Monday, March 26, 2012

Term 2 - Sewing Class Schedule


Sew Along turns One in term 2 and to celebrate you are invite to join us for our

Social Night on Tuesday 8th May at 7pm.

It should be a great night with lots of past projects to look at. Bring a sewing project if you would like to or come along for a catch up.

Sewing with Oilcloth

There is so much yummy laminated fabric and oilcloth around at the moment. Choose to make 2 projects from storage boxes, a fancy peg bag and insulated lunch bags.
This class is NOT suitable for beginners - sewing experience required.

3 week class - $140

Tuesday 15th, 22nd and 29th May - 7pm - 9:30pm
(Venue - Mt Lawley Tennis Club)

Wednesday 16th, 23rd, 30th May - 9:30am - 12pm
(Venue - Mt Lawley Tennis Club)

Patchworking and Quilting Techniques

Following on from the success of our first quilting class in term 1, this new class teaches how to machine piece, machine quilt, hand quilt and how to put on binding. Choose to make a simple cushion or for those more adventurous there is a quilt to make.

3 week class - $140

Tuesday 5th, 12th and 19th June - 7pm- 9:30pm
(Venue - Mt Lawley Tennis Club)

Wednesday 6th, 13th and 20th June 9:30am - 12pm
(Venue - Mt Lawley Tennis Club)

Sew Along for the Table

This class was such a hit last year that we are doing it again. Come and learn how to cut using a rotary cutter and machine piece a beautiful table runner and placemats.

2 week class - $90

Tuesday 26th June and 3rd July - 7pm - 9:30pm
(Venue - Mt Lawley Tennis Club)

Wednesday 27th June and 4th July - 9:30am - 12pm
(Venue - Mt Lawley Tennis Club)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A long, long long time ago ......

A long, long long time ago last year I was keen to learn to crochet.  I took on a project from a Better Homes and Gardens Mag and thought - sure I can do this!  Well - totally overestimating my abilities I ended up with close to 300 squares of varying sizes (as per the pattern instructions) and well they just wouldn't come together.  Since taking a few classes I have learned about so many of the mistakes that were plaguing my blanket but not wanting to just set aside the squares as a bad mistake - I have persevered and came up with an alternative version. 

My blanket is now 48 squares  - all the same size.  I made some of the smaller squares larger and vice versa to end up with a blanket that I am actually quite happy with.

All this Brown Sheep Cotton fleece came from Tangled Yarns and was lovely to work with.  I love the range of colours available and the matt look to the cotton rather than a fluffy texture you get from wool.

Aside from dabbling in some crochet I have been quilting too - this quilt is a cot size quilt that I have named Rainbow Fizz and is one of the projects for Term 2 Sewing classes together with Claire Turpin Design.  After using a Kona Solids Charm pack from Pink Chalk as the inspiration I set to turn the squares into triangles.

I added in some white homespun and then hand quilted all the white squares in a co-ordinating Cosmo thread.

Also finished recently was this Music Box - Oliver and S dress.  My little one just loves it and it can't be washed and ironed quickly enough. 

And with Easter coming up I have been busy hand sewing lots of cute little Bouncing Bunnies which make great gifts at Easter time - especially as alternatives to chocolates and as great presents for all the teachers.  You can get your hands on some in my Etsy Store.

But if you are feeling crafty or want to get the kids involved you can buy kits to make them for yourselves

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