You can find details of all our classes and can now book and pay for them in our online shop:
CLASS LIST FOR 2014/2015
SLASHED NINE PATCH SUNDAY 5th and 12th OCTOBER
This is a technique class, at the end of the two days you will have a pile of blocks to make something fabulous with! You will need your own machine and to know how to use it, sewing supplies, rotary cutter, mat and ruler and your lunch. All fabric is included in the cost of the class.
PETALS CLASS SUNDAY 2nd NOVEMBER
This is a class that teaches many techniques so is very useful for future projects as well as making something great on the day. Half square triangles, raw edge appliqué, using fusible bonding and quilting. Please see the quilt in the shop for details. You will have an 18 inch piece of work at the end of the day, perfect for a really special cushion front.
You will need your own machine, sewing supplies, free motion quilting foot, rotary cutter, mat and ruler. And your lunch. Cost of class includes all fabrics and wadding.
FREE MOTION QUILTING SUNDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
This one day class teaches the techniques involved in free motion quilting. Don't be scared now! You will need your own machine and you MUST have a free motion quilting foot. Please check it fits and works before you come to class. You will also need sewing supplies and your lunch. All fabrics included in the cost.
WONKY STAR CHRISTMAS PROJECT SUNDAY 30th NOVEMBER
This class teaches the wonky star technique which is fast and fun. There will be a number of items you can make from your finished blocks. There will be a choice of kit on the day from the Christmas ranges we have in the shop. You will need your own machine, mat, cutter and ruler if you have them, basic sewing supplies and your lunch.
QUILTING CLASSES 2015
This is a preliminary list for patchwork classes for 2015.
We reserve the right to make changes as necessary, there is space for more classes which we will add and post details of when we have more info.
18th - Beginners single Irish chain - day 1
1st - Beginners single Irish chain - day 2
15th - Dresden plate technique class
1st - English paper piecing
29th - paper foundation piecing
12th - wonky log cabin
17th - pinwheel class
7th - Beginners Fit for a princess - day 1
21st - Beginners Fit for a princess - day 2
July - TBC
12th - Free motion quilting
20th - English paper piecing
11th - drunkards path
25th - strip piecing TBC
8th - beginners plus quilt - day 1
22nd- beginners plus quilt - day 2
6th - Tree skirt
Quilting classes run from 9.30 to 4 pm here in the shop. Please look on the website www.theskepknittingandquiltingshop.co.uk for full details and pictures of what we are making in class.
Our teacher is Brioni Greenberg. One of the founder members of Fat Quarterly online magazine for modern sewists, a published author and inspirational teacher. Google her to see her beautiful work. Her books are available to buy in all the usual places and many of her quilts are on display here in the shop at the moment.
BEGINNERS CROCHET CLASS with MAUREEN MCILWRAITH
Thursday 11th September FULL, NEXT BEGINNERS DATE TBC
The class runs for 5 weeks, 6.30 to 7.30pm in the shop. You will learn all the basic stitches, increase and decrease, granny squares, japanese crochet, flowers and much more. Tea, coffee and cake provided, handouts given every week.
Cost: £35 includes free ball of yarn and hook to get you started. All you need to bring is yourself!
INTERMEDIATE CROCHET with MAUREEN MCILWRAITH
Wednesday 8th October
Class runs for 5 weeks, 6.30 to 7.30 in the shop. You will learn more advanced stitches, chevrons, waves, popcorns and bobbles. This is a great follow on from beginners or a stand alone class for those who know the basics already.
Cost: £35 includes free ball of yarn.
ADVANCED CROCHET with MAUREEN MCILWRAITH
Wednesday 12th November
Class runs for 5 weeks. Each week you will be given a pattern. Maureen will start you off and run through any difficult or new techniques and you will be able to finish off at home. Examples of things done in the past are mittens, socks, hats, scarf and many more. Please note, you may need to purchase extra yarn for these classes. The timing of this class is deliberate as it can lead to multiple Christmas presents being made!
As with all our classes your place is booked by payment in full in advance please. Some classes fill quickly so do book early to avoid disappointment.
To book a place call in to the shop or call us on 0113 2362570. You can also book online on our website. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter to keep up with all the latest news.
Ps: we have started KNIT AND NATTER, SIT AND SEW, HOOK AND HECKLE days. These are informal days where you just come along and work on whatever you like. Cost is £5 for the day, tea and coffee provided. From 10am to 4pm here in the shop. Dates to be confirmed in the new year.www.theskepknittingandquiltingshop.co.uk
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