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SEWING & QUILTING

Welcome to our SEWING & QUILTING Online Interactive Workshops section. We always intended to create an online offer so that every member of the crafting community can be involved! Now, from the comfort of your own home and by utilising the amazing Zoom website interface, you can craft along with our expert tutors via a series of online courses/tutorials!

Ticket prices for our Online Interactive Workshops are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

Below you will find details for some of our upcoming offer in February and March 2021  - please note that we'll be uploading LOTS MORE SUPERB CONTENT in the coming days/weeks, relevant to upcoming courses in March and April 2021. Please click on the Graphic Info-Flash Boxes, below, to read more about that and all other classes! 

 

All this means that we've got the very best top-notch crafters & designers signed up to deliver the most wonderful home-based crafting experiences just for YOU!:-

Click on each Info-Graphic below for more details about confirmed 

Online Interactive Workshops to date in

March 2021

PS: We'll be adding LOTS more dates for March and April 2021 just as soon as we have all class content & tutor availability confirmed!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of current situation regarding nationwide temporary lockdowns across the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

IMPORTANT!

All CraftyMonkies online interactive workshops are 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!

CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom French Beaded Daffodils
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Log Cabin Improv Blocks
CraftyMonkies Lucy Brennan Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Stitches & Thread
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Cathedral Windows
CraftyMonkies Janet Clare Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom FPP Bullfinch Appliqué
CraftyMonkies Judith Hollies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Curved Piecing
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Log Cabin Improv Blocks
CraftyMonkies Lucy Engels Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Modrn Appliqué Techniques
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With all our Online Interactive Workshops, a portion of the fee charged will go directly to a chosen charity. 

IMPORTANT: Due to the low price point, Discount Coupons cannot be redeemed against any CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops; Discount Coupons are strictly for 'live' courses/workshops and weekend retreats. Gift Vouchers are redeemable against all our Online Interactive Workshops.

Ticket prices for our  Online Interactive Workshops  are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

If, due to living in a different time-zone or because you’re otherwise engaged,

you are unable to attend any of our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops,

EXCITING NEWS!!!

For all who are unable to attend our live classes, we recently launched our CraftyMonkies YouTube Channel which, as well as containing a host of 60-second Trailers of upcoming workshops & classes, is also where you will be able to view edited highlights of past Online Interactive Workshops via a dedicated private-access link!

From 1st February 2021 (approx 5 working days after each class has been broadcast via Zoom), we will be offering an edited version of the three/four-hour class for sale via our Online Shop. This edited version of the class is FREE of charge for all who have previously paid to join the ‘live' Online Interactive Workshop/Class and is charged at £25.00 to all who are unable to attend the live class. Each video uploaded between 01-28 February 2021 will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 90 days; each video uploaded after 01 March 2021 will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 30 days.

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Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to licensing restrictions with some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!

06.03.21

10.00-13.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

PAYNE

Sewing:
French Beaded Daffodils

Learn to mak these beautiful French-beaded & wired daffodils with top tutor Sarah Payne!
 
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom French Beaded Daffodils

Sarah Payne - Saturday 06 March 2021 - 10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: French Beaded Daffodils

 

Another well-established and popular CraftyMonkies tutor, Sarah Payne joins us once again to get your creative juices flowing with this fabulous French Beading class, where you get to make wired & beaded daffodils!

Introduction by Sarah:-

This is the perfect project if you fancy having a go at French Beading or beading flowers with wire. These daffodils are guaranteed to make you feel the warmth of Spring and will last you forever. They can be made as free-standing flowers to display in a vase or kept as flower-heads and made into brooches or necklaces. The choice is yours – the perfect Mother’s Day or Easter gift, or just for you to enjoy at home!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

If you're wanting to learn French Beading, you've come to the right place! French Beading is a traditional beading technique using wire and it is very effective. You will be threading seed beads onto wire, then shaping them to create petals, leaves and flowers. For this project we will be creating a beautiful daffodil!

