Make a Sassy Satchel – Felted Knitting

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Join Cheryl to learn how to make this ‘sassy satchel of fuzzy loveliness’. Using felted knitting techniques and circular needles, this bag is simple and fun to make, and totally functional! In this two-session workshop, Cheryl will guide you through the steps needed to make your very own felted bag. Cheryl loves her felted bag, . . . Read More »

Sew Pampered with Lynne Wilson at Steph’s

Article from: Archive - Workshop

What do you get when you combine luxury massages, gorgeous food and champagne while creating beautiful sewing projects? Sew Pampered at Steph’s – A perfect weekend retreat filled with sewing and pampering indulgence – The Sew Pampered weekend has been designed with you in mind. With contemporary sewing projects and a pamper tutor, your two . . . Read More »

Wool Embroidered Cushion with Bernie V

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Vintage or Modern? This cushion is bright, fresh and an absolutely awesome example of what you can create using a handful of very basic embroidery stitches and some wonderful wool threads. The design for this amazing black cushion was inspired by an old vintage skirt which Judy Turner had in her collection. We showed it . . . Read More »

Let’s Try Crochet

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Crochet is definitely an art that is being revived. While a stick with a hook at one end and a pile of yarn may not seem like it has much potential, the possibilities are actually endless when you give crochet a try. Bernie will show you how to start at the beginning and get all . . . Read More »

We [Heart] Cushion

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Put your heart on a cushion, then add a row of baubles and stitch to your hearts content. There’ll be some hand stitching, a little bit of machine sewing and a whole lot of love to make this easy and fun project. Ideal for those who have some experience on a sewing machine. Make a . . . Read More »

Pyjama Pants

Article from: Archive - Workshop

We love pyjama pants – they are so comfy and when you make your own, you get to choose the fabric that makes them oh so stylish, or cheeky, or just plain cozy and snuggly. They’re fun to make for yourself and they’re great fun when you make them for someone else too! Why not . . . Read More »

Free-Form Knitting – The wild wooly winter bag

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Create this wild wooly winter bag with Bernie V! Her featured example for this project has been knitted and crocheted. Students can experiment with both techniques. Free-form knitting and crochet is a random piece of work that uses a combination of stitches, different textures, thicknesses and colours of yarns in a multi-directional way. Let your imagination . . . Read More »

Crazy 4 Jelly Rolls

Article from: Archive - Workshop

We’re crazy about Jelly Rolls and we love how fast and easy it is to make a quilt top. And the end results are amazing! Very little cutting required and its just straight sewing all the way. Grab yourself a jellyroll of your choice from our great selection, bring your sewing machine and just start . . . Read More »

BERNINA GTKYM (Get to Know your Machine)

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Saturday 13th June – 9.30am – 12noon. Do you want to know a little more about your Bernina machine? Maybe for you it is about “How do I do that buttonhole again?” or “What is this foot used for?” Cheryl will be reviewing the basics of your BERNINA sewing machine and sharing a few tips and hints. . . . Read More »

Stitching with Ink & Spindle

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Embellish your own piece of ‘pincushion loveliness’, using gorgeous hand printed fabric from Ink and Spindle. Raewyn will guide you through some embroidery stitches to create a pincushion that is playful, funky and oh so pretty. Join us for some creative time, and express your individuality. When: Friday 6th January 2017 Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm Cost: . . . Read More »

1 bird, 2 birds, 3 birds more

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Friday, 9th January 2015 – This cushion cover is just so cute! It’s colourful, fun, easy and we love it! We use wool felt for the little birdies then hand stitch them onto white linen. This is a great workshop for a beginner or for anyone who loves birds. Date: Friday, 9th January 2015 Time: . . . Read More »

English Paper Piecing Pincushion

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Why paper piecing? Well, it is easy, fun and helps you create complex blocks with ease. Once you have a go, you’ll find that it’s one of the easiest techniques to create precise points, and perfect for small blocks with intricate angles. A great skill to add to your repertoire of sewing techniques. In this . . . Read More »

Talking About Pillows

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Handmade patchwork cushions are brilliant. In this patchwork workshop, you select the cushion cover you want to piece. With two to choose from – Snap Crackle Colour Pop or Patch of Blue, your kit includes all your fabric and the pattern. In this class you will learn simple patchwork techniques. Ideal for a beginner to patchwork or anyone . . . Read More »

Four Corners Apron

Article from: Archive - Workshop

Saturday 22nd November 2014 – This square apron is quick-to-make and perfect for the beginning sewer but clever enough to appeal to advanced sewers. This apron will take on the personality of the fabric! You just need to decide whether its contemporary, funky, cottage, barbecue or Christmas! By the way, it’s very comfortable AND flattering! . . . Read More »





News Archives