Traditional patchwork using Liberty fabric with Helen Entwistle



Day & time
Saturday July 1st. 10.00am-3.00pm
£65 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 and contemporary patchwork designs.

Skilled textile maker, Helen Entwistle will show you how to make a hexagon patchwork panels using a range of Liberty cotton fabrics, and with her expert tuition, you will be shown how to avoid common mistakes, and achieve perfect results.

Once you have mastered the craft of English paper piecing, you can make an infinite number of designs. 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:

  • An inspirational walk through David Parr House, including a look at the Victorian paper pieced coverlet made by Mary Jane Parr.
  • 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 Liberty print tana lawn cottons to make your patchwork panel.
  • A full colour guide to the technicalities of paper piecing when you are back at home.
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks, biscuits. Please bring a packed lunch or you can buy a lunch from many lovely places on Mill Road.

You will not finish the panel during the workshop, but you will make a good start, and take away the materials, and the know-how, to finish 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.


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