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Beginners

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Supplies per daffodil:-

  • 10g of size 11 seed beads – yellow

  • For the leaves - 5g of size 11 seed beads – Green

  • Wire – 0.3mm or 0.4mm in Silver or Gold – you will need about 2m per flower.

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Wire-snippers or sturdy Scissors for cutting the wire.

NOTE: Beads may be sold in 100g bags and the wire in 20m which will make 10 flowers for about £5 – so great value too!

If you want them to stand upright you will need some florist wire and florist stem tape.

You can get supplies from a number of different outlets including Amazon and Totally Beads

 

Preparation for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You can prepare before the class by threading beads onto approx. 50cm of piece of the beading wire. Do not cut the end of the wire, leave it attached to the spool so you can just feed it off as you need it.

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any 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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06.03.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Lucy

BRENNAN

Sewing & Quilting:
Stitches & Thread

Explore sewing machine stitches and expand your options using thread!
 
CraftyMonkies Lucy Brennan Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Stitches & Thread

Lucy Brennan - Saturday 06 March 2021 - 4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Stitches & Thread

 

We're really excited to be hosting this Stitches & Thread workshop with the wonderful & hugely talented Lucy Brennan! This afternoon class will see participants explore sewing-machine stitches and expand their horizons using thread!

Introduction by Lucy:-

Explore sewing machine stitches and expand your options using thread! I will demonstrate how to achieve beautiful stitches with a variety of applications to use in your projects. I will show how to best set up your sewing machine for using different stitches, as well as types of thread and tips for preparing your fabric. Learn all about selecting needles, weights and varieties of thread for different uses. Make the most of your sewing machine by achieving an array of looks with thread and stitches on your sewing projects. Whether purely to decorate small makes or items of clothing or for applique stitching or quilting, this class will inspire you to use and enjoy your machine to the max!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • How to select the right needle for your project

  • Using different types of threads in your machine

  • Creating neat stitches using thicker threads

  • Which decorative stitches work best and how to get neat stitches

  • Clever tricks using decorative stitches

  • How to use all those stitches you may have never tried!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Suitable for all levels!

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Variety of sewing machine threads

  • Fine bobbin thread, such as 50 weight or 60 weight thread in a neutral dark or light colour.

  • Sewing machine needles in different sizes.

 

Please do not feel you have to buy anything new before the class, you can probably use what you already have and will get suggestions and recommendations during the class. Of course if there was a thread you wanted to try please do buy it beforehand. 28wt or 12wt thread will require a size 14 or 16 jeans or topstitch needle and metallic thread would require a size 12 metallic needle. Please ensure you purchase sewing machine thread on a plastic spool. Feel free to contact Lucy with any questions prior to class.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Pieces of fabric for testing stitches

Optional: Fusible interfacing - a medium weight interfacing (H250 or similar) and a woven interfacing (such as SF101)

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Sewing machine and general sewing supplies

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any 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 most 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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13.03.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Janet

CLARE

Sewing & Quilting:
Bullfinch Block

Learn how to make this wonderful Bullfinch Quilt Block with top tutor Janet Clare!
 
CraftyMonkies Janet Clare Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Bullfinch Appliqué

Janet Clare - Saturday 11 March 2021 - 4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Bullfinch Block

 

We're delighted to welcome the hugely talented & engaging Janet Clare once again into the wonderful world of online crafting we call 'Monkiesville'! In this class you will use Appliqué to make a block taken from Janet's 'Small Brown British Birds' quilt, namely her Bullfinch Block!

 

Introduction by Janet:-

Pyrrhula - Bullfinches to you and I! - are beautifully coloured plump birds who are most easily seen on the edges of woodland. They are quiet, shy and secretive so seeing them is a treat. If you go to the RSPB website you can hear their slightly melancholy song. And happily for us they make ideal subjects for appliqué pictures!

 

Our Bullfinch is from a much larger quilt of mine called ‘Small Brown British Birds’, available on our Etsy shop.

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Free motion drawing

  • Fusible appliqué

  • Embroidering text

  • What Henry VIII thought about Bullfinches!

