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37 Summerheath Rd
Hailsham, BN27 3DS

Events

Christmas in July!
Jul
8
Jul 9

Christmas in July!

  • Featherbed Barn

Are you excited about Christmas already? Can you hardly wait to start stitching new and wonderful things to brighten up your festive home or give away as a special present? Well, I know that I can't so I have organised two very special new workshops in July at the wonderful Featherbed Barn, Cowbeech, East Sussex on 8th and 9th July 2017 between 10.30am and 4.00pm

The projects you will be making will be extra special. They are so brand new and hot off the press I can only show you a small sample. All the projects will come from my BRAND NEW BOOK which will be published in July and if you attend the workshop you will be one of the first people ever to see the book and make anything from it. As you would expect the book contains exciting new projects which include redwork, hoopies, stockings, dolls, cushions and even mice and you will have a chance to make some or all of these magical new designs in the workshop.

Everything you need to make your projects is included in the price as well as our infamous homemade lunch and refreshments, hands on instruction from me and maybe a few little extras too. 

As with all our workshops we only teach small classes so numbers are strictly limited. Book right now to get your place on this exclusive workshop featuring projects from my new book by booking online or by calling us on 01323 845297. 

Mandy x

New England Quilting Holiday
Sep
27
Oct 6

New England Quilting Holiday

Join Mandy Shaw for a unique and unforgettable quilting adventure amidst the glorious autumnal splendours of New England and Canada.


Quilts UK, Malvern
May
18
May 21

Quilts UK, Malvern

Visit Mandy at Quilts UK, Malvern and be in with a chance of winning this stunning Quilter's Retreat Bag.

Verona Textiles, Venice & Lake Garda
Apr
20
Apr 27

Verona Textiles, Venice & Lake Garda

Join on us on this 6 night stitching holiday to the lovely city of Verona in the company of Mandy Shaw. Discover the wonderful textile exhibits at the Verona Tessile, visit the glorious city of Venice and immerse yourself in the splendours of Lake Garda. Get creative inspiration from these Italian scenic jewels on our included sightseeing programme and enjoy your favourite pastime with Mandy and your travelling companions.

This unique holiday includes a walking tour of Verona and a visit to one of the city’s textile shops. You’ll also visit Venice and the lace making island of Burano and a full day tour will introduce you to the magnificence of Lake Garda where there will be time to shop and relax at the lakeside resorts. Along with all of this you will enjoy 2 quilting workshops, hosted by Mandy.

Price from £1,379. For more information click here

Itinerary

DAY 1: VERONA (D)
Morning flight from London to Verona. On arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening join Mandy and your Tour Manager for a welcome dinner and a chat about the days to come.

DAY 2: VERONA (B)
This morning enjoy a guided walking tour of Verona. You’ll see the Piazza Bra with its ornate fountains and delightful pavement cafes and the magnificent Roman Arena, one of the largest in the world. Of course no visit to Verona would be complete without seeing the famous Romeo & Juliet balcony. A visit to a local textile shop has also been arranged and the owners will introduce you to a selection of superb fabrics, some used by leading Italian designers. This afternoon join Mandy for a workshop at the hotel. A project for you to enjoy will be designed by Mandy and details will be sent to you along with any equipment requirements before you travel.

DAY 3: LAKE GARDA (B)
An included full day tour will introduce you to the scenic splendour of Lake Garda. Surrounded by lush olive groves, vineyards and citrus trees and set against a stunning mountain backdrop, this is a wonderful spot. You’ll visit the walled medieval town of Sirmione with its castle and Roman ruins. Your journey continues along the western shores of the lake to picturesque Limone. There will be time to wander through the quaint narrow alleys before the ferry ride across the lake to Riva del Garda. From here your journey continues to the charming town of Malcesine where the cobbled streets lead to the lakeside. Here you can relax and perhaps enjoy a refreshing gelato or a chilled glass of prosecco.

DAY 4: VENICE & BURANO (B)
There is nowhere on earth quite like the extraordinary city of Venice with its canals, palaces and Renaissance architecture. You’ll see all the highlights on our included full day excursion and we also include a walking tour in the company of a local guide. A visit to Burano completes the day. The history of lace making on this Venetian island dates back to the early 16th century and a visit to Martina Vidal, a renowned atelier is included. There will be time to visit the showrooms and sales outlet here too.

DAYS 5 & 6: VERONA TESSILE (B)
Two days for you to enjoy the Verona Tessile at leisure. Visit museums and historical buildings at your own pace and enjoy all the sights, sounds and vibrancy that this unique event brings to this beautiful city. If you wish to book any workshops please contact the show organisers directly to reserve and pay for your place. During these two days there will also be a second afternoon/early evening workshop with Mandy at the hotel.

DAY 7: UK (B)
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London.

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Important Note: We recommend you are of a reasonable fitness as this tour often involves walking and uneven surfaces; this tour is not suitable for those who require special assistance.

