Tuffet Footstool Class with Zoe
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Tuffet Footstool Class with Zoe

Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-2
Dates: 24th and 25th August OR 28th and 29th September.
Cost: $80 plus $195 for hardware kit.

Tuffet Hardware Kit includes:

  • upholstery foam

  • plywood circle

  • feet and bolts

  • upholstery weight thread and fabrics for the base

  • other essential tools for your completed product.

Doesn't everyone want to have their own personal tuffet, hand-made in the fabric of their choice? Your uplifted feet will be the envy of all your visitors when they're elegantly elevated on a gorgeous tuffet as you can proudly declare, “I made it myself you know!” The first day will be spent piecing the fabric together, and then handsome Steve, the upholstery wizard, will be in on Sunday to assist with the final assembly.

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Free Motion Quilting Class with Verina, Beginners and Intermediate.
Aug
10
to Sep 14

Free Motion Quilting Class with Verina, Beginners and Intermediate.

Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dates: Beginners':10th August And / Or
Intermediate: 14th September.
Cost: $40 per class.

Hooray, it's back! Verina's fun class for the beginner who's never dropped their feed dogs, or for those who just need a little more confidence and extension of their abilities. For the newbie, get started on some user-friendly patterns, and for the 'more experienced' quilter, learn how to do feathers and fillers, and refine your techniques even further with different patterns. If you're and absolute beginner come along to the August class, then continue on and increase your skills in September. For those of you with a little bit of experience, come and be inspired and extended in September. You will require a darning / embroidery foot for this class.

 

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Working with Felt with Melanie.
Aug
1
to Aug 15

Working with Felt with Melanie.

Thursdays: 6.30pm – 9pm
Dates: 1st, 8th, 15th August
Cost: $50 plus $10 for house pattern to be paid on the night if you choose this.

This is still a popular fun class for learning to work with pre-cut felt. We use both machine and hand sewing techniques as well as some decorative embroidery stitches. We can still make the sweet dolls and other designs Melanie has prepared for you, but this term we also have a new creation. The lovely Paloma Rocha has offered us an exclusive price on her little felt book patterns. These beautifully designed 6-page books are an interactive delight for both adults and children, each one containing a wee resident and all made of soft wool-blend felt. There will be three designs to choose from, and you can make your decision on the night.

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 Learn to Love your Overlocker with Rentia – Beginners' Class
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Love your Overlocker with Rentia – Beginners' Class

Saturday: 10:00am – 1.00pm
Date: 27nd July.

Cost: $35.00

Rentia has had 11 years experience with Elna, and is happy to help with any queries. Learn to love your over-locker with Rentia is a fantastic tutorial class, if you are completely new to the world of over-locking, are thinking of purchasing a machine, or just need to brush up on those skills. Learn to get the best out of your machine and have fun at the same time.

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Beginners' Patchwork with Melanie
Jul
24
to Aug 28

Beginners' Patchwork with Melanie

Wednesdays: 9am-11.30am 6 weeks.
Dates: 24th, 31st July, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th August
Cost: $100.00

This beginner's class will have you on your way to quilty heaven with the choice of two designs, giving you a modern scrappy-effect look, or a more formal, traditional appearance. Learn the essential patchwork basics of cutting, piecing, quilting and binding in a fun environment. And if you're a little apprehensive about choosing your fabric, our friendly staff can help you with that too.

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Tuesday Crochet Group with Melanie. Beginners and Intermediates and Amigurumi.
Jul
23
to Aug 24

Tuesday Crochet Group with Melanie. Beginners and Intermediates and Amigurumi.

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30am
Dates: 23rd, 30th July, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th August, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th September. (10 weeks).
Cost: $100 for the term or $12 per drop-in session.

Do you want to learn to crochet, or do you already have some basic crochet skills and want to learn to read patterns and go beyond the grannie square? Well, come and join our fun crochet group. Bring along your own project and get some help, learn how to follow a pattern, or join in with a group project. Everyone in this class is at different levels so don't feel intimidated if you're a newbie. We can also teach you Amigurumi (that's am-ee-gu-ru-mee), a Japanese form of continuous crochet using small stitches to make dolls, toys, purses and other beautiful items.

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Come and Join one of our fun U.F.O. Classes
Jul
22
to Aug 26

Come and Join one of our fun U.F.O. Classes

Our U.F.O. classes (that's UnFinished Objects to the uninitiated) are in hot demand. These classes are specifically for those projects you really need to finish (or start!) that you're a wee bit stuck on, be it colour choices, piecing, quilting, binding, embroidery stitches or easy shortcuts. Maybe you're still very new to quilting, or want to start it up again? Maybe you've bought yourself an embroidery kit and need some guidance? Come along and have some fun while working on your own unique project with other like-minded people.
 

Monday Morning Patchwork and U.F.O. Class with Melanie.
Mondays: 9am-12 noon.
Dates:22nd, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August
Cost: $120

Monday Evening Patchwork and U.F.O. Class with Melanie
Mondays: 6pm-9pm.
Dates:22nd, 29th July, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August
Cost:$120
Saturday U.F.O. Class with Melanie.
Saturday: 9 – 3.30 (Half hour break for lunch)
Date: 17th August OR 21st September
Cost: $50 per class.

