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17Plan your day New Make & Take Class CCF-perth-2016_FA-3_HR-23_11 1 hour workshop Perfect for beginners.

No bookings required. Program applies daily at the fair. These FREE workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless indicated. Arrive early as space is limited.

work-1work-7 10.30am Pattern Making… the Easy way.
Sonja Bezuidenhout, Lutterloh Patterns, Stand A37
Enjoy a demonstration of an easy way of drafting garment patterns using only your bust and hip measurements.

work-7 11am Beyond the Border. Sue Bennett, Miss Sampson’s Drapery, Stand H08 You’ve used border fabric for bordering your quilt so why not come and explore other uses of these versatile designs using mirror imaging. Free handout included.

Learn the secrets to good dress making froma skilled professional in special one-hour presentations in Workshop 1.

box11.30am Trouser Pattern Making Sonja will use a trouser pattern from the Lutterloh collection to draft and fit the pattern on a volunteer using only her hip measurement. She will discuss fitting issues and some design changes. Masterclass cost $5.

work-1-3box1pm Little Black Dress Every woman should have a LBD…whether it’s long and dramatic; short, and sassy; or cute and simple. We will kick-off with a princess-line fitted pattern from the Lutterloh Pattern collection. Sonja will fit the pattern on a volunteer and discuss fitting issues, andsome design changes.Masterclass cost $5. Book at Lutterloh Patterns, Stand A37. Book and pay to attend. Program runs daily.

work-7 2pm Colourfulwork-1-1
World of Wool Felt. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand C11
Wool felt appliqué can be used to create dimensional projects ranging from craft bag embellishing, to cushions, wall hangings and quilts. Gai will explain the advantages of using 100% wool felt, and provide guidance on needle and thread selection. A range of embroidery stitches will be demonstrated in the class.

work-2work-7 10.30am Fabric Coveredwork-2-1 Boxes. Carol Nicholls, Sewn and Quilted, Stand G19 Learn how easy it is to make fabric covered boxes and other handy sewing accessories to achieve a professional finish. All the basics will be covered for making these boxes that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, which are perfect for yourself or perfect for gifts!

work-7 11am Introducing the Stamparatus! Stampin’ Up! team, Stand H53 Introducing a unique, innovative stamp positioning tool that’s very versatile – see how it works and all its possibilities for stamping and papercraft.

work-7 11.30am Modern Approachwork-2-2 to Traditional Log Cabin. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A13 Discover various shapes, dimensions and curves that will inspire you with fresh ideas and excitement using BlocLoc and Creative Grids’ Log Cabin rulers.

work-7 12noon Sashiko – Hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko) Jane
MacDonald, BeBe Bold, Stand A25
Jane will explain and demonstrate how to stitch the new Hitomezashi (one stitch) sampler cloths that include weaving. They are pre-stencilled with the pattern and a delight to stitch. New from Japan for 2018.

work-7 12.30pm Quilting with Templates. Helen Sullivan, Punch
with Judy, Stand A13
See new products from Westalee Design to create stunning quilting designs using a ruler foot on your domestic sewing machine, including the new decorative thread ruler foot.

work-71pm CCF-perth-2016_FA-3_HR-23_11 The Latest Trends from Europe in Cardmaking. Debra Van Der Meulen, Stand C06 Find out helpful hints and tips on how to give your hand-made cards a beautiful professional finish.

work-7 2pm Understanding Threads and the difference they can
make. Barrie Ashton, Wonderfil Specialty Threads, Stand B02
Learn different weights of threads and different ways they can be used so you will have a greater understanding of what is in the market and different ways of using them. There will be samples of new threads for you to look at and feel.

work-7 2.30pm From Table Runners to Quilts. Heather Bartsch,
Barossa Quilt & Craft Cottage, Stand H14
Learn how to make quick and easy table runners and quilts using our binding tool.

work-3work-7 11.30am Embellish it! Gabriella Kerkez, Miss Rose Sister Violet, Stand A18 A fun, super easy workshop to show you how to recreate your old clothes and turn them into one of a kind treasures. Scarves, jackets, dresses, jeans, handbags…anything can be transformed by embellishing.

work-7 12noon Machine Embroidery Inspiration for
Quilters. Stitch-a-ma-jig Julie Hall Designs, Stand C03
Come and see Julie’s collection of machine embroidery, and learn techniques for making the most of your machine embroidered quilts.

work-712.30pm Three-dimensional Embellishing with Needle Felting. Heather Buck, Bay Window & Heather’s Designs, Stand C02 Learn about needle felting using simple techniques to make three dimensional objects or to simply embellish an existing project. See how a simple needle and wool rovings can be used to great effect.

work-7 1pm New Tools for Stitchers. Stitch-a-ma-jig
Julie Hall Designs, Stand C03
Check out what is new in tools for stitchers from Stitch-a-ma-jigs. Lots of tools for quilters, sewers, and machine embroiderers.

work-7 2pm CCF-perth-2016_FA-3_HR-23_11 Judy Niemeyer Pattern Reading and
Techniques. Juanita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia, Stand B27
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. Learn about paper piecing tools, and how they work.

work-4work-7 10.30am work-4-1 The Anatomy of a Handbag. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand E46 Get expert tips and advice on how to make your own stylish and functional handbags. Monica will take the mystery out of interfacing, talk about different types of fabric, hardware, straps, demonstrate how to make easy zipper pockets and show you a wonderful new water-proofing product.

work-4-2work-7 11am Traditional Bags of Japan Made Modern. Alison Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs, Stand D12 Japan has an extraordinary wrapping and carrying culture with beautiful and ingenious bags for every purpose. See a range of original, vintage and antique examples from Japan – and how the contemporary crafter can recreate and adapt them. Free traditional wallet pattern giveaway!

work-7 11.30am CCF-perth-2016_FA-3_HR-23_11 Latest Gizmos and Gadgets in Papercrafting. Doug Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand D55 There are always a lot of new paper craft products on the market. Doug will introduce you to the latest and give tips on how to get the most out of the ones you already have.

work-7 12.30pm How to Design and Plan your own Quilt-As-YouGo Quilt. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand E46 Monica’s new book, The Quilt As You Go Planner, takes the hard work out of designing your own quilts. Whether you would like to make a cot, single or queen size quilt, it’s all there, from the layout to cutting instructions and quilt as you go methods. See how easy it is to design your own quilt-as-you-go quilt, along with lots of great tips and advice.

work-7 1.30pm What’s New in Flip Applique. Brenda Burgess, Flip
la K, Stand B38
Making your quilting journey easy – with our new rulers and templates.

work-7 2pm Fun with Border Prints. Margaret Kirkby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Stand A05 Explore the many fascinating options when working with mirror image border prints. Small projects using just one fabric, stunning mitred borders to frame your quilts or how to incorporate their unique properties into classic blocks.