Friday, 23 March 2012

New Workshops - bookings being taken.

Here we go.  GFor your delectation, may we present our workshops - both crochet and fabric techniques - for the next few weeks.  More will be added as we create them/they evolve/demand dictates.  If you would like to attend any of these but daytime is no good for you then please let us know which class you are interested in and when you would prefer it to be held.
If you would like to book a place on any of these classes then please email (, inbox us through Facebook or ring the shop on 01543 253780.
Fabric Bunting.
Date: Tuesday, 3rd April or Wednesday 11th April 2012
Time:  13:00 until 15:00
Just in time for the Summer of Celebrations, learn how to make 5 bunting flags. Choose one of our fabulous patchwork fabrics and a complimentary bias binding to make a gorgeous decoration for your home or garden.
Included in the £20.00 cost is a fat quarter of cotton patchwork fabric, a metre of bias binding, use of our sewing machines, threads, etc. and of course tea/coffee and cake!

Crochet Heart Bunting
Date: Wednesday, 4th April 2012
Time:  13:00 until 15:00
If you have learnt the basic crochet stitches we will now teach you to increase and decrease, creating some lovely little heart shaped motifs (see photo above). These can be strung together to make a garland, stitched together and stuffed to make hanging decorations or left singly and used as coasters. Very versatile and very addictive to make.A 4mm crochet hook and ball of Stylecraft Special DK yarn are included in the £16.00 price.

  • Crocheted Granny Square
    Date:  Tuesday, 10th April 2012
    Time:  13:00 until 15:00 
  • The classic crocheted square that everybody knows and loves. Learn how to make this little gem and you'll be creating your first afghan/blanket before you know it.A 4mm hook and ball of Special DK yarn plus tea/coffee and cake are included in the price of £16.00.

  • Crocheted Triangle Bunting

    Date:  Tuesday, 17th April 2012
    Time:  13:00 until 15:00
  • You've seen it hanging in the shop, now have a go at making your very own crotched bunting. A slightly different twist on the fabric flags which would be fabulous worked in red, white and blue for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations or any other colour scheme to suit your home d├ęcor.
    Includes increasing and decreasing techniques so more suited to those with a grasp of the basic crochet stitches.  A 4mm hook and ball of Special DK yarn are included in your fee.  Cost £16.00.

  • Beginners Machine Patchwork Panel

    Date:  Wednesday, 18th April or Tuesday 24th April 2012
    Time:  13:00 until 15:00
  • In this class we will take the terror out of using a rotary cutter to cut fabric squares. We will then piece them together on the sewing machine (or by hand if preferred)to create a patchwork cushion front.
    We will then look at the different methods of quilting and finis...hing a quilt. If there is time we will begin to stitch our “quilt sandwich”. This can then be completed at home.
    In a future workshop we will cover how to create a simple envelope cushion using this panel.
    All fabrics, wadding and threads used on the class are included in the cost. 
    Cost - £20.00

  • Absolute Beginners Crochet Class
    Date:  Wednesday, 25th April 2012
    Time:  13:00 until 15:00
  • (As 28th March)
    Once you have mastered how to hold the hook and yarn (no mean feat in itself!), you will learn how to create a basic foundation chain plus double and treble stitches. Crochet is totally addictive. Once you have mastered these basics you will be hooked!!
    A 4mm crochet hook and a ball of Stylecraft Special DK yarn are included in the cost of the class.
    Cost £16.00

  • Crocheted Flower Workshop

    Date:  Tuesday, 1st or Wednesday 9th May 2012
    Time:  13:00 until 15:00
  • In this session we will show you how to create a crocheted flower using double crochet, half trebles and trebles. This can be finished off with a brooch back to make an individual accessory, applied to a cushion or you can make a series of flowers and join them to make a scarf. Once you've made one you will be covering everything in yarn flowers!
    A 4mm crochet hook plus all yarns used on the day are included in the cost.Cost - £12.00

  • Folk Art House Applique Picture
    Date:  Wednesday, 2nd or Tuesday 8th May 2012
    Time:  13:00 until 15:00
  • Create a one-off folk art picture of your own or an imagined house. We will be using fusible web to apply fabric scraps and embellishing with lace, ribbons, hand embroidery stitches and buttons.
    Included in the cost are an 8” embroidery hoop, calico base fabric, all fabric scraps and trims used on the day, plus tea/coffee and cake.
    Cost £20.00

  • So there you have it.  We hope there is something to tickle your fancy in that little list.  If you have a technique that your desperately want to learn then please let us know and we will do our best to include it in our next block.


    9 Weeks Old!

    Well it's a whole 9 weeks since we opened our lovely little shop and things have certainly changed somewhat.  I'll post some more up to date photos once I get into the shop armed with my camera, but for now here are a few pictures from the talented lens of Andy at Peacock Pix.  We just love them.

    We have much more new stock to tempt you:- embroidery, haberdashery, yarn, fabrics...

    We have a new series of workshops planned including fabric bunting, patchwork and applique.

    And of course we still have our friendly welcome and the kettle is on!

     ttfn xx