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Confident beginners and above - you need to be comfortable with your sewing-machine and hand-sewing!

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Scrap fabric and wadding (A4 approx) to practice free motion drawing

  • Embroidery floss

  • Stitch ‘n’ tear available via Amazon.

  • 9 ½ inch square of pale background fabric

  • Fabric Scraps in Bullfinch colours- a selection of black, grey, browns and a dull pink – don’t worry too much about the exact shades and look at the reverse of your fabrics too as they will be more muted and subtle in colour and maybe better suited to becoming a Bullfinch

  • Bondaweb or similar double sided Fusible web available via Etsy.

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing machine set up for free motion quilting- a darning foot, feed dogs down

  • Usual sewing kit and supplies for hand sewing

  • Dark grey or black polyester sewing thread

  • Pencil, paper

  • Iron and ironing board

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Bullfinch and wording template included; to be printed by participants at home.

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

IMPORTANT!

This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY!

We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event.

The only way to enjoy this class is to book a ticket for this Zoom Workshop!

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19.03.21

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:
Log Cabin Blocks

Extra Date!

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CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Log Cabin Blocks

Nicholas Ball - Friday 19 March 2021 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Log Cabin Block

Due to popular demand, we're delighted to announce that Nicholas has agreed to repeat his Log Cabin Block class, the original date (21/2/21) having sold out within hours!

To avoid disappointment, please ensure you... BOOK EARLY!!!

 

Well established as a firm 'fan-fave' amongst the CraftyMonkies faithful, leading light of the 'Improv-Quilting' world Nicholas Ball, joins us once again in March to deliver a repeat (or close facsimile of, as no two Nicholas classes are alike!) of his Log Cabin Blocks workshop (first run on 12 September 2020) - in an 'improv-styley' of course!

Introduction by Nicholas:-

The Log Cabin is instantly recognisable as one of the most classic and ubiquitous patchwork blocks. When I stared quilting way back when, I always liked the idea of making a traditional version, yet all the cutting and precision put me off!

If you feel the same and want to try a quick and fun approach to this most beloved of blocks, then this version is perfect. Join me in my liberated log cabin workshop where we’ll use organic piecing to put an improv spin on this versatile block. We’ll look at how to use chain piecing to sped up the process, how to add interest with angular cuts, half square triangle starters and blind bag pulling, as well as a stacked version that’ll give you more blocks in less time, perfect for when you need a quick finish!

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst difficult to give exact fabric amounts and measurements when sewing in an improvised way, please use the following as a rough guide.

For the basic Log Cabin units, a large variety of strips in solid and print fabric, plus an assortment of smaller scraps to add interest. Feel free to cut your pieces from yardage or use jelly roll pre-cuts. If cutting from yardage, use an assortment of widths, from 1” to 3”.

For the half square triangle starters, rough squares approximately 3-4” in a variety of fabrics.

For the stacked log cabin starters, approximately 10-12” squares of 6-8 different print or solid fabrics.

Please don’t stress about these requirements!!! They are simply a guide and I’ve yet to teach a class where something couldn’t be made because of the wrong fabric pieces. If in doubt, gather up a selection of prints and colours you like and you can cut during the workshop. Accuracy at the cutting stage is not so important using my techniques, so it won’t take long at all if you want to cut your pieces along with me. They also needn’t be perfectly square or straight, so feel free to use scissors!

This is a technique-based workshop. We will be exploring Log Cabin Blocks and won’t have a finished project in mind. Feel free to make as many or as few of the units as you like. You can combine them into a sampler or continue to work on the project after the workshop by adding more units to it. Don’t feel any pressure to cut up all your precious fabric!

 

Equipment needed for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A sewing machine

  • Good quality thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (I recommend Aurifil 50wt)

  • Rotary cutter with a new blade

  • Cutting mat

  • Patchwork ruler (we can make any size work, but a small 1” x 12” is very handy, as is a 12.5” square.

  • Fabric scissors

  • A bag or small box

  • A willingness to explore your own creativity!

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

IMPORTANT!

