block.  There will be options to make this into a wallhanging or cushion and patterns will be provided for both options. Cost:  £60.  You will need to bring 2 fat quarters of fabric, one…

GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers are available for all of our courses,  workshops or private tuition.  The perfect Christmas or birthday present for all those who love to sew.  Please order via the “contact us” page, advising the value of the vouchers you would like in the comments section.  Minimum value is £10.   All gift vouchers are…

BEGINNER’S HAND EMBROIDERY

Hand embroidery has been practiced for centuries and remains a hugely popular and fulfilling craft today.  As with most crafts, hand embroidery is wide and varied in technique, style and usage.  Traditional crewel embroidery, fine and delicate silk work, contemporary mixed media or modern folk art to name just a few.  Whichever style of embroidery…

LEARN TO LOVE YOUR SEWING MACHINE

Do you have you a sewing machine but you’re not quite sure what to do with it?  Did your machine come with a selection of presser feet and “bits and bobs” that you’ve never explored?  If so, then our one day workshop is just the thing for you to get the very best out of…

BEGINNER’S PATCHWORK AND QUILTING

If you are looking to make your first patchwork quilt or perhaps just a bag or patchwork cushion, then this is the course for you.  We will explore all the basics of cutting, piecing and assembling your patchwork and look at the most popular shapes and styles of this wonderful craft.  We will help to…