NEWSLETTER Nov 21


November Newsletter 2021

Hello All

November Newsletter

 

Well my garden is looking very pretty at the moment...
if you ignore the weeds...plenty of them!

Steve is currently in the process of upgrading the Crafty or Wot website -
hopefully making it easier to navigate & giving it a fresh look. 
This will take a bit of time so please bear with us if some sections
state they have no products...but we do!

Product updates -
due to space constraints, we will no longer be
stocking the Ashford 500gm bumps of fibre in the shop -
once the current stocks are gone - they are gone. 
We can still order them especially for you from Ashford though.

Another product supply problem - 
Apparently the mill that manufactured polyester toy filling
closed down in the middle of this year - so we currently
can find no other supplier of it (we used to get it from 2 different suppliers -
but both came from the same mill). 
So if you think you are going to need some in the
near future - you had better get it quick!


 Class Details – please note -
booking details for all classes.

Phone bookings can be made - 03 544 7832 –
but as class numbers are always limited -
 a deposit is required to secure your place. 
Deposit will vary from class to class –
depending on the final costs.
Or book your place on our web site
www.craftyorwot.com 
Deposit is non-refundable if you cancel or are a no show
& we are unable to fill your place but refundable in full
if we have to cancel. 
Please Note - We will reschedule the classes –
as a lot of preparation goes into running a class
and it is such a shame if all that effort was to no avail.


Tea & Coffee is available, but please bring your lunch.

  'Quilt As You Go' Beginners Quilting Classes

 

6 x 12"  Patchwork Blocks made over 6 classes using the
'Quilt As You Go' technique to make a cosy lap quilt or
quilted table cloth if you do all 6.  If you wish - you can do
just 1 or 2...they could be cushion fronts / placemats /
tote bag fronts...  
The 6 different blocks will cover a range of
patchwork & quilting techniques -
including an applique session.

Dates of Classes:
13th November - Flying Geese Block ( top lefthand corner) 
FULL - will be repeated next year!
27th November - Log Cabin Block (middle lefthand side) 
FULL - will be repeated next year!
11th December - Sawtooth Star Block (bottom lefthand side) 
15th January - Whirling Star (top righthand corner)
12th February -  Applique Block - Beads (middle righthand corner) 
5th March Card Trick (bottom righthand corner)

Tutor - Trudy Jones

10am prompt start - 4pm approx finish 
Maximum of 5 students per session
Kit included in the cost of each class - $60. 
Please note - the fabrics pictured are the ones
you will be using for each block. 
Phone bookings can be made 03 544 7832,
but Deposit to secure your place is $20, or you can book on our website http://www.craftyorwot.com
Bring a basic sewing kit with you - needles / pins / scissors -
along with your sewing machine in good working order. 

There are 2 sewing machines available to borrow for the class -
no charge - but they do need to be booked in advance! 
Tea & Coffee available but please bring your lunch. 

 Sashiko / Hitomezashi Class
(also known as One Stitch Sashiko)
Friday 5th November - last class in this format

10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
 Tutor - Christine Hart
Maximum of 8 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop –
Cost $49 per person inclusive. 
Phone bookings can be made 03 544 7832
but Deposit to secure your place is $20 please

Or book your place on our web site www.craftyorwot.com

Bring a basic sewing kit with you (especially scissors). 
2 different projects will be stitched in this class –
kit includes Pack of 2 Sashiko Needles,
Dot Grid Fabric & Asanoha Fabric & 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.

 
 Boro Inspired Purse (with a touch of Sashiko) Class
29th January 2022 
New Format - sample purse currently under construction

10am start - prompt – 4pm approx. finish.
Tutor - Christine Hart
Maximum of 8 students
Kit included in the cost of the workshop –
Cost $55 per person inclusive. 
Phone bookings can be made 03 544 7832 but
Deposit to secure your place is $20 please

Or book your place on our web site www.craftyorwot.com

Bring a basic sewing kit with you
(thread for tacking / needles / pins / scissors).
 
All fabrics, Sashiko thread, and 2 Sashiko needles
will be included in your kit to stitch a small purse - photo will be available as soon as sample is finished!  Along with a sample piece of preprinted Sashiko fabric - 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 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.
Tea & Coffee will be available but please bring your lunch.
 

Beginners Embroidery Classes are in the pipeline for 2022 
- samples are currently under construction!

New Robin Pickens 'Thatched' blenders have landed!

Lovely range of new colours

New fabric book panel - Zootopia - fun way of learning the alphabet.

Finally a photo of one of my delightfully scented Rhodos -
I wish I knew its' name - I would plant more!

Thank you for your continued support –
from Christine, Trudy & Steve - (& occassionally Stephanie) - 
especially in these trying times.