July  Newsletter


Hello All


Sorry this is late - technology problems!  

My laptop died - off to computer hospital - prognosis 
not good - could be 6 weeks...
now have new lap top & new computer programme to learn...
not good for a technophobic like me.

Meet our new 'Team Member' - Trudy named her Pearl....
I'll let you figure out the rest...

Please Note 

Drop In Sessions are now on Tuesdays & Thursdays!

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm
Cost $20 per session - tea & coffee available.
Trudy is on hand if you need some advice with your project -
but still needs to attend to customers. 
If you just want some 'time out' from everyday things
to work on a project with like minded people -
you are more than welcome.

Slow Stitching Retreat at Crafty or Wot 

23rd & 24th July - 9.30am - 4pm
Join us for 2 days of Fun & Inspiration!
Lots of different techniques to explore.

Still spaces left  - we have lots of goodies for you to experiment with
& lots of inspiring samples.  Plus Spot Prizes to add to the Fun!

Full details

Aussie Quick Quilt  - Meet & Greet & Demonstration
16th August 10am - 12pm

New Classes & Dates
Don't forget to bring your sewing glasses to the classes -
& remember to take them home again!

As usual - full details on website

27th August - Tulip Bag Class 

Learn how to make this lovely Tulip Inspired Bag.
Easy to make handy little bag – ideal for taking projects away with you –
storing craft supplies, or even as a ‘posh’ lunch bag!

Tutor – Trudy Jones
10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
Maximum of 5 students
Class & Kit Cost - $89.90 
Bag uses Soft & Stable Bag Foam.
Your choice of 4 Fat Quarters to construct the bag! 
If possible please choose fabrics in advance.

Phone bookings can be made - 03 544 7832,
but Deposit is required to secure your place - $30 please. 
Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel or are a no show.

Or book your place on our web site
Bring a basic sewing kit with you (needles / pins / scissors).
along with your sewing machine in good working order.
Sewing machine available for you to borrow for the class –
but this needs to be booked in advance!
Tea & Coffee will be available but please bring your lunch.

10th September NEW Boro Class -
still stitching the no photo yet...
Boro Inspired Kinchaku Bag Class with a touch of Sashiko

Full Details in next newsletter or in shop.

8th October - Beginners Embroidery Class

Tutor - Christine Hart
8 students maximum.
10am prompt start till 4pm'ish

Kit included in the cost of each class - $60. 

Phone bookings can be made 03 544 7832 but
Deposit is required to secure your place - $20 please

Or book your place on our web site

Using a piece of black & white Designer Fabric –‘Illustrations’ by Alli K –
students will learn a number of embroidery stitches to transform
the fabric to colour! 
A practice piece will be stitched first to learn the embroidery stitches used,
before delving into the printed fabric. 
All threads, fabrics, needles, needle threader & a bound embroidery hoop
will be provided in the kit. 
The finished result could be mounted permanently in the hoop
(I painted the hoop with red acrylic paint after the embroidery was finished)
or mounted on a canvas block…used as the front of a cushion…
even as part of a garment!
Tea & Coffee will be available but please bring your lunch.

New Fabric Ranges recently arrived
On Website & of course in store

Promenade by 3 Sisters

To the Sea by Janet Clare 

Yukata by Debbie Maddy 

A lovely quote I found - which I think describes my thought processes...
"I begin wih an idea....then it becomes something else" 
by Picasso

That's all for now - Many thanks for your continued support -
Christine, Steve, Trudy ...& 'Pearl'