New Contemporary Design & Craft Course for Post Graduates!                                 May 2020

This is a follow-on class for those who have completed a City & Guilds course and want to develop their ideas further in a group setting. It is an advanced level course for experienced stitchers who enjoy the design aspect of creating original pieces and exploring innovative styles of quilt-making.

Course Content

There is no set programme, the course is flexible and based on the topics students wish to explore. People can work on their own projects or join forces as a group to try an idea or particular technique.

We can discuss as a class what everyone wants to do at the beginning of term and draw up a programme based on requests.

There are lots of examples of  inspiring pieces of work City & Guilds students have made in recent years under ‘Galleries’on the Homepage.

Additional costs
Students will need to provide their own materials and bring a sewing machine, (though I have some available to borrow). Some materials for specific techniques we can order in bulk as a group.

Additional support

Students are supported with handouts on the various techniques and I have a library of over 300 books available to borrow. Irons and ironing boards are provided and I also keep a well stocked cupboard of essential items for students to borrow, including rotary cutting equipment so if you forget something it’s not the end of the world! I also have facilities to do ‘wet’ techniques like dyeing, painting and sun-printing (in the summer)! A large pin-wall for designing and a table-tennis table – perfect for layering up big quilts!


This course will be held in my new studio which has off-street parking and level access. People will need to bring their own lunch, but tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, and a microwave is available for warming food.

Booking a class

Please click on the DESIGN & CRAFT COURSES FOR SEPTEMBER link on the Homepage to contact me direct for a booking form and if you have any queries. On receipt of the booking form, I’ll send you a course information sheet with further details about the class, the venue and requirements for the first day.