12, High Street, Eccleshall 
Stafford, ST21 6BZ 
 
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Classes & Workshops 

Classes & 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 and dressmaking classes as well as patchwork and quilting. 
 
All our classes are taught in a friendly and informal atmosphere; numbers are limited to a maximum of 6 per class to ensure you will receive a lot individual attention and can progress at your own place. For dressmaking and some other classes there is a maximum of 4 people to allow space for cutting. 
 
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, coffee or cold drinks (and biscuits) throughout the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch. Lunch can be booked for you at a local cafe if you wish. 
For more information and to book contact us by phone: 01785 859360, 
email janet@thecornerpatch.co.uk 
or call into the shop. 
 
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Programme  
 
Christmas Runner £35 
Thursday 21st November 10am - 4pm 
or 
Saturday 23rd November 10am - 4pm 
 
Chris offers two different full-day workshops to complete a table topper or table runner to showcase those fabulous Christmassy fabrics. 
On Thursday 21st November you will have the opportunity to work on the Poinsettia table topper, which can also be made as a table runner. 
Saturday 23rd will be working on the "stained glass" table runner. 
 
Bag Making Workshop £35 
Monday 25th November 
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. 
 
If you have booked on one of these bag making workshops and have not yet received detailed information, please contact the shop. 
 
Mariner's Compass £30 
Session 1: Saturday 30th November 10am - 12.30 
Session 2: tba 
 
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. 
 
Dressmaking for Beginners £35 
Friday 6th December 10 am - 4pm 
 
In this Dressmaking for Beginners workshop Janet will support participants to make a top / tunic / dress. This simple style has no buttons or zips and complete beginners have managed to finish their garment in the session. There is a choice of sleeve and neckline variations as well as finished length so the garment is unique to each individual. Numbers for this workshop are limited to a maximum of four on each day to allow plenty of space and individual attention. 
If you are interested in this workshop, please contact Janet to discuss options. Your measurements will be required and a personalised pattern will be made for you ready for the workshop. Fabrics are available in the shop or you are free to bring your own: very stretchy or slippery fabrics are best avoided if this is your first experience of dressmaking. 
Ideal too if it is years since you have done any dressmaking and need to rebuild your confidence. 
 
 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 9th January 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 11th January 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 18th January 10am - 2pm 
 
In January you will work on the Ohio Star block. 
 
Beginner's Quilt 
Would you like to learn patchworking and quilting? 
Come to our series of whole-day Beginner's Quilting classes and learn the basic techniques under Tracy's expert and patient guidance while making a traditional Nine Patch Quilt. Once these are mastered you will be able to move onto different quilts with confidence. 
Session 1: Saturday 1st February 10am - 4pm £35 
Learn how to accurately cut fabric and the piece to form blocks. At home you will make any remaining blocks ready for the next session. 
Session 2: Saturday 29th March 10am - 4pm £35 
Now your blocks are complete you will cut and add the sashing and borders to form the quilt top. 
Session 3: Saturday 11th April 10 am - 4pm £35 
Sandwich your quilt top with wadding and a backing and begin to quilt it. 
Session 4: Saturday 25th April 10am - 4pm £35 
Now your quilting is complete, learn how to bind the edges and finish the quilt. Now you can proudly show off your first quilt and plan the next having mastered the techniques you need. 
 
Wet Felting a Flower Corsage £40 
Thursday 23rd January 10am - 4pm 
A new venture for The Corner Patch. Spend the day with Janet playing with merino fleece and learning how it can be turned into wearable felt. In this day you will experiment with blending and overlaying colour and, after lots of elbow grease, turn the fluffy fleece into a flower brooch or scarf pin to wear home. 
With the basic knowledge of the technique you will then be able to continue experimenting at home and produce other items. 
Merino fleece in a variety of colours will be available for you to use and all necesary equipment will be provided other than apron and towel. 
 
Dressmaking for Beginners and Improvers £40 
Thursday 30th January 10am - 4pm. 
Again limited to just 4 students so plenty of individual attention. Ideal for complete beginners to make a simple garment, or for those who have already attended a workshop and now want to move on - perhaps workign with stretch fabrics, including zips or buttonholes, or even tackling trousers! 
There will be new fabrics for sale in the shop that you may like to use, or you can bring your own. 
If you are interested in this workshop then please contact Janet at the shop to discuss options and arrange to have measurements taken so a pattern can be adapted for you. 
 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 6th February 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 8th February 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 15th February 10am - 2pm 
 
In January you will work on the London Roads block. 
 
