Online Interactive Workshops

SEWING & QUILTING

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Welcome to our Online Interactive Workshops: SEWING & QUILTING section. At CraftyMonkies 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 & the amazing Zoom website interface, you can craft along with our expert tutors via a series of online courses/tutorials which will be rolled out in the coming weeks & months!

We are also going to be introducing the Take 3 Online Club in early June 2020 which people can sign up to via Monthly Subscriptions, subject to how much content they would like to pay for or wish to see. Among other things, the Take 3 Online Club will feature regular Tutorials, Competition Giveaways, Bonus Content from a wide range of talented crafters, a private-access Facebook group and Q&A sessions with our carefully-selected and highly respected tutors.

Please see below for details of our upcoming SEWING & QUILTING Online Interactive Workshops with the following top crafters & designers already signed up & ready to deliver the most wonderful experiences just for YOU!:-

Online Interactive Workshops

JUNE 2020

 

03.06.20 - 18.00-21.00 (BST)

Three Little Cottages

with Janet Clare

06.06.20 - 15.00-18.00 (BST)

Easy Cathedral Windows Cushion

with Sarah Payne

09.06.20 - 18.00-21.00 (BST)

Cute & Comfy Knickers!

with Charlotte Newland

16.06.20 - 10.00-13.00 (BST)

Scrappy Strips Quilting!

with Sarah Payne

19.06.20 - 15.00-18.00 (BST)

Tumbling Block Patchwork

with Jennie Rayment

26.06.20 - 10.00-13.00 (BST)

Alternative Binding & Finishing

with Sarah Payne

27.06.20 - 10.00-13.00 (BST)

Walking Foot Quilting

with Sarah Ashford

30.06.20 - 18.00-21.00 (BST)

Jelly Roll Stars Quilt

with Sarah Payne

With all our Online Interactive Workshops and particularly in light of the current Coronavirus pandemic, a portion of the fee charged will go directly to a chosen charity, detailed within the course information. Please keep an eye on this section of our website and our social media accounts (Instagram/Facebook) to learn about new Online Interactive Workshops as & when they're announced in the coming days/weeks and of course the CraftyMonkies Online Club, which will be coming very soon!...

Click here to see our Online Interactive Workshops in SCREENPRINTING

 

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IMPORTANT: Due to the low price point, no Discount Coupons can be redeemed against any CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops. Discount Coupons are strictly for 'live' courses/workshops and weekend retreats.

All times listed are based on web-broadcast from the UK and are in British SummerTime (BST).

Online Interactive Workshops

JUNE 2020

Below are our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops for June 2020 (details for Workshops taking place in July & August 2020 will be coming very soon!):-

IMPORTANT: Due to the low price point, no Discount Coupons can be redeemed against any CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops. Discount Coupons are strictly for 'live' courses/workshops and weekend retreats.

All times listed are based on web-broadcast from the UK and are in British Summer Time (BST).

 

03.06.20 - 18.00-21.00 (BST)

Three Hour Embroidery/

Appliqué Workshop

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Wednesday 3rd June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Tutorial via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this embroidery class will be the wonderfully talented  & engaging textile designer, JANET CLARE!...

 

Online Interactive Tutorial with Janet Clare!

Wednesday 03 June 2020: 6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for an Online Interactive Appliqué Tutorial with top crafter Janet Clare.

10% of all ticket sales from this Workshop will be donated to Janet's chosen charity.
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Janet Clare - Wednesday 03 June 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Tutorial: Appliqué/Embroidery - Three Little Cottages

 

The lovely, engaging and hugely talented Janet Clare joins us again on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 for her second Online Interactive Workshop which takes place between 6.00pm-9.00pm. Janet loves to work with fabrics & threads in a soft-colour palette, combining them with appliqué, free machine drawing, hand embroidery and hand-quilting to create small textile artworks and quilts. Through the wonders of modern technology, this time Janet will be teaching her Three Little Cottages class, which will have you developing the most fabulous embroidery with perhaps a touch of appliqué also thrown in!

 

For this Online Interactive Workshop you will need the following:-

  • 9 x 5 inches fabric for the picture background

  • Scraps of four different fabrics for the cottage roofs and walls 8 x 4 inches of wadding

  • Dark grey thread for free motion stitching

  • Neutral thread and needle for hand quilting

  • A4 mount board and glue lines

 

This course promises to be another fabulously popular event so please be sure to book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. We look forward to welcoming you aboard for a creatively inspiring workshop on Wednesday 3rd June!...

