Join Dai the Patchwork Ninja in fun, free 30 minute demonstrations at Patchwork Mariko Japan, Stand A18.
10am 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.
11am 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 and there will be no room for mistakes!
12noon Master Patchwork Ninja
Sewing Tool Kit – sew fast like Ninja! Do you feel frustrated because it takes too long to finish a project? See our Patchwork Ninja Sewing Tools from Japan. Learn
how Ninja Sewing tools can halve your sewing time so that you can sew quickly like Ninja! Watch and learn jam packed, cutting edge sewing tips from Japanese sewing masters! Too good to miss!
1pm Ninja Buckram Tapes It’s all about weaving, not sewing! Watch and learn how to weave our Ami bag! This crisscross design just looks like a pieced bag and much easier to make than it looks! No sewing required, just fuse and weave it! Have fun with different fabric prints too.
2pm ‘No Mistake’
Foundation Piecing with Ninja see-through Washi paper! Is your block piecing stressful? See this cutting-edge foundation-piecing technique using Ninja seethrough Washi paper. It’s easy to use and different to regular foundation paper – ideal for small projects such as mini kimonos and large projects too.
New fun, funky bead making demonstrations
Join Gail at My Little Bead Shop, Stand A17, for one or two 30-minute FREE Pop up workshops to learn how to make and embellish your own polymer beads, and how to create unique embroidered pendants. Workshops run daily.
9.30am Polymer Bead Basics – part 1: 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.
10.30am Learn how to create your own unique embroidered clay pendants.
12noon Polymer Bead Basics – part 2. Learn the secrets of embellishing your handmade clay beads with the most amazing patterns, shapes, designs and finishing techniques.
1.30pm Learn how to create your own unique embroidered clay pendants.
2.30pm Polymer Bead Basics – parts 1 & 2. 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.
Pauline’s VIP Quilt Room
Join Pauline Rogers in the quilt room and learn her secrets – she has some very exciting ideas and techniques.
Pauline’s secrets will get you on the road to success.
In each of her classes she will teach her secret techniques that will be invaluable in making difficult tasks easy.
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 Quilt-As-You-Go
Learn how to make stunning quilts using some of Pauline’s essential secrets, add some amazing pizzazz to your quilts. Why not quilt before you appliqué…who said you should quilt last? Learn to transform any sashed quilts into quilt-as-you-go – anyone can quilt a block!
Do you struggle quilting your full size quilts on a domestic machine? Come and learn Pauline’s secrets to success.
12noon Top Secrets to Accurate Patchwork
Have you ever made patchwork blocks that don’t turn out to be the right size? Pauline will explain the most common problems and how to avoid them, and why it’s not your fault if your points don’t meet! This class will have you ready to make some exciting accurate blocks with no effort.
1pm Repurposing Unquilted Quilt Tops
Finding a very simple, stunningly effective way to finish all your unquilted quilt tops with ease using your domestic sewing machine. Turn those ugly ducklings into beautiful swans!
2pm 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! A whole new twist on stained glass will also be shown, along with some great free-motion quilting ideas.
New! Mixed media classes
Join Rikki Graziani at Zyneri and get hands-on in fun mixed-media classes. Classes run daily. Visit Zyneri, Stand A02 at the fair to book your spot
10am Create an art journal page using gesso stencils and Finnabair colour bloom sprays. One hour class – $10
11am Learn stencil techniques class using various mediums including embossing paste, distress inks, gel medium, mica powder, glitter. Kit includes 5 mini stencils. One hour class – $20
12noon Mixed media tag using various techniques – stencils, embossing paste, colour sprays, flower embellishments. 90 minute class – $20
2pm Altered paintbrush using gesso, paperclay, silicone moulds, Finnabair waxes and opal magic paints. Choose from two versions – mermaid or steampunk 90 to 120 minute class – $30