Make a Storage Basket and a Quilted Zipped Pouch £35 
Thursday 20th February 10am - 4pm  
 
Spend the day working with Tracy to learn how to make a padded storage basket with handles and a quilted and zipped pouch. Once you have mastered the techniques you will be able to go on and make more baskets and pouches at home to keep yourslef or give as gifts. 
 
Giant Dahlia Quilt £35 
Thursday 27th February 10am - 4pm 
 
A full day workshop with Chris for you to learn how to make this beautiful quilt. A traditional design that will be given very different looks through your choice of colours. A real show-stopper and what an achievment to complete it. 
 
Hand Sewing Workshops with Barbara Chainey 
 
Barbara Chainey is an award-winning, internationally renowned teacher, designer and hand quilting expert. 
Join Barbara as she makes the first of her 2020 visits to The Corner Patch 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. 
 
Hand Stitching with Barbara -Sunburst £35 
Wednesday 4th March 10am - 2pm 
A traditional block that is much easier than it looks! 
 
Hand Stitching with Barbara - Handpiecing Taster £35 
Friday 6th March 10am - 2pm 
Get the all-important basics of traditional hand piecing and English Paper Piecing - perfect for your first steps into patchwork. 
 
Hand Stitching with Barbara - Double Wedding Ring £35 
Wednesday 18th March 10am - 2pm 
By overwhelming demand! Handpiece this 1930s classic favourite. 
 
Hand Stitching with Barbara - Folded Log Cabin £35 
Friday 20th March 10am - 2pm 
A traditional classic, illustrated by a vintage quilt from Barbara's personal collection. 
 
Hand Stitching with Barbara - Dresden Plate £35 
Wednesday 25th March - 10am - 2pm 
Another 1030s favourite - with a twist! 
 
Hand Stitching with Barbara - Hawaiian Style Applique £35 
Friday 27th March 10am - 2pm 
Papercutting and traditional needleturn applique come together. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 5th March 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 7th March 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 14th March 10am - 2pm 
 
The block for March will be the Apple Pie Block 
 
Bag Making Workshop £40 
Thursday 19th March 10am - 4pm 
Another opportunity to work with Anne to make a bag of your choice of colour, size and style. 
This workshop is suitable for all abilities as the bag can be made simple or more complex to suit your skills. 
 
If you have booked onto one of these workshops and have not yet received detailed information, please contact the shop. 
 
Machine Quilting £40 
Saturday 21st March 10am - 4pm 
 
An opportunity to spend the whole day working with Chris to master the art of Machine Quilting under her expert guidance. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 2nd April 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 4th April 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 18th April 10am - 2pm 
 
The block you will be making in April will be the Rolling Stone Block 
 
Charm Pack Picnic / Table Set £40 
Thursday 23rd April 10am - 4pm 
 
Chris has designed this "charming" picnic or table set made using a Charm Pack. There is even a pocket for your cutlery. Perfect as the weather picks up and thoughts turn to eating al fresco, or, if it rains, on the table indoors! 
 
 
Bag Making Workshop £40 
Thursday 30th April 10am - 4pm. 
 
Spend the day with Anne making a bag of your choice. Perfect for beginners, but those who have already atended a workshop might like to experiment with a different style or size. You can never have too many bags! 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Saturday 2nd May 10am - 2pm 
Thursday 7th May 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 9th May 10am - 2pm 
 
As you approach the end of the year of BOM classes, in May you will be working on the Garden Patch Block 
 
Dresden Plate / Fan Quilt £40 
Saturday 23rd May 10am - 4pm 
 
Chris will show you how to make this traditional design. 
 
Block of the Month 2019 -20 £30 
Thursday 4th June 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 6th June 10am - 2pm 
Saturday 13th June 10am - 2pm 
 
The final Block of the Month for the 2019/20 season. This month will see you working on String and Impro piecing for the Tree Blocks. 
 
Advanced Bag Making £40 
Tuesday 9th June 10am - 4pm 
 
This is going to be popular with everyone who has attended one of Anne's workshops. This time she will take things to the next level, with internal and external zips, use of hardware, different styles of handles etc to really increase the variety of the bags you can make. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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