mandy munroe

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Officially patchworkers already!

More beginners started a new hobby in Ashford this week 🙂


The lovely Clair at Emporia Fabric and Crafts  hosted two beginners workshops. With fabric included in the cost of the class we started by choosing colour schemes and combinations from her expanding stock.


(Lorraine’s choice)


(Rebecca’s choice)

By lunchtime everyone had completed one block and had rotary cut fabric for two more.


(Janette’s block)


(Sarah’s block)

In the afternoon, triangles were mastered, stars, shooflies and donuts were stitched together.

Nickys Block

(Nicky’s Friendship Star)


(Marion’s blocks)


(Maddy’s cushion front)

With plans to continue adding blocks at home to complete cushions, table and bed runners and throws, I believe they can now officially be called Patchworkers 🙂

Lovely working with you ladies, welcome to the world of patchwork. I hope you go on to enjoy making lots more!

fyi – Clair is also opening a pop-up crafters market next door on November 12th  with local makers. So if you are looking to buy local, pop-in and support them. You may pick-up some unusual handmade Christmas presents and a little something for yourself too!

(Visit number 1 Bank Street, Ashford, Kent)


9 comments on “Officially patchworkers already!

  1. tialys
    November 11, 2014

    Lovely choices of fabric. I see the start of several addictions!

    • mandymunroe
      November 11, 2014

      Ah, yes, I didn’t warn them it’s addictive, mybad!

  2. I.J. Bull
    November 11, 2014

    The magic of that very first workshop with Mandy has never gone away. What lovely fabric, what a lovely shop.

    • mandymunroe
      November 11, 2014

      Thanks for your kind words Ilse, you’ve turned out to be a star student 🙂 so glad you’re still enjoying patching! It’s great to have a patchwork shop in Ashford now.

  3. claire93
    November 11, 2014

    well done ladies – everyone chose such wonderful fabric and sewing is so neat ^^

  4. mrsfoxfinery
    November 11, 2014

    Just looking at all that fabric makes me happy. Keep up the good work!

    • mandymunroe
      November 13, 2014

      Clair has more fabric by the day 🙂 – and thanks, it doesn’t seem like work! Such fun to find more people to share a hobby.

  5. Mary Pat Smith
    November 12, 2014

    Mandy – loved this post – reminded me of how our friendship started all those years ago – searching for the perfect fabric for our Flying Geese quilts. We knew we’d be friends when we ended up at totally opposite ends of the color spectrum!!

    • mandymunroe
      November 13, 2014

      Twenty years ago! – and I seem to have come around to your side of the colour wheel for a while now x

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