12, High Street, Eccleshall 
Stafford, ST21 6BZ 
 
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Dress Making Workshop £35 Saturday 27th July or Saturday 3rd August 10am - 4pmClasses & Workshops 

We offer a range of workshops and classes suitable for all ages and abilities unless otherwise stated. The programme for 2019 can be found below.  
 
We have introduced some new topics in response to requests so you will now find bag making and some general sewing classes as well as patchwork and quilting. 
 
Classes over the school summer holidays are aimed at children and young people aged 9 years upwards. The Beginners class is aimed at those with no experience, while the Next Steps group is for those who have some previous knowledge. 
 
All our classes are taught in a friendly and informal atmosphere; numbers are limited to as 6 per class you will receive a lot individual attention and can progress at your own place. 
 
You will need to bring a basic sewing kit with you, e.g. thread, scissors, pins and fabric marker and you are welcome to bring your own fabric. We provide rotary cutter and cutting mat and rulers and use of one of our Janome computerised sewing machines. 
 
Whilst we do provide sewing machines, you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. 
 
We will provide tea and coffee (and chocolate biscuits) throughout the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch. 
For more information and to book contact us by phone: 01785 859360, 
email janet@thecornerpatch.co.uk 
or call into the shop. 
 
Programme 2019 
 
 
 
Chris Franses is a patchwork and quilting teacher with more than 30 years experience. She has a regular feature in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine and designs and sells her own quilt patterns
 
July 2019 
 
 
 
 
Little Stitchers Age 9 years plus £22.50 
Thursday 25th July 
10am - 12.30 Beginners 
2pm - 4.30pm Next Steps 
 
Tracy will be leading these sessions, for children and young people aged 9 years and above, every Thursday until 22nd August. 
Tracy is a very talented crafter with over 20 years experience and has been teaching the Little Stitchers for the past 5 years. 
 
The Beginners class is aimed at those who have not stitched before. Every week a small "Make and Take" item will be completed and be ready to take home. In the first week they will hand sew a needle case. 
The Next Steps group is for those who have some sewing experience. Two projects will be completed over the 5 week course, The first two weeks will be making a folder cover. 
All materials are included. 
 
Dress Making Workshop £35 
Saturday 27th July 
or  
Saturday 3rd August 
10am - 4pm 
 
Customers have been telling me they keen to make themselves a dress for their summer holidays! A workshop working with commercial dressmaking patterns is scheduled for November, but for this first sesson we will be using a very simple pattern for a top/tunic/dress that can be made with different sleeve and neckline variations. This is a pull-on style, so there are no buttonholes or zips to deal with. Anyone who can use a sewing machine should be able to make a garment - although hems may need to be finished at home. 
 
You will need to bring your own material; you may find something you like from the extensive range of cotton fabrics in the shop. If you plan to use cotton then it is a very good idea to wash it first - there can be up to 10% shrinkage and that can affect the fit. 
You should also come with your basic body measurements - bust, waist and hip and the finished length you would prefer. 
The amount of fabric you will need will depend on the finished length, sleeve length or sleeveless and can be discussed at the time of booking.  
 
 
August 2019 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 1st August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
 
Beginners will be introduced to a sewing machine and make a pin cushion.  
Next Steppers will complete their folder cover. 
 
 
Dress Making Workshop £35 
Saturday 27th July 
or 
Saturday 3rd August 
10am - 4pm  
 
Customers have been telling me they keen to make themselves a dress for their summer holidays! A workshop working with commercial dressmaking patterns is scheduled for November, but for this first sesson we will be using a very simple pattern for a top/tunic/dress that can be made with different sleeve and neckline variations. This is a pull-on style, so there are no buttonholes or zips to deal with. Anyone who can use a sewing machine should be able to make a garment - although hems may need to be finished at home. 
 
You will need to bring your own material; you may find something you like from the extensive range of cotton fabrics in the shop. If you plan to use cotton then it is a very good idea to wash it first - there can be up to 10% shrinkage and that can affect the fit. 
You should also come with your basic body measurements - bust, waist and hip and the finished length you would prefer. 
The amount of fabric you will need will depend on the finished length, sleeve length or sleeveless and can be discussed at the time of booking. 
 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 8th August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
Beginners will make a tote bag, Next Steps group will begin a backpack. 
 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 15th August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
Beginners will sew a felt Teddy Bear. 
Next Step group will continue with their backpacks. 
 
Little Stitchers £22.50 
Thursday 22nd August 
Beginners 10am - 12.30 
Next Steps 2pm - 4.30pm 
In the last sessions the Beginners will sew a zipped pouch and the Next Steppers will finish their backpacks. 
 
September 2019  
 
Block of the Month House Quilt 2019-20 £30 
Thursday 5th September 10am - 2pm 
or 
Saturday 7th September 10am - 2pm  
or 
Saturday 14th September 10am - 2pm 
 
Chris Franses is a patchwork and quilting teacher with more than 30 years experience. She has a regular feature in British Patchwork & Quilting magazine and designs and sells her own quilt patterns. 
Chris's 2019-20 Block of the Month will be a stunning House Quilt. Sessions take place monthly between September 2019 and June 2020. Three sessions per month are available to cater for all those interested. 
 
