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


 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 limited on the Saturday group. For further details please ring Sam or Mary  on 01933 227973.

Courses 2021

 


Beginners to Patchwork Taster Class with Jane Glover

Friday 24th September and Friday the 8th October – 9.30am – 3pm – £75 (this is for a two day course) – This class over 2 days will give you the fundamentals to start machine sewn patchwork with confidence.  Working at your own pace the class will cover using appropriate tools to measure and cut accurately and will move onto using your sewing machine to sew accurate seams and make sample patchwork blocks. 

There will be an option to make your patchwork block into a cushion cover in class.  

(This class is designed for beginners in patchwork. Basic knowledge of how to use your sewing machine is however expected, materials not included).

To book or see requirements please click here

Beginners to Patchwork taster course with Jane Glover at Poppy Patch


Table Centre / Table Runner with Helen Coverley

Tuesday 28th September – 1- – 4pm – £45 – Come along and make either a Table runner or Table Centre with Helen using fabric or a pre-cut Jelly Roll. This would be lovely made in either Christmas or any other 100% cotton fabric.

(Materials not included)

To Book or View the Requirements 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 – SOLD OUT –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 or see requirements 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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‘Quilt as you Go’ wall hanging or table runner with Helen Coverley

Friday 5th November – fully booked

Please click on the link below to see the requirements list for this course.

Requirements

Quilt as you go workshop with Helen Coverley

 


Get To Know Your Sewing Machine  With Jane Cobbett

Saturday 20th November – 10 – 4pm – £60 – This workshop is designed for beginners or those who need a refresher on how to use a machine. During the day you will experiment with fabric, thread and your machine. Learn how to use basic stitches in a creative way, along with useful techniques while stitching a selection of small projects or samples.

There will be lots of ideas, samples and information on how to continue your creative journey when you get home.
(Materials not included)

To book please click here

Getting to know your sewing machine Course with Jane Cobbett at Poppy Patch


 

Christmas Workshop with Helen Coverley

Wednesday 1st December – 10am – 4pm – £45 – A lovely workshop where you can choose to make a tree skirt, wreath, Santa’s Washing line or a stocking. Helen has made them all in a Scandi red and white theme but colour choice is obviously yours.

(Materials not included)

To book click here

Christmas Workshop with Helen Coverley at Poppy Patch


2022

Traditional Hand Applique with Jane Cobbett

Saturday 19th March – 10am – 4pm – £50 -During this workshop you will study closely a selection of vintage applique quilts and learn some of the many applique techniques used to make them.

There will be a small wall hanging to make incorporating traditional and modern hand appliqué methods or if you prefer each element can be worked as a practice piece/block and used in future projects of your choice.

Hand applique can be a slow process so some of the elements come with a pattern or method handout, sewing can then be continued/finished at home. Materials are not included.

To book and see requirements

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 9th April – 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)

Click Here to BOOK or see Requirements

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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. If less than 14 days we can move you to another course.

If your cancellation is linked to covid -19 reasons below then we can move you to another booking or refund you:
You or anyone you have been in contact with in the last 14 days has tested positive for covid – 19
You are displaying symptoms of covid-19
Have been asked to isolate due to covid-19

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