Online Interactive Workshops

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 our upcoming offer in APRIL 2021  - please note that we'll be uploading LOTS MORE SUPERB CONTENT in the coming days/weeks, relevant to upcoming courses in MAY and JUNE 2021! Simply click on the Graphic Info-Flash Boxes, below, to read more about that and all other classes - on a desktop PC/Mac you can also 'jump' to classes by simply clicking on the small buttons on the right-hand side of your browser window! 

 

We've got the very best-in-class crafters, designers & tutors 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

APRIL 2021

PS: We'll be adding LOTS more dates for May & June 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: Class Times!

All CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops are broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) up to 1.00am on Sunday 28 March 2021 and British Summer Time (BST) thereafter. 

We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

 
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CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Ashford Handbag!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Sardines In A Tin!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Frida Kahlo Appliqué!
CraftyMonkies Lucy Brennan Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom More Walking Foot Quilting!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Improv Ring Technique
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Warholian Cabbages!
CraftyMonkies Ingrid Alteneder Online Interactive Workshop - FPP: Elli The Elephant
CraftyMonkies Judith Hollies Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Weaving Fabric Strips
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop via Zoom Warholian Cabbages!
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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.

Every month we aim to donate a small percentage of our profits to charity. 

If you are unable to attend any of our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops due to living in a different time-zone

or because you’re otherwise engaged...

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!

10.04.21

16.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Lucy

ENGELS

Sewing & Quilting:

Colourful Pineapples!

CraftyMonkies Lucy Engels Online Interactive Workshop Colourful Pineapples!
 
CraftyMonkies Lucy Engels Online Interactive Workshop Colourful Pineapples!

Lucy Engels

Saturday 10 April 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Colourful Pineapples!

The hugely talented Lucy Engels joins us once again in early April! Hot off the back of her excellent Modern Appliqué Techniques workshop at the end of March, this time Lucy has another hugely engaging project, one which helps explode the myth that FPP is absolutely essential for creating pineapple blocks - find out how Lucy does it via her wonderful Colourful Pineapples workshop!

Introduction by Lucy:-

Pineapple Blocks are one of those quilting blocks that people feel they need to work up to and that they need to be Foundation Paper Pieced. Well, you don’t and they don’t!!!

 

Pineapple blocks are intense yes, but have so much potential for colour play and placement that you will wonder why you waited so long to make one! They have to be one of the most satisfying quilt blocks to make. I really hope you'll join me for this three-hour class and see for yourselves!...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is a machine-sewing class. Using a controlled improv approach we will be constructing pineapple blocks WITHOUT using paper piecing! You will learn not only how to construct this block but how colour placement within the block can change the overall appearance. During the class you will be encouraged to experiment, play with colour and learn how to take a more relaxed approach to constructing the traditional Pineapple block.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Absolutely ALL levels - confident beginners welcome!

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Thread

  • Rotary cutter / Fabric scissors

  • Cutting mat

  • Iron

  • Quilting ruler

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

A selection of fabric. Prints or solids - a few fat quarters, scraps, strips of fabric. If using a variety of fabric scraps aim for a minimum four colour groups. eg. whites / pinks / reds & blues

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing machine.

  • 1/4” sewing foot - optional

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Sizing Guide 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 British SummerTime (BST). 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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17.04.21

10.00-13.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Gary

MILLS

Sewing & Quilting:
Sardines In A Tin!

CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Sardines In A Tin!
 
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Sardines In A Tin!

Gary Mills

Saturday 17 April 2021

10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sardines In A Tin!

We're really excited to be hosting this wonderful Sardines In A Tin workshop with the hugely talented/engaging designer/tutor, Gary Mills! This class is quite a departure from most we've run recently, but we're absolutely convinced you're going to love all it brings to your sense of joy & creativity!...

 

Introduction by Gary:-

I have really had fun coming up with this adorable idea which will put a smile on anyone’s face! These playful sardines tucked up in their little bed, all squashed in, reminds me of my childhood with my siblings all jumping into one bed with our array of teddies, plus the family dog wanting to join us to. The idea came from the initial empty sardine tin and what could I use it for? So of course, it had to become a bed; I have considered a mattress, a miniature stuffed pillow, an embroidered blanket and three very cute little sardines with little happy faces and fishy tails!

 

I will guide you through the processes from start to finish during the zoom session, and alongside I have also produced a clear PDF pattern for you to download, included in the cost of this workshop.

