Programme June 2012 final by B9mMB3if

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									                   The Silver Thimble Craft Workshops
                             A centre for learning and inspiration

         Welcome to our latest workshop programme and regular stitching days……..

July 2012…
  Fri 6th     ‘Jelly Roll’ quilt with Kath.                                                   10 – 4.00pm   £25
              If you’ve always wanted to have a go at machine patchwork, then you’ll love
              this class using the latest ‘jelly rolls’. Choose to make a table runner,
              cushions or a tester for the end of your bed. Ideal for beginners

  Mon         Goldwork with Caroline Goodrich – 2 day course                                  10 – 4.00pm   £60
  9th &       Lovely ‘Golden Thistle’ design which incorporates Organza, coloured purls,                    + kit
  Aug         and a variety of special threads. Techniques include chipping, padding and
  6th         laid work. Suitable for those with some experience
  Tues        Art Deco Wall Hanging with Nicola.                                              10 – 4.00pm   £25
  10th        Working with Silk and Batik fabric to create a lovely wall hanging
              in your own colour choice. Techniques include use of bondaweb
              and appliqué’ leading. Why not join the ‘free motion’ quilting
              class in August to finish your piece completely?
  Fri         Stumpwork Embroidery with Nicola                                                10 – 4.00pm   £25
  13th        The subject for this class is ‘A Wired Stumpwork Pansy’ in colours of your
              own choice or bring along your own embroidery project as usual.
  Mon         Miniature Patchwork with Kath.                                                  10 – 2.00pm   £10
  16th        Come along and sew with other miniaturists under Kath’s guidance.
              Have fun creating small quilts, wall hangings, box tops, mini landscapes etc.
              This is a great way of using up all those small pieces of fabric you have but
              can’t bear to throw away
  Fri         Appliqué Cat Wall Hanging with Kath.                                            10 – 4.00pm   £25
  20th        Applique’ calendar of cats….a different one for each month of the year. You
              will complete one cat on the workshop with patterns and some materials
              supplied to continue in your own time

  Fri/Sat Bag making with Kath & Nicola – 2 day course                                        10 – 4.00pm   £45
  27/28th Repeated due to demand - make this lovely machine quilted handbag with
              pockets inside for all your ‘bits and pieces’.

August 2012…
  Mon       Goldwork with Caroline Goodrich – day 2 of this course                            10 – 4.00pm
  6th       Lovely ‘Golden Thistle’ design which incorporates Organza, coloured purls, and
            a variety of special threads. Techniques include chipping, padding and laid
            work. Suitable for those with some experience
  Tues      ‘Free Motion’ Machine Quilting with Nicola                                        10 – 1.00pm   £20
  7th       During this practice session you will learn a variety of quilting techniques
            including stippling, continuous line and freeform. Needles, thread and
            machine tension will all be discussed. Ideal for beginners or those wishing to
            build their confidence
  Thurs Cat or Dog Doorstop with Kath & Nicola                                                10 – 4.00pm   £25
  9th   Choose to make one or both of these cute doorstops using felt and hand
            applique’ to decorate
  Fri     Embroidery with Nicola                                                          10 – 4.00pm      £25
  10th    Join this regular monthly class and receive expert tuition in a variety of
          embroidery techniques including stumpwork, crewel embroidery, silk ribbon
          work and more. Choose to start something new or continue with your own
          project
  Mon     Stump Doll with Kath.                                                           10 – 4.00pm      £25
  13th    Fashioned on the poem, ‘When I grow old I shall wear purple’……
          Have a fun day making this ‘stump’ doll (no awkward legs to make)and
          embellishing her outfit with beads, feathers trims and more
  Fri     Know your Sewing Machine with Kath                                              10 – 1.00pm      £20
  17th    Gain confidence in the use of your sewing machine. Learn about needles,
          threads, machine tension etc. Also have fun experimenting with the variety of
          stitches that your machine has to offer. Make a small needle case
  Fri     Curved Piece Wall Hanging with Philippa Naylor                                  10 – 4.00pm      £55
  31st    Learn Philippa’s unique award winning curved piecing method. The workshop
          covers with extensive discussion of materials, equipment and working
          methods. Learn how to make templates the easy way for this curved quilt and
          cut curves with a rotary cutter. A great opportunity to learn an entirely
          different way of creating a beautifully crafted contemporary quilt top!

September 2012…
  Wednesday Colour to Cloth with Pat Archibald – 5 day course                             Wed 1pm to 4pm
  to Sunday                                                                               Thur-Sat 10am – 4pm
                                                                                          Sun 10-1pm £200
  5th to 9th
  Mon        Holdall Bag with Kath & Nicola                                               10 – 4.00pm     £25
  10th       Make this really useful fabric holdall designed to carry everything but
                 the ‘kitchen sink’!!!
  Mon 17th       Sashiko cushion or wall hanging                                 10am – 4pm £25
                 If you have seen the wonderful designs in Sashiko then now
                 is your chance to have a go. Create a design suitable for a
                 cushion or be a little more ambitious and begin a
                 wallhanging or even a bed quilt.
  Friday 28th    Mini Teddy or Rabbit                                            10am – 4pm £25 +
                 Make a fabulous mini teddy or rabbit in Mohair, felt or fabric. Kit
                 (Kit with pattern, material and joints supplied)

October 2012…
  Tues/Wed Book making with Isobel Hall – 2 day course                                     10 – 4.00pm      £
  23rd &   Isobel Hall is an experimental mixed media, stitch textile artist and
  24th     author. Join her for 2 days on this new and interesting course. Create a
                hard backed books with open embroidered spines and mixed media
                covers


November 2012…
  Fri    ‘Get Stuffed’ with Maggie Smith                                                  10 – 4.00pm     £45
  30th   Creating raised texture on fabric with a contemporary approach to
         quilting and appliqué’ using decorative hand stitching to embellish and
         enhance the surface. Inspired by architecture. Ideal for all levels of
         expertise
Regular stitching days……
 Wednesdays &      Ideal for bringing your own project or finishing      10.00 to 4.00pm
 Thursdays every   something that you started earlier.                   (minimum 4 hours
 week              Help and advice on hand with Kath or Nicola            - £10) £2.50 per
                                                                         hour thereafter
 Wednesday         Ideal for bringing your own project or finishing      7pm to 9pm £5
 evenings every    something that you started earlier.
 week              Help and advice on hand with Kath or Nicola
 Saturdays         Ideal for bringing your own project or finishing      10.00 to 2.00pm £10
 21st July,        something that you started earlier.
 11th August,      Help and advice on hand with Kath
 15th September


We have some great new ideas for the Autumn so if you are not on our mailing
 list then now is the time to add yourself so that you don’t miss out. Call us or
  email us at info@thesilverthimble.co.uk to receive the latest workshop lists.



                              Workshops are held at:
                        The Silver Thimble Craft Workshops
                             Barton Hill, York YO60 7JX
                                       Free Parking
                                   www.thesilverthimble.co.uk
                               e mail: info@thesilverthimble.co.uk
                          Tel Nicola 07969 578289 or Kath 07920 760646

								
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