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…

REVERSIBLE WRAP SKIRT

A versatile and wonderfully comfortable skirt that can be sewn to finish at the knee or below the knee. The hardest thing will be choosing which gorgeous fabrics you will use! This is a one day workshop which includes the pattern, full tuition and instructions to complete the skirt. The skirt will comfortably fit sizes…

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…

CUSHION MAKING

Is it possible to have too many cushions?  Do you struggle to find the cushion that is “just right” for your room?  Well why not learn to make your own? Our one day workshop will provide you with all the necessary skills to make tailored, professional cushions. The workshop will include: Measuring and cutting out…

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

Have you bought a sewing machine but you’re not quite sure what to do with it?  Do you only use the straight stitch and a bit of zig zag, but you’re not entirely sure what all the other stitches are for?  Did your machine come with a selection of presser feet and “bits and bobs”…

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…