 

Once complete you will have to find a place for your gorgeous sardines to sit and be viewed; maybe that's on your desk at home or work or on a windowsill, he/they would even make a fabulous gift for someone special!

Please note: The outcome is a Decorative Model or Set of Figures, rather than a toy.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This three-hour session is divided into two halves with a short comfort break for 10 minutes in the middle. To begin you will be introduced to the project, and then Gary will guide you through each of the skills processes:

 

You will learn how to work through assembling the bed mattress, the pillow and blanket with all the relevant pattern pieces. Taking care to keep your machine stitched seam allowances consistent and then trimming back to avoid any bulk. Once you have made the bed you can start making the little sardines which are each turned through, carefully stuffed and hand stitched closed. You will be hand stitching the eyes and decorating the boarder of the blanket along with suggest phrases and words you may wish to accompany the outcome.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary has many years’ experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of textiles; his workshops are so enjoyable, fun, and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This workshop is suitable for the beginner, Intermediate & Advanced sewer. For those more experienced and advanced you can further hone your skills by working on improved accuracy and stitch ability to achieve a first-class professional finish.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

1 x clean empty sardine tin with the lid removed. Measures inches 4 ¼ long x 2 ½ wide x 1 ¼ deep (or cm 10.5 x 6 x 3) try to keep near to this size for the pattern to fit although different brands of sardine tins may vary slightly.

 

VERY IMPORTANT!: All surrounding sharp edges where the lid has been pulled off should be lightly sanded with some glass paper or a nail emery-board.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The fabrics I have used for this workshop have come from my scrap bin and fabric stash; it really does not take much fabric to complete this project. Below is a suggestion of fabrics that can be used if similar weights and weave are kept to you can adjust to what ever you have.

  • 4oz 50g of polyester stuffing (toy or pillow stuffing is fine)

  • For 3 sardines bodies cotton in grey, silver or blue 5” x 12” (13cm x 30cm)

  • Sardine tails I’ve used some coloured organizer but felt will also work very well

  • Mattress I have used a red and cream printed cotton (anything similar) 10” x 3” (8cm x 25cm)

  • Blanket is in beige linen 3” x 8” (8cm x 20cm)

  • Pillow white cotton 6” x 4” (15cm x 8cm)

  • Sewing machine threads to match fabrics to be stitched.

  • For decorative stitches I have used a pink Perle thread for the blanket boarder and black French knots for the sardine’s eyes. DCM thread can be used also.

  • Optional: You may also wish to add some words to the blanket. I have used a child’s simple printing set to print on calico and then cut and stitched to the blanket. Phrases to consider:

  • “3 in a bed”, “Squashed in like sardines”, “Roll-over”.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Print off pattern (A4 to fit no boarders). Please cut out all pattern pieces prior to the start of the workshop.

  • Seam allowance will be ¼” or ½ cm.

  • Straight Stitch size 2 – 2.5

  • Needle size 12

  • Please have filled bobbins and threads ready for the start of the session.

  • NOTE: Please check that your sewing machine is working well; therefore, do run off some stitches on a scrap of fabric prior to the start of the session.

 

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 British SummerTime (BST). 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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17.04.21

16.00-17.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Lucy

BRENNAN

Sewing & Quilting:
More Walking Foot

Quilting!

Learn how to improve those Walking Foot Quilting skills with our top tutor, Lucy Brennan!
CraftyMonkies Lucy Brennan Online Interactive Workshop More Walking Foot Quilting

Lucy Brennan

Saturday 17 April 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

More Walking Foot Quilting!

We're really excited to be hosting this skills-based workshop with the wonderful & hugely talented Lucy Brennan! This Saturday afternoon class will see participants engage in really getting to grips with their Walking Foot techniques, hence the name: More Walking Foot Quilting!

 

Introduction by Lucy:-

Walking Foot quilting is very straightforward (pun intended!), but you can also create more complex designs with lines, curves and templates! In this class you will learn how to build on simple patterns, explore various ways of marking/using a guide and even have a go at quilting your own designs. I will lead you through each step to create samplers of different designs and achieve the confidence and understanding to tackle an all too common question: "How should I quilt this?!"...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • How to prepare and mark designs

  • More advanced walking foot quilt patterns

  • Explore all over quilting designs as well as individual/block designs

  • How to securely start and finish your stitching

  • Tips for perfect stitches

  • As well as what to avoid!

