Paper Piece Patchwork – with special guest Miesje Chafer

From: £40.00

Come and join Miesje in the MT studio to learn the art of paper piece patchwork!

Patchwork is the best way to use every single piece of fabric in your stash! Waste not, want not innit!

During this gentle two hour workshop, Miesje ‘the textile and surface design extraordinaire’ will take you on a journey of patchwork using the English paper piecing method.

Starting with an introduction about technique, tips and tricks, you will learn the fundamentals of paper piece patchwork using a combination of hexies and half hexies to create these jumbo hexagons, which can be stitched together to create panels of varying sizes for all different projects – finally get that quilt started you’ve been putting off all year!

This style is done entirely by hand! So if you are looking to get those fine motor sewing skills up to spec, this is a great place to start!

All materials and tools are provided for this workshop including…

  • Written instructions and diagrams
  • Selection of Miesje’s excellent fabrics
  • Needles and threads

Suitable for beginners and those looking to make use of their fabric scraps! – This patchwork technique dates back to the 1770’s so you know it must be good if it’s still useful today.

Plus! If you have fabrics you would like to incorporate into your work, please bring them along!

Come along to Miesje’s morning ‘Chicken Scratch Embroidery’ workshop too! Make a day of it!!

20% off for MT Members


Can I cancel my booking?

Afraid not. Our Guest teachers are special to us and we need them to be compensated for their effort fairly. Plus the admin is a nightmare so we do not offer refunds on these workshops. All bookings are final.

You are welcome to send a friend in your place if you are no longer able to make it, just give us a heads up.

What materials will we be using?

Miesje’s! She designs the most beautiful and colourful 100% cotton fabrics in the UK, and you will get to sample them all! But please bring along some of your scraps too!

What if I don't finish?

Take it home. All hand crafts take time, that is what makes it special and satisfying. You will take home all of your materials  and instructions so you can continue at home.

What experience do I need?

Not much. If you already have a stitching practice you will thoroughly enjoy learning a new technique in a 2 hour session designed to have you fully focussed on play. And if not, you will be up and away laughing in no time!

Paper Piece Patchwork – with special guest Miesje Chafer

From: £40.00

Who is Miesje?

Miesje Chafer is a genius textile designer, screen printer and maker.

Miesje resides in Southsea and works out of The Sorting Office studio in Eastleigh,

With an unquenchable thirst for fabric, pattern and colour she loves nothing more than knocking up a prototype that’s been niggling away
at the back of her brain.

We loved having Miesje at the old Studio, and we cannot wait to have her back with 2 new workshops to tickle your fancy!

P.S Miesje’s fabrics are available for purchase to use in garments! I have, and I will again –  Beautiful!

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