Workshops

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.

You can now book online or call Sam or Mary on 01933 227973

info@poppypatch.co.uk


   Courses 2021

Big Bags with Helen Coverley

Saturday 17th July – 10 – 4pm – FULL – A choice of two large bags made from a pre cut strip roll or cut from fabric across the bolt. The bags a stitched and flipped on a pre drawn piece of thin Vilene. Some patchwork piecing knowledge required.

(materials not provided)

 

Helen Coverley Big Bags workshop at Poppy Patch

Traditional Hand Applique Workshop with Jane Cobbett

Saturday 21st August – 10-4pm – £50 – During this workshop you will learn several hand applique techniques from the simplest Raw Edge to the more traditional Needleturn. There will be a selection of early Victorian quilts to study for inspiration and patterns etc to make several technique blocks. These completed blocks can then be used for cushions, bags etc.

(Materials not included)

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Needleturn Applique workshop with Jane Cobbett at Poppy Patch


Embroidery And Applique Day With Jessie Chorley

We are running this course from Great Doddington Memorial Hall which is only a short walk away for more space during these uncertain times.

Saturday 18th September – 10-4pm – £75 – 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 £15. 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.

(Materials not included)

To book please click here

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Embroidery And Applique Day With Jessie Chorley

We are running this course from Great Doddington Memorial Hall which is only a short walk away for more space during these uncertain times.

Saturday 9th October – 10-4pm – £75 – 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.

(Materials not included)

To book please click here

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Bird Appliqué Composition with Kate Findlay

We are running this course from Great Doddington Memorial Hall which is only a short walk away for more space during these uncertain times.

Saturday 16th October – 10am – 4pm – £75  –  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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Embellished Book with Annette Emms

Saturday 23rd October – 10-4pm – £75 – In this workshop we will make a small soft book cover using Applique, needle felting and lots of hand stitch. I suggest making a book cover that, when folded in half is approx 6 inches square or a 6 x 4 inch rectangle. I will supply most of what you will need , however, if you have any
pretty buttons, beads, scraps of lace or scraps of fabric that you’ve been saving, please bring them along to the class.

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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.

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Room Hire available please enquire for further details.

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Social Sewing Days (to be reviewed)

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.

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