  • Build your own designs

  • How to create visual interest and texture.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Suitable for those with previous walking foot quilting experience.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Eight 16” x 16” wadding squares (preferably low loft quilt wadding)

 

If you have any quilt projects or blocks that you would like to quilt please bring them to class and we can look at how you could quilt them!

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Eight 16” x 16” fabric squares - we will be quilting on this fabric so ideally a solid colour or simple pattern would work best.

  • Eight 16” x 16”backing fabric squares 

 

These will be used to make square quilt ‘sandwiches’ for quilting the patterns on (backing fabric, wadding, quilt top fabric).

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • General sewing kit

  • Quilt Ruler for marking - ideally with 45 and 60 degree angles marked on it.

  • A4 (or letter size) piece of thin card or paper, pencil and paper scissors

  • Machine needle suitable for quilting

  • Water soluble marking pen or quilting pencil or chalk

  • Hera marker (optional)

  • A selection of quilting threads, in your choice of colours (you can also use different weights of cotton thread for some designs)

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In preparation for the class please baste the 8 squares, I recommend spray basting with 505 spray, but please use your preferred method!

Then quilt the following using 4 of the quilt squares in preparation for adding more quilting to them in class:-

  • On one quilt square quilt a diamond cross hatch with straight lines 1 ½” apart (use the 60 degree line on your ruler)

  • On two of the quilt squares quilt a diamond cross hatch with straight lines 2” apart

  • On one quilt square quilt a grid with straight lines 2 ½” apart

I will briefly cover this in class but if you can have the squares partially quilted it will save time and means you can quilt the full designs with me. The remaining squares we will quilt in class and if for any reason you are unable to quilt those squares before the class do not worry, you can still join in!

Should you have any questions please email us via hello@craftymonkies.com.

 

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 British SummerTime (BST). 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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23.04.21

16.00-17.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Ingrid

ALTENEDER

Sewing & Quilting:
FPP:

Elli The Elephant!

Improve your FPP skills wit Ingrid's fabulous Elli The Elephant Quilt Block!
 
CraftyMonkies Ingrid Alteneder Online Interactive Workshop - FPP: Elli The Elephant

Ingrid Alteneder

Friday 23 April 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

FPP: Elli The Elephant!

We're absolutely delighted to welcome back the lovely & hugely talented Ingrid Alteneder as she teaches you how to get to grips with Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) via her excellent Elli The Elephant quilt block!

 

Introduction by Ingrid:-

Hey there! My name is Ingrid and I’m your FPP instructor on this course. I’ve been working with fabrics all my life, mainly in the fashion industry. Quilting has been part of my life for as long as I can think and in 2019 I started my online business with FPP patterns. I absolutely love Foundation Paper Piecing, because it’s fairly easy and gives you perfect accuracy. You get to make a stunning quilt block, that you can turn into a beautiful quilted project without having to sew an entire quilt.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

We’ll be sewing this fun Elli The Elephant pattern in my class. This has been one of my most popular patterns and looks great in all sorts of colorways. This class will be for comfortable beginners and I’ll show you some tips and tricks to make your paper piecing life easier!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Beginner / Intermediate

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Fabrics needed for this class, depending on the size you’ll be making (the biggest size 10”x 10” will be easiest)!

  • 1 Fat quarter for the background and

  • 1/8 fat eighth for the elephant,

  • And some scraps for the ear and the tusk.

  • Please have the pattern printed and cut out for the class

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • General sewing kit

  • Sewing machine, rotary cutter, cutting mat , scissors ,thread

  • Not mandatory but helpful: fabric glue pen ( mine is from sewline)

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Ingrid's pattern is needed for this course and it can be downloaded FREE of charge from her website (www.joejuneandmae.com), using a unique code that will be supplied to all who book a place! Ingrid has also agreed to supply a second pattern FREE of CHARGE to all who book a place on this 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 British SummerTime (BST). 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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24.04.21

10.00-13.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Trudi

WOOD

Sewing:
Lavender Girl

Notebook Cover

CraftyMonkies Trudi Wood Online Interactive Workshop Lavender Girl Notebook Cover
 
CraftyMonkies Trudi Wood Online Interactive Workshop Lavender Girl Notebook Cover

Trudi Wood

Saturday 24 April 2021

10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Lavender Girl Notebook Cover

The lovely Trudi Wood joins us once again and in this workshop you will mix a variety of stitches to create a unique & frankly quite marvellous Lavender Girl Notebook Cover!

