New fun, funky bead making demonstrations

Join Gail at My Little Bead Shop, Stand C08, for a FREE daily Pop up workshop to learn how to make and embellish your own polymer beads, and how to create unique embroidered pendants.


9.30am, 12noon & 2.30pm Polymer Beads and Pendants. Learn the basics of creating your own polymer clay beads and see how to use them to make unique pieces of jewellery, buttons and scrapbooking pieces. Plus pick up the secrets of embellishing your handmade clay beads with the most amazing patterns, shapes, designs and finishing techniques.


Sew Fast Like a Ninja!

Join Dai the Patchwork Ninja in fun, free 30 minute demonstrations at Patchwork Mariko Japan, Stand C10. Classes run daily. No booking required.

10am & 3.30pm Master Patchwork Ninja Sewing Tool Kit – sew fast like a Ninja! Do you feel frustrated because it takes too long to finish a project? See our Patchwork Ninja Sewing Tools from Japan and learn how they can halve your sewing time. See cutting edge sewing tipsfrom the masters!


11am Magical Ninja buttons and
Double Opening Sashiko Wallet
How are Ninja buttons different? You can attach them without pliers – all you need to do is just finger-press and click…it’s done. Plus learn how to make this intricate Sashiko wallet, step-by-step.


12noon Stained glass quilting with bias tape! See how to stitch a stained-glass quilt easily and quickly using Ninja iron-on bias tape and a twin-needle! See the whole secret step by step with no room for mistakes!


1pm Ninja Buckram Tapes It’s all about weaving, not sewing! Watch and learn how to weave our Ami bag! This criss-cross design looks like a pieced bag and is much easier to make than it looks! No sewing required, just fuse and weave it!


2pm Lazy Sashiko magic Iron
Chaco Pen

Sick of tracing your Sashiko patterns on your fabrics with water erasable pens that don’t wash away? See how Chaco pens mark! Perfect for quilting, applique and Sashiko. Lines disappear like Ninjas!!


3pm It’s all about fancy Ninja
Seen all the Ninja sliding closure or spring clips and closures for bags and pouches? They’re unique, versatile, with many uses. This session is full of Christmas gift ideas too.


New! Mixed media classes

Join Crece Thomas at Zyneri, Stand B05 and get hands-on in fun mixed media classes.

10.30am Stencil Techniques.

Use various mixed media mediums including gel medium, embossing paste, mica powder, glitter, color bloom sprays, waxes and paints. Kit includes five mini stencils. One hour class – $20


popup-912noon Mixed Media
Altered Paintbrush.

Alter a paintbrush using paperclay embellishments and Finnabar products, gessos, opal magic paints, waxes and sprays.
90-minute class – $20

popup-101.30pm Mixed Media Card. Create a mixed media card using various mediums, techniques and embellishments. One hour class – $20

popup-113pm Tag Album. Use a tag nesting die set to create a mini album using an A4 sheet of paper. The mini album has pages like a waterfall feature and pockets. One hour class – $25 Book at Zyneri,
Stand B05


Pauline’s VIP Quilt Room

Join Pauline Rogers in the quilt room and learn her secrets.

10am Secrets to Mastering Free-Motion Quilting Unlock the freedom of being able to teach yourself how to free-motion quilt on your domestic sewing machine.


11am Essential Secrets for QuiltAs-You-Go Learn Pauline’s essential secrets, add some amazing pizzazz to your quilts. Why not quilt before you appliqué…who said you should quilt last?


12noon Top Secrets to Accurate Patchwork Have you ever made
patchwork blocks that don’t turn out to be the right size?
This class will have you ready to make some exciting accurate blocks with no effort.


1pm Repurposing Unquilted Quilt Tops Find simple, effective ways to finish your unquilted quilt tops with ease using your domestic sewing machine.


popup-162pm How to Make Fast, Easy, Stunning Bias Ever tried to make bias and have problems getting it to lay flat around the tight inner curves? Pauline will teach you her secret and show why bias has never been so easy!