In the first session Chris will introduce the first block - the Contrary Wife House block. 
 
Mariner's Compass Quilt £30 
Thursday 12th September 10am - 12.30 
and 
Thursday 26th September 10am - 12.30 
 
Margaret is an very experience patchworker and has taught the Mariner's Compass over many years. 
In the first workshop participants will cut and assemble at least one section of the compass. They are encouraged to complete the remaining sectors at home and then return for the second session when the quilt will be assembled. 
This workshop is not suitable for beginners; some experience is required. 
 
Zips are not scary! £30 
Thursday 19th September 10am - 12.30 
or 
Saturday 28th September 10am - 12.30 
 
In response to requests from customers, Janet will take you through the variety of zips available and when to use them and you will have the opportunity to practise how to insert them all. Once mastered, you will agree that zips are not scary!  
 
Roman Stripe Quilt £35 
Saturday 21st September 10am - 4pm 
 
In this whole day workshop Chris will take you through the technique for making this striking and beautiful quilt. 
 
October 2019 
Hand Sewing with Barbara - £30 
Wednesday 2nd October 10am - 2pm  
Reunion and revision session for students attending the March 2019 classes 
Friday 4th October 10am - 2pm  
Diamonds into hexagons 
 
Barbara Chainey is an award-winning, internationally renowned teacher, designer and hand quilting expert. 
Join Barbara for Hand Quilting lessons and Hand Sewing classes. 
The small size of the group (max 6 students) enable ample individual attention and means that all skills levels are catered for. 
 
On Wednesday 2nd Barbara will be providing a refresher for past students, covering finishing, quilting and binding. 
 
On Friday 4th October Barbara will cover traditional hand piecing and English Paper Piecing, discussing and demonstrating the techniques. There will then be an opportunity for guided stitching time. A small starter kit will be provided. 
This wrkshop is suitable for all skill levels. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 - 20 £30 
Saturday 5th October 10am - 2pm 
Thursday 10th October 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 12th October 10am - 2pm 
 
In this session you will complete the Farm Friendliness block 
 
Hand Sewing with Barbara - £30 
Wednesday 16th October 10am - 2pm 
Applique - basics and beyond 
Friday 18th October 10am - 2pm 
Curves and Clams 
Traditionl needleturn applique will be discussed and demonstrated on Wednesday 16th followed by guided stitching time using the small starter kit provided. 
All skill levels. 
Friday 18th is curved piecing and clamshell patchwork - much easier than you think and perfect for using scraps. There will be in-depth demonstration of all the techniques and guided stitiching time using a small starter kit. 
All skill levels.  
 
 
Bag Workshop £35 
Saturday 19th October 10am - 4pm 
Saturday 26th October 10am - 4pm 
 
Anne is a very experienced bag maker and has made bags of every style, size and purpose.  
In this whole day workshop you will complete your own unique bag to take home. 
This workshop is suitable for all abilities as the bag can be made simple or more complex to suit your skills. 
 
Hand Quilting with Barbara £35 
Wednesday 23rd October 10am - 4pm 
Traditional hand quilting 
 
Hand Sewing with Barbara £30 
Friday 25th October 10am -2pm 
Triple Sunflower 
 
Barbara has been at the forefront of the revival of traditional handquilting for more than 30 years. Her first book "The Essential Quilter" is one of the classic texts on the subject. On Wednesday 23rd October, on this full day workshop, in-depth discussion and demonstrations will be followed by guided stitching time using a small starter kit provided. 
Suitable for all skill levels from complete beginner onwards. 
 
Triple Sunflower on Friday 25th October will be based on a vintage quilt from Barbara's private collection. There will be demonstrations on the techniques involved and then guided stitching time with the small started kit provided. 
This workshop is suitable for a confident beginner onwards. 
 
 
November 2019 
Block of the Month 2019 - 20 £30 
Saturday 2nd November 10am - 2pm 
Thursday 7th November 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 9th November 10am - 2pm 
 
The November block will be the House block. 
 
Christmas Runner £35 
Thursday 21st November 10am - 4pm 
Saturday 23rd November 10am - 4pm 
 
Chris offers a full day workshop to complete a table runner to showcase those fabulous Christmassy fabrics. 
 
Making sense of Dress-making Patterns £30 
Thursday 28th November 10 - 12.30  
 
Again in response to requests, Janet will help you make sense of dress-making patterns. We will look at both printed patterns and pdf patterns that you buy online to print out at home. 
You will learn to understand the symbols, make small adjustments to the size for a more personalised fit and be ready to cut our your fabric. 
 
Mariner's Compass £30 
Saturday 30th November 10am - 12.30 
 
Margaret returns to demonstrate the Mariner's Compass, this time on a Saturday. The second Saturday session will be arranged for January 2020. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 5th December 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 7th December 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 14th December 10am - 2pm 
 
In December you will work on the Road to California block. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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