Dyeing Workshop with Christine Chester

Dyeing Workshop with Christine Chester

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

12 members attended a dyeing workshop at Christine Chester’s studio in Eastbourne. We tried several dyeing techniques – full immersion with one colour and low immersion in trays with 3 or 4 colours.  We tried tie-dyeing, pleating round a bottle, rolling sticks in a piece of fabric and just scrunching fabric. We left the workshop […]

Hand Sewing Workshop with Sue Rhodes

Hand Sewing Workshop with Sue Rhodes

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

We were lucky to receive two reports for this workshop: I have been wanting to have a go at Kantha stitching for a number of years and couldn’t wait to do the workshop with Sue Rhodes so that I could have a go.  Our morning started with Sue having a chat with us about the […]

“Flower Garden” Workshop with Anne Weald

“Flower Garden” Workshop with Anne Weald

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

Anne’s in-house “Flower Garden” workshop was brilliant and opened up a new path for me.  It was lovely to see my picture gradually coming together and with Anne’s patient tuition the day was so enjoyable.   It’s always good to do something new.  Maggie Gill

Lynne Edwards’ Workshop

Lynne Edwards’ Workshop

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

When I got up on the morning of the workshop, I felt like I had as a child on Christmas day. Very pleased that the day had arrived at last. It was well worth it. We all had a great day. Lynne was a very good tutor and we had a day that was full […]

In House Kaleidoscope Quilt Workshop

In House Kaleidoscope Quilt Workshop

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

Thursday 9th February, 2017 – In House Kaleidoscope Workshop with Meg Timms and Heather Cook We soon forgot the cold, miserable grey day outside as we got on with sorting, measuring, and pinning pattern repeats in our fabric. Soon we were layering and cutting into strips with six pattern repeats exactly on top of each […]

Workshop with Amanda Hall

Workshop with Amanda Hall

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

On Thursday November 24th we welcomed Amanda Hall, the designer and owner of Monkey Buttons.  Amanda gave us a talk two days prior to the workshop, exciting us with many of her patterns and lots of “yummy” fabrics. For the workshop she gave us a choice of two patterns.  A flower garden wall hanging or […]

Christine Porter Workshop July 2016

Christine Porter Workshop July 2016

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

On Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July we welcomed Christine Porter for another superb workshop. We had a talk on the Tuesday evening entitled “Tiles beneath your feet” In the workshop we started to make the Wall Hanging “ Scottish Fantasia”   Chris suggested we made one block each of the 5 designs to show us […]

Gail Lawther Workshop May 2016

Gail Lawther Workshop May 2016

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

Following Gail Lawther’s presentation last year I signed up for her workshop in May. There was the opportunity to make one of three designs from her book, Glimpses of New Zealand, which I had purchased. The majority of the group chose to do Seascape which involves making a stitch and flip background embellished with wild […]

Jan Hassard’s “Spirals” Colourwave Quilt

Jan Hassard’s “Spirals” Colourwave Quilt

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

It’s not often we can boast such a prestigious visitor to one of our workshops.   Okay, it was only a cardboard cut-out but that didn’t stop us raising a glass of bubbly and wishing Her Majesty a very Happy Birthday. We were, of course, all taking part in another of Jan Hassard’s marvellous workshops […]

Anja Townrow – Tulip Flowers in the Round

Anja Townrow – Tulip Flowers in the Round

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Latest News, Workshop Reviews | No Comments

10th March 2016 Our March workshop day dawned cold and grey, but soon Berwick hall came alive with members unpacking a profusion of wonderful bright fabrics, ready for the Anja Townrow treatment. Anja demonstrated her freezer paper foundation piecing method, and sharp points were guaranteed, providing we followed the method! We returned to our tables, […]