Classes are starting at The Village Haberdashery!

We’re thrilled that we are finally going to be able to offer classes to complement our lovely products! Starting in April, we’ll be providing classes to cater to a variety of skill levels and interests, from quilting to dressmaking to knitting and more. Read on to find out more about what we’ll be offering in April, then visit the shop to book your place! We’ll be adding classes to the calendar frequently, so check back regularly and keep an eye on The Daily Stitch for updates. Hope to see you in a class soon!

Gingham Embroidered Apron with Marilyn Lewin

Two-day class: Thursday, 11 April, 12.30 – 2.30 pm, and Thursday, 18 April, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

A perfect course for complete beginners and those looking to refresh their skills after a few years away from the sewing machine! In this two-day class you’ll sew a vintage-style gingham apron whilst learning the basics of using sewing machine, from winding the bobbin to threading the machine to straight stitching. You’ll also have a chance to experiment with cross stitch to embellish your apron. Participants will leave with a great foundation for our dressmaking and quilting courses.

Gingham Embroidered Apron

Modern Quilting Sampler with Katy Jones

Two-day course:  Saturday, 20 April, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, 27 April, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. OR Saturday, 18 May, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, 25 May, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Led by popular quilting blogger and author Katy Jones, this class will provide you with an exciting introduction to the world of modern quilting! In this class you’ll create six unique blocks using innovative patchwork techniques for a contemporary aesthetic. You’ll leave with a gorgeous finished quilt top and the skills you need to complete your quilt at home.

Modern Quilting Sampler

Quilted and Bound Cushion with Judith Dahmen

One-day course: Saturday, 13 April, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In this class you’ll learn the steps to making a patchwork quilt by sewing a quilted cushion! Participants will learn how to use a rotary cutter, how to machine piece patchwork pieces together using a ¼ inch foot on a sewing machine, how to machine quilt the front of the cushion, how to sew a zip and finally how to attach binding. In short almost everything required to start making quilts!

Quilted and Bound Cushion

The Hollyburn Skirt with Karen Ball

Two-day class: Monday, 22 April, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. and Monday, 29 April, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.

The Hollyburn Skirt by Sewaholic is a wardrobe essential aimed at beginners and designed for maximum figure flattery. In this class you’ll complete a Hollyburn Skirt under the careful guidance of experienced dressmaker, Karen Ball. Karen believes that beginner classes shouldn’t mean dumbing down, and you’ll be encouraged to work to a standard you will be proud of – whilst having fun! You’ll learn how to understand and follow a sewing pattern, and how to fit a skirt as well as techniques and top tips for constructing and finishing garments. You’ll leave the two-evening course with a finished skirt, your own copy of the Hollyburn Skirt pattern and confidence in your dressmaking skills. Plus there will be cake!

The Hollyburn Skirt

Knitting Workshop with Monica Russel

Ongoing: Workshop runs on 1 – 3 p.m. on Mondays beginning 8 April and is booked in blocks of three. Because instruction is personalised to each student’s skill level, you may take it as many times as you like!

This unique knitting workshop is open to students at all levels! With the guidance and support of our experienced instructor, beginners will learn the basics in the first lesson so that they become confident with a project. Participants who already have knitting skills will learn new techniques such as working with cables, knitting fair isle patterns and using intarsia in projects as well as learning to read patterns. After you register, our instructor will help you choose a project to match your skills which you can work on at your own pace in the workshop time and practice at home.

Knitting Workshop

Introduction to Fair Isle with Monica Russel

One-day class: Saturday, 13 April, 1 – 4 p.m.

Fair Isle knitting produces beautiful designs and is much easier to do than it looks! In this class you’ll learn the technique by knitting a pair of hand warmers or headband under the careful guidance of our experienced instructor. You’ll learn how to read and follow a graph, how to strand and weave yarn and how to knit with multiple colours at once.

Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting

Modern Machine Appliqué with Julie Fagan

One-day class: Saturday, 6 April, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Learn the basics of machine appliqué by creating a cheerful linen tea towel with Julie, the designer behind Kip & Fig. You’ll learn how to follow an appliqué pattern, how to position and sew an appliqué design and ways to customise a pattern to make the design your own! All students will leave the class with a finished tea towel; more experienced students may be able to finish more than one within the class time.

Modern Machine Applique


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