An introduction to clamshell patchwork

Molly brown Clam shells coasters

In this fun relaxed workshop you will be joining guest tutor Molly as she show you how to work the wonder of the clamshell design. This intriguing interlocking shape can be used to make a variety of different designs.

During this  2.5 hour workshop Molly will show you her own method for preparing clamshells by hand, which doesn’t use papers. She will also introduce you to a quick and easy method by machine. Don’t worry you don’t need any super machine knowledge just the basics of being able to use your machine is just fine.

You can use your preferred method to piece the clamshell in one of four different ways to make a coaster.

Molly will also show you how you can use ‘fussy cutting’ to great effect.

This workshop is suitable for anyone with basic sewing skills.

IF you want to make a creative day of it why not book onto Mollys morning workshop creative coiled pots.




06 May 2022


1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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What you will need

All materials are supplied. We recommend bringing your own machine with you (please don’t forget the leads and the manual).

Covid precautions

Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.


Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.


During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.

Molly Brown


Molly Brown

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