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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 of our upcoming courses for November & December 2020 including our first ever Monkie-Trunk Show, featuring the fabulous Trudi Wood & Nicholas Ball on Saturday 28 November. 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

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER 2020!

PS: We'll be adding class dates for January 2021 in the coming days!...

IMPORTANT:

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.

Online Interactive Workshop Class Sarah Payne Crochet Monkey
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Online Interactive Workshop Class Judith Hollis Robin Embroidery Hoop
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Class Course
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Zoom Workshop
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Online Interactive Trunk Show Chat Nicholas Ball Trudi Wood

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.

All times for workshops listed are based on web-broadcast from the UK and are given as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

They say that if you really want to know the truth about a company & it's products, speak to those outside the organisation, who've experienced what they have to offer! Here are just a few of the many glowing testimonials CraftyMonkies been fortunate enough to receive recently: a huge & heartfelt "Thank You" to all concerned!:-

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14.11.20

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Trudi

WOOD

Sewing & Quilting:
Christmas Cushion

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Online Interactive Tutorial with Trudi Wood!

Saturday 14 November 2020: 6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

 

Join us for this Online Interactive Workshop with the Trudi Wood. On this course, participants learn how to make one (or more, as time allows!) festive-flavoured Cushions!

This three-hour workshop costs just £25.00 GBP.

A percentage of profit from this workshop will be donated to Trudi's chosen charity.
CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Class Course with Trudi Wood
CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Class Course with Trudi Wood

Trudi Wood - Saturday 14 November 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop - Christmas Cushion

Following on from making her CraftyMonkie 'bow' in October, leading crafter Trudi Wood joins us again in November and this time Judith has a real festive treat up her sleeve, which will see you all make a fabulous Christmas Cushion or two!

 

Introduction by Trudi:-

Everyone needs a ‘go to’ quick cushion for a last minute gift. This Christmas Cushion (or not – its your choice) is a simple patchwork with an ‘easy when you know how’ free motion quilting design and generous envelope closure. I love it as a quick-to-make gift for all occasions, especially with Christmas fast approaching or, if you like to change your décor with the seasons, cushions are great make no matter what the reason. Who doesn’t love a handmade gift?!

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

On this class you will learn basic patchwork, pressing techniques, layering patchwork, and how to do a very easy free motion quilting design that will impress your family and friends alike.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is aimed at relative beginners: if you have some experience of using basic quilting tools for cutting, have done a beginners free motion quilting class, or feel confident in quilting with your feed dogs dropped, then this is the class for you. Perhaps you just want to learn how to do just one quilting design well.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A selection of threads to go with your fabrics choices

  • Spare machine needles if you have them

  • Pens/pencils

  • A4 plain paper

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 3 x Fat Quarters for cushion front and back

  • 1 x Fat Quarter for cushion lining (calico, muslin)

  • Fat-Quarter size piece of wadding/batting

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class uses your domestic sewing machine, set up for free motion quilting. If you have a computerised machine, please check with your manual before you start to ensure you have it set up correctly.

  • Sewing machine, with feed dogs lowered

  • Free motion or darning foot for your specific machine

  • Basic sewing equipment, hand sewing needles, snips/small scissors

  • Quilting gloves (if you have them)

  • Extension table for your machine if you have it will be useful.

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

There is no specific pattern for this class, however, basic instructions are included. We will be looking at free hand quilting designs.

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is all about fun and lelarning, basic experience is necessary, as is a willingness to learn. Let's see how many different cushions we can make!

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.

IMPORTANT:

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.

CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Class Course with Trudi Wood
CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Class Course with Trudi Wood
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20.11.20

18.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Judith

HOLLIES

Sewing:
Robin Embroidery Hoop

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Online Interactive Tutorial with Judith Hollies!

Friday 20 November 2020: 6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

 

Join us for this first Online Interactive Workshop with wonderfully talented & engaging lady

Judith Hollies. On this course, Judith is teaching you how to make a gorgeous & festive

Robin Embroidery Hoop!

