JULY WORKSHOPS NOW OUT. Brithday SALE Comming Soon ( 4yrs Carfty or Wot and 1 yr Quilts n More ) JUNE 21st to JULY 3rd



NEWSLETTER JUNE 21

June Newsletter



 

This month will be Crafty or Wot’s Fourth Birthday at Old Factory Corner and at the beginning of July it will be
Quiltz ‘n’ More’s First Birthday!

So we are celebrating with a
BIRTHDAY SALE! 
Starts 21st June until 3rd July
We are also having a lucky prize draw for in store customers – spend at least $20 on any stock items for a ticket to win a
Gift Hamper – contents retail at $100+

Will be drawn 3rd July @ 3pm
 

Lots of sale fabrics / kits / knitting wools & other goodies

Just some of the specials to wet your appetite


Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel-natural – Full Price is $749
1 Only - SALE PRICE - $510
Ashford Kiwi 2 Spinning Wheel-natural –
1 Only - SALE PRICE - $363
Ashford Kiwi 2 Spinning Wheel-lacquered –
1 Only - SALE PRICE - $456
Ashford Katie 8 Shaft 30cm Loom – Full Price is $1190
1 Only – SALE PRICE - $850
Ashford 8 Shaft 61cm Table Loom – Full Price is $1050
1 Only – SALE PRICE - $754
Ashford Wild Drum Carder – Full Price is $649
1 Only – SALE PRICE - $527
Sorry no points awarded on Sale items
Trudy & Stephanie did a great job at the
Motueka Quilting Connection Show
and I filled in a bit of time on Sunday as well.

New Classes for June & July - we have lots more ideas in the pipeline as well!
Booking Details for ALL of our Classes - Please Take Note.

Phone bookings can be made -
03 544 7832,

by email - info@craftyorwot.com
plus on the website 
www.craftyorwot.com

but a $10 deposit is required to secure your place. 
Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel and we are unable to fill your place, but refundable in full if we have to cancel for any unexpected reason.

Tea & Coffee available - but please bring your own lunch,
or get something yummy from The Grape Escape Cafe...
I can recommend their Cheese Scones!

First sample is Ajisazashi or Hydrangea Stitch - really easy & includes the needle weaving technique (one of my favourite Sashiko stitches)

Second sample to be covered is a Komezashi / Rice Stitch variation -
again really easy - but so effective!


 Hitomezashi Sashiko Class
(also known as One Stitch Sashiko)
Saturday 24th July
this class is suitable for beginners,
and those who want to explore Sashiko further.


 10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
 Tutor - Christine Hart
Maximum of 10 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop – $49 
2 different projects will be stitched in this class – kit includes Pack of 2 Sashiko Needles,
Dot Grid Fabric & all the threads needed to complete the patterns.
Students will be given a brief history of Sashiko & Boro Stitching, before learning how to deal with the skeins of Sashiko Threads (especially useful for the 100mt skeins!)  How to stitch Sashiko economically, so as not to waste too much thread, plus lots of other tips and tricks to stitch your work and what to turn it into afterwards.  Final finishing off will need to be completed at home due to time constraints.
Bring a basic sewing kit with you (needles / pins / scissors). 

Boro Inspired Purse Stitching Class
31st July

this class is suitable for beginners,
and those who want to explore Sashiko further.

10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
 Tutor - Christine Hart
Maximum of 10 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop – $49
All fabrics, Sashiko thread, and 2 Sashiko needles will be included in your kit to stitch the small purse pictured.  Along with the traditional Flower decoration for the zip pull. Final construction will have to be completed later due to time constraints.
 (Zip will be inserted - ready for your Boro Stitching).
Students will be given a brief history of Sashiko & Boro Stitching, before learning how to deal with the skeins of Sashiko Threads (especially useful for the 100mt skeins!)  How to stitch Sashiko economically, so as not to waste too much thread, plus lots of other tips and tricks to stitch your work.   
Bring a basic sewing kit with you (needles / pins / scissors / thread for tacking).

Quilting Basics Class
3rd July

Do you have questions about quilting techniques? 
Maybe …what rulers to use? 
Why Rotary Cutters instead of scissors? 
How to stitch the perfect binding? 
Maybe you feel a refresher class would help improve
your quilting skills – or learn some new ones!

Tutor – Stephanie Percival
10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
Maximum of 8 students
Come along and start your quilting journey – this one day workshop is where you can learn the basics to then confidently make that heirloom quilt you have always wished you had the skills to do.
This class will cover materials, general quilting terms, construction techniques and give you a chance to ask those curly questions.
 
Kit included in the cost of the class fee - $49
Sewing machine in good working order is needed for this course, plus – a walking foot or embroidery foot would be useful, but not absolutely essential. Your usual sewing requisites: scissors / safety pins / sewing pins etc.

2 Sewing machines are available to borrow for the quilting workshops,
no charge but do need to book in advance.

Patchwork Project Bag Class
17th July

This class is suitable for beginners to learn lots of new skills,
plus quilters who want to construct a fantastic project bag
 
Photo of finished bag will be available shortly,
Trudy - as I type this is working on the example for the class.

 This is the range of fabrics that will be used in your kit - lovely Liberty Shadow & Emporium fabrics - plus a Grunge Blender & a Bali Batik.  Also provided is the Soft & Stable bag foam, and clear vinyl for one of the pockets.  Great opportunity for you to try products you may not have used before!

Tutor – Trudy Jones
9am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
Maximum of 6 students
Full Kit included in the cost of the class – no hidden extras!
Cost $114.90 per person inclusive.
Full instructions and all the materials needed to construct a fantastic Patchwork Project Bag / Folder.
Outside pocket of clear bag vinyl to see at a glance what tools you have stored in there, plus 3 pockets on the inside - perfect for you to take your quilt project and supplies on the road.


Sewing machine in good working order is needed for this course, plus – a walking foot or embroidery foot would be useful, but not absolutely essential. Your usual sewing requisites: scissors / safety pins / sewing pins etc.

Creative Grids Rulers are now up on the website - we are slowly increasing our range.  Just placed another order today!


And of course you need somewhere to store your rulers...

 Quilting Ruler Racks
made by Steve - the ones he made for the shop display are so good - we had requests for him to make some for sale,
(Please Note - Rulers are for illustrative purposes only)
 

12cm size - $10                        22cm size - $14


24cm size - $15

30cm size - $18

60cm size - $25

Frosty mornings have arrived!

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the shop or at one of our classes.
All the best from Steve, Christine, Trudy & Stephanie.