Class list Summer 2019


  • Bookings must be made in advance. Full payment ensures your seat at the class
  • A refund will be given if 2 weeks notice of cancellation is received
  • Classes run from 10am sharp until 2pm unless stated otherwise
  • If you are going to purchase fabric for the class on the day we will be open from 9.30am on class days. Give yourself plenty of time prior to the class starting
  • 10% discount on material purchased on the day
  • Samples for all classes are in the shop for you to look at
  • A needs list for each class will be provided on payment of the class fee
  • Bring your own lunch we will provide tea, coffee etc

Now the housekeeping is out of the way the fun begins!

Our aim is to provide a stimulating environment for all our class participants to learn skills, make something (complete or otherwise) laugh a lot. Share ideas and beat yourself up if you make mistakes! Above all our classes are for everyone to thoroughly enjoy the experience. We welcome beginners to all our workshops and courses unless the course explanation states otherwise.

Saturday 16 February

10.00 to 2.00pm


Have you lost your quilting mojo or have a project or two that need some life breathed back into them.

Choose which project you want to work on and come and join us for a few hours of sewing fun, we will help ease you back into the joy of your project.

There is no charge for the class, however please call us to book your place – 6 spaces available.


No cost

Wednesday 20 February

10.00 to 2.00pm

Patchwork & Quilting

Beginners class

Learn all the basic skills such as rotary cutting, machine piecing, machine applique and finishing a quilt, add a sprinkling of humour and a large dash of companionship, to make a table mat and quilting friends for life! 

Ideal also for those who feel they need a refresher course.


Saturday 23rd March

10.00am to 3.00pm

Turning 20
Back by popular demand

We have a Turning Twenty layout that we love and have tried and tested. The quilt is on display here at the shop.
The quilt is fat quarter friendly and quick and easy to make!




7 March &

14 March

7.00 to 9.00pm

Learn to knit on Circular needles – from the top down

Think this looks too hard? Always wanted to try the technique, but been put off by joining in the round and all the new confusing knitting terminology.

Now is your chance, join Rebecca Newman from Tiny Lovely and she will guide you through the process.

Your class fee includes 2 balls of the great new yarn from Outlaw Yarns – Bandit and a circular needle, together with the pattern for this cute top designed by Rebecca.                                                                                                                 


Saturday 9 March

10.00am to 2.00pm

Crazy Embroidered Pouch

Embroidery is such a relaxing past time and crazy embroidery is starting to have resurgence.

Julie has designed another project for us, a small but perfectly formed pouch. You will learn 8 basic stitches and then enjoy practicing your embroidery.

The pouch is on display at the shop.


Saturday 16 March 10.00am to 2.00pm

Tray dyeing with Procien Dyes

A good way to learn how to use these dyes while dyeing small fat quarter sized pieces of fabric.

Bronwyn will take you through the process of dyeing using these dyes and haw to achieve depth of colour and multi coloured effects.







Saturday 16 March

10.00am to 3.00pm

Monty Monkey

Another delicious design from Gees Projects.

Monty is a cheeky wee boy who would love to come and live at your place or someone close to you!

Learn great stuffed toy techniques from Gisborne’s master of toy making!



21 March & 28 March

7.00 to 9.00pm

Beginners Crochet

Crochet is an art form and a joy. A great stress reliever and best of all you end up with something useful when you have finished!

In this class Bridget will take you through the basics of crochet and you will make a practical and very personal dishcloth. Once you have mastered this the world is your oyster – you have your hook can go anywhere!

The class fee includes a ball of 100% cotton yarn and a crochet hook.













23 March,

6 April &

13 April

10.00 to 12.00

Advanced Beginner class – Sampler quilt

Maybe you have done one of our popular beginners’ classes or be self-taught and want to develop your skills – then this is the class for you.

Diane will take you through 2 blocks each class which will develop your patchwork skills making a sampler quilt.  There are 6 blocks in our sample, however you can make it bigger if you wish.

The class is run over three Saturdays for 2 hours and you will have some homework to compete between classes.

A fun way to develop your skills.                

The class fee includes 6 x .75 pieces of fabric of your choice and tuition and 15% off the wadding & backing to complete your quilt.





Saturday Sit and stitch group

This is a monthly get together for people who are hooked on (or would like to be) crazy embroidery. We are all inspired with the creativity and combinations of colours, textures, applique and embroidery techniques.  Choose your own design or one from the many books and patterns available in books your own, we own, on Pinterest or the Internet.

A lovely day in the company of fellow enthusiasts.

Julie is on hand to assist with those knotty questions and stitching issues!

Class cost is $5 per day.

We meet on the first Saturday in each month.

Email me at to express your interest.



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