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Slow Stitching (EPP)

Half a day a month for 7 months

£15 joining fee and then £32 per month

(students will be given the option to extend for a further 6 months in August)


No current dates available

Following on from the success of the Hexie Sew Along class of 2019 I am excited to tell you that Margaret has agreed to tutor a new hand sewing course in 2020.

English Paper Piecing – often now referred to as slow stitching - is undergoing a huge revival as people embrace the ideas of Community spirit, Personal mindfulness and the desire to use up that fabric stash!  A perfect opportunity to make a little bit of time, just for yourself, to relax and reflect in the midst of your busy lives.

So, what is Slow Stitching? It's about stitching a slow sewing project by hand. It's about hand embroidering a sampler for fun. It's about hand appliqueing a design to a quilt top. ... It's about taking the time to pause and reflect on what you're sewing.

I am opening this class up to include any of the EPP projects available from the Cotton Patch so that you can work on a personal project that calls to you.  Some obvious choices are: Celestial Star, HexPlosion, Ripple Effect medallion and Tula’s Bloomers.

Please note:  You will need to bring your chosen project pack and fabrics to the first class.  Please be aware that some project packs may require pre- ordering and can take up to 6 weeks to arrive in the shop, but most are kept in stock.

By choosing a project that has a paper pieces pack to accompany the book or pattern you will be able to simply relax and enjoy the stitching.  However, if you wish to make your own paper pieces from the pattern or book then that is your choice.


Each month Margaret will be on hand to give advice on fabric choices, stitching order and of course to share some of her many handy tips.

Please see FAQ for commonly asked questions such as “what do I need to bring to class?”

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