Explore our BIGGEST EVER workshop programme!

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This year’s programme offers hundreds of workshops on subjects including free-motion quilting, Japanese folded patchwork, kantha, fabric origami, smocking and Indian Block Printing to name a few. Find out what’s on at the NEC this August and learn a new skill to impress your quilt community.

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Hexagonal Happenings

Thursday 3rd August – 10:00am – 11:00am

Tutor name: Jennie Rayment

This fun project is ideal as a hanging festive decoration but has many other possibilities as it is double sided. This unusual hexagonal creation is a wow! It’s a two-sided ornament with textured segments and cannot fail to entrance. Suitable for all ages and abilities with fiddly fingers.

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Korean Good Luck Pouch (Early Morning)

Friday 4th August – 08:30am – 10:00pm

Tutor name: Maryse Allard

During this 90 minute session you will learn to make a typical Korean Good Luck pouch using simple stitching techniques. Once you have learned the technique you will be able to make various sized bags using different fabrics, to create your own Good Luck pouches that become decorative objects. Suitable for all abilities, including children when accompanied by an adult.

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Sew Scrappy with English Paper Piecing

Saturday 5th August – 10:00am – 11:30am

Tutor name: Cait Lisle

English Paper Piecing is highly portable and a brilliant way to use up scraps. Fabric is attached to paper templates to create crisp corners and precise shapes, then hand stitched together before removing the paper. Perfect for a multitude of shapes and a wide range of projects, scrappy piecing can produce truly beautiful results. In this class you will learn to cut the papers and fabric, tack and stitch some shapes together.


Easy Wool Embroidery: Crewel with a Modern Twist

Sunday 6th August – 10:00am – 11:30am

Tutor name: Victoria Merness

Join Victoria for this class in which she will demystify crewel embroidery techniques using fine knitting wool, making it very easy and relaxing to do! The techniques shown will be traditional crewel stitch styles with a modern twist. Victoria will cover the importance of using an embroidery hoop, how to thread wool and bulky threads through a chenille needle without using a needle threader and then start stitching.