Silk Ribbon Embroidery with Bernie Varkevisser

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Work at your own pace! Dates for 2016 are now in! Join Bernie V and this group of vibrant and welcoming women to learn how to fold, twist, stitch and knot silk ribbons into fantastic embroidery art. In each lesson you will be introduced to the basics and move onto more advanced procedures. You can . . . Read More »

Friday Finishing School

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Here’s the perfect solution for those of you who need a little bit of structure and support to finish or start your projects. Why not set aside one day (or a morning) each month for most of the year and join our knowledgeable teacher Kathy, who will provide you with her usual cheerful encouragement to . . . Read More »

Stitch Bar Sessions

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At the front of the shop, Steph has installed a ‘Stitch Bar’. Designed and made by local artist Paul Ware, it makes for a perfect venue, meeting place to hang out with friends and stitch, crochet, knit, create, and watch the passing traffic.  Our next Stitch Bar session will be: Heat Pack in Wool Felt . . . Read More »

Sarah Fielke Returns in 2013 — A Special Tutor ~ a gorgeous new quilt from her new book

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Steph’s Fabrics is so excited to have Sarah Fielke return to our store to present a two day workshop to make the Millefiore quilt from her new book ‘Hand Quilted With Love’ (released in March 2013). ‘Fractured pieces in a kaleidoscope’, ‘a carnival of colour’, ‘beautiful pieces of Venetian glass’, are just some of the things we . . . Read More »

Jelly Roll Mania – NEW Class Added

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First 11 classes were booked out in a flash! So we are rolling on with the fun and have scheduled a NEW Class – Tuesday, 1 October 2013! Jelly Roll Mania is at Stephs! Make a quilt top in about 2 hours! Women all over the world are making these quilts because they’re fast, easy, the end results . . . Read More »

Beaded Bestie Bracelets

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This fun and creative workshop will inspire you as you learn to create your very own original Beaded Bestie Bracelets. You will learn some basic knots and a few advanced techniques so you can create your own designs.  Make them for your girlfriends who will treasure them forever and be sure to make a few . . . Read More »

Crochet Rag Rug

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Do you have a stash of fabric? Would you like to have some fun making something useful, but a little bit different? Then join us to learn how to make a circular rug using basic crochet stitches. It’s practical, functional, quick, easy and eco-friendly. The size is only limited by the amount of fabric you . . . Read More »

Advanced Simple Softies

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Take your simple softie skills to the next level! These softies are not only quirky, cute and perfect to cuddle, but best of all you get to learn how to embellish your creation with some hand sewing and basic embroidery stitches! With a little imagination + bright felts, fabrics, ric rac and ribbon = a . . . Read More »

Needlecase with Bernie

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Another gorgeous beginners project with Bernie V! Stitch a cute little silk ribbon flower garden on the front of this handy needlecase. Experiment with some bright colours and textures, whatever you like…it all works in the garden. This project makes a nice present for yourself or a stitching friend. Bernie is such a creative and . . . Read More »

Made by Me! Embroidered Felt Purse

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This adorable and simple to make felt purse is a great introduction to sewing and appliqué, while learning how to construct a basic bag. When finished the purse measures 20 x 16cm – ideal for carrying around your essential bits and bobs – like your wallet, phone, ipod, keys, lip gloss, hair clips … Suits . . . Read More »

Special Event – Thea is coming to Steph’s!

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Thea is our Bernina expert and educator and we are thrilled that she will be in our store on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October. We have scheduled the following workshops. Workshop: Perfectly Practical Pouch Thursday 25 October Morning: 9.30am – 12noon  OR  Afternoon: 1pm – 3.30pm Give your zip lock bags the flick and . . . Read More »

Daiva’s Three Fold Clutch

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The clutch is back. All the fashion gurus are favouring the clutch over the big shoulder tote this Summer. Add your own flavour to this season’s accessory by constructing your very own clutch. Daiva’s workshop for this very functional Three Fold Clutch will kick start your Summer wardrobe! Sew it for yourself or it would . . . Read More »

Special Guest – Sarah Fielke Sew a Whirligig or The Seasons Quilt workshop

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Steph’s Fabrics is so excited to have Sarah Fielke return to our store to present a two day workshop to make either her Whirligig or The Seasons quilts. These lovely quilts are Sarah’s favourites – Whirligig is from her book “Quilting from little things….” and The Seasons quilt from her “Material Obsession Two” book. And we think . . . Read More »

Make Me a SOFTIE to Hug!

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They are quirky, cute, perfect to cuddle and HUG, but best of all…easy to make! Hurrah! With just a little imagination, some bright felts and guidance from our teachers, you will enjoy making some of these gorgeous toys. Learn some hand sewing and basic embroidery stitches in this workshop which suits ages 12 and up. . . . Read More »





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