Lilac Barn Traditional Craft Courses

Lilac Barn offers a range of exciting craft courses for all levels. Our studio is located at Mother Hubbard, in Curload near Stoke St Gregory, Somerset. All of our courses are designed to be fun and informative, with skilled and experienced tutors to guide you through your project.

Upholsery Courses - Somerset


Cherry Dobson’s is author of the very succesful book The Upholstery Bible, with a new edition now available. Her classes offer tuition on an individual basis and students should bring a piece of furniture e.g chair, stool or headboard to the class, whether it be large or small and so long as it fits in your car! more >>

Patchwork and Quilting Courses - Somerset

Patchwork & Quilting

Dawn Cameron-Dick is well known to Lilac Barn and is a patchworker, quilter and author. Dawn has written four books and produced many popular patterns.

The Course for beginners or those with experience include learning about your machine, IMA ( her speciality), Machine / Hand quilting. Thread Play, and Project days more >>

Curtain, blinds and Cushion making courses - Somerset

Curtains, Blinds, Cushions

With over 20 years of professional experience in soft furnishings and curtain making. Rachel Lewis is self employed with a high volume of repeat business and personal recommendations, also undertaking freelance work for well respected local soft furnishing companies and a fabric designer.

Bring your fabric and we will show you the way to make curtains and blinds with that professional look. Swags and Tails present no problems.  more >>