Thistles, Cogs & Caterpillar Wheels Workshop with Jenny Haynes



In this exciting intermediate patchwork class you'll learn how to create thistles, cogs and caterpillar wheels 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.

You get to play with Jenny’s Quilting Templates and get a 10% discount on all templates if you decide you ‘need’ your own set. 

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 quilters who want to learn a new technique. It is not suitable for beginners. If you have any questions, just ask!

Class size: 6

Materials: Please note that the fabric allowance below is for the more ambitious sewers. A handful of fat quarters is more than enough to learn all the techniques and have a good play with the different block versions. Students receive a 10% discount on anything they purchase in the shop on class day.

Fabric allowances: A minimum of 0.5m (wof) of four or more different colours of quilting cotton and 2m (wof) of the same of background fabric. More fabric needed for any project larger than a throw sized quilt. 

Location: The Village Haberdashery 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.

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