Julie Godfrey

Hi Cherry and Helen
Just to thank you for a very enjoyable, informative day with a superb lunch!
Would love to hear about more soft furnishing courses you will be doing in the future.
Many thanks
Julie Godfrey



Hi Cherry,
thanks again for a great upholstery course, you might be getting one or two of my friends enquiring as they’re all loving the pics of my chair on Facebook!



Hi Dawn and Cherry
Thank you both so much for what proved to be a most enjoyable and helpful few days.  Helen and I learnt a great deal, met some super people and now have plenty to get on with!   Do hope we can repeat the experience again.
Best wishes


New Tutor and Courses

Ali Wells is joining the Lilac Barn team of tutors. She is a fashion designer and will be teaching courses in knitting, redesigning your wardrobe and learning more about your sewing machine.

Course dates are now on the website

Upholstery Course

Flood report

Maybe January will be dryer but at the moment the A 361 still closed at

Burrowbridge, best route to Taunton is via A 358.

Road from Curry Rivel at the bottom of Red Hill still flooded as is the road from

Huntworth through Moorland.

Studio remained dry..amazing!

Patchwork week with Dawn

We have had another very successful week with Dawn Cameron-Dick as tutor.

Beginner students learnt many new skills, including  rotary cutting  and piecing

fabric correctly, machine and hand quilting and applique, what needles and threads

to use and how to assemble a quilt. More experienced students worked on projects

already started receiving  professional advice on quilting and applique.