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…

FREEHAND EMBROIDERY

If you would like to get creative with your hand embroidery and make fun and unique pieces of fabric art, then this workshop may be for you. Mixing a range of traditional stitches with modern materials and techniques, this one day workshop will show you how to build layers and textures into your work. The…

SCRAPPY QUILT

This quilt was made during the COVID-19 lockdown and 10% of all bookings and pattern sales will be donated to the NHS. Using 1 simple block for the main body of the quilt, this is a fun project to make which can be as big or as small as you like! Using just one block…

SPRING FLORAL BOUQUET

If you love flowers but wish they would last longer in the vase, then why not make your own fabric bouquet which will last a lifetime? Perfect for Mother’s Day gifting, this fun and easy half-day workshop includes everything you’ll need for your very own vaseful of Spring flowers. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all of…

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, tube piecing and block construction. A lovely,…

COUNTRY SAMPLER QUILT

As featured in British Patchwork and Quilting Magazine January 2020. Come along and learn a range of patchwork skills including accurate piecing, applique and foundation piecing.  We will make 16 blocks and assemble them with sashing and borders, with plenty of scope for you to personalise your own quilt.  This will be a king size bed quilt….

KEEPSAKE QUILTING

Do you have a collection of old clothes that are just too precious to give or throw away?  Then why not transform them into a memory cushion, wallhanging or quilt?  Let us guide you through the process of selecting and preparing your fabrics and designing your project.  We will show you how to get the most out of…

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…

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 QUILTER’S 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…

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…

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…

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.  I will help you…