Online Interactive Workshops

To improve the way you can access information on any particular workshop or class, we've refined the website and given every class/workshop it's own dedicated page - no more scrolling up & down throughout the entire SEWING & QUILTING section!


Beneath each class entry (see below), you'll find a slideshow of all the classes that are coming up in the remainder of 2021 and another, below that first carousel of images, which will lead you to individual pages of workshops we've already got booked in for the first few months of 2022!


We hope you like these updates and find the interactive experience a tad more easier on the eye than simply having EVERY class located on one single (and very long!) page!....


10.00-13.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop



Sewing & Quilting:

Scrappy Dresden Block!

Learn to make this classic Dresden Pattern with top tutor Sarah Payne!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Scrappy Dresden Block

Sarah Payne

Saturday 23 October 2021

10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Scrappy Dresden Block!

The wonderful Sarah Payne joins us once again this Autumn with a class which we're sure you're all going to love! Join Sarah as she teaches her Scrappy Dresden Block workshop - work through that scrap-bin and make use of those leftovers to create a stunning design!...


Introduction by Sarah:-

Dresden Plate is a traditional pattern that is loved by many. This class will show you how you can take this traditional block and give it a modern twist. Using those scraps that we all accumulate in our sewing stash, we take this old-school design and have fun with it. This 24 inch block could be the basis for a large floor cushion, the centre piece of a quilt, or just one of many blocks in a much larger project.


What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Working with scraps; choosing your fabric pieces and using them in a cohesive design.

  • Adding variety to your blocks.

  • Creating the Dresden plate design with scraps

  • Basic applique.

  • Cutting, pressing and finishing a block.

  • Further adventures for the Dresden Plate. What will you do with your block?


Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is perfect for beginners and assumes no previous knowledge at all.


Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Dresden plate ruler - this is not mandatory as a template can also be supplied.


Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A selection of scraps. If you like, you can pre-cut a few strips of 1 and 2 inch wide strips.

  • ½ m of background fabric (pre-cut four 10 ½ inch squares for the background)


Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-


Cutting Mat, Rotary Cutter and Long Ruler (plus the Dresden Plate ruler if you have one).

Iron and Ironing Board


Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will be supplied a template for the Dresden Plate if you need one - just print it out before the class!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! Any free pattern and other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date.

The ticket price of £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies online interactive workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.


Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone?

Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop?

Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


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