Textiles & Quilting

Making a Tuffet


FRI, 20 May 2022

9:30 – 16:00

Find out what all the fuss was about for Little Miss Muffet by making your own Tuffet!!

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You will make a ‘tuffet’ – a small  stool.  Made of multiple sections of colourful fabric, you’ll discover how to work with angles using specially designed rulers, completing the tuffet with covered button and wooden feet.

This workshop is suitable for beginners.

About the Day

Making a Tuffet will run from 9.30am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

9.30am Arrival and set-up

10.00am Introduction to the equipment and materials

10.15am Start your cutting and sewing

11.00am Refreshment break

12.30pm Lunch

1-4pm Complete your tuffet

Essential Information

Fabric and equipment packs can be purchased online when booking your course. Alternatively you can bring along your own materials or buy individual items as necessary (please let us know in advance what you may need to buy).  You will need:

Fabric requirements:

  • 24 @ 3” strips cut at 21 ½”(equivalent to 4 fat quarters)
  • Fat ¼ fabric for the base to match
  • 40” x 40” wadding
  • Fat ¼ fusible vilene

Equipment requirements:

  • 18” diameter thick density foam pad
  • 18” diameter wooden base with centre hole
  • 4 wooden feet
  • Nylon string & Staples
  • 1 large button for covering

The workshop takes place in the First Floor Gallery space. There is a flight of stairs and no lift access. If you have any access issues, please get in touch to discuss alternative arrangements.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Ann Hill

Ann has been professionally teaching quilt making for 15 years. She has exhibited her work around the world, currently with an exhibition touring America and another about to start touring 40 countries. Ann is quilter in residence at Alzheimer Scotland and has been awarded a Point of Light and a British Empire medal for her services to Alzheimers, both through working with those living with dementia and raising awareness through quilting exhibitions.

Ann teaches beginners and experienced quilters in the fundamentals of quilting and progress through traditional, modern and contemporary quilting. She runs weekly classes in Dumfries and Galloway. Ann is Chair of Shambellie Quilters who are responsible for organising quilt festivals in autumn and May each year.