Thursday, 20 February 2014

NEW BEGINNERS AND CROCHET CLASSES

We have a beginners crochet class starting on Wednesday 12th march. Cost £35 for 5 weeks, 6.30 to 7.30pm here in the shop. You will learn all the basic stitches, flowers, granny squares, japanese crochet, charts and much more.  Tea, coffee and cake are provided as well as weekly handouts.
Your teacher is Maureen Mcilwraith, experienced, inspirational and just all round great teacher.

Intermediate crochet starts Thursday 13th march. Cost £35 for 5 weeks, 6.30 to 7.30 in the shop. This is a great follow on class from beginners or a stand alone course for those with some experience already. You will learn more advanced techniques, chevrons, waves, popcorns and much more.  Weekly handouts, free ball of yarn and refreshments provided.

As with all our classes your place is booked by payment in full in advance please, give us a call on 0113 2362570 to book your place, hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

CLASSES FOR 2014


Our next class with available spaces is CATHEDRAL WINDOW.
It is on Sunday 16th march from 9.30 to 4pm.  The cost is £30 which includes all fabrics. You will need to bring a hand sewing kit and a packed lunch.

BEGINNERS PATCHWORK CLASS
This is on Sunday 13th April AND Sunday 27th April, 9.30 to 4pm.
The quilt you will be making will be similar to this one:
This is a great class which teaches all the basic techniques to make a quilt from start to finish so you then have enough knowledge to go off and do something else on your own.  The cost is £100 for the two days INCLUDING the kit to make the whole quilt with 100 per cent cotton wadding.  If you have done a beginners quilt class with us before please feel free to do this one too if you wish, it is a different pattern to any we've done before therefore different techniques involved, plus you get to take advantage of the kit worth £65 plus!
You will need your own machine and to know how to use it, you'll also need a walking foot for day 2 of the class, basic sewing supplies and a a packed lunch.  If you have a rotary cutter, mat and ruler then do please bring your own, we will have a limited number of these available to borrow on the day, they are also available for purchase in the shop if you want your own.


Classes later on in the year include:
JAPANESE FOLDED PATCHWORK SUNDAY MAY 18th

SPIDERWEB QUILT - photo to follow
SUNDAY JUNE 8th AND SUNDAY JUNE 22ND

ENGLISH PAPER PIECING, SUNDAY JULY 6TH
this is a hand sewing technique

SEPTEMBER 28th AND OCTOBER 12th
SLASHED NINE PATCH - photo to follow 

NOVEMBER 2nd
PETALS

NOVEMBER 23rd FREE MOTION QUILTING

Further details of all classes to follow. As we have made the list available for the whole year which is different for us, we're trying something new, you can register your interest and we will put your name and details on a list.  Closer to the time of the class we will post a reminder on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the blog that it is time to secure your place by paying in full in advance.
This is done on a first come first served basis, you can of course pay for your class as far in advance as you like to be sure of a place, some customers have done this already.  Not to be pushy but the string pieced star class was full before I had even advertised it and we could have filled it twice over so if you want to be sure, book in advance!

BRIONI GREENBERG
Is your teacher for all our patchwork classes.  She is local and a published author, also one of the co-founders of FAT QUARTERLY online ezine.
She can be found blogging at flossyblossy.blogspot.co.uk and her latest book (see picture below) is available from all good bookshops, bricks and mortar and online.


Email us at theskep@btinternet.com for any further information, to be added to our mailing list or to be added to a class list.  Or phone us in the shop on 0113 2362570
Further details will be posted as I have pictures of the samples.
Hope to see you in class!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

BEGINNERS CROCHET CLASS




We have decided to fit one more beginners crochet class in before Christmas. This will be on a Thursday evening starting 14th November.
Cost is £35 for 5 weeks, the class is from 6.30 to 7.30 in the shop. There will be tea, coffee and cake, a free ball of yarn and hook to get you started.  You will learn all the basic stitches, granny squares, flowers and much more. 
Places are limited to ensure a good experience for all, your place is booked by payment in full in advance please which can be done in person in the shop or you can give us a call on 01132 362570 with your card details to hand.

Monday, 14 October 2013

CLASSES

A great day yesterday, we had free motion quilting class with Brioni Greenberg and much discussion about new classes.  We have lots planned for the new year so keep an eye out in January for the news about that but this is how the rest of the year looks:

Sunday 10th November & Sunday 24th November 9.30 to 4pm
Beginners patchwork class with Brioni Greenberg
We will be making the quilt below:


This is a two day class, you will need your own machine and to know how to use it, sewing kit, walking foot for your machine for day two of the class.  Rotary cutter, mat and ruler if you have them please bring your own, we will have a limited number to borrow on the day, and a packed lunch.

The cost for the class is £100. This includes two days tuition and the kit to make the whole quilt including wadding and backing worth over £65
You will learn cutting, piecing, basting, quilting and binding, everything you need to go on and do other quilts on your own from start to finish.

If you have done a beginners class with us before which was not this pattern don't think you cant do this one too, it's a great opportunity to learn a different piecing method and take advantage of the special offer of the kit.
There will be a good choice of kit on the day.
Places are limited so don't miss out and let us know if you would like a place!


