The Stitches and Craft show opens in only a few more sleeps. (well, I'm saying sleeps, but I'm not sure if I'll be getting much of that!).
Apart from the fantastic stalls you can spend hours, even days browsing and chatting with (chatting itself could take the whole week); there are also a heap of great workshops going on each and every day. Check them out here.
If you do see one here that catches your fancy, you really should pre-book, some of these workshops are so popular they will sell out (don't say I didn't warn you). Book through Ticketek, or by calling the Stitches hotline on 1800 770 222, or on the day directly from each person's stand, who'll be running the workshop.
A few of the workshops that have caught my eye:
Handsewn Felt Donuts with the beautiful and talented Holly from Two Cheese Please.
:: Create the perfect guilt-free fun treat and enjoy the ideal introduction to hand-sewn softies. The yummy results makes a great pincushion, decoration, toy or gift and is a great way to kick off crafting with felt.
(my kids love theirs, that we got from the Melbourne show - super cute).
Kit $17.00 1 hour. Beginner
Craft Lab 7 -Thursday 11.00am
Craft Lab 2 -Friday 11.00am
Craft Lab 2 -Saturday 11.00am
Craft Lab 2 -Sunday 11.00am
Hand Carved Rubber Stamps with Holly from Two Cheese Please.
:: Learn how to make your own personalised stamps in this class, where you will carve your own unique designs for scrapbooking, card making, craft projects and more!
Kit $35.00 1 hour. Beginner
Craft Lab 2 -Wednesday 11.00am
Craft Lab 8 -Thursday 1.30pm
Craft Lab 3 -Friday 2.00pm
Craft Lab 2 -Saturday 1.30pm
Craft Lab 7 -Sunday 2.00pm
Button Bracelets with Dearfii
:: Are you infatuated by coloured buttons? Well, this is the Craft Lab for you; Fiona will supply hundreds of coloured buttons as well as her extensive craft experience and skills for you to construct a gorgeous button bracelet.
Kit $15.00. 1 hour. Beginner
Craft Lab 2 -Wednesday 12.30pm
Craft Lab 6 -Wednesday 2.30pm
Craft Lab 3 -Thursday 11.00am
Craft Lab 6 -Thursday 2.00pm
Craft Lab 5 -Friday 11.00am
Craft Lab 3 -Friday 3.15pm
Craft Lab 2 -Saturday 12.15pm
Craft Lab 6- Saturday 2.45pm
Craft Lab 6 -Sunday 11.00am
Craft Lab 8 -Sunday 1.30pm
Kumihimo using Disc with Trish from Trishalan Designs.
:: Come and try this creative Japanese Braiding Technique. Using a durable and portable disc create 2 braids for your craft and jewellery projects.
Kit $3.00 1 Hours. Beginner
Craft Lab 3-Wednesday 12.30pm
Craft Lab 2 -Thursday 12.30pm
Craft Lab 3 -Friday 11.00am
Craft Lab 3 -Saturday 11.00am
Craft Lab 3 -Sunday 11.00am
1950s One Yard Aprons. Presented by Melissa of Thread Den.
:: Cutest aprons ever! In 2 hours you will construct a genuine 1950's apron. Imagine the baking you'll be able to do in these pretty little numbers. Basic sewing skills necessary.
Kit $33.00. 2 hours. Intermediate
Thread Den Craft Lab 10 - Sunday 2.00pm
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No Sew Fabric Flowers. Presented by Louise of Made by Miffy.
:: Learn how to make the sweetest fabric flowers! These flowers can be used as hair clips, t-shirt embellishments, brooches, to sass up your handbags, headbands for starters, and a great little gift for your friends all made by you! When you see how easy it is you'll surround yourself with a handmade fabric flower garden in no time at all! In this Craft Lab you will make 2 fabric flower brooches or hairclips or one of each. Your Kit will have enough supplies for you to create a further 2 flowers and a customised supply list and inspiration guide for you to keep creating!
Kit $18.00 45 mins. All Skill Levels
Craft Lab 8 -Wednesday 2.00pm
Craft Lab 3 -Thursday 2.15pm
Craft Lab 7 -Friday 1.45pm
Craft Lab 7 -Saturday 1.45pm
Craft Lab 5 -Sunday 3.15pm
Stella’s Cousin- Making a Sock Monkey. Presented by Kristie of Rourke and Henry.
:: Combining machine embroidery and hand sewing, learn how to turn a pair of socks into your very own funky sock monkey. Basic sewing machine knowledge is required.
Kit $15.00 1 Hour. Intermediate
Brother Sewing Craft Lab 9 -Friday 1.00pm
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We will be having lots of fun in the printing class - learning new techniques and talking about design ideas.
And I have some beautiful fabrics - organic and reclaimed cottons, etc - to make some unique and special bags to show off to your friends.
We'd love to see you at both or either of our workshops. (If you do the printing one first, you will print a piece of fabric that you can then use in the tote one to make your own bag!).
Hand Printing and Design with Sam and me.
:: Learn composition and style elements to create designs suitable for screen printing, stenciling and handstamping. Using your own hand cut designs (or ours if you like), hand print, learning different techniques you can easily replicate at home. You will complete three projects to take home. You may wish to bring additional items for printing such as a plain pillowcase, clothing or a plain cotton/linen tea towel.
Kit $47.00 2 hours. Beginner
Craft Lab 5 -Wednesday 1.30pm
Craft Lab 5 -Friday 12.30pm
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Organic Cotton Tote Bag with me.
:: Learn to make a fully lined tote bag, using beautiful hemp / organic cotton fabric. Turn your bag into a work of art using different design and crafting techniques and reclaimed materials. Perfect for taking to the market, library or everyday use, the tote bag is an ideal beginner project, or for those looking for new inspiration. All materials provided.
Kit $32.00 1.5 Hours. All Skill Levels
Brother Sewing Craft Lab 9 -Thursday 1.00pm
Brother Sewing Craft Lab 9 -Saturday 1.00pm
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Can't wait to see you there. Please come and introduce yourself; love to meet you.