Online Interactive Workshops
SEWING, QUILTING
& FIBRE CRAFTS

Welcome to our SEWING & QUILTING Online Interactive Workshops section. 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!

Below you will find details for our upcoming Online Interactive Workshops in October and November - and beyond! Simply click on the square Workshop Info-Graphics below, to read more about each class - 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! 

Click on each Workshop Info-Graphic (below) for more details about confirmed Sewing, Quilting & Fibre Craft Online Interactive Workshops confirmed so far in

OCTOBER and NOVEMBER 2022.

PS: Pausing throughout December 2022, we'll be adding more dates for January, February, March (and beyond!) 2023 just as soon as we have all tutor availability & class content confirmed!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

IMPORTANT: Class Times!

All CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshops are broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST); this will change to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT); from 02.00am on Sunday 30 October 2022. 

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

Please note that all ticket prices for our Online Interactive Workshops are based on ONE PERSON attending each workshop.

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CraftyMonkies Charisma Horton Online Interactive Workshop Possibilities Quilt Blocks x 12!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Easy-Art Classes x 3!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Cathedral Windows Block!
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Canvas Tote Bag!
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Canvas Tote Bag!
CraftyMonkies GAry Mills Online Interactive Workshop Inspirational Strips
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Jersey Skater Style Tunic!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improv Quilting Shoal!
CraftyMonkies Karen Miller Online Interactive Workshop Faux Ruched Flowers!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Stuffed Appliqué!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Create Your Own Xmas Cards!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Ashford Online Interactive Workshop Next Steps in Walking Foot Quilting!
CraftyMonkies Gary Mills Online Interactive Workshop Nordic Reindeer Decorations!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improv Inserts!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improv Log Cabin Blocks!
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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, earlier this year we 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 (after you purchase via our Online Shop) via a dedicated private-access link to the content on YouTube)!

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 usually charged at £25.00 to all who are unable to attend the live class.

Watch Recording of past Online Interactive Workshops via links bought in our Online Shop!

Please note: Not all workshops/classes will appear as edited videos due to Licensing Restrictions imposed (wholly acceptably, we hasten to add) by some of our tutors; that said, the vast majority will be available!

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24.09.22

10.00-13.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Sarah

PAYNE

Sewing & Quilting:

Cathedral Windows

Block!

CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Cathedral Windows Block!
CraftyMonkies Sarah Payne Online Interactive Workshop Cathedral Windows Block!

Sarah Payne

Saturday 24 September 2022

10.00am - 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Cathedral Windows Block!

The vivacious & hugely talented/versatile Sarah Payne joins us once again, this time running a class which is a repeat of her Cathedral Windows Block workshop (last aired in March 2021) - great for those of you new to CraftyMonkies or who might have missed out last time and a great opportunity for those who had a go last year to hone those quilt-block skills!...

Introduction by Sarah:-

This is a fun class, cutting up and re-using those old denim jeans to make a fabulous cushion with the Cathedral Windows design. So instead of throwing them out, grab a few pairs of jeans and get creating!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Sarah will show you how to make this stunning design using offcut of denim and make a cute custion. Don’t worry – you can use denim meterage if you don’t have any old jeans to chop!

 

You will learn this iconic pattern and how to adapt It in size to make anything you want – quilt, cushion, bag, pillow – the choice is yours. You can choose the size you want the blocks to to be and work with any sized squares you like. For this sample we will be making a 12 inch finished cushion cover. You will also receive a copy of the pattern after the class to refer to along with a guide to turn it into a cushion if that’s how you wish to display it.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is a perfect class for beginners as well as more experienced quilters who just love this iconic design.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 1 pair of jeans (legs only!)

  • Fat ¼ for the back of the cushion

  • Fat ¼ of fabric for the front

  • 12 inch cushion pad

If you are using denim from trousers, this may be quite thick so use a denim needle and a walking foot.

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing machine and pins – lots of pins!

 

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

There is no pattern relevant to 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 £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!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of 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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08.10.22

16.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Svetlana

SOTAK

Bag-Making:

Canvas Tote Bag!

Sold Out!

Make this wonderfully iconic Tote with top bagineer and tutor, Svetlana Sotak!
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Canvas Tote Bag!

Svetlana Sotak

Saturday 08 October 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Canvas Tote Bag!

Please Note: This class is now Sold Out; however, there are still places available

on the same class taking place on Sunday 9th October!

Though this class is now Sold Out - places are still available on the repeat of this class, taking place on Sunday 9th October! - the information below is relevant to all those fortunate enough to have secured their place:-

 

It goes without saying that we're absolutely delighted to be welcoming back the super-talented Svetlana Sotak for this Canvas Tote workshop! As always with Svetlana, this class will see participants make a stunning bag that will be the envy of all who see it - be sure to book early!...