Sunday 8th December 
Petals Class


This will be a great class using this pattern from Brioni Greenberg as featured in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.  Techniques learned will be half square triangles, piecing, using fusible web, raw edge appliqué and quilting.  
You will need your own machine and to know how to use it, sewing kit, free motion quilting foot/walking foot for your machine.  Brioni will give you lots of ideas of what to do with your finished piece, the emphasis will be on learning the techniques, you can then leave this as a single piece or expand it into something bigger.
There will be a choice of kit on the day included in the price of the class, the kits will be made from fabrics that I have a good amount of in case you wish to make a bigger item after the class.
Cost for the class and all materials £40
Again places are limited to ensure a good experience for all so do book early to avoid disappointment.

*please note I do not include thread for these classes as until you choose your kit I don't what colours you will need.  You are very welcome to bring your own or purchase from us on the day. Good quality cotton is best please to avoid snapping and frustration.*

Wednesday 13th November
Intermediate crochet class
This is a 5 week course, 6.30 to 7.30, a great follow on from beginners or for if you have some knowledge already.
You will learn pop corns and bobbles, waves and chevrons and much more.
Cost: £35 for the 5 weeks includes tea, coffee and cake and a ball of yarn.
There are only 5 places left on this course as much interest has been shown already, let us know if you want a place, it is unlikely that we will be able to fit another intermediate in before Christmas.

We are booking from tomorrow Tuesday 15th, Pam will be in the shop to take your details from 10am and card payment can be done either over the phone or in person in the shop.  Your place is booked by payment in full in advance please.

Coming in the new year:


Cathedral window class, beginners crochet, intermediate crochet, advanced crochet.  More beginners patchwork, possibly this


And tons more.  If there is anything you would like us to do and we haven't yet do please let us know.
Hope to see you in class soon!

The Skep Knitting & Quilting Shop, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5LY







Tuesday, 27 August 2013

NEW CLASSES - crochet, English Paper Piecing and Free Motion Quilting

We have news on some classes for the autumn.

Beginners Crochet
There are still some places left.
This starts on Wednesday 4th September, 6.30 to 7.30pm and is held in the shop.
The class runs for five weeks during which time you will learn all the basic stitches, granny squares, flowers and much more.
Handouts are given every week, tea, coffee and cake are included and you get a free hook and ball of yarn to get you started.
Cost is £35 for the 5 weeks.

Intermediate Crochet
If youre further on than a beginner then we have intermediate class which starts on Thursday 5th September, same price and time as beginners, a free ball of yarn included.  You will learn more advanced stitches, popcorns and bobbles and much more.

English Paper Piecing
This ia a one day course held on Sunday 22nd September from 9.30 to 4pm to be taught by Brioni Greenberg.
A hand sewing class you will just need a basic sewing kit and your lunch.
The cost is £25 for the day which includes all fabrics and materials.
EPP is a lovely technique to learn and its not all hexagons!  Portable and satisfying great for long journeys.
There will be a choice of fabrics and designs on the day.

Free Motion Quilting
Sunday 13th October, 9.30 to 4pm.
Learn to drop your dogs and draw with your machine.  if you dont know what im talking about this is for you.  Brioni Greenberg teaches you how to free motion quilt on your projects.  You will practice the technique in the morning then down to business with a simple pieced square in the afternoon on which you can quilt with your new learned talent!
You will need your own machine and you MUST have a FREE MOTION QUILTING FOOT, it is essential for this class. You will also need a packed lunch.
Cost for the day is £40 and includes all fabrics and materials.

Your place on any of the classes is booked by payment in full in advance please which you can do either in the shop or by phone with your card details on 0113 2362570

Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

BEGINNERS QUILT CLASS AUGUST 2013

We just had another great beginners quilt class taught by Brioni Greenberg making a quilt from her book due out very soon.
These are some of the results:





Lovely quilts and we had a lovely couple of days.  There will hopefully be another beginners quilt class later in the year.

For now we have news of a new class!

ENGLISH PAPER PIECING

This will be on Sunday 22nd September from 9.30 to 4pm.
you will be taught the basic techniques and that it doesnt have to be just hexagons!  This is a hand sewing class so all you'll need to bring is a basic sewing kit and your lunch.

The cost is £25 for the day and includes all your fabrics and materials.

Your place is booked by payment in full in advance please either in person in the shop;
The Skep Knitting & Quilting Shop, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5LY
Or you can phone us with your card details on :  0113 2362570

This is a lovely technique to learn, very portable, great on long plane journeys and such like.
Brioni Greenberg is the teacher.


Thursday, 11 July 2013

BEGINNERS QUILT CLASS

I know I told you about this already but I've got over the fact that I was too scared to iron the quilt (because it isnt mine and because if I wrecked it I would cry and I dont do crying)
It has been ironed (carefully) and photographed again, this does it a little more justice but do come and see it in the flesh - its hung in the entrance to the shop.



There are still some places left on the course - dont forget if you did a beginners class already you can still come to this one, it's very different to what we have done before and you also get to take advantage of the included kit (worth approx £50).  There will be a choice of kit available on the first day.  Let us know if you want a place 0113 2362570.  Our teacher is Brioni Greenberg.