Intro to Foundation Paper Piecing with Freezer Paper with Jenny Haynes


This fun one-evening class will provide an introduction to foundation paper piecing (FPP) with freezer paper! Learn how to create Y-seams and curves using this clever technique. This class is also a perfect follow up to Jenny's Floating Stairs Workshop in March! 

About your teacher: A Swedish exile having spent the previous 18 years in Hackney, Jenny Haynes (n̩e 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' if you're wondering!), working with textiles that reflect these different influences. Her bespoke quilts and furnishings are recognised for their clean and simple, mid-century modern design. Often mixing vintage fabrics with modern prints, rich colours with pastels, wool and silk with linen and cotton, while remaining faithful to her Scandinavian roots. This was recognised in Summer '15 when Jenny was invited by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, along with 18 other Swedish designers, to be a part of Heal's Swedish Summer Exhibition. Heal's having a long history of promoting Swedish design with exhibitions in 1923, '51 and '71. Find out more about Jenny and her stunning designs at

Skills needed: Students should know how to use a sewing machine and have completed several patchwork projects prior to class. These techniques are suitable for intermediate quilters. 

Class size: 6

Length: 3 hours

Materials: If you took the class in March, bring your Floating Stairs Quilt in any state of completion. Or if you are starting fresh, please bring four fat quarters of quilting cotton in different colours - that's enough to make one block. Students receive a 10% discount when they purchase materials in the shop.

Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at