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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Animal Tree
ANIMAL TREE CLASS

For stitchers with experience. Grow a fantasy tree with all sorts of little creatures; a colourful parrot, a slightly ramshackle stork, a pink cockatoo, a monkey or two, with a snake to slither and a lion hiding in the undergrowth.
This is a glorious embroidery and Stumpwork adventure. You will learn to create three dimensional animals after you have stitched the leaves and the trees. There are also pretty flowers worked in detached buttonhole stitch. This class is spread over 6 months to allow you time to stitch between lessons.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Jun 7, 21, Sep 6, Oct 4, Nov 1, 15
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $220 + materials

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

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Bears Paw Class with Sheryl Anicich
BEARS PAW CLASS

For beginners. In this class you will learn cutting and piecing techniques to make this classic patchwork block. Once the quilt top is made you will learn how to prepare the pieced top for quilting. In the last class you will learn modern hand quilting with thicker colourful thread and how to bind the quilt.
Tutor Sheryl Anicich
Date Mon Mar 13, 20, Apr 10
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
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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Sewing Group
BEGINNERS GUIDE TO SEWING CLASS

For beginners. In this introductory sewing class, you will make a skirt or a children’s dress. You will learn to read a pattern, cut out your fabric, sew seams, insert a zip, attach a waist band and hem your garment.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue May 2, 16, 23, Jun 6
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $146 + materials

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

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Blackwork Portrait Class
BLACKWORK PORTRAIT CLASS

For beginners. During the class you will be shown how to develop your portrait photograph into a design ready to be stitched in blackwork. The students will transfer their design onto fabric using tissue paper and tacking.
You will be guided through selecting blackwork patterns and how to create different tones using thickness of thread and number of stitches within the pattern.
Tutor Jo Dixey
Date Fri Aug 25 OR
Sun Aug 27
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

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Botanica Panel Class
BOTANICA PANEL CLASS

This is an embroidery class for all levels including beginners. Make a sophisticated panel to adorn your walls. The concept could be applied to any sized piece so a smaller project would make a quick gift or could be constructed into a bag or cushion. Take a beautiful piece of patchwork or furnishing fabric with a lush botanical print. Use the fabric design as printed or use the ‘Broderie Purse’ technique to recreate the design on an alternative background. This option is useful if you have a remnant with incomplete pattern or would like a different coloured or textured background. The design is then completely or partially embellished with embroidery stitches. Stitches could include buttonhole, backstitch, bullions, couching, chain, cretan, fly, feather, french knots, herringbone, long and short shading, stem, straight, satin and wrapped and detached stitches. Lots of samples show the same stitches in other projects and as every student’s work is different you’ll pick up lots of ideas for future projects. Comprehensive notes enable you to finish the project at home.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Nov 16, 23, 30
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Broderie Perse Class with Clare Smith
BRODERIE PERSE CLASS

For beginners. Broderie perse (French for “Persian embroidery”) is a style of appliqué embroidery which uses printed elements to create a scene on the background fabric.
In this class you will learn fabric collage using large print fabrics to create a Scandinavian style 'Tree of Life' quilt or vase of flowers. Different styles of appliqué will be covered, as well as machine quilting and quilt binding.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sat May 20
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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Jo Dixie Bus Stop Queue Class
Bus Stop Queue

For beginners. Stitch samplers have been used for years to practice your embroidery stitches. This bus queue is a contemporary take of the sampler idea. You will have a choice of people to add to your queue so you can create a piece that is unique. You will learn a number of embroidery stitches as well as how to fit those stitches into different shaped areas..
Tutor Jo Dixey
Date Sat Aug 26
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + 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 Interactions Class
COLOUR INTERACTIONS CLASS

