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Workshop Brochure Autumn 2017 1
August 2017 Dear Quilters, Sewers and Crafters, And here we are in the 8th month of the year already. Summer in full swing with lots of holiday makers visiting our beautiful county. We hope you are enjoying some time off too and spending more time on sewing. We have been very busy preparing for that major event at the end of the year (we don’t want to say the C-word yet, do we?). The C…….. fabrics have arrived including all the panels and advent calendars, so we have a lot of samples to make. The small mittens are adorable and how about the panel with all the heart, baubles and stars to make some decorations for the tree? Or use them to make a festive wreath… And if you want to make something really quick, have a look at the pre-printed hexagons and triangles fabric by the metre. The design is gorgeous in red, green, cream, black and gold and will make a stunning tablerunner, table cloth or placemats or even a whole quilt without all the piecing to do. Between now and then we will have fabric deliveries of forest creatures, children’s panels, flannels, a new version of the ‘Heartwood’ range with which a lot of you made your ‘Countryside Idyll’ quilts, a 1930s retro range and a seaside range very different to what we’ve had before…(just to name a few) Of course our favourite, TILDA, will be high on our ‘want-list’. ‘Harvest’ will be in the shop any day now and October will see another range released, this time called ‘The Cottage Collection’. Make sure to ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page to be in the know when these ranges arrive and to see the lovely work everyone creates at our workshops. Enjoy reading through our Brochure below and hopefully you’ll find some classes to your liking. A lot of samples for our workshops are already available to view in the shop. All other samples will be here from the beginning of September. We’re always happy to talk you through any classes or courses you might have queries about.
With kindest regards from Myriam and Sunny, the Material Girls.
Courses Mr. or Mrs. Claus with Myriam Hand and machine sewing 3 Thursday mornings from 10 till 12.30 Sept 7 / Oct 12 / Nov 9
Scandinavian style Father or Mother Christmas in pale fabrics instead of the traditional red, green and gold makes him/her very appealing. With applique on his/her clothes and hat, which can be done as needleturn applique or using fusible web and blanketstitch if you prefer. Needleturn applique experience necessary if choosing this method. Samples in the shop
From Basics to Beyond with Ruth Smith 4 monthly classes.
These flexible and relaxed hand sewing classes will teach you a wide range of techniques of Patchwork and Quilting, block by block. Working at your own pace, you will be able to make a full sized bed quilt or a smaller project of your choice using the quilt-as-you-go method.
ALL ABILITIES BUT ESPECIALLY TOTAL BEGINNERS VERY WELCOME! Photos in the shop The mornings of Ruth’s courses are mostly fully booked but sometimes we can fit newcomers in. Please ask. NOTE FOR RUTH’S REGULAR LADIES: To keep your place, please fill in the
bookingform and send it to us with your cheque asap! Group 1: Sat : Group 2: Sat : Group 3: Fri : Group 4: Sat :
Sept 9 / Oct 7 / Nov 4 / Dec 2 Sept 16 / Oct 14 / Nov 11 / Dec 9 Sept 15 / Oct 20 / Nov 17 / Dec 15 Sept 23 / Oct 28 / Nov 25 / Dec 16
If there is a date in your chosen Group that you are unable to attend, then we can always try to squeeze you in on another group. All morning classes are from 10.oo till 12.30pm. All afternoon classes are from 1.00 till 3.30 pm
Tree Skirt or Table Topper with Myriam Hand and machine 2 full days from 10 till 4 Tuesday September 19 and Thursday December 7
Always wanted a Tree Skirt but didn’t like all the printed panels available? This one is going to be unique! But if you have no need of a Tree Skirt, then make it into a Table Topper instead. A circle of little houses and trees makes up this festive village done in either Needleturn or Fusible Web applique in traditional Christmas colours or more modern if you want. Two sizes available. Sample in the shop
Sampler Lap Quilt with Sunny 6 Wednesday mornings from 10 till 12.30 Sept 20 / Oct 18 / Nov 22 / Dec 20 / Jan 24 / Feb 21
A patchwork course for absolute beginners making a beautiful lap quilt. Each lesson you will be introduced to simple techniques and taken through the drafting, cutting, piecing (sewing) and quilting process step by step. This course will teach you everything you need to know to sew a simple quilt by hand which will be a well-loved heirloom for generations to come. Sample in the shop
Dress Making with Jacquie Lovett 6 Wednesday evenings from 5 till 7.30pm Oct 4 / Oct 18 / Nov 1 / Nov 15 / Nov 29 / Dec 13
If you have always wanted to learn to sew your own clothes or have had a long break from it but want to regain your confidence, this course is for you. Half the course will be taken up by making a simple skirt. Even if you’re not a skirt-wearer, this will teach you how to use a commercial pattern, cut it to your size, fit it to your body shape, sew seams and insert a zip. During the other half you will learn to make a simple top. This will teach you how to sew darts, sew in sleeves and make easy button holes. Returners can make a pair of simple fitted trousers with a zip. Samples in the shop soon.
