patchwork and quilting classes, Manchester, North England, Cheshire, Yorkshire


━ 2020 ━


Join me for a live Online Interactive Workshop! CraftyMonkies have created a wonderful, engaging platform for the crafting community. Using the Zoom website interface, you can craft along and learn where ever you are in the world!

​Having joined a class myself I can tell you that it is really well produced and so accessible - you can ask questions, interact and learn from the comfort of your own home! 


A Piece of EPP Pouch

Friday 18 September 2020 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Create an English Paper Pieced embellished pouch using Lucy’s ‘A Piece of Me Pouch’ pattern, with the easiest way to sew a zip and neatly finished binding. Lucy will show all the steps to make a beautiful EPP appliqué motive and geometric panel, followed by a demonstration full of tips to make it into a super cute quilted pouch.

This pouch pattern was born from a classic ‘measure twice and cut once’ mistake whilst making a bag. Not wanting the gorgeous fabric and her quilting to go to waste, Lucy decided to use as much of the panel as she could and ended up discovering a simple way to sew a zip, making two zipper pouches from her ‘mistake’ and creating a pattern!
The ‘A Piece of Me’ pouch name came to be after finding it makes such a difference to use prints, things that bring a smile and mean something in her work. Lucy made another version of the pouch by embroidering lyrics onto it, in remembrance of a friend. When she sees the words it brings back great memories. We encourage you to do the same, whether it be for yourself or for a gift; make the pouch personal by using fabric you especially like and shapes or flowers that have a special meaning for you.

Suitable for everyone - from beginners, those with a fear of sewing zips, and anyone that loves quick fun makes. The pattern is adaptable, you can create different sized versions easily using the same steps, just start with smaller or larger panels.  Perfect as a make-up bag, stationery case or handbag catch all. Lucy will cover everything you need to get perfect points and neat curves! If you are new to EPP don’t worry, all the basics will be covered and the class is packed full of tips so you will be confidently stitching shapes and making your own zip pouch.

▚ I [took] your brilliant class for this pouch Lucy and the resulting pouch I was so happy with and still use and love - Happy Days! Highly recommended! ~ Gill 




Pretty Seasonal Embroidery Hoop

Tuesday 29 September 2020: 6.00pm - 9.00pm

During this class you can create hoops for all seasons, perfect for a sweet decorative touch to your home or to give as a gift! You will be provided with two original designs; Seasonal Leaves and Happy. Lucy will show you how to prepare the design, demonstrate different embroidery stitches and teach you tips for perfectly neat embroidered lettering. She will also teach various ways to finish off the hoop so it is ready for displaying.

Suitable for all levels, relax with some hand stitching time and create a pretty, modern decorative hoop. You will also learn how to further embellish and personalise the designs to make them completely unique! 


Tickets are limited so click to book your place now: https://www.craftymonkies.com/online-workshops-sewing-quilting





All about foundation paper piecing 
Saturday 18th January 
Lucy will demystify foundation paper piecing! Exploring different methods we will address how to prepare the fabric and blocks, with tricks to simplify piecing. Simple patterns will be provided but you may also bring patterns you would like to sew with you. Suitable for all levels. 

Sewing Curves 
Saturday 25th January
In this workshop we will explore both traditional and modern curved piecing. Learn the secret to sewing perfect curves on your machine as we make Drunkard's Path blocks and then get creative with improvised curves. Lucy has lots of tips for making curves easy! Machine sewn. Suitable for all levels.

Machine Quilting Part 1 with Alison Forbes & Lucy Brennan
Saturday 1st February
This is the first of two days of machine quilting; we would recommend you come to both days however you can choose to do either of the classes. In this course we will cover a lot of the basics of machine quilting, looking at threads, tension, waddings, needles and we will practise machine quilting with a walking foot. Suitable for All levels. 

Machine Quilting Part 2 with Lucy Brennan and Alison Forbes
Saturday 8th February
Plan your quilting and put it into practice. In this second class we will expand on basic quilting patterns and will cover the use of stencils, marking, joining “quilt as you go” and practise free motion quilting. You can bring a quilt top to the class (optional) and leave feeling confident about the quilting. The two day course will give you confidence in your quilting.

Beginners’ Welcome! 
Saturday 29th February
This class is for newbies who want to sew and learn about patchwork and quilting. Lucy will start at the beginning with the basics of using a sewing machine; the steps of making a quilt; demystify some common quilting terms; provide useful quilt maths and give you great advice to get you started sewing! The class is a perfect starting point for beginners.

Blocks, Blocks, Blocks 
Saturday 28th March
In this workshop, Lucy will be focusing on techniques to improve accuracy as you practise piecing a variety of blocks. You will discover the all important difference between a full and scant 1/4" seam, as well as tips for cutting, pressing and sewing to make perfect patchwork blocks!


These classes are taught at Patchfinders quilt shop, click to visit the website and see the full class list.


Patchfinders
159 London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1LQ
Tel: 01625 262518
If you'd like to attend please call the shop, even if classes are full you can be put on a waiting list and possibly that class will run again in the future.