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Sunday 05 May 2024: Sarah Hibbert One-Day Workshop

Join us for a fabulous day as we learn to freestyle! Sarah is a very popular and highly sought after teacher for in-person classes so we're very fortunate to have grabbed her for this Sunday! Be sure to book your place to be one of the few to learn with her on this glorious one-day event!

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Sunday 05 May 2024: Sarah Hibbert One-Day Workshop
Sunday 05 May 2024: Sarah Hibbert One-Day Workshop

Time & Location

05 May 2024, 09:30 – 16:30 BST

London, The Fireworks Factory, 11 No 1 St, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 6HD, UK

About the Event

Sarah Hibbert - Sunday 05 May 2024 - 9.30am to 4.30pm (BST)

One-Day Workshop: Freestyle Piecing!

Join us on Sunday 5th May 2024 in London for a truly fabulous One-Day, live, In-Person workshop with Sarah Hibbert and her wonderful 'Freestyle Piecing' class!

Introduction by Sarah:-

I owe huge thanks to Rod Stewart for my interest in collage! Why? Well, as a teenager I used to cover my walls with cutting and posters of Rod. Unfortunately, one term I came home from school with a bad report and my Father decided it was my interest in Rod that was hindering my school work and promptly tore down all my posters and banned me from putting anymore up. So I changed over to adding photos, tickets and odd pages from my Mother’s Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue to my walls. Needless to say Rod was still there in scrap books under my bed! So my love of collage, cutting and sticking began and I love nothing more that sharing my passion for collage with others and now with you dear CraftyMonkie! I must stress that although this is an art based class, it's still very much with the sewist in mind. Its what I do; collage and then quilt, I hope to inspire you in the same way...

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Now come on lovely you have scraps of fabric which you are not sure how to use and really do not want to throw away? The answer is surely a resounding YES! Well, why not put them all together in a freeform piece of patchwork, using what you have in your fabric stash together with unused blocks to make a unique ‘you’ piece. Free style patchwork is a form of improvisational piecing allowing your fabrics to decide where they should be pieced to make the best of them. It takes out the guessing game of choosing the right fabrics to go together. It is a perfect way of using up scraps from other projects or using those extra special pieces you have been saving for just the right project.

In this class you'll be matching your piecing up by size and not colour, building on each block as it grows, rather than colour combinations. The key to bringing the colours into a perfect balance is choosing the fabrics itself with a highlight accent to make that spark. Trusts your instincts, this piece is designed for you so if you are happy with the colour palette than your job is done. We will cut pieces into a wide range of rectangles and squares, including some very small pieces, long strips, and large chunks. This class is such fun, we could even swap pieces with each other. It's about using your intuition, learning about colour and texture, in a way I guess it's very much like collaging. Going with the flow and playing with fabrics, what better way to spend a day out? I do hope you will join me.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This One-Day Workshop is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great way to start and for those with some confidence and experience you could add further to your knowledge and skills within this professionally pitched lesson.

Fabric Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

All the materials are easily accessible and we will give you a list of what to bring nearer the time.

For the sewing:-

  • Sewing-Machine
  • Pins, Fabric Scissors and Snips
  • Optional - Small Travel Iron and Pressing Mat could be useful

Tickets for this Live, In-Person, Watercolour Painting with Fabric Workshop will be limited and allocated on a first-come/first-served basis, so please be sure to book quickly!

The ticket price of £145.00 is based on ONE person attending this live, in-person crafting class. The price includes a lovely Lunch, Tea & Coffee and Light Refreshments on the day, as well as the class Tuition which runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Why Not Make A Full Weekend Of It?!

If you would like to make a Quilting Bonanza Weekend of it and embrace the One-Day Live In-Person 'Freestyle Piecing' Workshop AND attend our other One-Day in-person classes (Carolina Oneto is teaching on Saturday 4th May and Nicholas Ball is teaching on Monday 6th May), why not treat yourself to more classes (all the same price at £145.00 per head per day) and take full advantage of the Premier Inn Hotel just minutes away (you will need to book and pay for that yourself). There is also an NCP Car Park behind the building so you need not worry about finding on street parking. You could use public transport as the tube/train is very close by or even arrive by boat as the location has its own landing strip! Greenwich is only about 15 minutes away too with plenty of beautiful hotels. The choice is yours!

Phew! That's a lot of information to take in! If you are at all confused by any of the above and need any help whatsoever by way of explanation, please just email us via


  • 1-Day Event - Fsty - Sarah

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Live, In-Person, Freestyle Piecing Workshop with Sarah Hibbert on Sunday 5th May 2024 (9.30am-4.30pm, BST)

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