Tickets for this Online Interactive Course (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis.

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06.06.20 - 15.00-18.00 (BST)

Three Hour Easy Cathedral Window Cushion Workshop

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Saturday 06 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this event will be the wonderfully talented & effervescent SARAH PAYNE!...

 

Online Interactive Workshop with Sarah Payne!

Saturday 06 June 2020: 3.00pm - 6.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for another Online Interactive Workshop with top crafter, Sarah Payne. On this course, participants learn how to create a beautiful Easy Cathedral Window Cushion! 

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Sarah's chosen charity.
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Sarah Payne - Saturday 06 June 2020 - 3.00pm to 6.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Easy Cathedral Window Cushion

 

Join Sarah Payne on Saturday 6th June and learn how to create a beautiful Easy Cathedral Window Cushion. 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 cushion, however, you can continue to make this into a full quilt if you like! This is a perfect class for beginners as well as more experienced quilters who just love this iconic design.

 

Requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop are as follows:-

  • Fabric – for this to work well you need a contrast between the arches and the windows. I would suggest the arches (the narrow curved sections) are done in a single plain colour and the rest (patterned) are a mix. You will need a total of ½ metre of the plain and a selection of fat ¼ for the patterned (see below for cutting instructions). To give you a guide, you can get twelve 5 inch squares from a fat ¼. You can also use charm square pre-cuts for the patterned fabric.

  • 2 pieces of fabric for the envelope back of your cushion measuring 20 inches x 14 inches.

  • ½ metre of fabric for the back of the cushion.

  • Wadding and backing fabric for the cushion – 20 inches square.

  • Pins. 

  • Sewing machine with a standard sewing machine foot and a walking foot if you have one.

 

IMPORTANT: Please pre-cut your fabrics before the class. You will need a total of twenty-one 5 inch squares from the patterned fabric and twenty 5 inch squares from the plain.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

09.06.20 - 18.00-21.00 (BST)

Three Hour Cute & Comfy Knickers Workshop!

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Tuesday 09 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this class will be the wonderfully talented & lovely CHARLOTTE NEWLAND!...

 

Online Interactive Workshop with Charlotte Newland!

Tuesday 09 June 2020: 6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for another Online Interactive Workshop with top crafter, Charlotte Newland. On this course, participants learn how to create a fun project: Cute & Comfy Knickers! 

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Charlotte's chosen charity.
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Charlotte Newland - Tuesday 09 June 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Cute & Comfy Knickers!

 

In this fun class you'll learn to make a pair of cute and comfy knickers using stretch-knit fabric and fold over elastic. Knickers are an awesome way to bust your stash of knit fabric scraps. You may never buy knickers from a shop again! Plus, pick up tips on sewing with knits and using fold over elastic that you can apply to other projects. The wonderfully engaging Charlotte will use the Acacia underwear pattern by Megan Nielsen in this class.

Requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop are as follows:-

  • The pattern printed to 100% (we can email that to people, BUT THEY HAVE TO PRINT IT!)

  • 0.5 metres of cotton/spandex blend stretch jersey knit fabric (this will be enough for several pairs, but we will only make one in class)

  • 2.5m metres of fold over elastic and matching polyester thread

  • A stretch needle for your sewing machine

  • A sewing machine that can sew a zigzag stitch

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

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16.06.20 - 10.00-13.00 (BST)

Three Hour Quilting Workshop!

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Tuesday 16 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this class once again will be the one & only inimitable SARAH PAYNE!...

 

Online Interactive Workshop with Sarah Payne!

Tuesday 16 June 2020: 10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for another Online Interactive Workshop with top crafter, Sarah Payne. On this course, participants learn how to create something quite lovely out of Scrappy Strips! 

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Sarah's chosen charity.
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Sarah Payne - Tuesday 16 June 2020 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Scrappy Strips Quilting

 

This is a really fun way to work your way through all of those piles of scraps you have been collecting in a corner of your sewing room! Sarah Payne will show you how to create a fun block, and then Quilt-As-You-Go to put it all together. You won’t get the quilt done in this one class, but you can at least make a start! You will be given full instructions after the workshop so you can complete the project at your leisure.

For this Online Interactive Workshop, fabric requirements are as follows:-

  • A mixture of fabrics for the pattern. 

  • A jelly roll would work well although you wouldn’t need a whole one. I used a long quarter of 8 different fabrics - the more fabrics you use the ‘scrappier’ the result will look!

