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Workshops and Courses

Creative Sewing weekend 26-28th March

We’ve another great Creative Sewing weekend planned for 26-28th March 2021 at our new favourite venue, New Place Hotel in Shirrel Heath (near Wickham, Hampshire).  This is an amazing hotel with a purpose built conference suite with big light, sunny rooms for our workshops and then a fabulous old, listed building for meals!  Oh, and it has a leisure suite. What more to love!!

Although we might not be the sole residents, our classrooms and lunch and evening dining room/entertainment room will be for our exclusive use too. The hotel has easy road and rail access (by mainline train station) and all rooms are en-suite.

As usual our weekend package includes full-board plus evening entertainment and workshops starting with a 2-hour session on Friday, then all day Saturday and Sunday.  We can also offer day rates for local lasses  not wishing to stay and partner rates for those who wish to bring a partner.  Great news is that the weekends start at 2pm Friday – with arrival and settle in, then an optional 2 hour class from 3.30-5.30. We finish at 4pm Sunday.  (Subject to usual terms and conditions)

The  cost £385 per person for the fully inclusive weekend, including room with en-suite facilities, all food, entertainment and of course the class of your choice. For further details and a booking form, do email:

Pick a Quilt with Jennie Rayment

Choose one of a selection of quilts ranging from strip techniques to Y seams and a textured twiddle. Trip Round the World (top left)  and the circular design both come from strips and will open the door to Bargello designs, top right features a speedy technique – for super quick quilts, Inner city (bottom left and centre) feature Y seams – great quilt for mastering that technique. For those who like a little texture – go for the Lily design (lower left) fabulous 3D effect yet simple to construct. Full requirements will be sent for all the quilts and a pattern is also provided to ensure that you can complete your chosen design.



Great Gifts and Scrap Busters with Wendy Gardiner  

Choose from 8 different projects to make as gifts whilst brushing up on new techniques and making inroads into your Stash! Choose from projects such as Chenille Rug, Reversible Butchers’ Apron, Creative Tucked Cushion with Buttoned Back, Metal Frame Bag and more. You will be able to make 4 or 5 and leave having mastered several new techniques as well as creating some fabulous things.




Trouser Fitting with Lorna Knight

Come and make a pair of good-fitting trousers. Choose from one of five basic patterns  – classic fly front trousers; Palazzo or cropped and learn how to adjust the pieces to fit your figure type then make up a calico toile to check the fit before making up in your chosen material. Although you may not completely finish your trousers by the end of the weekend you’ll get a good way there and learn lots in the process.




For further details contact Wendy  on 07890 850 353 or Jennie on 01243 374860 


Post: Creative Sewing Weekends, 7 Lockerley Road, Havant, Hants, PO9 2HD