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Calendar of Classes

Day and Half-Day Classes and Events, and Regular UFO (UnFinished Object) Days

Classes with Helen Howes, Helen Butcher, and John Stormes, a terrific programme for the Autumn and Winter.. Come and learn some new stuff!
Also, events..
(Note, some links are not live here yet. Working on that)

Out Of The Forest, Down To The Sea - Tree and Boat Textiles by Helen Howes
At The Ravenous Cafe, Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU
10 till 4 Wednesdays to Sundays, till 19th November
Free admission, and the food is worth a trip too...

Jo and Dil of the Ravenous Cafe have kindly invited me to show my big tree pieces, and some of my boaty ones too, in their spacious and welcoming cafe at the Centre..
All works will be for immediate sale, and I'm just across the yard if you wish to ask about any piece...
Friday 29th September
UFO/General Sewing Day

11:30 till 5 or any part thereof
Bring your project(s) and get a table, technical help, and tea-and-biscuits.
Bring your own lunch or use the cafe
£15 for all day or any part thereof...
Saturday 30th September - Textures of Summer with Helen Howes
Make a set of simple and delicious blocks using hand and machine-sewn techniques, and assemble them into a long panel (or other project) - full pattern provided for this class
11 till 5
Bring lunch, or use the cafe
Friday 6th October
UFO/General Sewing Day

11:30 till 5 or any part thereof
Bring your project(s) and get a table, technical help, and tea-and-biscuits.
Bring your own lunch or use the cafe
£15 for all day or any part thereof...
Sunday 15th October - Textile Postcards with Helen Howes
Send a message to the big world, in the form of a postable textile art card - techniques and ideas for all sorts of missives
1:30 till 4:30
£25 to include postcard kits, fabrics and trimmings.
Hand or machine sewing, suitable for all ages and skill levels
Wednesday 18th October - Screen Printing on Fabric
with Helen Howes
11 till 4:30
Make a stencil, prepare a screen, and print onto fabrics. Prints are washable and colour-fast, and can be used to make patchwork, or for embroidery.
Suitable for beginners (Maximum 5 students)
£45 to include inks and stencil supplies, bring your own fabrics
Lots of standing up - not suitable for students with limited mobility
Sunday 22nd October to Sunday 26th November (6 weekly sessions) - Further Adventures in Improvisation
For all those who wish to explore the possibilities of improvised piecing, slightly eccentric patchwork, and playing with cloth
Intermediate to advanced students, you should be completely at ease with cutting and sewing...
1:30 to 5 each session
£25 per session
We would prefer that you come to all the sessions, but if this is not possible, please ask...
Tuesday 24th October - Apex Sewing Basket with Helen Butcher
Great to use at home or take to a workshop, this sewing basket will keep all your equipment together and ready for use.
Includes a full set of printed patterns, with templates, not only for the basket, but all the items in the APEX range: zip pouch, pin cushion, small basket & needlebook/cutter caddy.
Machine sewing - suitable for all skill levels from confident beginners upwards
Friday 3rd November - Long Stitch Book-Binding with Helen Howes and John Stormes
Simple hand-stitches make a delightful and tactile book with multiple signatures and a flexible cover
1:30 till 5
£30 to include materials for your book and use of tools - just bring yourself...
Friday 10th November
UFO/General Sewing Day

11:30 till 5 or any part thereof
Bring your project(s) and get a table, technical help, and tea-and-biscuits.
Bring your own lunch or use the cafe
£15 for all day or any part thereof...
Saturday 2nd December - An Intrigue of Kittens with Helen Butcher
Fine paper foundation picing to make a delightful kitteny brooch or a small purse
1:30 till 5
Saturday 16th December - Small Project Club - Curved Purses with Helen Howes
1:30 till 5
Make a useful and fun curved-top purse, with a zippy closure.
Easy sewing by machine, suitable for beginners
£25 to include fabrics, zip and bindings

Regular Stuff

Regular quilt class on alternate Tuesdays
Next Classes
October 3rd and 17th
November 7th and 21st
December 5th and 19th (Winter Festival Lunch, from 12:30, all Teapots, former Teapots and regular class attenders welcome, bring a dish to share) Teapots class runs from 1:30 to 5 and costs £8.50

This class is full, but I currently have one space for a "substitute" - that is, someone who will fill in when another student is away. Subs usually end up with a full-time place in time
Please ask to visit and be Met With..
If you come to a full-day class you can book lunches at the cafe, or you are welcome to bring your own (and we have a microwave, and plates, and salt, and cutlery...
If you have a group of friends (minimum 4 people for most classes) you can book privately for whatever you want to learn from my Class List
Workshops held at 4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk NR14 6NU unless otherwise noted. The workshop has lots of level free parking and we are always happy to help bring machines etc. in. The back door is wheelchair accessible, but the loo needs an ability to stand, sorry...
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To book any of the above, please ring Helen on 01508 548137, or click here to email me

As I have had a large number of no-shows lately, all bookings must be accompanied by a non-refundable deposit of £10 (cards accepted)

Teapot Quilters

..meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday (normally, see above) of the month, 1:30 till 5 pm. Beginners and intermediate quilters welcome. This is a continuing class and I prefer it if you attend regularly.
This class is full at present, but I keep a waiting list. Be warned that the list is quite long and the turnover is pretty small..
You may visit for a cup of tea and to see if it is what you would like...

For more details Click here

I have put quite a lot of my patterns online for Free Download (Click Here to go to the relevant page..)
Keep this pattern page bookmarked, as there will be more later...

If you wish to book a class, you can choose to come to my workshop at a time to suit you, with a minimum of 4 people. Larger groups, (up to 12, if booked as a group), may be eligible for a discount...
Groups from 12 to 20 can be accomodated nearby
Please ring or email for more details... I am always happy to come to your group, shop, or guild to teach, and to arrange tours of distant parts to save mileage charges...

My address is:-
Helen Howes
Helen Howes Textiles
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
I'm open 11 till 5 every day except Tuesdays and Wednesdays