  • 50cm of a neutral colour for the contrasting strips

  • 15cm of a neutral fabric for the sashing on the quilt front ( I used the same fabric as the contrasting strips)

  • 1 ¼ m of backing fabric

  • 1 ¼ m of calico to be used as the foundation

  • 12 pieces of wadding measuring 10.5” squares of wadding (60cm of wadding cut from the bolt)

 

Equipment requirements are as follows:-

  • A Fabric Marker 

  • Sewing Machine in good working order (and fluff free) with manual, feet including a ¼” foot and new needle (a walking foot if you have one).

  • Ruler, Rotary-Cutter and Mat. 

  • General sewing kit (scissors, pins, sewing needles etc).

 

If you don't have enough strips lying around & ready to hand (unlikely!), you can pre-cut some of your fabrics before the class. You will need a mix of strips measuring from 1 inch to 2 ½ inches wide.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

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19.06.20 - 15.00-18.00 (BST)

Three Hour Tumbling Block Patchwork Workshop!

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Friday 19 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this class (her first with us!) is the highly respected/talented JENNIE RAYMENT!...

 

Online Interactive Workshop with Jennie Rayment!

Friday 19 June 2020: 3.00pm - 6.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for a wonderful Online Interactive Workshop with a leading light of the crafting world, Jennie Rayment. On this course, participants learn how to create Tumbling Block Patchwork which can be applied to such as a 12" quilt or cushion! 

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Jennie's chosen charity.
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Jennie Rayment - Friday 19 June 2020 - 3.00pm to 6.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Tumbling Block Patchwork

 

A veritable legend of the crafting world, Jennie Rayment loves the fabulous geometric patterns that can be created with simple shapes. See how three different colours can produce a dramatic 3D effect in a traditional Tumbling Block pattern. With this skill you can apply it to make a 12" quilt block or cushion.

 

Learn how to conquer that dreaded 'Y' seam, understand the importance of grain and get to grips with piecing techniques - you can be accurate if you know how! Understand the tricks of the trade so other similar patchwork designs will be so much easier to piece. This fun and informative class is in Jennie's usual inimitable style! It's 'Y' you simply must join Jennie!

 

Techniques covered in this Online Interactive Workshop are as follows:-

  • Rotary Cutting accurate 60° diamonds

  • Piecing 'Y' seams

  • Understanding how fabric grain affects piecing accuracy

  • Machine or hand appliqué techniques

  • Cheat's method for turning raw edges to finish block

  • Discussion of different border techniques and machine quilting  of completed block

 

For this Online Interactive Workshop you will need the following equipment:-

  • Sewing machine ( regular foot, quarter inch foot & open toe embroidery if available)

  • One light coloured 2¾  x 44" strip or Two 2¾ x 21" (Blue)

  • One medium coloured 2¾ x 44" strip  or Two 2¾ x 21" (Green)

  • One dark coloured 2¾ x 44" strip or Two 2¾ x 21" (Yellow)

  • One 12½" square Background fabric (select a contrast to  coloured strips - eg, Cream)

  • One 10" sq approx light weight SEW-IN interfacing or any other really thin fabric

  • Additional fabric for borders - optional

  • Thread to match fabrics

  • Rotary cutting ruler with 60° marked line

  • Cutting mat and rotary cutter

  • Iron and ironing pad

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

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26.06.20 - 10.00-13.00 (BST)

Three Hour Quilting Workshop!

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Friday 26 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this class is the lovely, talented, vivacious SARAH PAYNE!...

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Online Interactive Workshop with Sarah Payne!

Friday 26 June 2020: 10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for another Online Interactive Workshop with top crafter, Sarah Payne. On this course, participants learn how to create something quite lovely out of Scrappy Strips! 

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Sarah's chosen charity.
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Sarah Payne - Friday 26 June 2020 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Alternative Finishing & Binding

 

PLEASE NOTE: This is a REPEAT of Sarah Payne's workshop, first aired on Wednesday 20 May 2020.

 

Sarah Payne will show you how to finish your quilted item via her Alternative Binding & Finishing class! Join Sarah as she takes you through different finishing techniques and helps you decide when to use them. This class will be full of technique, and there will not be time for you to try them all, but Sarah will demonstrate each one and you will get to have a go at a number of different methods. At the end of this course, you will never look at binding the same way again!

