Sat, 03 Oct | Wivenhoe House Hotel

Saturday 03 + Sunday 04 October 2020: Sewing & Quilting

Book your place on BOTH days of our Two-Day Sewing & Quilting Workshops at Wivenhoe House Hotel, near Colchester!
Registration is Closed
Saturday 03 + Sunday 04 October 2020: Sewing & Quilting

Time & Location

03 Oct 2020, 09:30 – 04 Oct 2020, 16:30
Wivenhoe House Hotel, Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ

About the Event

Re-arranged (due to concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak in Spring 2020) from the original planned dates of 28 & 29/3/20, join us on this fabulous double-header of One-Day Sewing & Quilting Workshops (ie Saturday 3/10/20 and Sunday 4/10/20 but with no Hotel Package included in the price). Sarah Payne will teach you several quilting techniques that you can take away and use for a whole variety of quilting projects; this will be via two projects and will include skills for making quilts, bags, cushions or applique. All the skills learned will be invaluable! Likewise, Heather Jacks will teach you via two projects, offer top tips in dressmaking, like how to stitch in the ditch, work with different types of fabric, master the overlocker, sew on a neck and so much more. Rest assured, you will be so much more confident & proficient when you leave and you will be brimming with ideas!

Wivenhoe House Hotel is located approximately 15 minutes by car from Colchester.

Day-One of this Sewing & Quilting Workshop will see you begin the course at 9.30am on Saturday 3rd October 2020 and finish at approx 4.30pm. Day-Two of this Sewing & Quilting Workshop will see you begin the course at 9.30am on Sunday 4th October 2020 and finish at approx 4.30pm. Lunch & light refreshments, inc afternoon tea, will be served on both days.

Wivenhoe House Hotel fits within our CraftyMonkies Retreat ethos: luxury, quality service, beautiful views and a stunning environment in which to learn, focus, relax, make friends, enjoy terrific food, (including cake!), learn new invaluable skills and come away with approx £100 RRP worth of goodies to make & take home!

Here's what you will need for your CraftyMonkies Two-Day Workshop:-

• Materials are included in the cost of your ticket. 

• Sewing machine in good working order – with manual, and standard sewing machine feet. If you are unfamiliar with your machine, please take a few minutes to practice stitching in a straight line. You will need no further skills than that! 

• Sewing threads in neutral colours (cream, ecru, greys – bring what you have!) and coloured swing machine threads for embroidery stitches. 

• Rotary cutter (45mm rotary cutter is the best size) and mat (18” x 24 approx so a fat 1Ž4 fits on it easily) – please check that the cutting blade is sharp. I will have some spare bits of equipment, but it means you may have to share! 

• Rulers – Easy Rule 2 (long ruler) and any square rulers you have hidden away will be useful. 

• General sewing kit (pins, scissors, stitch ripper).

• Optional – craft iron and ironing mat (so you don’t have to queue!). There is an ironing station planned with domestic irons, so only bring small irons and don’t worry if you don’t have one – it’s not vital.

We cant wait to see you!

  • 3/10+4/10-Two Day Workshops

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