Introduction by Svetlana:-

Hi there! I really hope you'll come and join me in my next CraftyMonkies workshop, in which we’ll be making a fabulous, roomy Canvas Tote Bag! The bag finishes at 13’’ wide on the bottom x 12’’ tall x 6’’ deep and would make a wonderfully sturdy shopper or a weekender Tote. Believe me when I say: "You're going to love it!!!"

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • What materials work best for this lovely Canvas Tote Bag

  • How to use a two slider Zipper and how to add fabric tabs to each end for a professional looking finish

  • How to install an Inset Zipper to keep all your belongings securely inside the Tote

 

As always, I’ll share lots of tips & tricks along the way to ensure your finished Tote is as beautiful as possible!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Advanced Beginner and higher

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

FABRIC A (Exterior of the Bag)

Canvas, Essex linen, cotton/linen blend fabric, denim, medium weight home décor fabric

 

FABRIC B (Lining)

Duck canvas, denim, or home decor fabric

 

INTERFACING

Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700 for both exterior and lining of the bag. Use 1 yard of Pellon TP971 or Vlieseline H640 fusible fleece or even Soft and Stable by Annie for the exterior instead if you want your finished bag to be more structured.

 

ZIPPER

#5 two-slider closed bottom zipper or #5 zipper by the foot + two zipper pulls

 

WEBBING (Handles)

1’’ - 1 1⁄4’’ wide medium weight polyester or cotton webbing

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

(These fabric requirements are based on 42'' wide fabric)

 

FABRIC A (Exterior + Inset Zipper) – 3/4 yard

FABRIC B (Lining) – 1/2 yard

MEDIUM WEIGHT FUSIBLE INTERFACING (Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700) – 2 yards

#5 NYLON ZIPPER – One (1) x 22'' or longer

WEBBING - Two (2) x 50’’ long strips

 

Supplies & Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Cutting Mat

  • Ruler

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Wonder Clips and/or Pins

  • Disappearing Fabric Marker or Fine Chalk Pen

  • Utility Scissors

  • Fabric Shears

  • Zipper Foot for your sewing-machine

  • 90/14 Needle for your sewing-machine

  • Standard pressing and sewing supplies

  • Good quality Polyester Thread - Svetlana's favorite is Guttermann

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Svetlana's Pattern - essential for this class - will be provided to all those who book a place on the workshop!

Sizing Guide for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The finished size of your Canvas Tote Bag is: 13’’ wide on bottom x 12’’ tall x 6’’ deep!

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!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of 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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09.10.22

16.00-19.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Svetlana

SOTAK

Bag-Making:

Canvas Tote Bag!

Make this wonderfully iconic Tote with top bagineer and tutor, Svetlana Sotak!
 
CraftyMonkies Svetlana Sotak Online Interactive Workshop Canvas Tote Bag!

Svetlana Sotak

Sunday 09 October 2022

4.00pm - 7.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Canvas Tote Bag!

With Svetlana's first scheduled date for this class on Saturday 8th October almost Sold Out already, it goes without saying that we're absolutely delighted to add an extra date for the super-talented Svetlana Sotak and this Canvas Tote workshop! As always with Svetlana, this class will see participants make a stunning bag that will be the envy of all who see it - be sure to book early!...

Introduction by Svetlana:-

Hi there! I really hope you'll come and join me in my next CraftyMonkies workshop, in which we’ll be making a fabulous, roomy Canvas Tote Bag! The bag finishes at 13’’ wide on the bottom x 12’’ tall x 6’’ deep and would make a wonderfully sturdy shopper or a weekender Tote. Believe me when I say: "You're going to love it!!!"

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • What materials work best for this lovely Canvas Tote Bag

  • How to use a two slider Zipper and how to add fabric tabs to each end for a professional looking finish

  • How to install an Inset Zipper to keep all your belongings securely inside the Tote

 

As always, I’ll share lots of tips & tricks along the way to ensure your finished Tote is as beautiful as possible!

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Advanced Beginner and higher

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

FABRIC A (Exterior of the Bag)

Canvas, Essex linen, cotton/linen blend fabric, denim, medium weight home décor fabric

 

FABRIC B (Lining)

Duck canvas, denim, or home decor fabric

 

INTERFACING

Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700 for both exterior and lining of the bag. Use 1 yard of Pellon TP971 or Vlieseline H640 fusible fleece or even Soft and Stable by Annie for the exterior instead if you want your finished bag to be more structured.

