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Reticella Stitch Group
Tutor: Sue Swann

4th Sunday of the month

1 - 4pm

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This group is for those interested in getting together once a month and working on a reticella (or similar whitework technique) project.

I will not be teaching a specific project in this class, but will be available to provide assistance with design of technique.  Join us if:

  • You have a project that you have started and want to finish, but just don’t get around to working on it at home,

  • Have been to my reticella class and want help with some of the motifs,

  • Want to design your own project, but not sure where to start,

  • Have a pattern for a reticella project, but not sure how to start, or

  • You just want the opportunity to stitch and be inspired by the work of others.

$10 per session

Inspired by Bojagi
Tutor: Clare Smith

3 x 2 hour sessions

Tuesday 9th, 16th and 30th August

6 - 8pm

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Bojagi is a Korean form of patchwork using scraps of transparent or semi transparent fabrics such as ramie, cotton organdie or silk organza. It looks fabulous hanging in a window where the seams show up against the light, or hung away from a wall so a light can form shadows on the wall behind. Traditional Bojagi is sewn by hand, however, it can also be sewn by machine using flatfell seams.

In this class you can do Improvisational piecing or make simple quilt blocks or do Cathedral window (google Bojagi for ideas).

 

I have made my samples with Cotton Organdie which is very stiff and easy to sew by machine but you can also use silk organza if you prefer to handstitch.

$110

Paper Pieced Cushion
Tutor: Cherie Gurney

2 x 2 hour sessions

Tuesday 13th and 20th September

6 - 8pm
 

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Always wanted to learn how to paper piece quilt using your sewing machine? Come along to this class and make this cushion to try out this technique before committing to making a whole quilt. Straight line quilting will be covered in this class and a couple of methods will be taught to finish the closure of your cushion in case you like to avoid inserting zips.

$85

The Finishing Touch - Preparing your work for display
Tutors: Clare Smith, Sue Swann, Mary Trounson

Wednesday 28th September , 6 - 7pm

Saturday 16th October, 10am - 4pm

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In this class you have the opportunity to learn how to finish off your work.  Bring along a piece you would like to:

  • Finish as a piped (or unpiped) cushion, or

  • Prepare for mounting in a frame, or

  • Finish as an unframed panel.

 

Preparation:

The first session will go through preparation of your piece for finishing and assist you to determine what will be required for the finishing session.  You will learn suitable techniques for:

  • Cleaning your piece

  • Adding extensions to your embroidered piece. (if you would like to frame a piece, but feel it doesn’t have enough material, we can show you how to rectify this).

  • Stretching your tapestry or embroidered piece

If you don’t want to stretch your own piece, we can do this for you, but there will be an additional cost of ~$25/item (large items may incur a higher cost).Bring it along to this first session so that it will be ready for the construction day.

  • If you have a piece of lace or embroidery that needs to be mounted on a background we can advise how to go about this.

 

Construction / Finishing:

In the second session you will learn how to:

  • Complete a cushion – insert a zip, make piping, or.

  • Block your piece ready for framing, or

  • Prepare and mount your piece on an artist’s canvas frame.

 

This is a “hands on” class so if you would like to learn how to make a cushion but don’t have a piece of tapestry or embroidery ready, cushions can also be made of patchwork, boro or sashiko samples or upholstery fabric.

 

Likewise, if you don’t have an embroidery ready for finishing, bring along a piece of fabric that you can practice with.

$110

Koru Table Runner or Placemats
Tutor: Cherie Gurney

Saturday 22th October

10 - 4pm

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This piece was inspired by New Zealand themed koru fabric.  In this class you will learn how to transfer a design onto fabric, use fusible webbing to machine applique the koru design onto fabric and finally make a quilt sandwich and quilt with straight line quilting. 

 

You will need an open toe foot for your machine and it is preferable that your machine has a blanket stitch for this class but not essential.

 

* free motion quilting will not be taught in this class  

$95 

Quilt-As -you-go Table Runner or Placemat
Tutor: Clare Smith

Saturday 29th October

10am - 4 pm

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Do you want to make something quickly, that is useful and doesn’t end up as a UFO? Learn how to sew fabric  into strips and squares then quilt-as-you-go to construct placemats, a table runner or a bag. You should be able to make a table runner,  up to 4 placemats or a bag during the class. Further embellishment such as sashiko stitching will be discussed and can be added later. This class is suitable for beginner quilters but basic sewing machine experience would be helpful.

 

$95

Kutch Christmas Stars
Tutor: Sue Swann

2 x 2 hour sessions

Wednesday 2nd and 16th November

6 - 8pm

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Kutch style embroidery originates from the Gujarat region of India.  The embroideries from this region are exuberant in their use of colour and exhibit a high degree of symmetry. Each ethnic group and community retains its own distinctive motifs and lexicon of stitches which have been handed down through generations. Shisha mirror work and Kutch work dominate the designs from this region.

Make some unique and colourful stars for your Christmas Tree or as gifts for your family and friends.

$85 + 
$25 for kit

Christmas Goldwork Kiwi
Tutor: Sue Swann

2 x 3 hour sessions
Sunday 6th November, 1 - 4pm

Saturday 26th November, 1 - 4pm
 

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Learn this basic goldwork technique and create this lovely ornament for your Christmas Tree.  Over the two lessons you will learn how to work with metallic threads and then how to construct the ornament.  This would make a lovely personal gift for family or friends.

Suitable for all skill levels.

All materials are provided as a kit.

$100 + $20
for kit

Christmas Mice
Tutor: Clare Smith

Sunday 4th December 

1 - 4 pm 

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Make a mouse ornament (or two) for the Christmas tree. These sweet little mice will look lovely hanging on your Christmas Tree.  Made out of felt they are quick to make. 

 

Make for yourself or give them away as Christmas gifts to be treasured by family and friends.

$65