This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY!

We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event.

The only way to enjoy this class is to book a ticket for this Zoom Workshop!

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21.03.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:
Log Cabin Blocks

SOLD OUT!

Improv-style in confidence with leading improv-quilter, Nicholas Ball, & his Log Cabin Blocks class!
 
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Log Cabin Blocks

Nicholas Ball - Sunday 21 March 2021 - 4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Log Cabin Block

Regrettably, for those hoping to sign-up, tickets for this three-hour class have now SOLD OUT.

Below is the course info, video and photo reference for those who have secured tickets:-

 

Well established as a firm 'fan-fave' amongst the CraftyMonkies faithful, leading light of the 'Improv-Quilting' world Nicholas Ball, joins us once again in March to deliver a repeat (or close facsimile of, as no two Nicholas classes are alike!) of his Log Cabin Blocks workshop (first run on 12 September 2020) - in an 'improv-styley' of course!

Introduction by Nicholas:-

The Log Cabin is instantly recognisable as one of the most classic and ubiquitous patchwork blocks. When I stared quilting way back when, I always liked the idea of making a traditional version, yet all the cutting and precision put me off!

If you feel the same and want to try a quick and fun approach to this most beloved of blocks, then this version is perfect. Join me in my liberated log cabin workshop where we’ll use organic piecing to put an improv spin on this versatile block. We’ll look at how to use chain piecing to sped up the process, how to add interest with angular cuts, half square triangle starters and blind bag pulling, as well as a stacked version that’ll give you more blocks in less time, perfect for when you need a quick finish!

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst difficult to give exact fabric amounts and measurements when sewing in an improvised way, please use the following as a rough guide.

For the basic Log Cabin units, a large variety of strips in solid and print fabric, plus an assortment of smaller scraps to add interest. Feel free to cut your pieces from yardage or use jelly roll pre-cuts. If cutting from yardage, use an assortment of widths, from 1” to 3”.

For the half square triangle starters, rough squares approximately 3-4” in a variety of fabrics.

For the stacked log cabin starters, approximately 10-12” squares of 6-8 different print or solid fabrics.

Please don’t stress about these requirements!!! They are simply a guide and I’ve yet to teach a class where something couldn’t be made because of the wrong fabric pieces. If in doubt, gather up a selection of prints and colours you like and you can cut during the workshop. Accuracy at the cutting stage is not so important using my techniques, so it won’t take long at all if you want to cut your pieces along with me. They also needn’t be perfectly square or straight, so feel free to use scissors!

This is a technique-based workshop. We will be exploring Log Cabin Blocks and won’t have a finished project in mind. Feel free to make as many or as few of the units as you like. You can combine them into a sampler or continue to work on the project after the workshop by adding more units to it. Don’t feel any pressure to cut up all your precious fabric!

 

Equipment needed for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A sewing machine

  • Good quality thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (I recommend Aurifil 50wt)

  • Rotary cutter with a new blade

  • Cutting mat

  • Patchwork ruler (we can make any size work, but a small 1” x 12” is very handy, as is a 12.5” square.

  • Fabric scissors

  • A bag or small box

  • A willingness to explore your own creativity!

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.

IMPORTANT!

This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY!

We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event.

The only way to enjoy this class is to book a ticket for this Zoom Workshop!

26.03.21

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

PAYNE

Sewing & Quilting:
Cathedral Windows

CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Cathedral Windows Block
 
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Cathedral Windows Block

Sarah Payne - Friday 26 March 2021 - 6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Cathedral Windows Block

 

The vivacious & hugely talented/versatile Sarah Payne joins us once again, this time running a class which is a repeat of her Cathedral Windows Block workshop, first aired on 8th September 2020 - great for those who missed out first time around and a great opportunity for those who had a go last year to hone those quilt-block skills!... 