 

ZIPPER

#5 two-slider closed bottom zipper or #5 zipper by the foot + two zipper pulls

 

WEBBING (Handles)

1’’ - 1 1⁄4’’ wide medium weight polyester or cotton webbing

 

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

(These fabric requirements are based on 42'' wide fabric)

 

FABRIC A (Exterior + Inset Zipper) – 3/4 yard

FABRIC B (Lining) – 1/2 yard

MEDIUM WEIGHT FUSIBLE INTERFACING (Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700) – 2 yards

#5 NYLON ZIPPER – One (1) x 22'' or longer

WEBBING - Two (2) x 50’’ long strips

 

Supplies & Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing-Machine

  • Cutting Mat

  • Ruler

  • Rotary Cutter

  • Wonder Clips and/or Pins

  • Disappearing Fabric Marker or Fine Chalk Pen

  • Utility Scissors

  • Fabric Shears

  • Zipper Foot for your sewing-machine

  • 90/14 Needle for your sewing-machine

  • Standard pressing and sewing supplies

  • Good quality Polyester Thread - Svetlana's favorite is Guttermann

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Svetlana's Pattern - essential for this class - will be provided to all those who book a place on the workshop!

Sizing Guide for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

The finished size of your Canvas Tote Bag is: 13’’ wide on bottom x 12’’ tall x 6’’ deep!

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!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of 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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12.10.22

19.00-20.30 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Gary

MILLS

Easy-Art Class 2 of 3:

Inspirational Strips!

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Gary Mills

Wednesday 12 October 2022

7.00pm - 8.30pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Easy-Art Class 2 of 3:

Inspiration Strips!

We're really excited as always to welcome Gary Mills into the CraftyMonkies October schedule. In this, his 2nd in the series of wonderfully unique and crafted  art and design classes, Gary will be teaching Inspiration Strips; here's the talented Mr Mills to tell you all about it!

Introduction by Gary:-

Have you always wanted to learn more about being creative? Have you wanted to explore design, but never had the opportunity? Well, this is just one of the lessons specifically designed for you by Gary Mills, where he has created a series of individual lessons that specifically are designed to be accessed by everyone and at all levels and abilities; This is for all of you who would like to learn and have a go, and those who enjoy being creative but would like to become a little freer and more open to some new ideas. If you love, colour, doodling and playing with scraps of paper, cloth, and ephemera then you are really going to enjoy your time on any of Gary’s Art and Design short lessons.

This lesson is about creating design-based inspiration strips or mini decorative pattern “stories” to inform and inspire both textile design and graphic design.  These could later develop into print, embroidery, or a surface design. Even mounted and framed they also make great visual art you will be proud of.

You will be taking ideas from African tribal costume and decoration (images supplied), then through undertaking a series of processes to extract shapes and patterns to translate into your own ideas and design. This will not be a conventional art & drawing lesson, far from it; but rather a fun and informative approach to creating art & design.

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

In this short 1 ½ hour lesson you will cover exporting a pattern and shapes from chosen photo images, application of water colour paint techniques, illustration, and collage. The outcome to this project is a series of decorated strips in mixed media approaches 1 ½ “ x 17” mounted

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Gary has many years of experience as a professional practitioner and teacher of art and textiles; his lessons are so enjoyable, fun, and very well organised with his clear and patient guidance. This lesson is suitable for all; if you are a beginner this is a great way to find your creative ability through learning process and skills which explore the rudiments of creative art and design practices. For those with some confidence and experience you could add further diversify to approaches in your own artistic ability and imagination.

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

All the materials are easily accessible. Such as papers and inks and paints can be sourced from local shops or online and most other materials can be found around your sewing box or in your desk draw.

 

You will need for this workshop:-

  • Something to make black ink permanent marks with, such as a gel pen, ball point pen

  • A Glue stick such as a Pritt Stick or similar

  • Masking tape

  • A set of simple water colour paints

  • 1 sheet of good quality paper A3 either water colour paper or mixed media paper 250g /m2 -135lb (I have used a sheet from Windsor & Newton brand but there are many on the market and some art suppliers will sell individual sheets of paper)

  • 1 x sheet of good quality cartridge paper for mounting your finished work

  • Some lengths of either red raffia or red embroidery thread for wrapping around the strips

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sharp paper scissors / craft knife and cutting mat

  • 2x containers such as a jam jars to hold some clean water.

  • A large plate or a palette for mixing paint

  • 1 small paint brush 1x medium sized flat paint brush

  • Some paper kitchen towel to hand

  • Ruler or quilting / crafting square

  • Pencil and rubber

  • IMPORTANT: A hair-dryer to hand when speed-drying is required

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Those attending the workshop will receive Gary’s selection of images to use as inspiration for this design-based lesson.

