English Paper Piecing Workshop with Helen Entwistle


Day & time
Saturday September 17th. 10.00am-1.00pm
£40 per person
Visitor Centre of David Parr House


English Paper Piecing is a relaxing and creative hand sewing technique that can be used to create both traditional patchwork, and more contemporary designs.

House Manager and textile artist, Helen Entwistle will show you how to make a hexagon patchwork cushion cover in cheerful Liberty cotton fabric, and with her expert tuition, you will be shown how to avoid common mistakes, and achieve perfect results – every time!

Once you have mastered the craft of English paper piecing, you can make an infinite number of designs, perhaps using recycled and treasured fabrics to make a ‘memory quilt’, or new fabrics you have chosen to explore colour and form. This is a highly portable and economical form of patchwork, requiring only sharp scissors, paper scissors, a needle, and thread!

The price of the course includes:

  • A set of plastic templates in assorted shapes that you can use to create your own pieced designs in future, using the skills you have been taught.
  • A selection of colourful Liberty print craft cottons to make the patchwork front of your cushion, and a square of Liberty fabric to make the back.
  • A full colour guide to help you remember the technicalities of paper piecing when you are back at home.
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, cake and biscuits.

The workshop will last approximately three hours. You will not finish the cover during the workshop, but you will make a good start, and be given the materials, and the know-how, to finish it at home and at your leisure.

Please purchase your tickets below, one ticket per person.

Numbers for the workshop are limited to 10, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Here’s what our previous visitors have said:

“Anyone with an interest in sewing would have enjoyed the experience, whether an almost complete beginner or an accomplished sewer. All levels of technical ability were catered for and there was as much emphasis on creativity as on technical know-how.”

“Our tutor, Helen, you could not have been more welcoming, kind and helpful. The atmosphere was friendly and creative and I felt there was no pressure to achieve more than we wanted or were capable of achieving.”

All money raised from our workshops goes towards maintaining David Parr House – thank you for supporting us.

Please purchase your tickets below, one ticket per person.

Numbers for the workshop are limited to 10, so book early to avoid disappointment.

David Parr House is a registered charity, all our activities support its continued maintenance and safeguards its future for everyone to enjoy.



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