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Jun
6
to Jun 20

Working with Felt with Melanie

Thursdays: 6.30pm – 9pm
Dates: 6th, 13th, 20th June.
Cost: $50.

This has been such a fun popular class, some people have done it more than once! If you love the idea of working with the versatility and texture of pre-cut felt, but not quite sure where to start, this class is for you. You will learn both machine and hand-sewing techniques, when to use, or not use interfacing, how to 'stuff' your creations so they are plump and pert without being either floppy or bulky, and how to decorate your creation with embroidery stitches. Make some little gifts, treasures and seasonal goodies.

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May
25
to May 26

Tuffet Footstool Class with Zoe.

Saturday 9-4, Sunday 10-2
Dates: 25th and 26th May.
Cost: $70 plus $195 for hardware kit.

Tuffet Hardware Kit includes:

  • upholstery foam,

  • plywood circle,

  • feet and bolts,

  • upholstery weight thread and fabrics for the base,

  • other essential tools for your completed product.

Doesn't everyone want to have their own personal tuffet, hand-made in the fabric of their choice? Your uplifted feet will be the envy of all your visitors when they're elegantly elevated on a gorgeous tuffet as you can proudly declare, “I made it myself you know!” The first day will be spent piecing the fabric together, and then handsome Steve, the upholstery wizard, will be in on Sunday to assist with the final assembly.


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May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Saturday U.F.O. Class with Melanie.

Saturday: 9 – 3.30 (Half hour break for lunch)

Date: 18th May,

Cost: $40

Our U.F.O. classes (that's UnFinished Objects to the uninitiated) are in hot demand. These classes are specifically for those projects you really need to finish (or start!) that you're a wee bit stuck on, be it colour choices, piecing, quilting, binding, embroidery stitches or easy shortcuts. Maybe you're stilll very new to quilting, or want to start it up again? Maybe you've bought yourself an embroidery kit and need some guidance? Come along and have some fun while working on your own unique project with other like-minded people.

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May
11
10:00 AM10:00

Zoe's strip quilt class

Saturday: 10am – 4pm.
Date: 11th May
Cost: $60

In this fantastic full day stash-busting class you'll learn two techniques specifically for strip piecing. Strip piecing is a fun and fast way to put together a quilt with minimal fuss, and allows you to relax a little and not worry about matching up those fiddly seams and bias edges. Precision cutting is not required either so you can just dive into that scraps bag and cut loose. If you've always wanted to try strip piecing but never quite got around to it (amongst everything else on the to-do list!), this is your chance to come and have a go in a fun environment with an expert at hand to guide you through.

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May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Help I'm Drowning in Scraps!!!!

Friday 9am – 12 noon.
Date: 10th May
Cost: $25

Do you have boxes, buckets, drawers, jars and the kitchen sink filled with all those lovely scraps you can't bear to part with? Would you like very much to get them organised so you can actually use them and make something from all the madness? This three hour class will get your scrap fabric pile ordered and functional with a user friendly system, and you'll be given lots of ideas for how to put it all together, including a number of techniques for creating your own scrap quilt work of art.

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May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Husqvarna Sapphire 'Beyond the Basics' with Rentia.

Saturday: 10am – 1pm.
Date: May 4th.
Cost: $20
Please note, due to new circumstances, there will now be a small charge for this event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
 

You probably already know the Husqvarna Viking Sapphire has a fabric sensor system, an inbuilt sewing advisor, bobbin thread alert and hundreds of stitches, but do you know how to use all these incredible features? Come and spend some time with Rentia and learn all your machine has to offer, including a demonstration of optional feet for purchase. Bring your machine and some fabric and find out how to get the best out of your Sapphire

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Apr
30
to Jul 2

Tuesday Crochet Group with Melanie. Beginners welcome

Tuesdays 9.30-11.30, 9 weeks.
Dates: 30th April, 7th, 14th, 21st May, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th June, 2nd July.

Cost:$90 or $12 per drop-in session.

Note: No class 28th May.

Have you done our beginner's class and want to extend your skills? Can you do some basic crochet but can't read a pattern? Or perhaps you just want to go beyond the grannie square and crochet with a group of like-minded happy hookers! Well, come and join our fun crochet group. Bring along your own project and get some help, learn how to follow a pattern, or join in with a group project. Everyone in this class is at different levels so don't feel intimidated if you're a newbie.

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Apr
29
to Jul 2

Monday Evening Patchwork and U.F.O. Class with Melanie

Mondays: 6pm-9pm. Two 4-week blocks.

Dates: 29th April, 6th, 13th, 20th May Only three spaces left. 
OR

Dates: 10th, 17th, 24th June, 1st July

Cost: $80 per 4 week block.

Our U.F.O. classes (that's UnFinished Objects to the uninitiated) are in hot demand. These classes are specifically for those projects you really need to finish (or start!) that you're a wee bit stuck on, be it colour choices, piecing, quilting, binding, embroidery stitches or easy shortcuts. Maybe you're stilll very new to quilting, or want to start it up again? Maybe you've bought yourself an embroidery kit and need some guidance? Come along and have some fun while working on your own unique project with other like-minded people.

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