Upstairs at Poppy’s

**As the situation surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues, the health and well-being of our customers is our number one priority. We are re-scheduling or refunding any workshops that fall before October 2021 during these unprecedented times. We are hoping to run the courses in October 2021 and maybe a Helen Coverley bag workshop in July 2021 so please email to be pencilled in at this time. Many thanks for all your help and support during this awful time**

Covid 19 update May 19th 2021

We are OPEN for shopping and also taking Internet, telephone and Click and Collect orders. While social distancing is still in place we will only be having two people in the shop at one time, looking forward to seeing you.

Sam and Mary xx

We run a range of patchwork, quilting, bag making and embroidery classes. The wide selection include embroidery workshops, patchwork classes, bag making and varied sewing courses.

To book call or email Sam or Mary on 01933 227973, to reserve your place


Embroidery And Applique Day With Jessie Chorley

Saturday 9th October – 10-4pm – FULL (please email to be put on the reserve list) – Jessie Chorley is an East London based designer, maker, tutor, author and shop owner specializing in hand Embroidery Collage and Applique. At the heart of her work is hand stitching, and traditional embroidery combined with needle turned appliqué techniques. She combines her passion for collecting ware possible into her embroidered stories and small detailed patchworks.I use my needle and thread to both secure items in place as well as for creating line and detail. My needle and thread are my drawing tools that allow me to create my scenes and stories directly in and on to my chosen fabrics and papers. I use various embroidery flosses combined with favourite vintage threads to illustrate my chosen imagery and words directly on to and in to my selected and usually pre-used fabrics, papers and found objects”. 

Today’s workshop will be a general embroidery and appliqué day, covering all of Jessie’s techniques, creating your own story using her style of appliqué and embroidery. Stitched text and lettering will also be covered. You can purchase a kit from Jessie at an additional cost of £10. They would include hand cut fabric appliqué shapes. A linen backing fabric and some assorted fabric scraps plus she will bring all my own embroidery flosses and other embroidery threads for all participants to use during the workshop. Jessie will also bring two large sampler books that hold all her embroidery samples plus some other stitched works to inspire you.

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Bird Appliqué Composition with Kate Findlay

Saturday 16th October – 10am – 4pm – £65  –  Make a small fabric picture in a day using a favourite bird. We will consider design, composition and colour. Using bondaweb, we will be cutting fabric shapes and ironing them down as raw edge appliqué. The composition can then be finished with hand or machine sewing as preferred. Bird templates will be provided, or you can draw your own. Ideas for settings will be given, including simple landscapes, or flowers/branches/garden ornaments to provide the setting for your bird. We will make a design approximately 30cm square.
(materials not included)
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We would like to invite you to come and relax at one of our courses where there is no rush.  You will be among like minded people in a well lit converted barn with a maximum of fourteen students. Our teachers are warm and friendly with an abundance of skill and knowledge that can help your day flow with ease. Help yourself to tea and coffee throughout the day. We have courses to suit all skill levels from beginners to the more advanced.

Cancellation policy – All courses must be paid in full at the time of booking. If you are unable to come please let us know as soon as possible as we may be able to move you to another course. If you can give us more than 14 days notice we would be happy to give you a refund less a small charge for administration of £5. Unfortunately if there is less than 14 days notice we are unable to give any refunds. There will be a small charge of £5 for any alteration or cancellation on bookings.


Room Hire available please enquire for further details.


Social Sewing Days

If you fancy a bit of ‘me time’ come and join one of our social sewing days. They run on every Wednesday, every other Monday and the last Saturday of the month, maybe bring some cake and enjoy unlimited supply of tea and coffee. There is also space to sit outside on a beautiful day. The days are £9.50 per day from 9:30am until 3:30pm, if you fancy joining us later please feel free to. Places are limited on the Saturday group. For further details please ring Sam or Mary  on 01933 227973.