Introduction by Sarah:-

On this Online Interactive Workshop you will learn a quick and easy method for making this traditional design. The class requirements are for an 18 inch piece using 5 inch squares, however we like to give you options so you can decide what you want to create. How about using 6 inch squares and making a table runner, or 2 ½ inch jelly roll pieces cutting into squares and make a small pillow or hand bag? The choice is yours. Just learn the technique and take it whereever you wish...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will learn this iconic pattern and how to adapt It in size to make anything you want – quilt, cushion, bag, pillow – the choice is yours. You can choose the size you want the blocks to to be and work with any sized squares you like.

 

You will also receive a copy of the pattern after the class to refer to along with a guide to turn it into a cushion if that’s how you wish to display it.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is a perfect class for beginners as well as more experienced quilters who just love this iconic design.

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

FABRIC: for this to work well you need a contrast between the arches and the windows. Sarah would suggest the arches (the narrow curved sections) are done in a single plain colour and the rest (patterned) are a mix.

  • For the class we will be making a section 4 square x 4 squares.

  • You will need 16 squares from the patterned fabric and 20 squares from the plain. Which ever size you want to work in – all the squares will be the same size.

  • To give you a guide, you can get twelve 5 inch squares from a fat ¼.

 

IMPORTANT! Please ensure you pre-cut your fabrics before the class! 
 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Sewing machine and pins – lots of pins!

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any 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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27.03.21

10.00-13.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Judith

HOLLIES

Sewing & Quilting:
Baubles Table-Runner

CraftyMonkies Judith Hollies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Curved Piecing Table Runner
 
CraftyMonkies Judith Hollies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Baubles Table-Runner

Judith Hollies - Saturday 27 March 2021 - 10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Curved Piecing Baubles Table-Runner

 

From far-flung balmy climes (we can see Jude chuckling at this!), the lovely Judith Hollies teams up with the CraftyMonkies once again, this time to deliver a skills-based class where she teaches you how to perfect your Curved-Piecing skills via her Bauble Table-Runner workshop!

Introduction by Jude:-

I've been teaching patchwork & quilting for 13 years. Many of my patterns and designs have been featured in quilting publications and I am particularly passionate about re-purposing textiles, working with denim and using scraps in my designs. My latest CraftyMonkies project sees us get to grips with Drunkard's Path units (Curved Piecing) - once you get the hang of making these Drunkard’s Path units, a whole new world of curved pieced designs and patterns will open up to you: I very much hope you'll join me!...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Drunkard’s Path units (Curved Piecing) create these beautiful ‘bauble shapes’. Banish your fear of sewing curves with a quick ‘no pin’ technique. This is a great project for using up co-ordinated scraps (4”-5” square) - you can even plan way ahead by using festive fabrics to create a seasonal runner for Christmas 2021! The co-ordinated placemats complete the set. 

 

While we won’t get the full runner and mats completed in the workshop, you will learn how to make all the component parts. A FREE, comprehensive pattern covering how to assemble and finish the runner and mats will be provided at the end of the workshop.

 

During this Online Interactive Workshop you will learn:-

* The ‘no pin’ method of sewing Drunkard’s Path units

* How to create the ‘Baubles’ block variations (table runner & mats)

* How to assemble the table runner top and a mat

* How to make continuous bias binding

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Advanced Beginner/intermediate– has confident use of their sewing machine, how to accurately measure and cut fabric using a rotary cutter & ruler & how to achieve different seam allowances on your machine i.e scant ¼”, ¼” and 3/8”.

 

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

* Available to purchase at www.justjude-designs.com

 

TABLE-RUNNER (1):

 

Fabric 1 (Red):                               Scraps equivalent to 8 fat eighths

Fabric 2 (Orange) :                        Scraps equivalent to 8 fat eighths

Fabric 3 (Aqua):                             Scraps equivalent to 5 fat eighths

Fabric 4 (Background/Binding):   2 metres (I used Kona Bone)

Backing (no join):                           2 metres

Or Backing (with a join):                1 metre 

Wadding*:                                      ½ metre (at least 90” wide)

 

PLACEMATS (4):

 

