Patchwork study day




Sat 20 November 2020
10.30am – 4.30pm

Come and join us in our bright and airy Brighton studio for a wonderful day of patchwork crafting inspired by real historic pieces, accompanied by delicious food and a relaxed atmosphere – what more could you want before the Christmas rush?

We will kick off with a talk on the history and conservation of English patchwork with guest speaker, curator Edwina Ehrman, Victoria & Albert Museum and conservator Zenzie Tinker, followed by a chance to gain inspiration from historic patchwork in our Study Collection. Then after lunch an afternoon of patchwork making, led by our conservators. Craft & Create patchwork pin cushion kits will be available and could even help solve your Christmas gift dilemmas!

ZTCraft & Create patchwork pin cushion kits and stationery will be available to buy at a discount and could even help solve your Christmas gift dilemmas!

Price includes lunch, refreshments and materials.

Email us at for a booking form, or call us on 01273 685222.

Zenzie Tinker Conservation
Studio E, Level 7
North New England House
New England Street
Brighton, BN1 4GH

How we’re keeping you safe

Our studio is large and airy enough to be able to comfortably practice social distancing. In order to keep everyone safe from COVID 19, we have also made the following changes to our workshops:

  • Small group sizes: our maximum capacity is 8 people to ensure everyone has at least 1m social distancing..
  • Regular handwashing will take place throughout each session.
  • Shared resources and equipment will be regularly cleaned with sanitiser spray (although attendees are welcome to bring their own if they’d prefer – just ask us in advance for a list of requirements).
  • Each attendee to bring their own face masks.
  • Workshop leaders will wear visors.
  • Hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities are available throughout the studio in key locations.
  • All shared spaces, equipment and public toilets are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.

Covid 19 Terms & Conditions

We’re really looking forward to seeing you at our workshop and will make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible, even if it’s taking place under slightly more constrained conditions. With that in mind, please read our terms and conditions below:

  • Please do not come to a workshop if you have any of the Covid 19 symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone who has.
  • Please do not come to a workshop if you are considered vulnerable or live with anyone who is vulnerable.
  • Face coverings are mandatory and not provided.
  • We ask that everyone who is able to, to wear face masks in the spacious foyer and walkways of New England House.
  • The ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach is being promoted throughout the building.
  • Please sanitise your hands on arrival, before and after using the toilets, and frequently throughout your visit. Hand sanitiser is available by the lift.
  • If you’re using the stairways, please keep to the left (follow the arrows indicating the correct side).
  • If you’re using the lift, please follow the building guidelines positioned in the lift area (currently one person per lift).
  • Your details will be kept on a database, and if anyone within the group (including the tutor) is diagnosed with Coronavirus within 2 weeks of the workshop, you will be contacted by the government and told to self isolate. This is the same if you were to go to any restaurant or pub.
  • You can cancel for a full refund up to 7 days before the event.
  • If you have to cancel within 7 days for ANY reason (symptoms included), then we will try and re-sell your tickets. If they do not sell, then we will be unable to book you onto another workshop or issue a refund. However we do have a brilliant solution – which is that we would be happy to provide you with a pack of materials that you would have used at the workshop to collect and make at home at your leisure!
  • We reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time. In this case you will be issued a full refund or offered another workshop time.