Best Exotic Indian Textile Tour
Mar
12
Mar 25

Best Exotic Indian Textile Tour

Textile Impressions of India

Join me on a the textile journey of a lifetime to India. This holiday will capture your imagination and introduce you to the colourful textiles and cultural wonders of India…PLUS we will visit The Calico Museum of Textiles - one of the most celebrated collection of textiles of its kind in the world! A MUST SEE for all quilt enthusiasts! We will also spend a memorable day with women in Udaipur's rural, tribal and urban areas as we exchange ideas and connect through the universal language of stitching!

As an added extra… we have also included a visit to some of the locations where "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was filmed!

Click here to find out more

Easter Workshop SOLD OUT
Mar
4
4:00 pm16:00

Easter Workshop SOLD OUT

  • Featherbed Barn

SOLD OUT

Come and join Mandy and team for a fabulous Easter Workshop at Featherbed Barn, Cowbeech, BN27 4JA, East Sussex on Saturday 4th March from 10.30am to 4.00pm

As the name suggests you can work on both Chickens and Eggs and both will look fabulous decorating your Easter home.

As with all of Mandy's workshops everything you need to make your Chicken and Eggs are included in the price as well as a lovely lunch, refreshments, hands on instruction from Mandy herself and maybe a few little extras too. Sewing machines are provided too so what's not to love? 

Tickets are £85 each and we only teach small classes so numbers are strictly limited so don't delay, book today!

We look forward to seeing you in March!

Christmas Angel Workshop
Dec
4
10:30 am10:30

Christmas Angel Workshop

  • BN27 4JA

No Christmas in complete without an angel and Angel Joy, like her name suggests, will bring smiles, happiness and, of course, joy to your home, your families home or a friends home.

Whether you are making her as a gift or just for yourself you will love a day out with Mandy and the team at the Angel Joy workshop held in the beautiful surroundings of Featherbed Barn, Cowbeech, East Sussex on 4th December 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Everything you need to make Angel Joy will be included as well as our infamous Christmas lunch and refreshments, hands on instruction from Mandy herself and maybe a few little extras too. What's not to love? 

We only teach small classes so numbers are strictly limited. Book right now to avoid disappointment by booking online or by calling us on 01323 845297.

We look forward to seeing you in December!

Mandy and the Team x

Dec
3
10:30 am10:30

Christmas Decorations Workshop

  • BN27 4JA

These lovely felt decorations decorated in redwork are inspired by The Nut Cracker Suite and will form part of the decorations you will be able to make at the Christmas Decorations Workshop. 

Join Mandy and the team to make six of your very own decorations in various styles and techniques including redwork, appliqué and doll making . This brand new Workshop will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Featherbed Barn, Cowbeech, East Sussex on 3rd December 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Everything you need to make the Decorations will be included as well as our infamous Christmas lunch and refreshments, hands on instruction from Mandy herself and maybe a few little extras too. What's not to love? 

We only teach small classes so numbers are strictly limited. Book right now to avoid disappointment by booking online or by calling us on 01323 845297.

We look forward to seeing you in December!

Mandy and the Team x

Spoolie Doll Swag Workshop
Nov
27
10:30 am10:30

Spoolie Doll Swag Workshop

Ever since we launched our first Spoolie Doll we have been overwhelmed by how much you love them and here is another twist on this popular theme. Hanging happily from the jaunty swag these dolls look like they are dancing – and we bet you won't be able to resist giving them a nudge every time you walk past them!

Whether you are making the swag as a gift or just for yourself you will love a day out with Mandy and the team at the Garland Workshop held in the beautiful surroundings of Featherbed Barn, Cowbeech, East Sussex on 27th November 2016 10.30am to 4.00pm. 

Everything you need to make the swag and the dolls will be included (although fabrics may differ from those in the photograph) as well as our infamous Christmas lunch and refreshments, hands on instruction from Mandy herself and maybe a few little festive extras too. What's not to love? 

We only teach small classes so numbers are strictly limited. Book right now to avoid disappointment by booking online or by calling us on 01323 845297. We expect this one to sell out fast!

Mandy and the Team x

Christmas Garland Workshop
Oct
15
10:30 am10:30

Christmas Garland Workshop

  • BN27 4JA

Back by popular demand the Christmas Garland workshop is inspired by the Garland that appears in Mandy's best selling book Making Christmas Wreaths and Garlands. Bedecked with Christmas Characters this garland will cheer up any festive home and become an heirloom you will look forward getting out of the loft year after year

Whether you are making the garland as a gift or just for yourself you will love a day out with Mandy and the team at the Garland Workshop held in the beautiful surroundings of Featherbed Barn, Cowbeech, East Sussex on 15th October 2016 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Everything you need to make the Garland will be included as well as our infamous Christmas lunch and refreshments, hands on instruction from Mandy herself and maybe a few little extras too. What's not to love? 

