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Sewing courses conducted by Ellington's expert crafters on the outskirts of Huntingdon 

At Bee Crafty, we offer an exciting array of courses taught by a variety of very talented people, both local and from further afield. From sewing courses to crochet and knitting courses, we offer them all.
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Workshops and groups

At Bee Crafty, we conduct various courses and workshops for both beginners and advanced levels. All classes run from 10:30 pm to 4:30 pm unless otherwise stated. To book a class please visit us or call us on 01480 891746. We serve people across Huntingdon,  Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas.
  • A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to secure your place.
  • The class requirements will be e-mailed to you approximately one month before the class date.
  • Free parking next to the shop.
  • Please bring your own lunch, we have a microwave and fridge available for you. A lunch van comes every day for your convenience.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided on the day.
  • Sewing machine available for hire.
A wide collection of fabrics

 Bee Crafty Workshop List - Booking is essential

All full day workshops run from 10:30am to 4:30pm

September 2017 - Workshops and Prices
Sequin Baltimore Quilt with Kathleen Laurel Sage
A combination of hand and machine embroidery with the added textural feature of sequins, beads and all things beautiful. 
Sat 23rd
£35
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 25th
£25
Lace Making Club with Carol
Have you always fancied having a go at lace making but don't know where to start? Well you aren't the only one! Carol will help you to get you on your lace making way or help you advance to a further level.
Mon 25th
£22.50
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 26th
Weds 27th
£8
UFO's with Helen Coverley
Do you have a project that you would like help with, if so join Helen for the day working on your latest project.
Thurs 28th
£32
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 28th, 5-8pm
£4
MacMillan Coffee Morning 
Come and have a relaxing cuppa and piece of cake with us.  No stitching necessary!  Hopefully we'll have the blocks ready for our charity quilt to, so bring your purses and wallets to buy raffle tickets!
Fri 29th
Machine Quilting for the Quivering with Helen Coverley
The idea is we practise, practise, practise, so that you will go away more confident about how your machine works and how you can transfer your knowledge to your own projects.
Sat 30th
£32
October 2017 - Workshops and Prices
Sunday Sewing
Enjoy a quiet day sewing and mixing with other like-minded people. Booking is essential as places are limited
Sun 1st
£8
Guided Social Stitching - 2 sessions a day
This is a social stitching - with the addition of teacher support.  Cherie Luckman runs two sessions a day to offer a little extra help
Mon 2nd
£13 half day
£25 full day
Stitching Memories (Part VII) with Tilly Rose
A collective project stitching one panel at a time to create your own unique story, using threads, fabrics, images and objects to embellish treasured memories.
Mon 2nd
£32
Lace Making Club with Carol
Have you always fancied having a go at lace making but don't know where to start? Well you aren't the only one! Carol will help you to get you on your lace making way or help you advance to a further level.
Tues 3rd
£22.50
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 3rd
Weds 4th
£8
Yarn 'n' Yak
 Come and join us for a monthly get together to learn a new skill or enhance your existing one.  Suitable for all levels, bring a current project or let us help finding a new one
Thurs 5th
£8
City & Guilds Level II Patchwork and Quilting with Bev Mayo
Details of the course can be obtained from Bev on 07927 742292
Thurs 5th 
Details from Bev Mayo
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 5th, 5-8pm
£4
Monthly Bag Making with Maddie
Every month there will be a mix of bag projects for you to choose from.
Fri 6th
£32
Bee Crafty Monthly Christmas Club 
Its never too early to start preparation for Christmas so we are starting monthly workshops where you can learn to make wall hangings, table decorations, crackers, stockings, etc
Sat 7th
£25
Gypsy Wife Quilt with Cherie Luckman - Part 14
We have permission to teach this amazing quilt by Jen Kingwell.  This class will be run over a period of months and is a great alternative to other regular monthly workshops.
Mon 9th
£25
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 10th
Weds 11th
£8
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 12th
£15
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 12th, 5-8pm
£4
Bargello Quilt with Maddie Part 1
A very sophisticated looking quilt which believe it or not is much easier to assemble than it looks. Using the strip piecing method Bargello is an old Italian embroidery technique that has progressed into the quilting fraternity.
Fri 13th
£59
Part II 10th Nov
Granary Quilters
The monthly all day meeting of the Granary Quilters group.  Please ask about joining this increasingly popular group
Sat 14th
£8
Sunday Sewing
Enjoy a quiet day sewing and mixing with other like-minded people. Booking is essential as places are limited
Sun 15th
£8
Mixed Media Textile Journal Part VII with Kathleen Laurel Sage
This mixed media class can be described as scrap booking for the textile fanatic and will introduce you to new techniques. This class will be run over a period of months and each month you will make a fabric page for your journal.  This month you will be making your own stencils and masks to stencil paper and fabric pages with markel crayons and paints
Mon 16th
£35
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 17th
Weds 18th
£8
Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery with Maddie
Do you fancy enhancing your embroidery skills to include textured artwork?  Join Maddie for this monthly group to build on your embroidery stitches to make 3d acorns and much more
Thurs 19th
£25
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 19th, 5-8pm
£4
Christmas Tree Box with Paula Dighton
 Have fun making a lovely Christmas Tree box that opens and could hold some lovely treats