 

Introduction by Trudi-

With Spring in the air and the sunshine peaking out more, let's take time to mix a little slow stitching with a speedy Notebook Cover. We will cover a few basic embroidery stitches, on top of fusible appliqué to make our Lavender Girl. Then using that piece of work, we will earn how to measure any book or diary and make a bespoke cover for it. Once you know the technique you can embellish to suit both its purpose or make it for a friend, colleague or family member as a personalised gift. Make your diary or notebook reflect you or the person it is for so it brings joy every time it is used.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will learn a few basic embroidery stitches, ie:-

  • Back stitch,

  • Blanket stitch,

  • Satin stitch

  • French knots.

 

How to measure any notebook/diary, basic piecing, layering and quilting of a small sample piece. How to assemble a book cover.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is a beginner level class; you will have some sewing experience and need an understanding of how your machine works and basic cutting techniques.

 

Material & Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Hand embroidery needle

  • 8” Embroidery Hoop Wooden Embroidery Hoops – The Eternal Maker

  • Sewing machine

  • Rotary cutter, ruler and self healing mat

  • Scissors. Pins or wonder clips

  • Chopstick, Purple Thang, or equivalent pokey stick

  • Basic sewing kit

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Basic instructions will be sent to you with your ticket:

Embroidery Pattern must be purchased prior to class here:

Lavender girl hand embroidery pattern PDF | Etsy

This is not my own design, permission has been given to teach using this design.

 

Sizing Guide relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

 

The following preparation is required in advance of the class!:-

 

This is not my pattern, please make sure you download the pattern and additional stitch guide that accompanies it.

Enlarge your design from A5 size to A4 size or by 141%. This will ensure you can fit her nicely onto an A5 notebook.

Trace your design onto your fabrics using a soluble marker or very fine pencil.

Carefully consider what colour embroidery threads you would like to use against the dress fabrics, hair, T-shirt and shoes. I used a variegated thread from DMC for the hair on the sample.

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 British SummerTime (BST). 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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24.04.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:
Improv Rings

SOLD OUT!

Learn Improv Quilting Rings technique with master improv-guru, Nicholas Ball!
 

Nicholas Ball

Saturday 24 April 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Improv Quilting Rings

Regrettably, tickets for this three-hour class (and the repeated class on Sunday 25 April) have now SOLD OUT!

Below is the course info, video and photo reference for those who have secured a place on either date:-

We're delighted to welcome back a veritable Jedi-Master of improv-quilting, Nicholas Ball, for the first of TWO repeated classes this weekend! We kick-off Nicholas' two day improv-fest on Saturday 24th April (4.00-7.00pm, BST) and, for those who can't make Saturday's class for whatever reason, the class is REPEATED on Sunday 25th April, also between 4.00-7.00pm, BST! The class Nicholas will repeat on these two days? His renowned Improv Rings Technique!...

 

Introduction by Nicholas:-

I was first inspired to use this technique when I made my Vegetable Patch quilt, specifically the leek block! I wanted a way to show the concentric lines found within leeks without using curved piecing or appliqué. After much trial and error, I learnt that this 'ring' technique is extremely versatile and a useful improv tool. It can add real dynamism to your patchwork and is perfectly suited to the organic subject matter I find so inspiring: I very much hope you'll join me once again!...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Nicholas' Ring technique gives the illusion of curves using straight seams. During this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of the technique. We’ll first look at how to prepare and cut your fabric ready for piecing. Next, we’ll explore some of the many ways this technique can be used. Nicholas will show you how to start simple, with wide, angular rings, before moving on to demonstrate how to scale down the pieces, increase the angles and multiple the cuts to create near-perfect circles. You’ll be shown how this technique works brilliantly to add shape to other piecing techniques and how it can be used to edge or frame patchwork. The best way to stitch, press and trim the patchwork will be explored in detail. Like all Nicholas' techniques, once you’ve grasped the basics, the only limit is your imagination!

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is ideal for sewists who have some experience of Nicholas' style of piecing and perhaps have taken one of his simpler classes. Whilst not difficult, the ring technique evolves to use small pieces, with lots of trimming and pressing, and is not a technique suited for a fast finish.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst not essential for the workshop, Nicholas' book Inspiring Improv (Published by Lucky Spool, 2019) will expand upon the techniques learnt and provide many more improv tips and tricks.