For quilters with some experience. Using triangles of two sizes, a number of different blocks can be made, Lady of the Lake, etc. By choosing two complementary or contrasting colour runs, interesting things happen where different colours meet. The first day colour arrangements will be planned and help will be given to choose more fabrics if required. You will begin cutting the triangles in class and stitch up several blocks. Instructions will be given for stitching the remaining blocks with as many as possible to be completed at home before the second class day. On the second class day you will decide on a layout and begin assembling the top. This is a machine class.
Tutor Marge Hurst
Date Sat Aug 5, 19
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $220 + 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

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Crazy Patchwork Quilt as you go Class with Sarah Hooker
CRAZY QUILT AS YOU GO CLASS

If you love playing with fabrics and embroidery this project is an Indulgence in both.
A variety of fabrics are pieced by hand or machine into small hexagon or square panels.
Use fabrics from a scrap bag or select a range that's inspired by a feature fabric or collection. Cottons, silks, ties, Japanese fabrics, trims, braids and a feature fabric make up the sample panels.
Some fabrics are left whole while others are pieced using wedges, stripes and random crazy patchwork.
Once the fabric is put together by hand or machine, seams are embellished with a myriad of easy hand embroidery stitches used simply or mixed in combinations.
Play with colour mixes, using tone on tone, contrasting colours or experiment with a monotone palette. Each hexagon or square panel is like a small complete project on its own so there's room to try lots of ideas within your project or select a simple theme and carry it right through.
As stitching is complete each hexagon or square panel is padded, backed and bound as you go. This can be done by hand or machine. Final construction is just stitching all the finished panels together to make a complete throw, quilt or bag.

Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Jun 15, 22, 29
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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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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Doodle Quilt Class
DOODLE QUILT CLASS

Quilt doodling and colouring-in for machine quilters.
Learn how to sandwich a quilt and set your machine for free machine quilting then spend a day honing your machine quilting skills by doodling using the sewing machine in the style of the latest colouring-in books for adults. When you find yourself getting tense, relax, take time out and colour in your design using fabric pens.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sun Apr 23
Time 10am – 4pm
Price $110 + material

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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

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Dots Class
DOTS CLASS

‘Dots’ is an easy creative way to explore a few embroidery stitches. Using bright primary colours, soft smoky pastels or a range of your choice start a project that could become a bag, cushion or wall panel.
Small dots of felt are applied to a background and embellished with embroidery. The project could be as simple as a few dots and one or two easy stitches or try out the 49 different stitch combinations featured on the bag sample. Bullions, French knots, shisha stitch, detached chains, couching, woven wheels and spiders webs are just a few of the stitches featured.
Students will receive comprehensive notes showing all the stitches and the class will finish with a look at construction ideas and techniques.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Jul 20, 27, Aug 10
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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EXOTIC ELEPHANTS & OTHER WILD ANIMALS
EXOTIC ELEPHANTS & OTHER WILD ANIMALS

In this class for all stitchers including beginners, create a beautiful wild animal with silk pieces that are richly embellished with embroidery and beads.
Start with the animal of your choice and learn an easy appliqué method, simple embroidery that is worked into colourful bands of stitching, how to make cords and tassels, as well as hand or machine construction. Stitches include: stem, feather, straight, chain, detached chain, herringbone, cretan, shisha, spiders webs and french knots. The completed animals could be hung as a garland, used as a tree decoration or applied to the front of a cushion or bag.
If you come to the last lesson with stitching completed then machine construction could be completed in that lesson. Complete patterns and notes for all three animals, mini mobile animals plus full construction notes are included in the class price.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu Oct 6, 13, 27
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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FILL ME IN CLASS
FILL ME IN CLASS

Absolute beginners freestyle embroidery. In this class you will choose your favourite word or name and learn how to transfer your design to fabric. You will then learn a variety of simple embroidery stitches and how many different ways they can be used to fill in the background of your design. You'll also be guided through selecting different types of embroidery thread and needles as well as colour and placement decisions.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Oct 3, 17, 24
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + material

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Flowers for Elizabeth Class
FLOWERS FOR ELIZABETH CLASS