 

On this Online Interactive Workshop, techniques include the following:-

  • Bagging and envelop finishes

  • Traditional binding – hand and machine finished

  • Folded forward binding – mitred and folded

  • Flange binding

  • Bordered binding

  • Ribbon binding

  • Decorative finishing

  • Indian finishing

  • Prairie points binding

  • Invisible binding

  • Binding curves

  • Using pre-made Bias binding

  • Creating hanging methods for your work – at least 3 different methods!

 

For this Online Interactive Workshop you will need the following:-

  • Ten Quilt Sandwiches to practice on measuring about 6 inches square (you can make slightly larger or smaller if it suits your scraps) – a quilt sandwich is a piece of fabric for the top, a piece of wadding and then some backing, all cut to the same size. This does not need to be blocks.

  • 3 fat quarters – cut one of them into 2 x ½ inch wide strips along the long length of the fat 1/4.

  • Mixed selection of sewing-machine threads in whatever colours you have.

  • Sewing-machine (in good working order).

  • Iron and ironing-board/mat.

  • Walking foot if you have one. Don’t worry if you don’t, we will be working on small samples so you can manage without!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

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27.06.20 - 10.00-13.00 (BST)

Three Hour Quilting Workshop!

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Saturday 27 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this class is the wonderfully talented & lovely SARAH ASHFORD!...

 

Online Interactive Workshop with Sarah Ashford!

Saturday 27 June 2020: 10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for our first Online Interactive Workshop with leading crafter, Sarah Ashford. On this course, participants learn how to really understand & master Walking Foot Quilting! 

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Sarah's chosen charity.
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Sarah Ashford - Saturday 27 June 2020 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Walking Foot Quilting

 

This is Sarah Ashford's first CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop and we're deeeeelighted to have her on board as she's universally recognised as one of the leading lights of the craft world: welcome Sarah!

Take a 'stroll' with Sarah as she guides you through some clever ways to use your Walking Foot to produce striking quilting designs. This class with give you a toolkit of ideas and inspiration for future quilting projects and the opportunity to have a play and see just how easy yet effective Walking Foot Quilting can be!   

 

The following items are required for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing machine

  • Five 12 1/2” x 12 1/2” quilt sandwiches adhered with spray baste (solid fabrics, calico or cheap material is fine as it's just for practicing)

  • Cotton thread

  • Hera marker or Fabric Marker of choice

  • Walking Foot

  • Quilting Gloves (optional)

  • Usual sewing supplies – Rotary Cutter, Mat, Ruler, Thread, Embroidery Scissors

  • Useful book to have - 'WALK' by Jacquie Gerring

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

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30.06.20 - 18.00-21.00 (BST)

Three Hour Quilting Workshop!

Online via Zoom!

Join us on Tuesday 30 June for a fabulous Three-Hour (with breaks!) Online Interactive Workshop via the Zoom platform. Our expert tutor for this class is the lovely, talented, vivacious SARAH PAYNE!...

 

Online Interactive Workshop with Sarah Payne!

Tuesday 30 June 2020: 6.00pm - 9.00pm (BST)

 

Join us for another Online Interactive Workshop with top crafter, Sarah Payne. On this course, participants learn how to create a Jelly Roll Stars Quilt

This three-hour course costs just £25.00.

10% of all ticket sales from this course will be donated to Sarah's chosen charity.
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Sarah Payne - Tuesday 30 June 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop - Jelly Roll Stars Quilt

 

This is a really fun quilt to make using your Jelly Roll and some background fabric and is a perfect class for beginners! 

 

This simple quilt is created using 2 blocks – a star and a bordered square. Once you have learnt the method for both blocks you can make your quilt any size you like – just add fabric. You won’t get the quilt done in one class, but you can at least make a start! You will be given full instructions by tutor Sarah Payne after the class so you can complete the project at your leisure!

 

This example finishes less than 1m square – depending on the borders you add.

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop are as follows:-

  • This quilt uses a jelly roll – but not a whole one. This size uses 16 strips. If you don’t have a jelly roll simply cut 32 strips from a selection of fat 1/4s measuring 2 ½ inches wide.

  • 1 m of white on white fabric (this includes an allowance for the binding)

  • Threads for piecing

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop are as follows:-

  • Sewing machine in good working order with manual and all feet, bobbins and a new needle

  • Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat

  • It is useful to have an easy angle (right angel or Half Square triangle) ruler and a square ruler. You can make the quilt without these rulers but your quilt will be slightly smaller.

  • Pre-cut – if you do not have a jelly roll then please cut 2 ½ inch wide strips from a selection of fat 1/4s.

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited to 40 on a first-come/first-served basis!

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