 

Fabric 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:-

  • An assortment of square and rectangular scraps in your chosen colours for “starters”. These can be any size, though avoid anything smaller than 3” square.

  • An assortment of various width strips for the rings, though nothing narrower than 1”. These can either be cut from yardage or you can use more scraps! WOF strips or jelly roll leftovers work well.

Please don’t stress about these requirements! They are simply a guide and Nicholas has 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 don’t need to be perfectly square, so feel free to use scissors!

 

This is very much a TECHNIQUE-based workshop, with no finished project in mind. We will be making units which you will then piece into a finished quilt/project in your own time or use as a sample of the technique. Feel free to make as many or as few blocks as you like. You can also make a single, larger unit and turn it into a cushion cover, pouch or bag. There is no right or wrong size!

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A sewing machine

  • A walking foot (optional)

  • 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

  • Fabric marker or pencil

  • A willingness to explore your own creativity!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Sizing Guide relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst a new sewing-machine needle is always a good idea, consider using a topstitch or microtex needle for this technique. As we explore narrower rings, the seams allowances overlap, so a sharper needle type will help to pierce these layers more easily.

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 British Summer Time (BST). 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!

25.04.21

16.00-19.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:
Improv Rings

SOLD OUT!

Learn Improv Quilting Rings technique with master improv-guru, Nicholas Ball!
 

Nicholas Ball

Sunday 25 April 2021

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Improv Quilting Rings

Regrettably, tickets for this three-hour class (and the repeated class on Saturday 24 April) have now SOLD OUT!

Below is the course info, video and photo reference for those who have secured a place on either date:-

We're delighted to welcome back a veritable Jedi-Master of improv-quilting, Nicholas Ball, for the second of TWO repeated classes this weekend! The first of Nicholas' two day improv-fest started on Saturday 24th April (4.00-7.00pm, BST) and, for those who couldn't make Saturday's class for whatever reason, the class is REPEATED today, Sunday 25th April, also between 4.00-7.00pm, BST! The class Nicholas will repeat on these two days? His renowned Improv Rings Technique!...

 

Introduction by Nicholas:-

I was first inspired to use this technique when I made my Vegetable Patch quilt, specifically the leek block! I wanted a way to show the concentric lines found within leeks without using curved piecing or appliqué. After much trial and error, I learnt that this 'ring' technique is extremely versatile and a useful improv tool. It can add real dynamism to your patchwork and is perfectly suited to the organic subject matter I find so inspiring: I very much hope you'll join me once again!...

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Nicholas' Ring technique gives the illusion of curves using straight seams. During this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of the technique. We’ll first look at how to prepare and cut your fabric ready for piecing. Next, we’ll explore some of the many ways this technique can be used. Nicholas will show you how to start simple, with wide, angular rings, before moving on to demonstrate how to scale down the pieces, increase the angles and multiple the cuts to create near-perfect circles. You’ll be shown how this technique works brilliantly to add shape to other piecing techniques and how it can be used to edge or frame patchwork. The best way to stitch, press and trim the patchwork will be explored in detail. Like all Nicholas' techniques, once you’ve grasped the basics, the only limit is your imagination!

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is ideal for sewists who have some experience of Nicholas' style of piecing and perhaps have taken one of his simpler classes. Whilst not difficult, the ring technique evolves to use small pieces, with lots of trimming and pressing, and is not a technique suited for a fast finish.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst not essential for the workshop, Nicholas' book Inspiring Improv (Published by Lucky Spool, 2019) will expand upon the techniques learnt and provide many more improv tips and tricks.

 

Fabric 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:-

  • An assortment of square and rectangular scraps in your chosen colours for “starters”. These can be any size, though avoid anything smaller than 3” square.

  • An assortment of various width strips for the rings, though nothing narrower than 1”. These can either be cut from yardage or you can use more scraps! WOF strips or jelly roll leftovers work well.

Please don’t stress about these requirements! They are simply a guide and Nicholas has 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 don’t need to be perfectly square, so feel free to use scissors!

 

This is very much a TECHNIQUE-based workshop, with no finished project in mind. We will be making units which you will then piece into a finished quilt/project in your own time or use as a sample of the technique. Feel free to make as many or as few blocks as you like. You can also make a single, larger unit and turn it into a cushion cover, pouch or bag. There is no right or wrong size!