This three-hour workshop costs just £25.00 GBP.

A percentage of profit from this workshop will be donated to Judith's chosen charity.
CraftyMonkies Judith Hollis Online Interactive Workshop Robin Embroidery Hoop Crafting Class
CraftyMonkies Judith Hollis Online Interactive Workshop Robin Embroidery Hoop Crafting Class

Judith Hollies - Friday 20 November 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop - Robin  Embroidery Hoop

We're really excited to welcome another wonderful & hugely talented Guest Craft Tutor in Judith Hollies to the CraftyMonkies stable! Judith's first evening session will see participants create a wonderfully festive Robin Embroidery Hoop.

 

Introduction:-

Judith has been teaching patchwork & quilting for thirteen years. Textile Art is always popular in her classes so she designed this cute festive hoop to teach one of her favourite applique techniques: Free Motion Sketching.

 

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this workshop you will learn how to Free Motion Sketch a bondawebbed Robin onto a low volume, quilted background and mount it into an 8” hoop.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Provided you are a competent sewing-machine user (eg. know how to change feet, needles, machine settings, etc.), this workshop is suitable for anyone! Prior knowledge of patchwork or quilting is not essential!

 

Material/Fabric Requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

A comprehensive PDF detailing all fabric & materials required will be emailed to clients once they have booked and paid for their place on the course. Full kits**, as well as individual materials*, are available to purchase via Judith's website ahead of the course:-

** Full kits available to purchase via: https://justjude-designs.com/product/robin-hoop-kit/

* Individual items (see below) available to purchase via: www.justjude-designs.com

 

For The Picture:

  • Background: ‘Low volume’ (pale) cotton scraps (between ½” and 2” in width)

  • Offcuts of lace/trim

  • Robin: Red, brown & white cotton scraps

  • Branch: Brown cotton scrap

  • 12” square light/medium weight fusible vilene*

  • ¼ metre Bondaweb*

  • Thread* to match background fabrics (for quilting)

  • Dark grey, brown or navy* thread (for sketching detail)

  • Black* thread (Robin’s eye)

 

For The Hoop:

  • 8” embroidery hoop*

  • 8” square of red felt (backing)

  • 2 x (11/2” x 44”) strips of red cotton* (to bind hoop) – can use several smaller strips

  • ½ metre length of ½” wide ribbon (hanging loop and decorative bow)

  • PVA glue, brush and plastic tub (e.g. takeaway tub) to glaze fabric covering hoop

  • Strong Craft glue (e.g. ‘Incredibly Tacky’ available from Amazon) to stick felt backing

 

Equipment Requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Darning/Free Motion Quilting foot (must be compatible with your make/model of machine)

  • Pencil

  • Paper cutting scissors

  • Fabric cutting scissors

  • Rotarty cutter, ruler, mat

  • Non-permanent fabric marking pen*

  • Hand sewing needle & thread

  • Size 90/14 standard sewing machine needle

  • Iron & ironing board

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

A comprehensive PDF detailing all Pattern information will be emailed to clients once they have booked and paid for their place on the course.

 

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Please refer to your sewing-machine's manual on how to correctly attach Free Motion Quilting/Darning Foot to your machine.

Please have a 10” square quilt sandwich prepared before the start of the workshop (we will practise Free Motion Sketching and tension before starting on the hoop).

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.

IMPORTANT:

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.

CraftyMonkies Judith Hollis Online Interactive Workshop Robin Embroidery Hoop Crafting Class
CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop Class Course Judith Hollies Robin Embroidery Hoop
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21.11.20

10.00-13.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

PAYNE

Sewing & Quilting:
Snowflake Cushion

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Online Interactive Tutorial with Sarah Payne!