Fabric 1 (Red):                               Scraps equivalent to 8 fat eighths

Fabric 2 (Orange):                         Scraps equivalent to 8 fat eighths

Fabric 4 (Background/Binding):   11/2 metres (I used Kona Bone)

Wadding* or Insulbrite*:               ½ metre at least 96” wide

Backing:                                         1 metre

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Rotary Cutter, ruler and mat

  • Iron & ironing board

  • Sewing machine

  • ¼” foot

  • Needles*: 80/12 Standard Needle & 90/14 Standard needle

  • 505 Basting Spray*

  • 6” or 6.5” square ruler

  • Non-permanent marking pen

  • Template plastic*

  • Bowl/round plate to draw around

  • Co-ordinating thread

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Printable List of Materials, Cutting Table & Templates are available via the following link:-

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yeogP5U2I3gl6eUE1d10QqEqmbzyOeDo/view?usp=sharing

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Print out templates actual size (do not select ‘fit to page’ printer settings)

  • Trace templates onto template plastic and cut out

  • Pre-cut pieces according to Cutting Table

  • Cut out an additional couple of Drunkard’s Path pieces (Fan and Quarter Circle) for practise at the workshop

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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any 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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28.03.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Lucy

ENGELS

Sewing & Quilting:
Modern Appliqué

Techniques

CraftyMonkies Lucy Engels Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Modern Appliqué Techniques
 
CraftyMonkies Lucy Engels Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Modern Appliqué Techniques

Lucy Engels - Sunday 28 March 2021 - 4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Modern Appliqué Techniques

 

Rejoining us after her inaugural Triple Inset Circles class in February, talented Scot Lucy Engels is another hugely welcome addition to the CraftyMonkies talent-stable! A veritable guru of modern quilting, in this workshop Lucy teaches you some invaluable Modern Appliqué Techniques to really help give your designs some 'zing'!

Introduction by Lucy:-

Over the past year I've been doing a lot of appliqué - by hand and machine - and found that firstly, many of you are a bit intimidated with the process and also that we all seem to approach it a bit differently. After testing out my preferred ways and learning many tips and tricks from others, I thought it would be useful to put together a class where you can test out different appliqué methods.  Demystifying the process and finding the appliqué method that works best for you so you can go on to tackle those appliqué projects you have always wanted to make but have not been confident enough to do!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • How to needle turn appliqué

  • How to use freezer paper / template methods for appliqué

  • Machine applique basics

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is a beginner/ introduction appliqué level class.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Appliqué needles or fine sharps

  • Thread - 80wt/ fine thread recommended

  • Small sharp fabric scissor

  • Paper scissors

  • Applique pins / Small pins

  • Small piece of tin foil

  • Thin Card - 1 sheet

 

The following are optional:-

  • Freezer Paper

  • Fabric Stabiliser - Heat n Bond/ light woven stabiliser

  • Fabric glue

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Fabric - Fat eight (approx) for backing

              Reasonable size assorted scraps for appliqué pieces

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Sewing machine - if you want to try the machine appliqué during the class

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Printable Paper templates will be emailed to all participants who sign up for this 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 £25.00 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 current uncertainties regarding potential lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any 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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If, due to living in a different time-zone or because you’re otherwise engaged,

you are unable to attend any of our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops...

EXCITING NEWS!!!

Watch Recordings of Previous CraftyMonkies Workshops via YouTube!

For all who are unable to attend our live classes, we recently launched our CraftyMonkies YouTube Channel which, as well as containing a host of 60-second Trailers of upcoming workshops & classes, is also where you will be able to view edited highlights of past Online Interactive Workshops via a dedicated private-access link!

 

From 1st February 2021, approximately 5 working days after each class has been broadcast via Zoom, we will be offering an edited version of the three/four-hour class for sale via our Online Shop. This edited version of the class is FREE of charge for all who have previously paid to join the ‘live' Online Interactive Workshop/Class and is charged at £25.00 to all who are unable to attend the live class. Each video uploaded between 1-28 February 2021 will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 90 days; each video uploaded after 1 March 2021 will be available to view as many times as you like for a period of 30 days.

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