Sewing class hosted by The Village Haberdashery
6 hour class
The Village Haberdashery, NW6
This is one for the spontaneous and crazy creatives out there - an opportunity to forget about rules and structure, and let your imagination guide you. In this West Hampstead class, learn the basics of improvisational patchwork to create a colourful and unique quilt. Suitable for complete beginners, although experience with a sewing machine is beneficial.
In this class
In this class with textile pro Jenny Haynes, you'll explore different ways to use pieced strips in an improvised patchwork, how to cut and assemble fabric strips, and different effects you can create with stripes. You'll also learn the more abstract art of bringing your own style and boundless imagination into the craft of patchworking.
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Students are asked to bring or buy their own fabric (available to purchase from the Village Haberdashery). You'll need a selection of light to medium weight quilting cottons in contrasting colours (be it light/dark or warm/cold), 0.25 cm each of 4-6 fabrics. Everything else will be provided.
By the end of the class, you will have created a quilt top for either a lap or baby-sized quilt.
Just like the history of pancakes and crepes, the craft of patchwork probably arose out of necessity, but is now an art in itself. Originally, patchwork designs made use of leftover bits of fabric that couldn't be used for other projects. But these days, craftspeople from all over the world - including you! - specifically seek out special scraps to make a pretty patchwork
The Village Haberdashery, West Hampstead
West Hampstead Square
Sun 15 Oct, 10:00am - 4:00pm
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The Village Haberdashery provides sewing and craft classes with a modern spin from their shop and studio in West Hampstead, London. They offer a range of fun and varied courses for students of all levels of experience. From dressmaking to quilting, weaving to macrame, calligraphy to paper crafts, and a host of many other creative classes, The Village Haberdashery is bound to have a workshop for you!
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.