Saturday 21 November 2020: 10.00am - 1.00pm (GMT)

 

The first of TWO CraftyMonkies classes today, join us at 10.00am (GMT) for another Online Interactive Workshop with the wonderfully talented & bubbly Sarah Payne. On this course, Sarah will teach you how to make a gorgeous & festive Snowflake Cushion!

This three-hour workshop costs just £25.00 GBP.

A percentage of profit from this workshop will be donated to Sarah's chosen charity.
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Course Class
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Class Course

Sarah Payne - Saturday 21 November 2020 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop - Snowflake Cushion

Sarah Payne's wonderfully festive Snowflake Cushion is bound to brighten up your Christmas season and provide a great focal point for the sofa, armchair or bed long after Santa's been & gone!

 

Introduction by Sarah:

I think swapping your normal cushions for fun festive ones is a great way to create an overall Christmas look in your room quickly and easily. This fabulous snowflake is simple yet chic and will suit any style of room. It's so simple that you will  be able to whip up a set in no time! They would also make a brilliant Christmas gift for that “hard to buy for” person in your life!

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class will introduce you to the fun world of Raw Edges Appliqué via the creation of a festive Snowflake Cushion. Use an easy method to create this repeating pattern and then master zigzag stitching the patterns in place. You will also learn how to create your own deigns in any size to suit your requirements.

 

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Great for beginners – there are no fancy sewing machine or equipment needed – just a simple sewing machine with a zigzag stitch on it!

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 40cm of fabric for the cushion

  • 40cm square of fabric for the snowflake

  • 40cm square of heat activated adhesive such as Bondaweb or HeatnBond

  • White thread

  • 30cm cushion pad

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing machine

  • scissors

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Sarah's Template relevant to this class will be sent out approx 5 days before before the event.

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.

IMPORTANT:

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.

CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Zoom Workshops Classes Courses
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Craft Workshops Classes Courses
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21.11.20

17.00-21.00 (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Gary

MILLS

Sewing & Quilting:
Rudolph Advent Calendar

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Online Interactive Tutorial with Gary Mills!

Saturday 21 November 2020: 5.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

 

The second of TWO CraftyMonkies classes on 21/11/20, sees the marvellous Gary Mills host another Online Interactive Workshop where you get to make the most splendiferous Rudolph Advent Calendar!

This FOUR-hour workshop costs just £30.00 GBP.

A percentage of profit from this workshop will be donated to Gary's chosen charity.
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Crafting Class Craft Course
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Zoom Workshop Crafting Class Craft Course

Gary Mills - Saturday 21 November 2020 - 5.00pm to 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop - Rudolph Advent Calendar

Top craft talent Gary Mills has proven to be a huge hit since joining the CraftyMonkies team and his latest offering is wonderfully festive Rudolph Advent Calendar, something that's bound to brighten up your pre-Christmas celebrations and be the talk of all who come into contact with it and the copious goodies that will doubtless lurk in each of the 25 pockets!

 

Introduction by Gary:

This Rudolph reindeer inspired advent calendar has been specially designed by me Gary Mills for a Crafty Monkies Christmas themed workshop. I have thoroughly enjoyed gathering some of the best ideas out there in the crafting world and incorporating them into this festive outcome. I wanted to create a project that started in our zoom workshop session, with me demonstrating and guiding you through the elements to build this calendar, to become something you would finish off in the following days leading up to December.

 

The main motif had to be Rudolph, of course, as it follows on with my previous Scandinavian style Christmas inspiration. A simple yet effective appliqué reindeer design using bonded fabric appliqué, with a simple zigzag stitch to achieve the centre piece of this calendar. I also have incorporated the idea of different style pockets and bags to hide little sweets and gifts, as you count your way through from the 1st of December right up to Christmas Day where you get to open your own little red Santa sack with a special treat! Little touches such as the red buttons to hold the bags from antlers and ears, a bell for his neck and some hand stitching details give this calendar a sophisticated and skilled finish anyone would be pleased to have hanging amongst their festive decorations this Christmas. You will love making it, putting all the elements together as you get into the spirit of the season.<