For beginners. You will learn a number of basic embroidery stitches while working the Pea and English Daisy on silk, with stranded silk threads. If you work between lessons you will be able to construct the pinwheel in the last lesson. For copyright reasons the price of the book Flowers for Elizabeth has been included in this class. The price of the book will be deducted if you have a copy; please let staff know on enrolment.
Tutor Barbara Kerry
Date Sat Jul 22, 29, Aug 12
Time 10:30 – 12:30pm
Price $150 + materials

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Bernina 800DL
GET TO KNOW YOUR OVERLOCKER CLASS

For overlocker owners with any machine brand. You may have had your machine for some time but are not confident rethreading or changing tensions and stitches (including rolled hem) on your machine. From changing needles to cleaning and maintenance you’ll get so much more from your machine after completing this class.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Mon Jul 24 or
Date Tue Nov 7
Time 6 – 8pm
Price $49 (includes fabric and threads)

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Golden Bee
GOLDEN BEE CLASS

For beginners. This small goldwork bee is an excellent first project in gold work. You’ll be shown how to transfer your design to fabric, apply padding, simple satin stitch fill and couching with gold threads. The result is a beautiful gold bee.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Mar 8, 15
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $72 + materials

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Golden Flower Sampler Class
GOLDEN FLOWER SAMPLER CLASS

Some embroidery experience is required.
This one day class with Royal School of Needlework trained Jo Dixey will cover bump padding. Purl work over the bump and chipping, basic or nue and how to stitch down pearl purl.
Tutor Jo Dixey
Date Thu Aug 24
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

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Golden Rabbits Class
GOLDEN RABBITS CLASS

Some embroidery experience is required.
These little rabbits are designed to go on to a four sided box, so you will have choice of rabbit. You will learn some surface embroidery stitches for the background. Then you will learn how to pad the rabbit in preparation for the Or Nue surface of the rabbit. The rabbit will be finished with traditional goldwork techniques and silk covered purls for the tail and whiskers.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Apr 12, 19, May 17, 24
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $147 + materials

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

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Granny Smiths Linen Cupboard Class
GRANNY SMITH’S LINEN CUPBOARD CLASS

For beginners. Bring your treasures from the linen cardboard to layer up as a quilt top.
You will learn how to create a harmonious composition with a variety of textures. It doesn’t matter if there are holes or stains – you can cover holes and stains or celebrate them.
In this class, you will create a panel that can be made into a wall hanging, a table runner, a table cloth or could be the start of a larger quilt.
Tutor Clare Smith
Date Sat Apr 8
Time 10am – 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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Holey Moley Class
HOLEY MOLEY CLASS

Some embroidery experience is required.
Work traditional Pulled Thread embroidery in whole new way with untraditional borders and colours. A variety of stitches, blanket stitch, Palestrina and couching to name a few serve to build up rich borders to the Jacobean design. Once these borders have been stitched, more texture is added with the area being filled in with different pulled thread work to make the holes of the tittle. These lessons are approximately a month apart so you will have plenty of time to work between classes.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Apr 5, 26, May 31, Jun 28, Sep 27, Oct 25
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $220 + materials

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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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Honey Comb Spin
HONEYCOMB SPIN CLASS

For beginners. As a birthday quilt for her mother Anna has given the ever popular hexagon a contemporary spin.
Instead of hand piecing they are appliqued and held in place with a spiral of machine quilting. The class will show you how to prepare the hexagons, help with colour planning, quilting and finishing your wall hanging.
Tutor Anna Hicks
Date Tue Jul 4, 18, Aug 1
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110+ materials

