Take a Patchwork Class with Jenny Haynes!
The talented Jenny Haynes is a regular fixture on the class schedule at our West Hampstead shop! Using her own exciting patterns and a relaxed teaching style, Jenny will give you the confidence to try new patchwork techniques, from curves to improv! Our schedule of classes with Jenny this year includes a mix of brand new designs and student favourites, plus the popular Finish That Quilt class that you can take again and again! You can find all of Jenny's classes on her page here.
New York Beauty Quilt Workshop (waitlist only!)
Saturday, 9 March, 10am - 5pm
The classic New York Beauty block made modern in this exciting design! In this class you'll be using Jenny's Drunkard's Path templates and foundation paper piecing (FPP) pattern. You'll learn how to cut, sew and press perfect curves using Jenny's no-pin technique and how to use the FPP technique to sew precise shapes. Make a a bouquet of Jenny's NYB ‘flowers’ (pictured) and design your own version with Jenny's help.
Kels O'Sullivan Quilt
Sunday, 12 March, 10am - 5pm (£95)
Make a cushion or throw quilt with great graphics and gentle curves! In this workshop, Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten will cover all the elements of piecing a Kels O'Sullivan block and sewing a cushion. Everything from how to sew curves, get perfect corners to inserting a zip. The design is based (with permission) on a painting by Kels O'Sullivan.
Paper Round Quilt
Saturday, 27 April, and Sunday, 28 April, 10am - 5pm (£195)
The Paper Round Quilt is a fun and modern quilt featuring Jenny’s Triple Drunkard’s Path block. Combining curved and traditional straight piecing with a bold, large-scale design, this project is a perfect introduction to curves for the adventurous quilter. In this two-day class you'll learn all of Jenny's tips and tricks for how to sew curves with no pins while you work on the Twin or Throw sized Paper Round Quilt. This quilt was chosen to be part of the MQG Showcase at Quilt Festival in Houston 2018 and has been juried into Quilt Con 2019 in Nashville!
Floating Stairs Quilt Workshop
Saturday, 18 May, 10am - 5pm (£95)
Get those Y-seams and curves in perspective in this one-day skill-building workshop with Jenny Haynes. Whilst making Jenny’s latest design, the Floating Stairs you get to play with her custom templates and freezer paper. Intrigued?
No rules, no rulers. In this liberating class we learn how to cut, sew and press improvised curves. We also cover other techniques, like the inset circle, that are excellent skill-builders and perfect for your improv or planned quilt.
Finish that Quilt
Friday, 8 March, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (£48)
Friday, 26 April, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (£48)
Friday, 17 May, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (£48)
Friday, 12 July, 6:30pm - 9:30pm (£48)
Have a quilt that is stuck in WIP purgatory? This class is for you! Bring in your project to get help, encouragement and inspiration from our experienced teacher and finish that quilt! Jenny can help you with everything from how to baste your quilt, different ways to quilt your quilt (either machine stitching using your walking foot or hand sewing with luscious Perle Cotton) and how to bind your quilt (get the perfect mitred corner, how to do the invisible hand finish).
Learn to machine-piece curves with Jenny Haynes! In this full-day class you'll learn all of Jenny's tips and tricks for how to sew curves with no pins while you work on the quilt of your choice. You'll get to choose from three of Jenny’s curvy designs to work with:
- The Sunflower, Jenny just received a ‘Highly Commended’ for her Sunflower Quilt at Festival of Quilts.
- The Footloose, you get to master three different sizes of curves in this fun design, Jenny’s latest pattern.
- Cosmos Ovals, a unique shape in a modern and graphic design.
Reel to Reel Workshop with Jenny Haynes - 14 July
This class is all about the Oval Drunkard's Path Block. We'll make a Twin (or Throw) sized Reel to Reel quilt top inspired by the Japanese design concept Notan and look at how the play between light and dark affects the design. This quilt was featured in the 2018 QuilCon Magazine and received the third place award in the Two Colour Challenge at QuiltCon 2019!
The three different sizes of curves in this block all come together using a different technique but all without the use of pins despite the irregular curve of the oval. Cutting and piecing the blocks and achieving perfectly matching seams is made easy with the Oval Drunkard's Path templates.
A Swedish exile having spent the previous 18 years in London and Sheffield, Jenny Haynes (née Nilsson) studied Pattern Cutting and Tailoring in her native Stockholm. Soon after, she followed her passion for fabrics and moved to London to study Fashion and Textiles at the London College of Fashion. She went on to develop her own label ‘Papper, Sax, Sten’ (that’s ‘Paper, Scissors, Stone’ in case you’re wondering!), creating designs that reflect her many different influences.
More recently Jenny was asked to contribute to a publication by Thames & Hudson for the V&A. Two of Jenny’s quilts are featured in Patchwork & Quilting: A Maker’s Guide, ‘Designed by teachers and practitioners at the leading edge of today’s craft revival, the projects are both functional and fashionable’.
Apart from designing and making quilts, Jenny also teaches quilting and does talks about quilting and her design process, in the UK and abroad.