Fri 20th
£32.00
Thick and Thin Log Cabin Swirls with Polly
 A twist on the original log cabin design to make swirls and curves.  Lay your pieces out to make various shapes and designs
Sat 21st
£32.00
Lace Making Club with Carol
Have you always fancied having a go at lace making but don't know where to start? Well you aren't the only one! Carol will help you to get you on your lace making way or help you advance to a further level.
Mon 23rd
£22.50
Children's Workshop - needle felting - butterflies and ladybirds
An afternoon children's workshop suitable to ages 8+
Mon 23rd
£25.00 Fully kitted
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 24th
Weds 25th
£8
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 26th, 5-8pm
£4
UFO's with Helen Coverley
Do you have a project that you would like help with, if so join Helen for the day working on your latest project.
Thurs 26th
£32
Hand Embroidery 
Do you fancy having a go at hand embroidery, or just need an excuse to get those lingering cross stitch projects out of the cupboard and get them finished? Well join our hand embroidery club and get sewing. 
Fri 27th
£8
Bears with Louise and Aimee
This is a fully kitted workshop where Louise and Aimee will show you how to create a beautiful felted Bear or Polar Bear.
Sat  28th
£35
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 30th
£25
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 31st
£8
November 2017 - Workshops and Prices
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Weds 1st
£8
Yarn 'n' Yak
 Come and join us for a monthly get together to learn a new skill or enhance your existing one.  Suitable for all levels, bring a current project or let us help finding a new one
Thurs 2nd
£8
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 2nd, 5-8pm
£4
Doodle Birds with Gail Lawther
Create beautiful birds, heron, pheasants, cockerels and many more using Gail's free machine 'scribbling' technique
Fri 3rd
£45

Children's Xmas Tree Decorations
Information to follow
Sat 4th

Sunday Sewing
Enjoy a quiet day sewing and mixing with other like-minded people. Booking is essential as places are limited
Sun 5th
£8
Guided Social Stitching - 2 sessions a day
This is a social stitching - with the addition of teacher support.  Cherie Luckman runs two sessions a day to offer a little extra help
Mon 6th
£13 half day
£25 full day
Stitching Memories (Part VIII) with Tilly Rose
A collective project stitching one panel at a time to create your own unique story, using threads, fabrics, images and objects to embellish treasured memories.
Mon 6th
£32
Lace Making Club with Carol
Have you always fancied having a go at lace making but don't know where to start? Well you aren't the only one! Carol will help you to get you on your lace making way or help you advance to a further level.
Tues 7th
£22.50
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 7th
Weds 8th
£8
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 9th
£15
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 9th, 5-8pm
£4
Bargello Quilt with Maddie Part  II
A very sophisticated looking quilt which believe it or not is much easier to assemble than it looks. Using the strip piecing method Bargello is an old Italian embroidery technique that has progressed into the quilting fraternity.
Fri 10th
£59

