Midsummer Stitching


Treat yourself to an afternoon, a day or a full weekend of stitching with friends old and new, hosted by The Fennel Shed team at the snowy mountain – The Sliabh Sneacht Centre,

June 9th / 10th / 11th 2018

Inspired by the many lovely projects in Natalie Bird’s Book “Cottage Style Charms” we offer three days of sewing fun in North Donegal, just before midsummer.

Choose how much time to spend at any or all of the three elements listed above – sew by hand all day, machine stitch if that is your thing, or just sit back to watch and listen and learn and be entertained

YOU are free to choose what you do and when with great tutors to guide you on your way.

10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.   


Saturday 9th.

Choose from:

Machine piecing skills; how to cut and make all kinds of shapes,


Needle-turn Appliqué – get your fingers to acquire the kind of nimbleness required for this technique – well worth the effort we promise,


Radiant Redwork – Hand-sew your way to happiness with some delightful small projects.

10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.   

Fee €60.00 including practice materials, patterns,

morning tea or coffee on arrival/ light lunch mid-day / Afternoon tea or coffee and sweet treats at 4.00 p.m.



Sunday 10th.

Layer Cake Magic

Using 10 x 10 inch squares from layer cakes or cut from any stash it is possible to create a huge variety of blocks if you learn a few neat tricks when cutting and stitching. At this demo/workshop you can watch as Gaye and Nicola show in detail how to select, cut, stitch and combine these squares in ways that are quite magical.

Bring your own sewing machine to give these techniques a try if you wish, or decide to just sit and watch, ask questions, take photos, learn a lot and be entertained all along the way.Fee €40.00 includes some practice squares if you wish to sew, as well as tea or coffee  on arrival or during the demo and afternoon tea at 4.00 p.m.

12 Noon – 4.00 p.m.




Monday 11th.

Carry on Sewing Day

If you wish to spend a day after the weekend putting your new-found skills and ideas into practice, this is the day for you.

Not a formal class, but the tutors from Saturday and Sunday will be there to help, repeat key sections of any demo, to trouble-shoot – to generally solve any problems as they arise, answer questions, and to make the tea!

10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  

Fee €40.00 including the usual refreshments etc.




Call 087 9499 070 or email gabrielleagrant@gmail.com