Everyone returning to the course gets a 20% discount (£80.00). Pixie Boy and Pixie Girl with Myriam 2 Tuesdays from 10 till 4 October 17 and November 14
Hand and machine
This cute pair with their pointy hats make them a must for every Christmas addict. A bit of dressmaking comes into this two day course too: a pinafore dress and pantaloons for her and a felt coat and trousers for him. Samples in the shop
Day Workshops Learn to use your sewing machine with Myriam and Sunny Thursday September 14 OR Wednesday November 1 from 10 till 4
We get so many ladies coming in the shop telling us that they have bought a new sewing machine but are a bit scared to use it. If that sounds like you then this is the class to attend. Just bring your machine with all its accessories and some other bits and bobs and leave the rest to us. You and your machine will be best of friends by the end of the day.
Bucket Bag with Sunny Wednesday September 27 from 10 till 4
A trendy bucket bag that can be used as a hand or shoulder bag. This bag is quite simple yet makes a real statement. Using only 1 main fabric and a contrasting one, you can finally use up that half metre you’ve been holding on to and make the most of it. Sample in the shop
The Hare Picture with Myriam Saturday September 30 from 10 till 4
Hand or machine
These hares made quite a stir in the shop when they arrived. The image was taken from an old Christmas card and with a lot of tweaking and enlarging out came these lovely sleek creatures in full motion. One is done in our favourite method of needleturn applique, the other in the other favourite method with Fusible Web and blanket stitch. Both just as lovely and desirable. If you want to learn to do needleturn applique, this is your opportunity! Samples in the shop
Felt Christmas Tree with Maureen Mortimore Wednesday October 4 from 10 till 4
Our very own Christmas queen Maureen has come up trumps again with another two projects this Autumn. This one is a small Christmas tree made with felt, a polystyrene cone and your own imagination to decorate this lovely table decoration. Sample in the shop soon
Super Simple Skirt in a Day with Sunny Thursday October 5 from 10 till 4
Exactly what it says on the tin: you will learn to make a beautiful box-pleated skirt that is super simple in construction and you’ll be able to wear on your way home. This skirt works well in all sizes and lengths and can be customised to your needs on the day. No pattern needed! Sample in the shop
Three Zip Pouch with Emily Levey Saturday October 21 from 10 till 4
Solve all your sewing notion storage needs with this one amazing pouch. With three separate zipped compartments secured within the main pouch which is itself closed with a zip, this pouch really can store everything neatly that you would need whilst looking very good at the same time. It is the prefect project to use your favourite fabrics and don’t let the number of zips put you off, with clever construction techniques and Emily there to help you each step of the way you can produce a perfect pouch you can be proud of! Sample in the shop (please ask)
Felted Vessels (Vases) with Jean Fenton Wednesday October 25 from 10 till 4
Come and learn the special resist technique to make 3D wet felted vessels. In the morning we will make a basic shaped vessel and in the afternoon you can design your own resist shape to make a more adventurous vessel. There will be plenty of lovely hand dyed fibres and textures available to make your felted vessel unique. A kit will be provided for this workshop at £ 7.50 per person. Samples in the shop soon
The Wise Owl Doorstop with Shirley Kelly Thursday October 26 from 10 till 4
Hand and machine
Another fun project by Shirley you won’t be able to resist! Create your own unique Owl Doorstop in your choice of fabrics. Mostly sewn and appliqued by machine and some bits by hand. The inside is weighted using rice or fine gravel in the base followed by toy filling to pad it to shape. Very popular and makes a great gift. Sample in shop soon
Animal Brooches with Lorraine England Thursday November 2 from 10 till 4
In this workshop for beginners and more experienced alike, you will learn the principles of needle felting to create beautiful little animal brooches from 100% wool. If you would like to experiment working on your own animal design please bring some suitable photographs with you to work from. The workshop kit which includes the materials/required equipment is £7.00 and from this you will easily make two brooches. Try to resist these cuties. Samples in the shop
The Second Day of Christmas… with Myriam Friday November 3 from 10 till 4
The two birds at the top of this tree are not turtle doves but are just as nice. Some embroidery, a bit of applique and embellishments as much as you like, makes this a lovely project. Not necessarily only for Christmas if you use non-Christmassy fabrics and change the star at the top for a heart or something else. . Sample in the shop
Cheeky Monkey with Sunny Friday November 10 from 10 till 4
Every child and adult needs one of these to brighten up a dull day. He/she will make you smile every time you look at him/her. A full-on day of sewing and especially stuffing but what a result! Sample in the shop
Snowflake Cushion with Ruth Smith Saturday November 18 from 10 till 4
Hand and machine
A simple two tone cushion for Christmas (or not depending on choice of fabric) using a snowflake design. Two versions available: either a hand sewing needle turn appliqué or machine appliqué using fusible web. Use Ruth's snowflake design or create your one - Ruth will show you how. Sample in the shop soon
The Leftover Christmas Tree with Ruth Smith Friday November 24 from 10 till 4
This sounds more dramatic than it really is. This small tree is made up of small pieces of ribbons, bits of lace, selvages and all sorts of embellishments leftover from other projects that you never thought you would be able to use for anything else. Ruth has come to the rescue for these orphan pieces with this small but pretty wallhanging. Such fun to make and give away or keep for yourself. Sample in the shop soon.
