Group and shop bookings (talks and workshops) - please note that, unless you have sent me a link to your group's website, your talk or workshop booking won't be added to this page, as I can't handle the inevitable requests for bookings for your events. Please scroll to end of page for group and shop bookings.

Sashiko Courses for 2019 - 20

To book, please contact me by e mail.

Japanese Sashiko Sampler

Learn how to mark and stitch traditional Japanese sashiko patterns - my classic sashiko sampler course has been running in various venues since 2013. The sampler shown is by one of my Edinburgh sashiko students, Jo Maguire.


All Saint's Church, Hartburn, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 5EB

Saturdays - 21st September 2019, 26th October, 23rd November, 7th December, 4th January 2020, 15th February, 21st March, 4th April

10.30am - 4pm


£40 per session (£320 for full course) - first session payment is your deposit, and further payments are one session in advance.


A Celtic Sashiko Sampler - click here for more info

Explore Celtic designs in sashiko , inspired by Pictish standing stones near my  home in Scotland. After the success of the two summer schools in 2019 (Eassie, near Glamis, and Stockton-on-Tees), I am looking at running this course again in 2020, probably in the same venues and also at Gresford, near Wrexham.

Trading at these shows in 2019 - click event name to go to website -

World Textile Day North, Frodsham, Chester - Saturday 28th September

World Textile Day South West, Saltford, Bristol - Saturday 5th October

Autumn Quilt Festival, Malvern - Thursday 18th - Sunday 20th October - daily workshop and demo

For 2020, I have decided I will take a break from doing the three day quilt shows with Grosvenor (apart from the Spring Quilt Festival at Harrogate and perhaps the Great Northern Quilt Show), as I have a very full show diary this year and I really need to concentrate on some more books in 2020. Since I moved to Scotland, many of the UK shows are a very long drive for us. World Textile Days work well, because we can drive back on the Sunday daytime, but after arriving home from the Spring Quilt Festival at Newark at 1.30am on the Monday morning, after a seven and a half hour drive, we have decided we need to plan any trip south of the border very carefully in terms of the traveling time!

Festival of Quilts 2020 - 30th July - 2nd August - trading only

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