Late with the diary...again... but just getting it posted before the workshops start. It will be lovely to see the autumn colours and I do like the chilly mornings. Time to start thinking about some Christmas sewing and I am also starting to plan for next year! Where has this year gone?

Tuesday 4th September
Coffee and Cloth, Tiverton

Thursday 7th September
Free motion Applique Cushion workshop, Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery.

Saturday 9th September
Mini Carry-All workshop, Exeter Sewing Machine Co.

Wednesday 13th September
Free motion applique Drawstring Bag workshop. Ivybridge
Make a drawsting bag which can be personalised with free motion stitching and applique. Spaces available

Saturday 16th September
Free Motion Appliuqe Drawstring Bag workshop, Step-by-Step, South Molton.

Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th September
Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts Show, Westpoint, Exeter.
I wil be on stand C37 and will have a range of creative textile supplies for sale - water soluble fabrics, stabilisers and support fabrics, patchwork fabrics, threads and more. I will also have details of workshops coming up in 2018.

Thursday 28th September
Mini Carry-All workshop - Exeter Sewing Machine Co.

And finally... Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd October - Begiinners Patchwork at Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery.

Happy sewing.
Posted on 03 Sep 2017


Once again I am late posting my diary. Many apologies. I have tidied up the other pages and deleted old dates and hopefully added all the new ones. I am still planning the autumn/winter workshops so watch this space!

Sunday 2nd July - Christmas in July - Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery.

Tuesday 4th July - Coffee and Cloth - Tiverton

Wednesday 12th July - Coffee and Cloth - Ivybridge

Monday 17th July - Medieval Tiles - Ruishton Textile Group

Tuesday 18th July - Medieval Tiles - Tiverton - Fully Booked

Saturday 22nd July - Wrinkles and Runkles - Pink Palace Studio

Tuesday 25th July - Messy Play Day - Tiverton

Tuesday 1st August - Coffee and Cloth - Tiverton

Thursday 10th - Sunday 13th - Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham
I am on stand QIA17 and will be demonstrating, chatting and enjoying the show! I am also teaching a workshop and doing a talk on using fibres. See the festival website for more details.

Tuesday 22nd August - Fabulous Fabrics - Tiverton One place available.

Thursday 24th August - Christmas in August - Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery
Make an early start on your stitched Christmas decorations. A fun day of sewing.

That's all for now. Someone please remind me to put up the September diary in time!

- Take a look on the workshop page for details of my Autumn workshops in Tiverton.
Posted on 11 Jul 2017


Only a small bit of May left so I will head straight for the June diary.
May has been a lovely month, the highlight being a sewing retreat in Cornwall.
But it is back to work now!

Tuesday 30th May - Manipulating Fabrics, Tiverton. Fully booked

Tuesday 6th June - Coffee and Cloth - Tiverton

Thursday 8th June - Stitching in Space - Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery

Wednesday 14th June - Drawing with your sewing machine - Ivybridge (fully booked)

Saturday 17th June - Paint and print fabric - Step by Step, South Molton

Tuesday 20th June - Medieval Tiles, Tiverton (fully booked)

Saturday 24th June - Crafters Carry-all, Tarka Quilters

Tuesday 27th June - Various methods of piping with guest tutor, Tiverton (fully booked)

I will try to be a bit more organised and post the July diary in time!

Happy stitching and enjoy the lovely weather.
Posted on 25 May 2017


Tuesday 4th April
Coffee and Cloth - Tiverton

Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th April
Craft4Crafters, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet
I will be teaching three workshops a day at this show - Shimmering Leaves. Use angelina fibres, leaf skeletons and free motion stitching to create a panel of shimmering leaves.

Wednesday 12th April
Mini Carry-all workshop (fully booked) - Ivybridge

Thursday 13th April
Applying fabrics and threads - Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery

Tuesday 18th April
Fabulous Fabrics - Tiverton (Fully booked)

Tuesday 25th April
Coffee and Cloth/Embellisher play day - spaces available

Sunday 30th April
Cornwoolly - The Great Hall, Heartlands, Pool, Cornwall
A show with supplies for creative textiles.
Posted on 03 Apr 2017


Wednesday 1st March
Needle case workshop - Ivybridge - fully booked

Thursday 2nd March
Introduction to Free Motion Embroidery
Sidmouth Fabrics and Haberdashery

Tuesday 7th March
Coffee and Cloth - Tiverton

Wednesday 8th March
Raw edge Applique using an Accuquilt Fabric cutter.
Quirky Quilters - Stoke-sub-Hamden

Saturday 11th March
Fabulous Fabrics
South Somerset Embroiderers Guild, Horton

Monday 13th March
Free motion pattern and texture with fibres
Bicton College

Tuesday 21st March
Sewing machine needle case workshop
Tiverton - spaces available

Wednesday 22nd March
Coffee and Cloth - Ivybridge

Saturday 25th March
Craft Fair and Pamper Day 10am - 2pm
Old Heathcoat School Community Centre, Tiverton

Friday 31st March - Sunday 2nd April
Spring Quilt Show, Westpoint, Exeter
I will have supplies (including shrink polyester) and will also be running workshops at this show.

Watch out for April - it's going to be busy!
Posted on 03 Mar 2017


Please note - 3rd - 14th February I can only be contacted via email.

Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th February
CRAFT 4 CRAFTERS - Westpoiint, Exeter
I will be on stand 117. During the show I will be running free motion embroidery workshops and will also have a range of creative textile supplies available.
This is a fantastic show with lots of inspiration for a creative year ahead.

Tuesday 21st February
Mini Carry-All workshop - Tiverton
Fully booked I'm afraid but I will be repeating it in Sidmouth later this year.

Wednesday 22nd February - workshop at Ivybridge - this has been moved to Wednesday 1st march

Tuesday 28th February
Posted on 02 Feb 2017


Wishing everyone a happy and fabric filled 2017.

So here are the first events of the new year.

Tuesday 10th January

Wednesday 11th January
COFFEE AND CLOTH - IVYBRIDGE - this is a new venue for workshops and Coffee and Cloth days. See the workshop page for further details. Booking essential.

Tuesday 24th January -
Workshop to make small embroidered boxes.

Sunday 29th January and Monday 30th January - please note the dates have changed
This is a great introduction to the basics of patchwork - build confidence with your rotary cutter and develop accurate sewing skills. We will make three basic blocks and combine them to make a long table mat.

Tuesday 31st January
This workshop is fully booked but it will be repeated on February 21st and there are a few spaces available.

That's it for January. Check the other pages of the website to find out about other worskhops and events.

Happy sewing.
Posted on 02 Jan 2017


Have just signed in to Twitter - @JanTillett - so you can keep an eye on what I am doing (as long as I remember to update it regularly!)
Posted on 01 Jan 1970