Improv Curves with Jenny Haynes - 19 May


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.

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: This is a perfect class for experienced quilters who want to learn a new technique, but it's also suitable for beginners. Students must know how to use a sewing machine so if you're a total beginner, we recommend taking our three hour This is a Sewing Machine class first.

Class size: 6

Date: Sunday, 19 May, 10am - 5pm

Materials: Students will need to bring or buy the materials for their project. You will need at least 3-4 fat quarters. This is also a perfect project for those slightly bigger scraps (minimum 5" Sq) you've been holding onto. All other notions and tools will be provided. Students receive a 10% discount when they purchase materials in the shop.

Location: Our West Hampstead shop at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

If you're interested in a payment plan for this class, please get in touch! You can find out more information about our payment plans here.

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