Introduction to Foundation Paper Piecing with Jenny Haynes


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This one-evening course is an introduction into the mystery called Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)! This technique is used to piece precise shapes by sewing your fabric onto a printed paper template which is removed when your block is completed. In this class your teacher Jenny Haynes of Papper, Sax, Sten will talk you through how to make her curved FPP boulders and give you the knowledge and confidence to explore other FPP patterns and maybe even design your very own FPP pattern!

About your teacher: A Swedish exile having spent the previous 18 years in Hackney, Jenny Haynes (née Nilsson) studied Pattern Cutting and Tailoring in her native Stockholm. Soon after, she followed her passion for fabrics and moved to London to study Fashion and Textiles at the London College of Fashion. She went on to develop her own label 'Papper, Sax, Sten' (that's 'Paper, Scissors, Stone' if you're wondering!), working with textiles that reflect these different influences. Her bespoke quilts and furnishings are recognised for their clean and simple, mid-century modern design. Often mixing vintage fabrics with modern prints, rich colours with pastels, wool and silk with linen and cotton, while remaining faithful to her Scandinavian roots. This was recognised in Summer '15 when Jenny was invited by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce, along with 18 other Swedish designers, to be a part of Heal's Swedish Summer Exhibition. Heal's having a long history of promoting Swedish design with exhibitions in 1923, '51 and '71. Find out more about Jenny and her stunning designs at

Skills needed: This class is suitable for beginners with some machine-sewing experience under their belt or advanced sewists who want to master a new technique.

Class size: 8

Date: Friday, 15 September, 6pm - 9pm

Materials: Students will need to bring or buy the materials for their quilt top. You will need a charm pack or a selection of scraps approximately 5" square or larger.
All other notions and tools will be provided. Students receive a 10% discount when they purchase materials in the shop.

Location: Our West Hampstead shop at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR
Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at [email protected]
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