Karen Berry Textiles

AutumnTerm Workshops 2017 

I teach a range of workshops at my home in Southbourne or at St Peter's Place, the bright new hall for the church of St Peter and St Mary at Fishbourne near Chichester. Wherever workshops are held, the emphasis is on learning in a happy, relaxed environment, making the techniques taught accessible to beginners as well as those with some experience.

Larger events, alternative dates, or teaching of individuals can be arranged at other locations if required. You are very welcome to contact me to discuss your requirements.

Daytime workshops are priced according to length and venue - prices are shown below. Tea, coffee and a home made cake are always provided, please bring along a packed lunch if you're coming for the day to Fishbourne. 

Evening workshops and Block of the Month classes are payable termly (see prices below) and include drinks and cake.

Unless otherwise instructed, participants should bring their own sewing machine, ensuring the machine has an up to date PAT test (this test can be done very quickly at your local sewing machine shop). Most techniques can be taught by hand, but a sewing machine will speed up the process.

Fabric requirements will be sent on confirmation of booking.

My current programme can be seen below - please contact me for availability on 01243 370030 or email: 

keberry273@gmail.com


Block On!

Thursdays 

7th September, 5th October, 2nd November, 7th December

0930 - 1230     Fishbourne     £48 for the term

A relaxed and friendly sewing class for anybody wanting to come and work on their own projects in good company and with guidance where needed.



Crafter's Tote Bag

Thursday September 28th 2017

10am - 4pm    Fishbourne    £40

Many of you have seen me using this bag when I come to classes, and asked me to show you how to make it. Its sturdy design, with interior and exterior pockets make it great for all your equipment and projects - some precutting required, measurements will be given in advance. 

The finished bag measures 13"H x 9"W x 6"D



The Harbour in Textiles

Saturday 30th September 2017   10am - 2pm

Chichester Harbour Conservancy Education Centre

Dell Quay

The Harbour Conservancy are currently updating their website to include details of this workshop - if the information is not available online yet, please phone the Harbour Office on 01243 512301to enquire.






Coiled Fabric Baskets

Thursday 19th October 2017

10am - 3pm    Fishbourne    £35

These lovely baskets are a great addition to your sewing table or interior decor, and make lovely gifts. They're a brilliant way to use up scraps of fabric too!



Beautiful Bean Bags

Thursday 16th November 2017

10am - 3pm    Fishbourne    £35

These colourful bean bags are great for the kids in your life to lounge on, and are a quick portable addition to your seating when visitors descend!



Applique Birds and Boats

Saturday 18th November 2017   10am - 2pm

Chichester Harbour Conservancy Education Centre

Dell Quay

The Harbour Conservancy are currently updating their website to include details of this workshop - if the information is not available online yet, please phone the Harbour Office on 01243 512301to enquire.


Bargello on the Barge Weekend

Saturday 25th November 10am - Sunday 26th November 4pm    £120

Come and spend the weekend learning to make a bargello quilt (image to follow) in this unique setting at Cobnor, right on the waters of Chichester Harbour. Accommodation is in single ensuite cabins aboard the TS Resolute, the converted dutch barge belonging to the CYE Sailing Centre. Spend the whole weekend sewing, or take a break or two to enjoy the beauty of the coast path or relax on deck with a coffee to enjoy the view.

The cost for the weekend includes all meals and tuition, fabric requirements will be issued well in advance.

Places will be limited to 10, please email me for further details if you are interested in booking a place.

I also teach Patchwork Quilt Courses and one day classes at the lovely Clothkits shop in Chichester. 

Autumn term workshops at Clothkits include a beginner's hexagon quilt course, and a one day "Crash Course" in Patchwork and Quilting. There's also the opportunity to join a weekly group for those wishing to work on individual projects under guidance in company.

Click here for details of these courses in the heart of Chichester.