Creative Class Classes

Fifty Years of Flower Power Class
50 YEARS OF FLOWER POWER CLASS

In this workshop participants will discover just how easy it is to create unique freeform crochet and knitted floral motifs.
In this fun workshop there’ll be no need to follow a pattern in the traditional sense.
Once you start experimenting under Prudence’s guidance, you should soon find that you will be able to get your stitches to do what you want them to do.
Everything you create will be totally unique, and once you become hooked, you will only need to watch how things are progressing to know exactly what to do next.
Some of the ‘scrumbles’ created in this class could be quite happy to remain as small, stand-alone artworks in their own right or they might prefer to be joined with other pieces, to eventually become the fabric for a fantasy garment, an amazing blanket or a large and dramatic wall piece, like the 10m long ’50 years of Flower Power’ collaborative artwork shown in these photos, which Prudence put together for an exhibition in Australia in 2015.
Tutor Prudence Mapstone
Date Mon Sep 4
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $130 + materials

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Christmas Bunting Class
CHRISTMAS BUNTING CLASS

For beginners. Create colourful bunting for Christmas or any other special occasion. This easy folded triangle method is a sure fire stash buster.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Thu Dec 7
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $39 + materials

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Colour Your World
COLOUR YOUR CRAFT LIFE CLASS

For all levels, quilters, embroiderers, knitters, felters and other textile artists.
In this workshop you will get more comfortable and confident in combining colours. We will do a number of exercises, some using several starting points, to set a colour/fabric/thread palette for possible projects. You will start a folder of ideas for the future. By the end of the two days you will have a number of possible colour themes, hopefully some which are not your usual colour grouping. The aim is to expand your colour use and encourage you to take in your colour surroundings for inspiration. The class is an extension of colour articles Marge has been writing for New Zealand Quilter magazine for more than three years. There will be some homework between classes.
Tutor Marge Hurst
Date Sun May 14, 28
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $220 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018

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Crochet Afghan
CROCHET AFGHAN CLASS

For beginners. Learn basic crochet techniques to make a traditional granny square. In the second class you will learn alternative layouts and how to join your squares to make a blanket.
Tutor Alana Cooper
Date Mon Jul 10, 17
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $72 + materials

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Crochet Club
CROCHET CLUB

For beginners and more experienced crocheters who want to share skills or need some help along the way.
Using the book Connect the Shapes Crochet Motifs by Edi Eckman, Alana will pick a motif each month to explore a new technique.
You might like some of the blocks so much they may grow into a afghan blanket of their own.
The book is included in the Season ticket price.
Tutor Alana Cooper
Date Mon Mar 6, 27, May 15,
Jun 12, Jul 3, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, Dec 4
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $25 per session + materials
$220 for season ticket (with book)

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DÉCOR CUSHIONS CLASS
DÉCOR CUSHIONS CLASS

For beginners. Combine patchwork fabrics, linen or any delicious fabric that you may have to make a gorgeous cushion to suit your home. This cushion front will then be embellished either by hand or machine. In the second class you will explore different closure techniques such as button, ties or zip as well as construct and attach the back and make an inner to fit perfectly.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Aug 15, 22
Time 6-8pm
Price $72 + materials

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Doorstop Class
DOORSTOP CLASS

For beginners. Learn how to make a triangular doorstop using one of the new heavy linen fabrics. For a more ambitious doorstop you can add bobbles or braids.
Decorative stitching can be done before the class if you wish.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Thu Mar 23
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $39 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018

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HOME SWEET HOME SEWING BOX CLASS
HOME SWEET HOME SEWING BOX CLASS

The Home Sweet Home book from Country Bumpkin is so popular that we have decided to run another class on how to make it and it’s accessories. In this class you will be encouraged to make your own choices of threads using what you already have or to develop your own colour scheme in a variety of threads. If you would like to make the sewing box bigger than the sample, Barbara will be able to help you scale it. Barbara has superb finishing and construction skills to assist you in the construction of your box. The book is included in the class price however if you already have it the class price will be discounted.
So if you have put the project on your wish list, or in fact started it and want further encouragement this is the class for you!
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 1, 15, Sep 2, 16, Oct 14, Nov 4
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $247(includes $49 for book) + materials

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Freeform Knitting and Crochet Class
INTRODUCTION TO FREEFORM KNITTING AND CROCHET CLASS

In this workshop, we will experiment with a wide range of different techniques, stitches and motifs that can be made to work well for this method of design. By working small patches outwards in all directions from a central motif, and by practicing how different areas can be joined to each other, participants will discover the best applications for each type of stitch and the most successful methods for combining so many diverse elements together.

Everyone will begin to build up a range of freeform pieces using different stitch combinations, and will soon see how small ‘scrumbles’ like these can be incorporated into a future artwork. Colour choices, joining techniques and garment pattern shapes will be discussed. Some simple surface and edging stitches will be tried, as these help to create additional stability, as well as even more textural detail to the work.
Tutor Prudence Mapstone
Date Sun Sep 3
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $130 + materials

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IRENE MARY CLASS
IRENE MARY CLASS

For beginners. Join Jill for 2 days of laughter as she shares her unique dollmaking skills with you. You will learn how to sculpt the face, make hands and limbs, attach hair and then to dress her with your own flair.
Irene Mary is a delightfully happy lass who sits about 38 cm high (15″)
The pattern is included in the class price.

