These workshops have been confirmed for British Quilt & Stitch Village 2018. Booking details will be available shortly!

Celtic Biscornu with Cathy Reavy - Threads Workshops

Embroider this Celtic design using beautiful hand dyed cotton perle yarn. During the workshop you will be shown how to make up your embroidery into a 4” biscornu at home, with all materials included in the workshop fee. Meaning ‘irregular’ or ‘quirky’ in French, a biscornu is a small stuffed 8-sided object often used as a pin cushion or ornament, and generally finished off with beads and a button in the centre.  All equipment needed for the workshop will be provided, including hoops & embroidery scissors. Suitable for beginners and enthusiasts alike!

Carole Johnstone – English Patchwork – A Different Way

The workshop will be called "English Patchwork - A Different Way".  i.e. no glueing, no tacking, no papers.

There will be a choice of projects:  EITHER a fabric cover for an A5 notebook, OR a cushion.   No need to decide beforehand.

For the notebook project, everything is provided.  For the cushion project, everything is provided except for the cushion inner.


We are a closed group of textile artists, currently nine, living and creating in the Midlands. We work independently to produce original works and meet monthly to exchange ideas, discuss work-in-progress and upcoming exhibitions. The name Eclectica reflects our work as a collective - hugely varied in processes and scale and wide-ranging in concept. ​A group of individuals with our own style but bound by a love of fabric and stitch.

We are interested in design, new techniques and new ideas as well as the traditions in textiles from around the world. Many of us travel quite widely and this enables us to tap into the richness of different cultures and the wonderful variety of the visual world. We use fabric and stitch to express a personal response to respective experiences, leading to the diversity of the work developed.

Angie Attwood, Catherine Brierley, Janet Carpenter, Sarah Edwards, Marion Plumb, Stephanie Redfern, Janet Rose, Anne Watts, Rita Weston

Goldfish - all levels including beginners

Create this delightful Goldfish using traditional Goldwork threads and techniques.  Goldfish could be a Goldwork taster or for those who have some experience. The completed design can be framed or made into a greetings card.

The workshop fee includes a pack of prepared materials needed for Goldfish, including the silk background fabric (with the design printed on), Goldwork threads, embroidery needle, wax and instructions with diagrams.

All equipment needed including small embroidery hoops and scissors will be provided for use during the workshop.

The workshop is restricted to 12 students - book now to avoid disappointment.

Louise Claire Textiles

Louise Claire Textiles will be running ‘Hapa Zome’ workshops, book your workshop and enjoy a very therapeutic session using the Japanese printing technique with flowers.  You will explore a variety of fabrics and use different flowers & leaves to create a series of samples.  You will be able to continue this at home having gained all the knowledge needed from the session.  Leaflets on the technique will be given together with a variety of source material.

Mary McIntosh - Putting on the glitz

Starting with a piece of black velvet and enriching the surface with fabric paints, sheers, foils and glitter film to create a sumptuous piece of fabric. All materials and equipment provided for a charge of £6

Level: All
Time: 2 hours

Moonlit Seedheads Crazy Mary Crafts

Bond a pale fabric silhouette onto a batik fabric background and embellish with hand stitching, using linen threads and delicate seed beads to suggest a wildflower seed-head sparkling in the moonlight. Ideal to either frame up as a small picture or a greetings card, or maybe a starting point for a larger stitched piece. Suitable for all ability levels.


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Look out for the 2018 Workshops

As soon as the schedule is available the Workshop information will be published here for you to pre-book.

If you would be interested in presenting a workshop then do please contact Nikki Reeves, Show Manager on