Category: classes

May 1, 2021
Classroom Closure

Who could have imagined 1 year ago that life would still be as it is today!!  Many folks have had significant (and some permanent) changes to their work, family and circumstances in the past year.  My heart is very much with those who have lost loved ones and financial security. I too have been significantly […]

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September 7, 2020
Betty Bag Finishes

I love seeing the same pattern being made in a wide range of fabrics and styles!   My Betty Bag is growing in popularity and I want to show you some stunning finishes!     Aren't they fabulous! I just love how stylishly practical they are, ready for some serious use about town!   And […]

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September 3, 2020
Kindred Spirits Quilt-Along

I'm super excited to let you know about my latest teaching project:     This is the Kindred Spirits Sampler Quilt and I will be teaching this as a weekly quilt-along, starting 14th September through to end January '21.   Each week there will be a new block to make and a new technique focus […]

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August 2, 2020
New Online Class: The Betty Bag

We are delighted to announce our next online class:     The Betty Bag is a slimline purse designed for holding your essentials without creating a bulky bag!     Whether you are travelling, out for the evening or just want a hands free shopping experience, the Betty Bag will perfectly meet your needs.   […]

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July 7, 2020
Applique Hearts Boxy Bag Online Class

I'm delighted to announce that our Applique Hearts Boxy Bag online class is now available for general sale.     25 of my regular ladies have had lots of fun making the bag the past 4 weeks, and the results are amazing!!  Here are a few of their photos.     Aren't they beautiful!   […]

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June 7, 2020
Causeway Hexie Cushion Finishes

I promised I would show you the finishes from my first online class - The Causeway Hexie Cushion class.   Here are some of the finishes!     Janet made 2 of the same cushion, so extra kudos to you Janet!!   Aren't they gorgeous! And I know there are a few more still in […]

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May 31, 2020
New Online Class

We are still very much in lockdown here, so 'teaching' has had to look very different for me.   Aside from my free video tutorials on YouTube, I trialled an online class last month with my ladies - the Causeway Hexie Cushion.   Feedback from the ladies was really positive and I'm looking forward to […]

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April 29, 2020
Textile Art Class Finishes!

It seems like an age since we were last in class creating a holy mess with strips of fabric, wool fibres, thread and hospital bandages (don't ask!!)!   We were well in the throws of making Textile Art Pictures, using a water soluble fabric technique for the background, and then building up a picture on […]

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February 27, 2020
Tucks & Pleats Class Finishes

You may remember the first block of classes this year was all about Tucks & Pleats. We manipulated fabric a few different ways in 3 projects:   A pouch with twisted tucks:     A cushion with open tucks:     A pleated bag: (free pattern by U-Handbag.com)     It's fair to say that […]

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February 16, 2020
Textile Art - New Class Project

At the end of February we will be having a half term break from classes. Which means, a new block of classes kicks off in March up until Easter. And a new block of classes means a new (optional) class project.     We're going to dip our creative toes into some textile art this […]

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February 2, 2020
Pleated Bag - Class Project

In our current block of classes we are looking at tucks and pleats.   You may remember I had made 2 examples of tucks for our classes, but at the time was still working on a pleats sample.   And here it is:     The pattern for this pleated bag is by Lisa Lam […]

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December 17, 2019
Folded Wreath Class Finishes

After classes finished last week I whisked off to England for a fabulous weekend with my girls!     All 3 of my girls currently live in England and it's so precious when we all get to be together.   That's the reason I'm only now getting around to posting about our class project finishes. […]

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December 6, 2019
New Class Project: Jan' 2020

Well it's hard to believe that we only have 1 more week of classes left for 2019!  Where on earth did that year go!!   I can't wait to show you the beautiful wreaths folks have been making as part of our (optional) class project this term.  They're stunning!   But before one term is […]

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October 28, 2019
Soft Toys Finishes

Hi everyone, how are you all?   I have just had my first quilting retreat this past weekend, and what a weekend it was! I'll be writing a post on what we got up too soon!   But before that, last week saw the end of our season of soft toys in class!   Are […]

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October 18, 2019
Folded Double Wreath

We have one week left of our current block of classes before the half term break. Folks have been beavering away on their Soft Toys and Sock Monkeys - can't wait to show you our amazing menagerie! But looking ahead to our final block of classes of 2019, our optional class project will help to […]

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September 19, 2019
Denim Boro Bag Finishes

Our studio in August looked a little bit like a jeans factory, as many pairs of jeans were massacred in the honourable pursuit of making my Boro Denim Bag pattern.     Repurposing projects are among my favourites, and it was exciting to see the ladies' bags grow in a very organic, non-prescriptive way.   […]

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August 14, 2019
'Quilt Top In A Day' Workshop Finishes

Last Saturday was sultry and wet, the perfect day for sewing!     We had our 'Quilt Top In A Day' Workshop at the studio, with 7 ladies making either my Mama Boho or Baby Boho Quilt pattern (see if you can spot my Mama Boho Quilt in the picture below!).     Mama Boho […]

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August 4, 2019
Autumn Class Project: Soft Toys

It's only 4 weeks until my Autumn term of classes starts back!     Our classes are 'open', which means they are mixed ability and you can work on any Patchwork and Quilting project you like, getting all the help and support you need.   But I also provide an optional class project each term. […]

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July 31, 2019
New Pattern Release: Denim Boro Bag

I'm excited to share with you my latest bag pattern!     This is my Denim Boro Bag, created from some 'denim playtime' in my sewing room, and crafted into a 5 week class starting today.     I always love playing with denim on my sewing machine, but I was surprised at how much […]

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July 1, 2019
Monsoon/Frost Quilt Finishes

Each term we have an optional project or technique focus, where ladies can try their hand at something new!       In our Easter to Summer term some of my ladies decided to try their hand at my recent Monsoon/Frost Quilt Pattern.   This project was all about accuracy, both in cutting and piecing […]

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