Tutor Jill Maas
Date Sat – Sun Nov 11,12 or
Mon – Tuesday Nov 13, 14
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $240 + materials

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Kantha Scarf Class
KANTHA STITCHED SCARF CLASS

For beginners.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sun May 21
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018

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Knitting Group
KNITTING GROUP

For beginners and more experienced knitters. Mary will be having a Knitting Group on the first Tuesday of the month at 6pm. New knitters can be taught.
This year, the theme will be knitting socks – learning to master knitting on 4 needles or circulars – whatever your fancy, alternative ways to turn a heel, top down and toe up. We will also look at darning and mending. The aim by the end of the year is to design a sock that the heel and toes can be reknitted when there are holes.
Of course if you have any problems, such as how to pick up stitches, or how to darn holes, come along and we will show you how. Share, knit and learn!
There is a one off session price, or you can get a discounted season ticket for the whole year.

Tutor Mary Self
Date Tue Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2,
Jun 6, Jul 4, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $25 per session + materials
$220 for season ticket (with book)

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Little Bird Box Class with Barbara Kerry
LITTLE BIRD BOX

For beginners. Learn how to design and make a fabric covered box of any size and shape, except round. Choose some fabric that you can embellish with simple embroidery that you will use for the top of your box. You will learn lacing and stitched construction techniques.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Apr 22, 29, May 13
Time 1 – 3 pm
Price $110 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

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Modern Mending
MODERN MENDING CLASS

Join in the 'fashion revolution' or 'slow stitch' movement and learn some easy ways to mend your clothes with decorative techniques that become a feature. You will learn a variety of patching and stitching techniques, including some simple embroidery stitches to extend the life of your favourite items of clothing. Come along to all sessions and get that mending pile down or just pop in for a one off session. There will be mending tools available for you to use in the class and if you come to all sessions you can choose to practice by creating a Modern Mending Sampler to hang on the wall.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Thu Mar 30, Apr 27, May 25, June 29, July 27, Aug 31
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $25 per session or $120 session ticket

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Night before Christmas Class
NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS CLASS

For beginners. Make felt Christmas decorations including a mouse, an embroidered heart and a New Zealand bird (or two). Simple embroidery stitches will be covered and you can get as intricate as you like with the embellishments and beading.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Wed Nov 22, 29, Dec 6
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Pencil Case Class
SCRAPPY PENCIL CASE CLASS

Make a quilted zip-up pencil case using scraps or quilt fabric sample squares. The pattern can also be adapted to make a pouch for a cellphone, sunglasses or Ipad/tablet. This class is suitable for beginners who will learn how to quilt using a walking foot and how to insert a zip.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Mon May 15, 22
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $72 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
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Shopping Bag Class
SHOPPING BAG CLASS

Make a quilted patchwork bag using scraps, quilt fabric sample squares or a single piece of fabric you really like. This class is suitable for beginners who will learn how to quilt using a walking foot and how to make a quilt binding.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sun Aug 13
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

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Smocking
SMOCKING

For beginners or those who would like to further their smocking skills. You will make a traditional smocked dress for a little girl. You will learn how to pull up the pleats with a pleating machine and learn the smocking stitches. If you have completed the smocking by the third lesson, you will begin the construction of the garment.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 22, 29, Sep 2, 16
Time 1 – 3pm
Price $145 + materials

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Spring into Stitch Class
SPRING INTO STITCH CLASS

For beginners. Explore the spring garden as a source of flowers and leaves to naturally colour your fabric with a floral design. This floral design will be the basis of some contemplative stitching. In this class you will learn a simple way of using flowers to colour fabric. The fabric could be cotton lawn or a cross stitch linen. You will then have the choice to add colour and texture with either some simple stitches such as seed stitch and French knots or with cross stitch. You will learn how to match or enhance the colours already on the fabric with thread choices.
The panel may be finished by applying to old linen from the linen cardboard.

Tutor Mary Self
Date Mon Sep 11, 18
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $72 + materials

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Weaving 101 Class
WEAVING 101 CLASS

For beginners. Weaving workshop – weave yourself a beautiful scarf!
Learn how to weave amazing projects on the Rigid Heddle loom. This type loom is an easy and fast way to weave your personalized fabric. On the first day of the workshop you will learn about the loom and how to warp it with the easy direct warping method. On the second day, you will start weaving an amazing scarf in the colours of your choice. For this workshop you don’t need to have any prior weaving experience, you just need to bring your choice of yarn (you also have the choice of purchasing some of Nancy's amazing selection of yarn). The yarn for this project will need to be 8 ply and you will need around 200 grams for this project.
We will have some Ashford Knitting looms available so you can try them in this class.
Tutor Cris Mirkin
Date Sat Sep 30, Oct 7
Time 10:30 – 2:30pm
Price $147 + materials

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WEBSITES FOR TEXTILE ARTISTS CLASS
WEBSITES FOR TEXTILE ARTISTS CLASS

For beginners comfortable with using a computer for word processing and exploring the internet.
Have you started a website and got lost, or don’t know where start? The aim of this class is to teach you how to set up a simple Gallery website to showcase your work.
In this class, Mary will demystify some of the vocabulary around website development. Choosing and registering a website name and choosing where it should be hosted is the first step.
Using Wordpress we will go through selecting a Theme that you like, you will then learn how to customize it.
You will learn the best way to edit your pictures, how to upload them to your website and look at different ways to display them.
You will be shown how to connect to your social media and how to start a blog.
Tutor Mary Self
Date Wed Jul 5, 12, 19, 26, Aug 2
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $200 + materials

This Class has finished for 2017. Our 2018 Class syllabus will be out at the end of January 2018.

Are you a member of our Friends of Nancys loyalty club? If so, see here for your discount voucher code.
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