Christmas Rings with Maureen Mortimore Tuesday November 28 from 10 till 4
Small embroidery rings fitted with Christmas images like a Snowman, Holly Leaves and Bells. A hanging loop and bow at the top and ready to hang in your tree or anywhere around the house. A very relaxing day of hand embroidery and you will probably make more than one on the day. Samples in the shop soon
The BIG Picture with Suzanne Hutchins Wednesday November 29 from 10 till 4
Remember the Pig Picture that Suzanne taught to a full class in the Spring? On that day she showed the ladies her latest project: a big and beautiful Elephant made using the same technique as the pig. Lots of ooooohs and aaaaahs, so we think that this workshop might be just as successful. Book soon if you don’t want to be disappointed. Sample in the shop soon
Scarf and Wrist Warmers with Jean Fenton Thursday November 30 from 10 till 4
Super soft luxury Merino and silk wet felted scarf and matching wrist warmers. You will learn the Nuno collage technique to make your own neck warming scarf and matching wrist warmers. You will be using beautifully soft Merino and silk blended fibres and decorating our pieces from a wide range of silk fabrics and textures as well as hand dyed curly locks. Samples in the shop soon
Needle Felted Santa’s with Lorraine England Friday December 8 from 10 till 4
In this workshop Lorraine will teach you the principles of needle felting and Lucet knitting/weaving to create one or two little Christmas decorations for the tree or mantelpiece from 100% wool and other materials. The workshop kit is £7.00 and includes the materials & equipment required to make both a Santa and little Tomtar (gnome). The wooden Lucet knitting/weaving tool, which are handmade from foraged or recycled woods, will be available for purchase from Lorraine after the workshop and cost £10-15 (depending upon style/size) Samples in the shop As well as all the exciting workshops mentioned above, we have a few projects we haven’t set a date for yet. Samples of these projects will be in the shop to view. Anyone interested in these classes will be added to a list and contacted once a date has been set. 6
Sew Sisters This is an opportunity for you to use our workroom to work on your own projects, old or new. If we are not too busy, we will be on hand if you need a bit of help but the idea is that you work on your own without the usual interruptions and distractions at home, like the phone ringing, the postman, dusting, dirty dishes, washing, dogs and cats; you know what we mean. You will have to book your place well in advance because Sew Sisters is very popular. The dates that our workroom is open for you, are: Tuesdays: Aug 15 / Aug 29 / Sept 5 / Oct 3 / Oct 31 / Wednesdays: Aug 16 / Aug 30 / Sept 6 / Sept 13 / Oct 11 / Nov 8 / Nov 15 / Dec 6 / Dec 13 Thursdays: Aug 17 / Aug 31 / Sept 21 / Oct 19 / Nov 23 / Dec 1/ Dec 14 Fridays: Aug 18 / Aug 25 / Sept 1 / Sept 8 / Sept 29 / Oct 27 / Dec 1 We might be able to squeeze in more dates later in the year so keep asking! Morning session from 10 till 12.30 - £ 6.00 Afternoon session from 1 till 3.30 - £ 6.00 Or stay all day for £ 10.00. Free coffee, tea and biscuits.
Bookingform Workshop policies: Please, read carefully before completing this booking form! Our maximum number of students is 8. Pre-payment is required to secure a booking. Cheques are preferred, one per workshop or course, with your name and the name of the workshop/course on the back and made payable to ‘Serendipity’. Cash or cards can be accepted also. Unless you request otherwise on the booking form, unused cheques are shredded. For a full refund, cancellations must be at least 14 days prior to the day of the workshop or course; after that date we will refund you only if we can fill the place. Unfortunately we cannot acknowledge every booking received. If you don’t hear from us within 14 days, consider it booked. We reserve the right to cancel workshops and courses if the need arises. In that case you will receive a full refund. If you want to receive your requirements lists for your courses or workshops: By post: please enclose a separate, stamped and self-addressed envelope for each workshop or course with your Booking form. By e-mail: please print your e-mail address on the booking form.
Our opening times are: Tuesday – Saturday from 10 am till 4.30 pm. We will be open for workshops and courses at 9.30 am.to set up and be ready for 10am. For full day workshops, please bring a packed lunch or buy your lunch from Thomas’ the Bakers next door or book a table at Brookside the Tearooms across the road. Both are recommended. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided in the shop. You can park your car in the Public Car Park. It is located only 50 yards from the shop. But if there is space in the lay-by in front of the shop, you can unload you sewing machine and bags and then park in the Public Car Park.
Regularly tools are left behind in our workroom after classes. Please, mark your tools either with your initials, a ribbon or any other way to identify them as yours, so that we can return them to their rightful owner.
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Serendipity Patchwork and Quilting/Past and Presents 6 Station Road Bovey Tracey Devon TQ13 9AL 9