Learn to sew patchwork cushions with Jean Povey
Date: 18 February 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Advanced booking is essential through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
Lunch will not be provided, but The Farmer’s Café will be open and you are welcome to preorder lunch on arrival with a 20% discount.
Places are limited to 8 people to allow all attendees to get the best learning experience and time with the tutor.
If you would prefer to pay by cheque or cash, please contact us and we will make arrangements for you as needed.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Make yourself a beautiful hand sewn patchwork cushion with experienced sewing teacher, Jean Povey.
During this day long course, you’ll learn how to use paper templates to cut and sew fabric hexagons into patchwork patterns, tacking the fabric onto the templates and hand stitching them together. Jean will take you through the process step by step, teaching you how to construct a cushion cover either by hand or using a sewing machine. By the end of the day you’ll be well on your way (or completed) with your own unique cushion cover.
The only skill you need is the ability to do small hand stitches – Jean will teach you everything else you need to know. All materials are provided, apart from the cushion to stuff inside your cover. If you have fabrics you might like to use, or a favourite pair of fabric scissors, you are welcome to bring them along with you.
About the Tutor:
Having loved sewing when at school, Jean trained as a needlework teacher. Three years later, she found herself teaching English in remote off-grid places. During this time, Jean purchased a few small pieces of cloth in Nairobi intending to cover a cushion. This was the start of a long relationship with patchwork making many cushion covers and going on to bigger projects including a double bed spread for her brothers wedding present. Patchwork is addictive.
Jean has attended or run hundreds of sewing classes and workshops over 50 years but she also always has a project on the go.