We only teach small classes so numbers are strictly limited. Book right now to avoid disappointment by booking online or by calling us on 01323 845297.

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Mandy and the Team x

Knitting and Stitching Show
Oct
5
Oct 9

Knitting and Stitching Show

  • Alexandra Palace

Come and visit Mandy and the team at the definitive event for anyone with a love of textile based crafts at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace from 5th - 9th October. Click here to find out more information about how to get the show.

Opening times:
Wed 5th 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thur 6th 10:00am - 7.00pm (enjoy some late night shopping)
Fri 7th 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 8th 10:00am - 5:30pm
Sun 9th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Macmillian Fundraising Event
Sep
30
10:00 am10:00

Macmillian Fundraising Event

  • Hill Harbour House, Hellingly BN27 4HB

Come and join us in raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday 30th September at Hill Harbour House, Hellingly, East Sussex BN27 4HB.

The £10 entrance fee will include tea, coffee and cake, access to the wonderful Edwardian garden and a redwork brooch kit - similar to the one in this picture. There will also be a small but very exclusive quilt exhibition.

All the profits made on the day will go to Macmillan Cancer Support so please put the date in your diary, tell your friends (better still bring them along) and come along and have some fun and see some wonderful things whilst raising money for charity. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Handmade Fair
Sep
16
Sep 18

The Handmade Fair

  • Hampton Court Palace KT8 9BU

Visit Mandy at the Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace. Mandy will have a lovely stand in the shopping village selling all her wonderful products plus you can join Mandy to make a Felt Flower Brooch or Corsage with Dandelion Designs daily from 2:00PM - 2:40PM. See the organisers website for more details.

The Handmade Fair is brought to you by Kirstie Allsopp and is all about appreciating the beauty of handmade, and learning the skills to become a maker yourself. Whether your day at the Fair teaches you how to make something yourself, upcycle a piece you already own, or if you buy it from an expert, it’s here to help everyone to make their life a little more beautiful.

Festival of Quilts
Aug
11
Aug 14

Festival of Quilts

Come and visit Mandy and the team on her stand at Festival of Quilts - probably the very best Quilt show in the country. If you visit the stand you could be in with a chance of winning a Stitch with Love Quilt Kit worth £60.00!

Opening Hours
11 August - 13 August
10.00am – 5.30pm

25 August
10.00am – 5.00pm

Craft Sanctuary
Aug
3
2:00 pm14:00

Craft Sanctuary

Come and join me at the Craft Sanctuary – a luxury two day retreat run by Sew and So on 2nd and 3rd August. In my workshop, on the 3rd August, we will be making a "My Sewing Room" redwork hanging heart – you will get all the materials you need to make the heart plus, of course, personal tuition from me. Hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there. 

Create and Craft
Jun
12
10:00 am10:00

Create and Craft

See Mandy presenting a special show on Create and Craft TV featuring her favourite subject Redwork with of gorgeous new products to see and buy Don't miss it.

Create and Craft TV: Sky 674, Freeview 36, Virgin 748, Freesat 813

Create and Craft TV Show
Apr
3
8:00 am08:00

Create and Craft TV Show

Tune in to see Mandy with lots of lovely new products. Mandy will be looking forward to celebrations over the summer, especially the Queens 90th Birthday.

Mar
11
Mar 17

Stitching Holiday

Sitges Patchwork Festival & Barcelona Sewing Holiday
Fri 11 - Thu 17 Mar 2016 with Mandy Shaw

Why not join Mandy Shaw herself on an inspiring trip centred around the Sitges Patchwork Festival, Spain. The holiday includes workshops with Mandy, two full days at the festival and sightseeing tours in Girona and Barcelona. For more information including prices visit the Arena Travel Website.

Mandy says 'I am so excited about working with Arena travel and have started planning the sewing itinerary already. I have designed a bag and a sewing roll for you to make before we depart so we have all the essentials. While we are there we will be making a travel/sewing journal with fabric, trims and buttons that we have bought from the Quilt festival and the Spanish Patchwork shop. I will design and provide iron on transfers and appliques to decorate your travel journal with memories from our holiday together in Spain. This is the first of many more trips, how very exciting.'

Feb
6
2:00 pm14:00

Create and Craft TV Show

Mandy will appear on Create and Craft TV with a whole host of new products and ideas to show you. Be sure to put the time and date in your diary or set the timer.

Create and Craft TV: Sky 674, Freeview 36, Virgin 748, Freesat 813

Jan
22
Jan 24

Spring Quilt Festival Ardingly

Come down to the Norfolk Pavilion in Ardingly and see Dandelion Designs at the Spring Quilt Festival. The stand will look gorgeous and it is the perfect opportunity to stock up on projects for the New Year
Opening times
22nd January 10.00am - 4.30pm
23rd January 10.00am - 4.30pm
24th January 10.00am - 4.00pm
Looking forward to seeing you there!