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10am ♥ ★ Top 10 New Tools for Stitchers. Julie Hall, Stitch-a-ma-jigs by Julie Hall Designs, Stand B18. Hear about new innovations in stitching, tools that will save you time, and ultimately money. Great specials will be offered to attendees, as well as giveaways.
10.30am ♥ ★ Weaving Kit Workshop presented by Wiwan Lertphokanont, The Loom, Stand N14. See how to weave a seamless bag with this patentpending weaving kit. You make a bag without sewing the sides or bottom.
11am ♥ ★ Photos on Fabric for Dummies. Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts, Stand A36. See how easily you can print any photo or text on fabric with your printer. Make memory quilts or photo canvas for weddings – it’s so easy! Register for FREE notes.
11.30am ♥ ★ Traditional Meets Modern in Wool Felt Appliqué. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand C11. Gai will demonstrate the modern approach to wool felt appliqué using traditional embroidery stitches, modern design elements and bold colours. Good introduction to gain confidence.
12noon ♥ ★ Indigenous Art Fabrics. Margaret Kirby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Stand A05. Our indigenous artists are enriching our craft with a new depth of colour, design and history, based on 40,000 years of history and culture. Incorporate these wonderful fabrics to create stunning Australian quilts.
12.30pm ♥ ★ Family Tree Memories & Easy Quilt Labels. Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts, Stand A36. Come and see how to easily print your own family tree and quilt labels on fabric or paper/card. Many template designs to suit every occasion. Resize them to suit your projects.
1pm ♥ ★ The latest tips to making beautiful handmade cards. Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking.net, Stand C06. Discover the latest hints and tips to making your handmade cards a piece of art to treasure forever.
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10am ♥ ★ What’s Flipp-n
New. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand J08. Take a sensational journey of stepby-step flip-n with unique Flip la K templates and a show and tell of fabulously sensational quilts and table runners.
10.30am ♥ ★ Flannel Fever. Pam Davis, Picklemouse Corner, Stand G36. Showcasing new fabrics, new designs and techniques that will have you itching to make your next flannel quilt.
11am ♥ ★ Quilt As You Go, Reversible Scrap Quilts. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand P03. Turn your stash into fun, reversible quilt as you go quilts; learn how quick and easy it is. Plus a trunk show. Learn Monica’s favourite methods that will change the way you make quilts.
11.30am ♥ ★ Embellish and Adorn. Gabriella Kerkez, Miss Rose Sister Violet, Stand F07. With velvet millinery flowers, exquisite laces and trims, buttons and bows you can create whimsical beauty
12.30pm ♥ ★ Make Your Own Handbags. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand P03. Get great tips and advice on how to make your own professional looking handbags; aspects of bag making from fabric, interfacing, closures, hardware and tools. Plus, how to add leather trims to add wow factor.
1pm ♥ ★ OMG Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand J08. See Brenda’s quick, easy way to piecing circles, Drunkards Path, Wedding Rings, random circles totally circlicious. Circle piece the easy way.
1.30pm ♥ ★ Understanding Weights of Threads. Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Specialty Threads, Stand B02. An overview of different weights of threads and combining thread weights for fantastic results. Try twisting 8 weight threads under the machine needle for a hand stitched effect, using 12 weight threads for impact or wool threads for hand stitching.
1.30pm ♥ ★ Latest Gizmos and Gadgets in Papercrafting. Doug and Dina Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand D50. There are always a lot of new paper craft products on the market. Doug will introduce you to the latest and also give you tips on how to get the most of the ones you already have.
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10am ♥ Sashiko Hitomezashi ‘One Stitch Sashiko’. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles & Craft, Stand A25. See how easy Hitomezashi is – One Stitch Sashiko – with the new pre-stenciled dotted grid fabric. See new kits and samples.
10.30am ♥ ★ Creative Quilting Inspirations. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand A13. 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 ♥ ★ Demonstration of New Wonder Beaded Scarf Interchangeable Necklace. Gail Lawrence, My Little Bead Shop, Stand A33. See new ways to wear your scarves, making them into stunning fashion statements.
11.30am ♥ ★ Easy Pattern Making. Annamaria Granato, CIAM Pattern Making, Stand F11. Come end see how fast, easy and accurate it is to work with the CIAM pattern making system.
12noon ♥ ★ Square Up and Slotted Rulers. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A13. Are your blocks perfect squares? Make squaring up a breeze with NEW square-up rulers, some slotted, to make you the perfect quilter allowing perfect squares for perfect quilts, including square in a square blocks. Suitable for advanced and beginner quilters.
12.30pm ♥ ★ Appliqué Newsflash. Bev Ross, Craft Cubby, Stand A08. 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!
1pm ♥ ★ Quick & Easy Table Runners. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand B27. Learn how to make quick and easy table runners using our binding tool.
1.30pm ♥ ★ Sew Kind of Wonderful. Quick Curves with Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A13. Contemporary quilt designs, where modern meets refinement, showing endless possibilities with ONE ruler – Quick Curve and the NEW Mini Quick Curve – combining curved piecing with straight line piecing. Cut, sew, square-up!
2pm ♥ ★ The Quilt Hanging Dream. Sue Miller, Fabric Garden, Stand D36. Sue will show you how to attach a strip to your quilt, wall hanging, Moroccan carpet or toy. Then using 3M picture hanging strips attach to a wall. Great for rental apartments – as the 3M strips are easy to remove.
2.30pm ♥ ★ Judy Niemeyer Pattern Reading and Techniques. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand A28. Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing is super easy to do. Pick up tips, learn to read a pattern, set up fabric cutting, add fabrics to paper pieced projects; both straight and curved piecing. Paper piecing tools and how they work.
book at the Help Desk in the foyer
2pm for 2.15pm start: Meet the creator of Edward’s Menagerie.
Special guest artist from the UK: knit and crochet designer Kerry Lord.
Join Kerry in this exclusive seminar. Hear about the global amigurumi trend, her journey from growing up on the Toft Alpaca Stud farm to establishing a yarn brand, and the books which have made her a household name among yarn enthusiasts around the world. Kerry will demonstrate the techniques she uses to make the animals, birds and monsters, from the very basic through to advanced methods.
Tickets to the seminar are $27 each, available to visitors to the fair. Book online at www.craftevents.com.au or call 02 9452 7575 before the fair. At the fair visit the Help Desk to see if places are available.