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 £20.00 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!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of 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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Would you like to attend ALL THREE Easy-Art classes?
Well, great news!
You can book for all three & Save £10 off the combined individual price of £60.00!
Simply click on the graphic directly below for the
Easy-Art Triple-Whammy Ticket.

Gary Mills Easy-Art Classes x 3
Online Interactive Workshops
Wednesday 14 September 2022
Boats In The Harbour!
Wednesday 12 October 2022
Inspiration Strips! 
Wednesday 16 November 2022
Design & Create Your Own Christmas Cards!
All classes are 7.00pm - 8.30pm (BST)

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14.10.22

18.00-21.00 (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop

Nicholas

BALL

Sewing & Quilting:

Improv Quilting Shoal!

Sold Out!

Lose those inhibitions and get creative with improv-guru Nicholas Ball and his fab Shoal workshop!
CraftyMonkies Nicholas Ball Online Interactive Workshop Improc Quilting Shoal!

Nicholas Ball

Friday 14 October 2022

6.00pm - 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop

Improv Quilting Shoal!

Please Note: This class is now Sold Out; the information below is for all those fortunate enough to have secured their place!

Following on from his hugely successful #improvtrianglesewalong, broadcast via Instagram in early 2020, the marvellous Nicholas Ball teamed up with CraftyMonkies to deliver not just one, but FOUR consecutive dates of his ‘Shoal Sewalong’ class, broadcast on Instagram and here with us in January 2021. The demand was huge and there were many lovely sewists who wanted to attend but just missed out, so finally, without further ado, we’re very happy to announce we will be repeating this Improv Quilting Shoal class! It’s your chance to grab a place if you missed out the first time around, or of course if you would like to re-attend and refresh your memory!

Introduction by Nicholas:-

Since the #improvtrianglesewalong I hosted in early 2020, countless people had asked when the next one would be. The Shoal quilt from my book Inspiring Improv remains one of the most popular projects and I’ve seen some awesome versions, made in all manner of fabrics. When it came to deciding upon the theme for a second Sewalong, it was a no-brainer! And so the #shoalsewalong came along! I was thrilled to offer a special CraftyMonkies workshop alongside the Sewalong and I couldn’t believe it when 4 dates all sold out. I know some of you missed out and were disappointed and have asked me to run it again, so here we are! I do hope you can grab a place this time!

What you will learn on this Online Interactive Workshop:-

During the workshop, you take the fabric you have chosen and learn how to sew the fish units. I will expand upon the instructions given in both my book. I’ll start by showing you the basics of my triangle and freehand curve techniques, before combining them to create unique and varied fish units. As a bonus, I’ll share how to add even more individuality to your fish, with extra fins, gills and patterned bodies. They’ll even be some seaweed!  After making the units, you’ll learn my top tips for joining them together using my jigsaw method. I'lll also be there to answer any questions you may have about quilting and finishing your quilt top.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. The triangle technique is a great introduction to sewing in a more liberated way and is sure to fuel your creativity The freehand curves will provide the beginner with a firm foundation to cutting without rulers, upon which they can expand the technique. More experienced sewers can challenge themselves with more daring curves and different shaped fish..

 

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Whilst not essential for the workshop, my book, Inspiring Improv (published in 2019 by Lucky Spool, available to buy via Amazon) will expand upon the techniques learnt and provide many more improv tips and tricks. My original Shoal quilt is also one of the 12 projects.

 

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. For those of you that like to plan ahead, use the following as a guide:-

 

FOR THE FISH - an assortment of large scraps in your chosen colours. This fabric will be used for the fish bodies and tails, so a healthy assortment of different sized rectangles and squares will work best.

 

FOR THE BACKGROUND - an assortment of large scraps in your chosen sea/water colours. This can either be one fabric, for a more cohesive look, or a variety for a scrappy version.

 

Additional scraps from your stash in coordinating colours for gills, fins and seaweed. The more fish you make, the bigger the quilt will be. There is no right or wrong size. Remember, this is your quilt, so make it how you want to

 

Please don’t stress about these requirements! They are simply a guide and I’ve 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. As mentioned, they don’t need to be perfectly square, so feel free to use scissors!

 

This is a technique-based workshop. Feel free to make as many or as few of the fish units as you like. Don’t feel any pressure to cut up all your precious fabric!

 

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • A sewing machine

  • Good quality thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (I recommend Aurifil 50wt)

  • Rotary cutter with a new blade (especially important for the curve technique)

  • 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

  • A willingness to explore your own creativity!

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Nicholas is truly excited to be able to offer this workshop again! He says it’s a great way to sew with like-minded people and to inspire one another.

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!

Please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates.

This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY!

 

IMPORTANT!

Sadly, we are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale in our shop after this event.