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Traditional Patchwork using Liberty Fabric with Helen Entwistle

Back by popular demand! Learn the art of English Paper Piecing in this relaxing and creative hand-sewing workshop and create traditional and contemporary patchwork designs.

  • 1st July 2023 - 1st July 2023
  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Skilled textile maker, Helen Entwistle will show you how to make a hexagon patchwork panel 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 bring a packed lunch.

All money raised from workshops goes towards maintaining David Parr House and supports our programmes.

Find out more and book here:



  • Car Parking

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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