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Date(s) - 15/01/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Gingham Buttons

Tutors: Caroline Nicholson and Cindy Rapson

Who is it for?

This course is designed for beginners or near beginners and is suitable for both men and women. It would be helpful, but not necessary, to know how to use a sewing machine and thread the needle. All sewing materials and equipment will be provided.

Course details

A quilt was traditionally used to tell a story in cloth. Quilts can be a sort of documentation of current culture as well as memories and observations about the world around us. Memories are often experienced through cloth, many of which are gathered from scraps of favourite fabrics and clothes that tell stories of their own. Like a scrapbook, memories grow and live in the quilt, and become more cherished over the years. In this 6-week course we will find creative expression for our own story by learning to make a quilt. The slow and gentle process of choosing fabrics, sewing, and stitching together scraps of material can contribute to your own recovery from distress or trauma, producing a narrative in fabric that helps us find meaning and purpose that can offer hope. Gingham Buttons provides a small, calm and welcoming workshop space that is ideal for inspiring this traditional craft.

This 6-week course will meet Mondays on 15th, 22nd, 29th January and 5th, 12, and 19th February


This course is now fully booked. If you wish to be added to a waiting list in case of cancellations, please use this contact form and let us know.