Granary Quilters
The monthly all day meeting of the Granary Quilters group.  Please ask about joining this increasingly popular group
Sat 11th
£8
Sunday Sewing
Enjoy a quiet day sewing and mixing with other like-minded people. Booking is essential as places are limited
Sun 12th
£8
Lace Making Club with Carol
Have you always fancied having a go at lace making but don't know where to start? Well you aren't the only one! Carol will help you to get you on your lace making way or help you advance to a further level.
Mon 13th
£22.50
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 13th
£25
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 14th
Weds 15th
£8
City & Guilds Level II Patchwork and Quilting with Bev Mayo
Details of the course can be obtained from Bev on 07927 742292
Thurs 16th 
Details from Bev Mayo
Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery with Maddie
Do you fancy enhancing your embroidery skills to include textured artwork?  Join Maddie for this monthly group to build on your embroidery stitches to make 3d acorns and much more
Thurs 16th
£25
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 16th, 5-8pm
£4
Needle Felting with Blossom Felts
Another fun day of stabbing needles into wool this time creating Christmas projects
Fri 17th
£35.00 kitted
Bee Crafty Monthly Christmas Club 
Its never too early to start preparation for Christmas so we are starting monthly workshops where you can learn to make wall hangings, table decorations, crackers, stockings, etc
Sat 18th
£25
Mixed Media Textile Journal Part IX with Kathleen Laurel Sage
This mixed media class can be described as scrap booking for the textile fanatic and will introduce you to new techniques. This class will be run over a period of months and each month you will make a fabric page for your journal.  This month you will be making heat zapped textured backgrounds with melted, pressed and moulded clay beads.
Mon 20th
£35
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 21st
Weds 22nd
£8
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 23rd, 5-8pm
£4
Hand Embroidery 
Do you fancy having a go at hand embroidery, or just need an excuse to get those lingering cross stitch projects out of the cupboard and get them finished? Well join our hand embroidery club and get sewing. 
Fri 24th
£8
Twirling Stars with Jennie Rayment
Intriguing yet simple design from squares and rectangles.  Rolling and folding to create delightful textured starry blocks
Sat 25th
£45.00
Painting Landscapes with Kathleen Laurel Sage
Come and have a fun day learning what you can produce with machine embroidery and soluble products.
Mon 27th
£39
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 28th
Weds 29th
£8
UFO's with Helen Coverley
Do you have a project that you would like help with, if so join Helen for the day working on your latest project.
Thurs 30th
£32
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 30th, 5-8pm
£4
December 2017 - Workshops and Prices
Bee Crafty Monthly Christmas Club 
Its never too early to start preparation for Christmas so we are starting monthly workshops where you can learn to make wall hangings, table decorations, crackers, stockings, etc
Sat 2nd
£25
Sunday Sewing
Enjoy a quiet day sewing and mixing with other like-minded people. Booking is essential as places are limited
Sun 3rd
£8
Guided Social Stitching - 2 sessions a day
This is a social stitching - with the addition of teacher support.  Cherie Luckman runs two sessions a day to offer a little extra help
Mon 4th
£13 half day
£25 full day
Stitching Memories (Part IX) with Tilly Rose
A collective project stitching one panel at a time to create your own unique story, using threads, fabrics, images and objects to embellish treasured memories.
Mon 4th
£32
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 5th
Weds 6th
£8
Yarn 'n' Yak
 Come and join us for a monthly get together to learn a new skill or enhance your existing one.  Suitable for all levels, bring a current project or let us help finding a new one
Thurs 7th
£8
City & Guilds Level II Patchwork and Quilting with Bev Mayo
Details of the course can be obtained from Bev on 07927 742292
Thurs 7th
Details from Bev Mayo
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 7th, 5-8pm
£4
Granary Quilters
The monthly all day meeting of the Granary Quilters group.  Please ask about joining this increasingly popular group
Sat 9th
£8
Sunday Sewing
Enjoy a quiet day sewing and mixing with other like-minded people. Booking is essential as places are limited
Sun 10th
£8
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 11th
£25
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 12th
Weds 13th
£8
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 14th
£15
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 14th, 5-8pm
£4
Mixed Media Textile Journal Part X with Kathleen Laurel Sage
This mixed media class can be described as scrap booking for the textile fanatic and will introduce you to new techniques. This class will be run over a period of months and each month you will make a fabric page for your journal.  This month is the woven page which includes dorset button weaving, loom weaving and canvas work,
Mon 18th
£35
Social Stitching Day
Join us for the day and enjoy the company of like-minded people! Bring your latest crafty project and fill up on free tea and coffee!
Tues 19th
Weds 20th
£8
Stumpwork & Goldwork Embroidery with Maddie
Do you fancy enhancing your embroidery skills to include textured artwork?  Join Maddie for this monthly group to build on your embroidery stitches to make 3d acorns and much more
Thurs 21st
£25
Thursday Evening Social Stitching 
Are you out to work all day but still want to spend time with like-minded people social stitching?  Then we are open on Thursday evenings for you to bring your projects and enjoy uninterrupted 'you' time.
Thu 21st, 5-8pm
£4
Hand Embroidery and English Paper Piecing Club
Do you fancy having a go at hand embroidery, or just need an excuse to get those lingering cross stitch projects out of the cupboard and get them finished? Well join our hand embroidery club and get sewing. 
Fri 22nd
£10
Year 2018  Workshops
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 11th
£15
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 29th January
£25
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 8th February
£15
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 26th February
£25
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 8th March
£15
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 19th March
£25
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 12th April
£15
Sampler Block Quilt (suitable for beginners) with Maddie
On each session learn how to piece together two traditional quilting blocks including Bears Paws, Log Cabin and Churn Dash.  Twelve blocks in total and then a final session to piece all together
Mon 23rd April
£25
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 10th May
£15
1000 Pieces Patchwork with Carol
This addictive hand pieced project is a must for anyone who wants to sew on the go.  Pick it up, take it with you, put it down, it's a portable paper pieced project that allows your imagination to go wild.  A monthly club that grows as your project does.
Thurs 14th June
£15

Remember that you can hire a sewing machine for £5 a class if you don’t have access to one. Please let us know at the time of booking!

Please bring lunch! Tea and coffee will be served on all workshops with cakes/biscuits also served on full day classes.
 
More information and pictures available on our website – more workshops can be added at any time so please check back here for regular updates.
 
All full day workshops run from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm


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Call Bee Crafty on 01480 891 746 to enrol on one of our sewing courses. We serve people across Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas.

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