Experimenting with Thermofax Printing with Fiona Metcalfe

Saturday 9th July – 10am – 4pm – £75 – An opportunity to learn about Thermofax screen printing. In this workshop you will experiment with printing onto fabric, then stitch and embellish a picture using your sewing machine or with hand stitching.
We will look at picture composition, colour mixing, and collage to build up picture / cushion cover or as a screen wrap for a votive light holder. No experience of printing necessary. Examples of some pictures you could make below.

(Materials not included)

To book please click HERE

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Beginners Patchwork class with Jane Glover

This is a monthly class that continues on the 3rd Friday of each month

Friday 15th July – 9.30am – 3pm – £37.50 for each month – This class is designed for beginners in patchwork and is kept small to ensure you get time with our tutor. Working at your own pace, this informal and supportive class will help you to build your patchwork skills.  Over the months, you will have the opportunity to make a range of patchwork blocks that demonstrate your skills development with an option to make them into a table or bed runner, sampler quilt or cushion.

The course covers using appropriate tools to measure and cut accurately, how to sew a ¼” seam, a range of patchwork techniques, how to join blocks together, adding borders and binding and basic quilting skills.

A working knowledge of how to use your sewing machine is essential.

You may sign up to just one day but this class continues over the next six months and possibly beyond, the cost will be £37.50 per class.

If you are completely new to sewing/patchwork, please talk to Sam or Mary prior to booking as there may be an option to join an introductory session first.

To book and see requirements please click HERE

Beginners to Patchwork with Jane Glover at Poppy Patch

Summer School with Jane Cobbett

Saturday 23rd July, Saturday 30th July, Saturday 13th August and Saturday 20th August – 10am – 4pm -1 day = £55         2 days = £100       3 days = £150     4 days = £170

Join us for a relaxing FOUR day summer school of hand patchwork, embroidery, endless tea, cake and conversation in our lovely farm surroundings.
Each class will cover different traditional and contemporary methods while you make a selection of mini blocks and small gifts, along with just a tiny amount cutting and sticking of paper in a creative way of course! There will be the main project plus extras to learn each day. Extra optional pattern / instructions to take away for those who want to continue stitching when they get home.

Book all the exciting days or just one and join us for non stop stitching, cake eating and conversation.

Please call us to book / 01933 622089 – info@poppypatch.co.uk


Summer patchwork school workshops with Jane CobbettSummer school workshops with Jane Cobbett and William the cat

Hare Appliqué composition with Kate Findlay

Saturday 10th September – 10am – 4pm – £75 – Make a small fabric picture in a day using  hare templates providedWe 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. Hare templates will be provided. Ideas for settings will be given, including simple landscapes. We will make a design approximately 40cm square.



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Wildlife Cushion Workshop with Lynn Hill on Friday 30th September

Friday 30th September – 10am – 4pm – £37.50 – Why not come and join me in making these wonderful wildlife cushions. Using free motion machine sewing and using up those scrapes of fabric we all keep because we might want to use them!

This is an ideal workshop for those stating out with free motion sewing or those wanting to build their confidence.

You’ll also have the choice of design between the Badger in the Flowers and the Hedgehog Amongst the Leaves on the day.

(Materials not included)

Please click HERE to book

How to make cushions using applique and free motion embroideryHow to make a cushion class at Poppy Patch

Christmas Fabric Boxes with Helen Coverley

Friday 7th October – 10am – 4pm – £50 – In this workshop you will make at least one Christmas box. There is a choice of little gift boxes – cocktail napkin boxes – square folder box.

(Materials not included)

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Christmas box workshop with Helen Coverley at Poppy Patch

‘Quilt as you Go’ Techniques with Helen Coverley

Saturday 8th October – 10am – 4pm – £50.00 – Come and learn how to make blocks and how to join them or bring along you own blocks and learn how to quilt them and finish using a Quilt As you Go method.
Sewing machine required.

This project is a techniques project where you will learn the principles of Quilt as You Go. I will also show you Log cabin as a Quilt as you Go block.
There are many ways of achieving Quilt As you Go and I will covering at least 4 of them. Different methods suit different needs.

Please click HERE to book or see the requirements.

