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Shed 76 & 1/2 is pleased to welcome Ali Ferguson back in 2024 for a 2 day workshop on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2024 in Brighouse HD6 3EL


A gorgeous 2 days of hand stitching with a difference creating an ‘embroidered sampler’ from ‘patches’ of wood. You will create a sampler embellished with your own small treasures all hand stitched into place. These will then be stitched together to create your unique wall piece.

By the end of the 2 days you will feel as at home using the drill as you do your needle and thread.

The wood for your patches will be provided and Ali will bring along a lovely selection of vintage haberdashery & sewing box treasures from her studio, The Purple Thread Shed.


However to make your sampler really personal do bring along your own small treasures & collections.

You could make a sampler based on your favourite book or story with a collection of related bits & pieces, or a sampler based around your family or memories of childhood.

Bits and pieces that you have gathered from nature make a beautiful collection – think about including some text from a nature book or similar. Think about old books (if you can bear to cut them up) and other printed pages – old magazine advertisements, postcards, letters and maps.

Any other kind of paper ephemera is great such as old playing cards, tickets etc. Photos could be incorporated too.

Have fun thinking and gathering – it’s a gorgeous opportunity to display some of these really meaningful objects that tend to lie unused at the bottom of drawers.

There are a few messy bits so please bring an apron or at the very least don’t wear your Sunday Best!

£7.50 payable to Ali on the day towards materials.


Please bring your lunch, Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day.


If you would like to be put on the reserve list please email Anne

Ali Furguson -Patchwood Sampler

  • If you cancel the place at least 1 month before the date of the course you will receive a refund, but £10 admin fee will be kept for all cancellations.

    If within 1 month of the date I will only be able to give refund if I can fill the place.

    If I cancel the course a full refund or alternative date will be offered.

  • If you would like  the option to spread the cost of payments to the workshop please email me BEFORE booking a place.

    Payment 1 - 25% non refundable deposit

    Payment 2 - 25% by agreed date

    Payment 3 - final 50% by agreed date (2 months before actual workshop) 

    Anne will organise this so DO NOT book a place via the website.

    Email reminders will be sent for payments. If not paid then place will be cancelled. 

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