We run a variety of workshops, including termly “regulars” classes and one-day sessions with our resident tutors, Bridget and Gill, and we are also excited to be able to invite very well-known tutors to share their crafting expertise.
We host our regular classes on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, 10:00-12:30pm with a machine beginners’ class on a Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 – 3:30pm, during term time. They are usually fortnightly, but they can change depending on half-term holidays and visiting tutor availability. The kettle is always on and the biscuit barrel is in the middle of the table. For those of you who struggle to make day-time classes, we run a monthly Wednesday evening class and Saturday morning class.
Classes are a great way to meet like-minded people, to pick brains and see other’s colour choices. Being able to chat about projects, ideas and tricky techniques is so helpful. Our tutor is on hand to help and answer questions; she has been known to do some pressing and unpicking if asked and to keep the tea and coffee flowing.
All workshops and classes must be paid for in full unless stated in the description. We are sorry, but sometimes we have to cancel a class due to circumstances beyond our control. If this arises we aim to give you 10 days’ notice and a full refund. If you need to cancel your class booking, we require a minimum of 10 days’ notice in order for you to receive a refund (less £3 administration charge). No refund can be issued if less than 10 days’ notice is given unless we are able to fill your place.
All class fees are collected by Broadly Patchwork on behalf of SCQ Workshops Ltd.
Her fascination with textiles has always been part of her life; from early childhood days spent around a table with her sister making cards, to learning to crochet and sew patchwork hexagons.
Later life, she took many different courses in embroidery and design, completing a City and Guilds Part 1 & 2 in both Patchwork and Quilting and Embroidery before embarking on an OCN Diploma in Textiles.
Her work is inspired by the flowers and foliage in her garden and from rural Bedfordshire, her home county. She gains much inspiration from the architecture and gardens of our stately homes; she can often be seen out with her camera and sketch pad collecting possible ideas for future projects.
Alex first studied fine art before completing her City and Guilds in Machine Embroidery. She uses her sewing machine as a tool to draw, manipulate and form textual surfaces within and on fabric creating predominantly artwork, but also luxury accessories for both interiors and for personal use.
Her work combines inks/paint with stitch embellishment and has a strong illustrative narrative, coastal natural forms and patterns and also floral themes. She’s been teaching for over ten years; she loves passing on her skills and knowledge to students and watching them develop into artists themselves.
We also have “rock up and sew” days, called Sew Much to Do, once a month on a Monday (10:00 – 4:00pm) and Stitch Not Ditch on some Fridays. Both sessions are really popular as they are fun, sociable sessions when you can get on and make progress with a UFO without getting distracted by the chores. Also, we have space so it makes it easier to layer up your quilt sandwich too, saves having to crawl around on the floor while trying to get it smooth.
We have an arrangement with Wroxham Barns who offer light lunches at very reasonable prices so you can make it a lovely day out.