Gather together with makers of all levels to learn new skills and celebrate traditional crafts and regenerative living. Whether you’re interested in half-day workshops or multi-week courses, there’s something for everyone! Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, we offer hands-on experiences in a variety of subjects, all taught in either the beautiful studios at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD) or one of our partnering locations.
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Embellished Victorian Patchwork – Cat Candow
July 11 @ 9:00 am - July 12 @ 4:00 pm$164.00 – $205.00
Tuesday, July 11, 9am – 4pm
Wednesday, July 12, 9am – 4pm
Learn how to piece together the fabric by hand, and then explore a variety of historic and modern embroidery techniques to create a heavily embellished piece of crazy quilt which can be displayed as a wall hanging, pillow cover or framed. (Previous sewing experience is not necessary but good hand-eye coordination is helpful.)
Things to bring to class:
- Reading glasses if you need them for close up detail work
- Basic sewing supplies if you already have them (fabric scissors, pins, ruler…)
- Any special pieces of fabric, trims, or buttons you would like to incorporate (optional)
TICKET PRICING & MATERIAL COST:
Regular ticket price (April 19 @ 12pm – June 27 @ 11:30pm): $205
NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students (including 2023 graduates) receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.
Additional material fee: $20 to be paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop.
FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.
Cat Candow was raised in Germany under her grandmother’s sewing table. She took her first stitches around age 3, attempting to make pants for her Teddy. Cat learned to read and write at the same time she learned to crochet and cross stitch, but with much more enthusiasm. She moved to Canada as an exchange student and stayed to complete her diploma in Fashion Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (NBCCD). She spent 3 years in England making theater costumes for a living. Since returning to Canada, Cat has spent the last decade doing all kinds of sewing alterations, mostly rescuing brides from ill-fitting dress disasters.
If a request for a refund is made between 8 and 14 days before the course begins, a 95% refund will be granted (5% will be retained to cover processing fees). If a request for a refund is made 7 days or fewer before the course begins, a refund will only be granted if the participant’s spot is able to be filled.
If a participant is unable to attend a course due to illness or family emergency, they may be eligible to receive a voucher for a portion of the course fee. The participant must notify the HFS Coordinator at HoneybeeFolkSchool@nbccd.ca as soon as possible. The voucher amount will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may be up to 75% of the course fee.
If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor, facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants.
If a class is cancelled due to inclement weather a new date will be set. If a participant cannot attend the rescheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.
For more information regarding cancellations, refunds, and our policies, please refer to our list of frequently asked questions.