No bookings required. Program applies daily at the fair. These FREE workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless indicated.
10.30am ♥ Appliqué Newsflash. Bev Ross, Craft Cubby, Stand A14. Easy, quick and fun – the Craft Cubby Way to create an appliqué. New ideas and techniques – and everyone who attends will receive a Craft Cubby free gift – don’t miss out!
11am ♥ Quilt As You Go, Reversible Scrap Quilts. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A27. Get your stash out and turn it into fun, reversible quilt as you go quilts, learn how quick and easy it is. Plus a trunk show of new and favourite designs. Learn Monica’s favourite methods that will change the way you make your quilts.
11.30am ♥ ★ Flannel Fever. Pam Rush, Picklemouse Corner, Stand D36. Showcasing new fabrics, new designs and techniques that will have you itching to make your next flannel quilt.
12noon ♥ The latest tips to making beautiful handmade cards.Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking.net, Stand B34. Discover the latest hints and tips to
making your handmade cards a piece of art to treasure forever.
1pm ♥ Make Your Own Handbags. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A27. Get great tips and advice on how to make your own professional
looking fabric handbags; aspects of bag making from fabric, interfacing, closures, hardware and tools. Plus, how to add leather trims to your bags to give the wow factor!
1.30pm ♥ ★ Understanding Thread Weights. Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Specialty Threads, Stand B25. An overview of different weights of threads and combining thread weights for fantastic results. Have you tried twisting 8 weight threads under the machine needle for a hand stitched effect, using 12 weight threads for impact or using our new wool threads for hand stitching.
2pm ♥ Candlewicking Embroidery. Margaret Upston, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A27. Candlewicking is a simple form of embroidery that anyone can do. Suitable for the beginner and interesting enough for the advanced.
10am ♥ Sashiko Hitomezashi ‘One Stitch Sashiko’. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles & Craft, Stand A31. See how easy Hitomezashi is – One Stitch Sashiko – with the new pre-stencilled dotted grid fabric. See new kits and samples.
10.30am ♥ ★ Creative Quilting Inspirations. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand A11. Discover more about using templates, ‘Quilting Design Inspirations’, is a new way of learning quilting design. This is a series of design ideas to inspire you to create your own quilting designs using Westalee Templates.
11am ♥ ★ Ideas and Inspiration for Card Making. Nicole Farrell, Craft Queen, Stand D11. Nicole will share ideas for using dies and embossing folders to make stunning cards. You’ll be inspired to create a variety of cards including shaker cards. Come along and you’ll have the chance to win a prize pack each day!
11.30am ♥ ★ Magic Half Squares and Quarter Squares. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand A16. Learn how to create scrap quilts from fabric strips, jelly rolls and rulers. Plus receive a free information sheet.
1pm ♥ ★ Thursday and Saturday: Getting your Sewing Mojo kickstarted. Friday and Sunday: How to Sew Clothes that work for you without the stress of perfection. Australian Sewing Guild, Presented by Anne Whalley, Image Consultant & Pattern Whisperer, Stand C. Anne explains – “I want to share my Radical Dream with you! Sewists to sew clothes that are uniquely them, be proud, look great, feel fabulous and visible.”
2pm ♥ Judy Niemeyer Pattern Reading and Techniques. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand A08. Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing is super easy to do, but getting started on new techniques can seem daunting. Pick up tips, learn how to read a Judy Niemeyer pattern, set up for fabric cutting, add fabrics to your paper pieced projects, both straight and curved piecing. What are the paper piecing tools, and how they work.