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A sewing machine

  • A walking foot (optional)

  • 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

  • Fabric marker or pencil

  • A willingness to explore your own creativity!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Sizing Guide relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

N/A

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst a new sewing-machine needle is always a good idea, consider using a topstitch or microtex needle for this technique. As we explore narrower rings, the seams allowances overlap, so a sharper needle type will help to pierce these layers more easily.

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 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!

 

30.04.21

18.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Judith

HOLLIES

Sewing & Quilting:
Triaxial Weaving

Learn how to Weave Fabric Strips with leading tutor, Judith Hollies!
CraftyMonkies Judith Hollies Online Interactive Workshop Weaving Fabric Strips

Judith Hollies

Friday 30 April 2021

6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Triaxial Weaving

The wonderful Judith Hollies will be joining us once again at the end of April; in this three-hour workshop Judith will help you get to grips with Weaving Fabric Strips (Triaxial Weaving)showcasing this excellent skill via no fewer than three examples!

 

Introduction by Judith:-

There are many ways to weave fabric strips together to create a range of designs, from the humble basket weave (weaving on 2 axis) to the more complex triaxial weave (weaving on 3 axis). By varying the widths of the strips and order of the weave, you can achieve a variety of striking woven designs which can then be made into beautiful handbags, cushions, baskets, purses and more! This is a really fun technique with dramatic results! The main part of this workshop will be concentrating on the Triaxal Weave which has an amazing three dimensional effect. Your completed panel is just the right size to make a Just Jude Designs Woven Basket so after your workshop you can use the bonus FREE pattern, included with your booking! The Wefty Needle is not essential for this class (a large safety pin works too) but it does make life a lot easier, especially for your hands. These are now in stock in my online shop (www.justjude-designs.com)!

 

I first designed my Triaxial Woven Basket as a class sample when I introduced weaving to my students 2 years ago. Of course I had to learn how to do it myself first! That took a lot of practice, and I focussed first on the Tumbling Blocks Pattern, but it was so exciting seeing the secondary patterns appear with each layer of strips. We started with the simpler Basket Weave (2 axis) before progressing to the more advanced Triaxial Weave (3 axis). My students were awestruck at their amazing results!

 

Concentration is needed each step of the way, but it really is a fun technique with dramatic and satisfying results! Choosing 3 fabrics that will contrast well with each other is key to achieving the Tumbling Blocks effect that we will be learning on the workshop!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

At this workshop you will:

  • Watch a demo on the simple basket and houndstooth weaves

  • Learn how to prep your foam foundation for weaving

  • Learn how to make a Triaxial woven panel

  • Learn how to ready your woven panel for use in another project

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Intermediate/Advanced - you will have a good understanding of fabric contrasts, cutting and prepping fabric. You will also be able to accurately follow pattern steps, counting and sequencing.

 

Material/Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

 

Triaxial Woven Panel (18” x 14”)

  • 3 contrasting fabrics* – 3/4 metre of 1 (at least 55cms needed); ½ metre of the other 2

  • 20" x 16" piece (or ½ metre) of Lightweight Woven Fusible Interfacing* (e.g. Vliesilene G710)

  • 25" x 20" piece (or ¾ metre from at lest 20" wide)  of Sew-In Flex Foam* or Bosal

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Rotary Cutter, Ruler and Mat

  • Iron & Ironing Board

  • Sewing-machine

  • Large safety/nappy pin or Wefty Needle* (available & in-stock from www.justjude-designs.com)

  • Spray starch

  • Size 25mm bias binding maker tool (available Amazon or Ebay)

  • Lots of pins!! Small or dressmaking pins are great!

  • Long Quilting ruler marked with 30 degree lines

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

A printable List of Materials, Cutting Instructions & Workshop Prep is available by clicking the PDF icon below:-

A FREE Just Jude Designs Woven Basket Pattern available to all workshop attendees!

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

 

For this class you will need to prepare your fabrics strips BEFORE the workshop!!!

 

The Triaxal Weave is a little tricky, especially on the first attempt, and this class is designed so you can follow each step with Judith in real time. All the preparation details for this are set out in a PDF that will be sent to you a week before the workshop and Judith has kindly filmed a quick demonstration video too (below):-

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 British SummerTime (BST). 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!

 

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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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!

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