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NEWSLETTER May 21

Newsletter May 21

May has now arrived - the trees in our garden are resplendent in their Autumn colours....problem is - that means a big clean up job on our gravel drive when they 'let go'!

Latest fabric range in the shop -
Moody Bloom by Create Joy Project...I love this range!

Short Ends Sale!
Take all the remaining fabric on the bolt & only pay half the normal price for that amount …need to make room for all the new fabrics that are now turning up!  While stocks last!


We will be merchants at the
Motueka Quilting Connection Quilt Show 
Motueka Recreation Centre, Old Wharf Road,
Friday 14th,  Saturday 15th  & Sunday 16th May
 10am – 4pm 
Trudy will be on the Stand on Friday,
Stephanie on the Stand on Saturday – and I will be there on Sunday. 
We did ask Steve if he would like to do a stint…but he politely declined.


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.


 Beginners Log Cabin Quilting Class
Saturday 22nd May
 Samples pictured are a guide only to show how log cabin is so easily transformed with the use of different fabrics / sizes of logs / placement / initial starting square etc.  This a great fun way to develop your quilting skills.  
 Stephanie will take you on a fascinating journey of discovery in all the variations of these simple blocks & their uses.

10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
 Tutor – Stephanie Percivall
Maximum of 8 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop. 
Cost $49 per person inclusive.

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.
Tea & Coffee will be available but please bring your lunch.
Crafty or Wot, 145 McShane Road, Richmond

If you would like to learn how to quilt - but have not yet purchased a sewing machine - we have 2 available for you to borrow - but you do need to book them in advance!


We are currently planning more Quilting & Sashiko Classes - so keep an eye out for further details...but if you have a class subject you would like to see us cover...let us know...we can't promise anything - but are always open to suggestions.

Bit late perhaps for Mothers Day - but we do have Gift  Vouchers – any denomination.

We also have some small gift ideas that could be perfect for your Mother - or the Sewer / Knitter / Quilter in your life.

Smiley Guides for your sewing machine...for those pesky scant 1/4" Seams!

Floral Tape Measures in both imperial & metric with a magnet on the back

Rainbow Titanium Scissors - I never have enough pairs of scissors...like to have one by the ironing board / one by the sewing machine / one on my cutting table....


Creative Grids Rulers are now up on the website - we are slowly increasing our range.

http://www.craftyorwot.com/

We also are building up our collection of Cut Loose Press Patterns 

This is my version of the Cut Loose Press pattern Poppies!

We now have this fantastic resource book in our
Quiltz 'n' More library -
the latest book by Barbara Brackham.

Hitomezashi Sashiko Classes
(also known as One Stitch Sashiko) 

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


Saturday 10th July

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!
 

10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
 Tutor - Christine Hart
Maximum of 10 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop 
Cost $49 per person inclusive.

2 different projects will be stitched in this class –
kit includes Pack of  Sashiko Needles,
Navy & Ecru 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.  How to stitch Sashiko economically, so as not to waste too much thread, plus lots of other tips and suggestions of what to use your samples for.  Final finishing off will need to be completed at home due to time constraints.
Bring a basic sewing kit with you (needles / pins / scissors). 

Tea & Coffee will be available but please bring your lunch.
Crafty or Wot, 145 McShane Road, Richmond

Boro Inspired Stitching Class
suitable for beginners & those who want to learn the
Boro Stitching technique
Saturday 12th June

10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
 Tutor - Christine Hart
Maximum of 10 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop 
Cost $49 per person inclusive.


All fabrics, Sashiko thread, and Sashiko needles will be included in your kit to stitch the small purse pictured. As well as how to make the traditional Flower trim as the zip pull. 
 (Zip will be already inserted into the foundation fabric 
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.
Final finishing off will need to be completed at home due to time constraints.
Bring a basic sewing kit with you (needles / pins / scissors). 

Tea & Coffee will be available but please bring your lunch.
Crafty or Wot, 145 McShane Road, Richmond

Next month will be Crafty or Wots’ Fourth Birthday at the Grape Escape / Old Factory Corner and July will be the First Birthday for Quiltz 'n' More….watch this space as they say!  Someone mentioned there could be a SALE on selected items…
and a special prize draw for one lucky in store customer….

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 Christine,Steve,Stephanie & Trudy.