Quilt as you go class at Poppy Patch with Helen Coverley

Stories in Stitch With Jessie Chorley

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

Saturday 15th October – 10-4pm – FULL (please contact via email to go on the waiting list) – Jessie Chorley is a London-based textile artist, specialising in embroidery and paper crafts. Born in Kent in1980, she spent her childhood in North Wales, before moving to London to study for the BA in Fine Art Textile Practice at Goldsmiths College. While still a student, she chose to dedicate her life to making beautiful things by hand and, shortly after graduating, she set up her own business as a full-time designer and maker. Over time, she has also become an author, social artist and tutor, as well as running an independent shop/studio selling her work in East London from 2007 to 2021. Jessie now delivers workshops internationally at venues that include the V&A Museum and The Foundling Museum, both in London, the Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool and West Dean College, West Sussex.

Stories in stitch – This workshop focuses on my signature style of hand embroidered illustration. We will explore several stitching techniques, including couching, running, stem, seed and back stitch, as well as the use of hand stitched text. I will also help you get started with simple appliqué and patching.
The workshop will start with a short talk by me, Jessie. I will show you a selection of my original artwork and there will also be time for your questions. I will then direct you, both as a group and individually, as you embark on your journey of creating your own stitched story in my signature style.
Firstly, you will choose to work either on a flat, layered fabric panel, or to construct and work on a simple, folded fabric book, using appliqué and hand stitching as your main techniques. The natural fabric for both will be part of the kit that you will be given at the start of your workshop. This kit will also contain a selection of pre-cut fabric motifs, ready for you to appliqué directly on to your work.
I encourage you to enjoy this creative workshop, without focusing too much on finishing your work. Instead, I suggest you approach this day as an explorative, peaceful slow-stitching experience, embracing and learning new techniques while being inspired by my original artworks and materials that surround you. Bring your sketchbook and make notes to help you finish your work, if necessary, at home.

 (Kit from Jessie at an additional cost of £15).

(Materials not included)



Jessie Chorley Stories in Stitch workshop at Poppy Patch

Imaginary Bird Panel with Annette Emms

Saturday 22nd October – 10am- 4pm – £75 – In this workshop we will make a small panel featuring an imaginary bird in appliqué.
The background is made from a wool fabric which is covered with scaps of scrim and then needlefelted.
The panel will then be decorated and embellished with fabrics , hand stitch etc.

(Materials not included)

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Foundation Pieced Christmas with Jane Cobbett

Saturday 19th November – 10am – 4pm – £60 – Whizz up’ a wall hanging or table runner incorporating traditional blocks patterns using a quick and easy machine sewn method, add a cute Santa or a folk art style snowman using machine applique and if all goes to plan your project will be finished in a day.

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Christmas workshop at Poppy Patch with Jane Cobbett

Foundation Pieced Christmas Wall hanging with Helen Coverley

Thursday 1st December – 10 – 4pm – £50 – This is not for beginners to foundation piecing, it looks amazing. The finished size is approximately 17 inch x 17 inch so the 9 images are in miniature.


(Materials not included)

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Helen Coverley Workshop at Poppy Patch



House and Home with Anne Kelly

Saturday 16th September 2023 – 10-4pm – £75 – In this one day course with renowned artist, author and tutor Anne Kelly, you will be making a mixed media collage based on a favourite house or building. It can be one that you lived in, have visited or just admire. You will create the basis of a finished piece which can be embellished additionally after the course. Simple sewing skills are required and a sewing machine is optional.
Please choose a colour scheme and materials that work well together from your collections as this will speed the decision making process up considerably.
(Materials not included)

Please click HERE to book and see requirements

Some samples below made by students previously

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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


 Sit and Sew

 If you fancy a bit of ‘me time’ come and join one of our social sewing days. They run every other Monday, Thursday 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 £10 per day from 9:30am until 3:30pm, except Saturday which is 10-4pm, if you fancy joining us later please feel free to. Places are FULL on the Saturday group at this time, please call to leave your details for the waiting list. For further details please ring Sam or Mary  on 01933 227973.


Workshop 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 fill your space, if we have a waiting list or in some instances move you to another workshop.

If we are able to fill your space, up to 14 days before the class we will refund you. Please note that with all refunds there will be a £10 administration fee per person.