Plan your day ★ New Make & Take Class ♥ Perfect for beginners
Get expert instruction for the small cost of a kit in these one-hour sessions!
□ 10am ★ ♥ Double-opening 3-pocket Sashiko wallet with Easy Snap Button. Dai – The Ninja, Patchwork Mariko Japan. Bonus: Sashiko needles and threads are enclosed in your kit. Can you figure out this intricate structure: two openings but three inner pockets? Learn the oldest Sashiko technique: Chidori stitches with revolutionary snap buttons. Prepare for the big A-ha moment because it is simple and perfect for your Christmas gift! Kit cost $20. Book at Stand A18.
□ 11am ★ ♥ Boro Coasters. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold.
Learn the utilitarian, simple and enjoyable techniques from Japan’s past and make three coasters – they’re a wonderful way to use precious fabrics and threads. Kit includes choice of light or dark colour way, sashiko needles, interfacing and threads. Kit cost $18. Book at Stand H10.
□ 12noon ★ ♥ So Succulent! Wendy Hopper, Close to My Heart. Make a table centrepiece that won’t die. You don’t need a green thumb! Learn tips and techniques on how to create realistic lifelike succulents and flowers. Pre-cut paper kit….just create! Kit cost $20. Book at Stand E18.
□ 1pm ★ ♥ Sashiko Brooch.
Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles & Craft. Learn how easy and effective Hitomezashi (one stitch) sashiko is to do while making this delightful brooch. Kit cost $18. Book at Stand H10.
□ 2pm ★ ♥ New Illusional Star Pin
Cushion with fancy cover button.
Dai – The Ninja, Patchwork Mariko Japan. Special bonus: Revolutionary cover button maker from Japan is included in the kit! Make two, make one for you and one for your friend. Can you figure out how to sew this intricate star-shaped pin cushion from just two squares? It’s easy, and enlarging the pattern will make a large cushion.
Kit cost $20. Book at Stand A18.
□ 3pm ★ ♥ Silk Ribbon
Embroidery Techniques. Renee’s Cottage Crafts. Learn the techniques of embroidery using 2mm, 4mm and 7mm silk ribbons to enhance any project. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand B23.
□ 10am ★ ♥ Liberty Tana Lawn Scrappy Hexagon Quilt. Robyn Shapiro, The Strawberry Thief.
Complete one scrappy hexie flower, as well as being given the confidence and knowledge
to go home and complete an
entire hexie quilt. Receive advice on using Liberty, hand-piecing and selecting appropriate colours and prints to balance a quilt. Kit includes 35 pre-cut Liberty hexies, papers, glue pen, Tulip needles and scissors. Kit cost $60. Book at Stand H09.
□ 11am ★ ♥ High Quality Felt Cross Body-Tablet Bag. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia. Will easily fit an 8” Tablet cover with over 25 fabulous designs to choose from. Nothing to scratch the tablet. Kit includes: Felt bag (28 cm x 22 cm) complete with eyelets and strap anchors, iron on appliqué (25 designs to choose from), leather cording for strap, needle and thread. Kit cost $30. Book at Stand A17.
□ 12noon ★ ♥ English Paper Piecing.
Rhonda Leith, Blue Willow Cottage. Join the revival of this popular, relaxing, portable and precise patchwork technique – plus paper piecing is perfect for modern quilts! Kit includes papers, fabric, mini rotary cutter and mat. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand B11.
□ 1pm ★ ♥ Quirky Bird. Liezl Collins, Powertex Australia. Make this cute little bird and learn basic sculpture techniques using Powertex Fabric Hardener and Stone Art clay. Embellish with our striking Colourtrix metallic pigment range. Skills learnt can be used to create more elaborate sculptural artworks. Kit cost $20. Book
at Stand A08.
□ 2pm ★ ♥ Smartphone Shoulder
Case. Mio Fujita, Studio Mio. Absolutely no sewing required! Make a stylish phone case and take it home with you. You will learn how to construct the pouch and to install rivets
and snap buttons. Size: 12cm x 19cm. Choice of two fabric designs and two colours each. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand E01.
□ 3pm ★ ♥ Mixed Media Plaque.
Liezl Collins, Powertex Australia. Learn great mixed media techniques as you create a gorgeous plaque using Powertex and a range of embellishments. Project techniques can be used for art journals, scrapbooks, to go off the page onto canvas or make your own individual home decor. Kit cost $15. Book at Stand A08.