Latest News

All courses postponed until further notice

Patchwork and Quilting


November now full


dates soon

Caroline Woodyer has opened a treatment room nearby, why not make a booking after course.

Contact Caroline on 01823 690162 for more details


New Tutor

Posted on Jul 15, 2017

I am delighted that Rachel Lewis has decided to join the team at Lilac Barn and is  the new tutor for Curtains and Blinds this Autumn. Rachel is a very experienced curtain maker having her own business in Taunton.

Jackie Fisher is joining the team in September teaching Dressmaking for beginners, a new 10 week course .

More details of these courses on the appropriate pages.

Latest News

Posted on Aug 13, 2013

New 2020

Curtain and Blind cours

Places available on Patchwork and Quilting courses



Photos from our Recent Courses

Posted on May 13, 2013

Where do I begin?!

Where do I begin?!




Sue's Poppies

Sue’s Poppies

Just started...

Just started…

Nearly Finished

Nearly Finished

Finished Armchair

Finished Armchair

Modern Setee

Modern Settee





Patchwork and Quilting Course

Posted on May 9, 2013

April 2014

Patchwork and Quilting course with Dawn Cameron-Dick

I would like to thank you both for a lovely week.  I feel that I learnt so much in a group of like minded people.

What a luxury to spend a week with your sewing machine getting excellent advice, being able to carry on with your own project and learn so many new techniques and skills! Jeanette

I had the most amazing time at Lilac Barn and both Wendy and yours truly may well ‘darken your doorstep’ again in the not too distant future.

The lunches were brilliant and so nice that everyone sat together which allowed us to get to no each other. It was a super atmosphere and we came away with a lot more knowledge and confidence than we arrived with. Christine

Another very successful week was held in the studio with Dawn. Students

commented that they had learnt far more than expected in a perfect light, airy and

spacious studio.

Would have stayed longer if possible, had loads of inspiration, and enjoyed the

friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Lunches were delicious and the afternoon

cake a treat!

They would all like to return and recommend the course to friends.

Brendas suite of chairs

Posted on Mar 27, 2013

Brenda's chaise

Brendas suite of chairs

Posted on Mar 27, 2013

Another project

Brendas suite of chairs

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

Buttoned chair

Brendas suite of furniture

Posted on Mar 26, 2013

That beautiful fabricBrenda has worked on this suite of furniture for several months…her choice of fabric is amazing and very imaginative. She is always willing to do the alternative when faced with a problem, the result often exciting!

New Tutor and Courses

Posted on Mar 20, 2013

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

New Upholstery Course Starting September

Posted on Mar 20, 2013

Our new Upholstery classes start on Tuesday September 11th. Please contact Cherry for more information or to book.