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HUNDERTWASSER’S TREES CLASS
HUNDERTWASSER’S TREES CLASS

Open a window to the world of Friedrich Hundertwasser. In this class for all levels use a riot of colour to stitch a wild, quirky landscape. Start with simple linear stitches worked on felt to create a tree or house. Stitch this to canvas on which a background is worked that swirls, ebbs and flows around the applique. Canvas and embroidery stitches are mixed in a relaxed free form style where straight lines and accuracy are not required! The samples include a bag, cushion and wall hanging. In the class start a small panel project that could be completed in class time. In the last class construction techniques are demonstrated and students receive comprehensive notes with design ideas and all the stitches.
Tutor Sarah Hooker
Date Thu May 4, 11, 25 or
New Date Scheduled: Fri May 5, 12, 26
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
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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I Spy
I SPY CHILDREN’S QUILT CLASS

Great first time quilt. Using lots of interesting fabric images create fun I Spy quilt blocks for your quilt. In this class you will learn all the basics of making a quilt including fabric cutting, sashings, borders, quilting and binding.
Tutor Marjorie Thomas
Date Mon Aug 14, 21, Sep 4
Time 9:30 – 11:30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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Illuminated Initials J Pattern
ILLUMINATIONS CLASS

Good surface stitchery skills are required for this class. AnneMarie has designed the most glorious range of medieval inspired illuminated initials. Come and see the beautiful samples. For the class you will choose one initial from the 22 available. See here for the available designs
Using floral images inspired by the medieval age the initial is filled with gold embroidery and surface stitchery to create a unique rich image. Once your design is on the fabric and it’s framed up (this work is done at home before class) you’ll start learning traditional Goldwork techniques. This forms the basis of the letter shape. The centre of the letter is filled with classically embroidered flowers and these will be started in the third lesson. Project will be finished at home.
Tutor AnneMarie Moorhead
Date Wed Sep 13, Oct 11, 18, Nov 8
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $174 (included pattern) + 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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Liberty Blues Quilt Class
LIBERTY BLUES CLASS

For all levels. This is a simple but very effective quilt which can be made to any size. Simple pieced bands of strips alternate with a variety of appliqued sections. You can use one pattern or a mix of many. The original quilt has been made with Liberty Tana Lawn and new and recycled fine linens, but there is a second sample made with a combination of patchwork cottons and batiks. The world is your oyster. The applique sections will be started on the first half day class and you will have patterns to take home to assemble several more by the second half day. You will also need to cut some strips at home and assemble at least a few of the stripped sections for the second half day. During the second half day we will discuss which other applique sections may be required and try out several layout with your completed sections. The remainder of the quilt top will be completed at home.
Tutor Marge Hurst
Date Sat May 6, 27
Time 1:30 – 4.30pm
Price $110 + materials

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

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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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Millefiori Cobweb Quilt
MILLEFIORI – THE COBWEB QUILT CLASS

For beginners. Cobweb quilts are fascinating and fun to make. They are great for using up scraps. This quilt has dominant whole cobwebs and smaller secondary cobwebs behind the main ones. This creates an optical illusion of depth and movement. The sample colours were reds, greens, yellows, blues & turquoises and it has light and dark versions of each of those colours to give good contrast between the strips. The technique we will use in class is foundation piecing on freezer paper, which creates very accurate cobwebs.
Tutor Chris Kenna
Date Sat Jul 8
Time 10 – 4pm
Price $110 + materials

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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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Nancys Garden Quilt Class
NANCY’S GARDEN QUILT CLASS

For beginners. This is an excellent first quilt project, very simple to make and you’ll be surprised at how quickly your quilt top grows. Nancy’s garden quilt is a collection of strong floral squares plus a few stripes, or you could make a Japanese inspired quilt like our other sample. It would also look good in soft antique or vibrant bright colours. You will learn correct rotary cutting techniques and accurate straight line joining. Small squares are constructed into four patch blocks. You’ll be shown how to join all your patchwork blocks together so you have an even, flat quilt top. If you can set aside time to stitch between classes you’ll get a lot more out of the class. Marjorie will demonstrate machine quilting and hand quilting in the Sashiko style. You will also be shown how to finish your quilt.
Tutor Marjorie Thomas
Date Thur Oct 5, 12, Nov 2
Time 9.30 – 11.30am or 6 – 8pm
Price $110 + materials

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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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