Really Large Petals & Cogs Workshop with Jenny Haynes



In this class we are going BIG using a 14″ block! By combining the no-pin curves technique with FPP (Foundation Paper Piecing) using freezer paper we are looking at transforming the block into Daisies, Cogs and more. You will learn how to insert Improv curves and classic Drunkard’s Path curves into your FPP pattern to alter the look of your block. You will learn how to sew curves as big as 14″ and as small as 3 1/2″. We will cover all the stages of Foundation Paper Piecing using Freezer Paper- how to prep the paper, what stitch length to use, how best to put the block together and more. You do not need to have any previous FPP or curved piecing experience.

You’ll get to play with Jenny's PSS Acrylic templates in class. If you'd like to purchase your own set you can do so at a 10% student discount. 

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 class is designed for intermediate and advanced quilters. This is a techniques class and we will not be following a pattern. The session is particularly suited for those who are up for experimenting and/or want learn to develop their own designs.

Class size: 6

Length: 6 hours 

Materials: Jenny's Drunkard's Path paper templates and workshop notes on FPP with freezer paper are included in your class fee. You will need to bring or buy: 

  • 1m x width of fabric quilting cotton or linen fabric for background
  • .5m x width of fabric quilting cotton or linen fabric in four different colours for petals/cogs
  • freezer paper
  • glue pen

The following are useful for class but not required:

Students receive a 10% discount on class supplies. Please come at 10:30am if you'd like to shop before class.

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