June  Newsletter


Hello All


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.


These are just 2 of our sample ideas...
we are working on lots more to inspire you!

Full details on website
 & instore.

This is not a structured class with a timetable & a set finished product...
more of a chance for you to experiment & 'play' with threads,
fabrics, beads, buttons, hand made silk paper,
rust dyed fabric, stamped fabrics etc....
Forget about perfection - Put your inner critic on mute....
Enjoy the journey & the process of slow stitching....
Trudy & Christine will guide you & show you how to create
your own stitched works! 

Cost for the Retreat is $230 

Includes a 'Welcome Pack' with all sorts of goodies,
Delicious Food - Morning & Afternoon Tea,
Lunch, Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice.   
Spot Prizes!
Places are limited - full booking conditions are on the website & instore. 
We look forward to sharing our knowledge &
enthusiasm with you!

Drop In Sessions are still on the go
Mondays & Thursdays - 10am & 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.

Aussie Quick Quilt  16th August 10am - 12pm

‘Quilt As You Go’ Beginners Quilting Classes –
 very popular!

11th June Block 5

9th July Block 6

 12" square  Patchwork Blocks made over 6 classes
using the 'Quilt As You Go' technique to make a cosy lap quilt. 
If you just wish to attend 1 or 2 classes they
could be used for tote bag fronts / cushions / placemats etc. 
The 6 different blocks will cover a range of
patchwork & quilting techniques -
including an applique session.

Tutor - Trudy Jones
8 students maximum.
10am prompt start till 4pm'ish

Kit included in the cost of each class - $60. 
Please note - the fabrics pictured are the ones
you will be using for each block.
 Bring a basic sewing kit with you - needles / pins / scissors -
along with your sewing machine in good working order. 
Sewing machine available to borrow for the class -
no charge - but needs to be booked in advance! 
Tea & Coffee available but please bring your lunch. 

 Boro Inspired Purse (with a touch of Sashiko) Class

Saturday 25th June 2022 - 
2 different kits available - please make your choice
at the time of booking as the kits are
made up in advance!  


                          Darks Kit (A)
                       Lights Kit (B)

Tea & Coffee available but please bring your lunch.
10am prompt start - 4pm approx finish

Tutor - Christine Hart
8 students maximum.
Kit included in the cost of each class - $55.
Bring a basic sewing kit with you
(thread for tacking / needles / pins / scissors) 

All fabrics, Sashiko thread & Sashiko needles
will be included in your kit to stitch a small purse. 
Along with a sample piece of pre printed Sashiko fabric to stitch,
which could be included in your Boro Purse! 
Final construction will have to be completed later
due to time constraints.
Zip will be inserted - ready for your Boro Stitching. 
Students will learn how to deal with Sashiko thread skeins,
how to stitch Sashiko economically,
plus lots of other tips & tricks to stitch your work. 

Phone bookings for the Classes can be made - 03 544 7832,
by email -
plus on the website

New Fabrics in Stock

Bluebird of Happiness by Janet Rae Nesbitt & Panel

My Neighbourhood by Anni Downs & Panel

Hot Wheels & Panel

My Sea Swept Quilt is finished!! 

It was a bit of a mission -
using my brand new Bernina Sewing Machine &
'Elvira' the quilting ruler for the first time...but I got there!

That is all for now - thank you from Trudy, Christine & Steve
to everyone who is helping make
our business a sucess in these trying times &
our thoughts go out to those who are not feeling well.  

Trudys' Bunting Sample for the Slow Stitching Retreat