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…

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…

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…

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…

MASTERING 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…